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Cole Stinson reports on the correlation between the Minimum Wage & Child Abuse

A study by an IU researcher conducted earlier this year is drawing parallels between the minimum wage and child neglect cases. WFHB Correspondent Cole Stinson brings us that report on today’s Community Report.

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School Bus Scramble at MCCSC

After assuring parents and teachers of a smooth start to the school year, Monroe County Community School Corporation bungled their buses last Wednesday. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with MCCSC spokesman Andrew Clampitt about what the School Corporation is doing to get the bus system running smoothly again and resolve the ongoing bus driver shortages.

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The Indiana Department of Transportation Takes Over Interstate 69 Construction

The Indiana Department of Transportation has finalized its takeover of the Interstate 69 section five corridor from Bloomington to Martinsville. WFHB News Director Wes Martin spoke with INDOT spokesman Scott Manning and Indiana Finance Authority spokeswoman Stephanie McFarland about the state’s arrangements.

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Volunteers Build Naxolone Kits

More than two dozen community members gathered Wednesday night to help the Indiana Recovery Alliance build Naxolone kits. Reporter Sarah Vaughan brings us the story for today’s Community Report.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Caty Pilachowski

Caty Pilachowski is one of Indiana University’s top astronomers. She holds the Kirkwood Chair at IU, was a staff member at the National Optical Astronomy Observatories, and is a past president of the American Astronomical Society. She and the rest of the astronomy department are gearing up for the Great American Total Eclipse that will sweep across the nation in …

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Factory Farms Focus of Local Efforts to Curb Pollution

After spending years bringing lawsuits against factory farms across Indiana, The Hoosier Environmental Council says they’re switching gears and educating local communities.  WFHB News Director Wes Martin and WFHB Correspondent Arjun Balasundaram spoke with Hoosier Environmental Council Attorney Kim Ferraro for today’s Community Report.

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Local Teachers Chosen for STEM Fellowship

Fifteen teachers from eight counties in Southern Indiana were chosen for a two-year STEM fellowship through Regional Opportunities Initiative Incorporated. ROI’s mission is to enhance science, technology, engineering and math curriculum in area schools. As WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan reports, the STEM initiative aims to better qualify students for jobs in Indiana’s advanced manufacturing, life sciences and defense …

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Muncie School Bus Operations Face Problems as School Year Begins

Wednesday is the first day of the school year in Muncie. WFHB News Director Wes Martin reports anxiety over the city’s school bus operations.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Liz Watson

With the 2018 mid-term election 15 months away, five hopefuls already have declared their candidacy for Indiana’s Ninth District seat in Congress. Four of those candidates are Democrats, hoping to wrest the seat from first-term Republican Trey Hollingsworth. The four will jostle for the Democratic nomination during the May Primary, before going on to face the incumbent Republican in November. …

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A Conversation With Indiana Recovery Alliance’s Chris Abert

WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Indiana Recovery Alliance Director Chris Abert, the director of the Indiana Recovery Alliance, about the current state of addiction services in Monroe County. The non-profit works in Monroe County to provide clean needles and what Abert calls ‘harm reduction’ to the area’s addicted and homeless. Full audio available below.

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