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Monroe County Council Still Working To Cut Back On Spending

The Monroe County Council held its last day of budget hearings September 19th. The Council continued to push departments to cut back on spending next year. At the beginning of the final hearing, County Treasurer Cathy Smith asked for permission to hire a fifth full-time employee for her office. “Frankly we have a lot of new work and have our …

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Strange Stones Still Being Surveyed in Hoosier National Forest

After some investigation at the Hoosier National Forest, where unusual rock structures have been discovered, theories are forming about the excavations. Volunteers and archaeologists have been excavating a 19th-to-early-20th century German farmstead near the Ohio River, along with ten domes made up of stacked stones. According to Heritage Resource Specialist Angie Krieger, one possible explanation for the rock formations comes …

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Strike Mic – October 08, 2013

A group of Indiana University Students have been meeting in the Indiana University Memorial Union every Monday evening for more than a year. The group is a crucial component in bringing attention to IU employment practices, tuition increases, and the current lack of minority representation on campus. The assembly in collaboration with WFHB, brings weekly updates of the work to …

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Daily Local News – October 7, 2013

Central Indiana Jobs with Justice is planning a training session to prepare for an Indiana campaign to increase the federal minimum wage; Indiana University has received a five-year, six million dollar award to expand its operation of N-Wave, the science network for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Of the 3.4 million Indiana working-age adults 25 to 64 years old, …

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Daily Local News – October 4, 2013

Members of the Bloomington City Council expressed support for next year’s budget at a recent hearing; A local organization called Affordable Care Act Volunteers of Monroe County will host a series of events, aiming to help the public sign up for the insurance provided by the act. VOLUNTEER CONNECTION Local organizations scout the listening area for service help on Volunteer …

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IU President McRobbie Announces Huge Media Digitization Initiative

Earlier this week, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced a comprehensive $15 million Media Preservation and Digitization Initiative. The Indiana University collections of video, recorded music and other media will be preserved and made accessible through an extensive digitization process. Mark Land, Associate Vice President for Public Affairs, compliments the commitment to preserve the materials in digital format. “Over …

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Monologue “Justice John Paul Stevens Dissents” Performance October 4th

The monologue “Justice John Paul Stevens Dissents” will be held on October 4 in Bloomington. The monologue was written by local activist James Allison, and will be performed by actor, violinist and school board member Lois Sabo-Skelton. Sabo-Skelton says that they are doing the event on behalf of the Move To Amend Organization. “The two ideas is that a corporation is …

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Daily Local News – October 3, 2013

The Latino Enhancement Cooperative at Indiana University is hosting Festival Latino on Saturday October 5th; The Salvation Army’s Annual Harvest Festival Supper and Auction is Saturday October 12th; Earlier this week, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced a comprehensive $15 million Media Preservation and Digitization Initiative; The Monologue “Justice John Paul Stevens Dissents”  will be held on October 4th …

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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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