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Salvation Army Annual Harvest Festival Dinner and Auction On October 12

The Salvation Army’s Annual Harvest Festival Supper and Auction is Saturday October 12. All proceeds benefit the work of the Salvation Army worldwide. “The dinner is a traditional, Indiana dinner,” Peter Iversen, Community Relations of Salvation Army says, “The auction is where we take donated items from local businesses and the proceeds go to support Salvation Army efforts around the world …

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Festival Latino Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month This Saturday

The Latino Enhancement Cooperative at Indiana University is hosting Festival Latino on Saturday Oct. 5. This event is part of the National Hispanic Heritage Month and it celebrates the Latino culture. “Their goal is to bring together people on and off campus to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month,” Lillian Casillas, Director of IU’s La Casa, says, “It also provides an …

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Daily Local News – October 2, 2013

In the midst of a government shutdown, former Mayor of Seymour, Indiana Bill Bailey has declared his bid for Congress; Purdue University researchers are working on ways to detect explosives and neutralize their impact, as part of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security center led by Northeastern and Rhode Island universities; Citizens Climate Lobby will hold a workshop this month, …

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Strike Mic – October 1, 2013

A group of Indiana University Students have been meeting in the IU Memorial Union every Monday evening for more than a year, and became crucial in the action that led to the IU Student Strike this spring. The demonstration to the IU Board of Trustees represented dissent for IU employment practices, tuition increases, and the current lack of minority representation …

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Local GE Appliance Plant Working With Union To Eliminate 160 Production Jobs

Local management and labor at the Bloomington GE Appliance plant are currently working out how the elimination of 160 production jobs will be handled. On September 9, management announced that approximately 35 percent of the job shedding will be through early retirement provisions and the rest, around 100, will be laid off. Since then, workers at the plant held rallies …

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Daily Local News – October 1, 2013

The Hoosier National Forest, with land throughout our listening area, has begun preparations for shutting down operations until a budget is passed; Local management and labor at the Bloomington GE Appliance plant are in protracted over how the elimination of one hundred and sixty production jobs will be handled; WFHB launches the first on-location report of the resistance to IU’s …

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Daily Local News- September 30, 2013

Indiana District 9 Representative Todd Young speaks about the midnight federal funding deadline; Some Hoosiers can expect to get a credit from the BMV next time they make a payment either online or at an office; The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department are seeking entries from creative builders, inventors, and engineers for the Great Bloomington Pumpkin Launch on …

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The United Way begins campaign with kick-off event

The United Way Campaign Kick-Off began fundraising today with a picnic at IU Memorial Stadium. Berry Lessow, executive director for United Way of Monroe County, stated this year’s fundraiser goal is about 1.4 million dollars, 15,000dollars more than last year’s goal. United Way will work for the next several months to raise money from corporations, small companies, and individuals in …

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Daily Local News – September 27, 2013

Chad Roeder explains what led him to close the downtown recycling center temporarily; The United Way Campaign Kick-Off began fundraising today with a picnic at IU Memorial Stadium; At a meeting on Monday the Bloomington Utilities Service Board heard an update from the company it hired to study the expenses of the Utilities Department; The Association of Indiana Counties announced …

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The 14th annual Hoosiers Outrun Cancer

The 14th annual Hoosier Outrun Cancer will take place this Saturday. The proceeds will go to the Olcott Center for Cancer Education, and towards services that support the families of those with cancer. Kim Rudolph, special event manager with the Bloomington Hospital Foundation, gives some background on how the event got started. Rudolph introduces it is an event that was …

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