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Visitors to Lake Monroe will have the chance to observe winter eagles as ‘Citizen Scientists’

Anyone interested in helping track winter eagle activity at Lake Monroe will have the opportunity to attend Citizen Scientist training next week, on November 17. Jill Vance, Interpretive Naturalist at Monroe Lake, gives details about the training. “This is our second year and we’re inviting people to come out and learn the different phases of life for the bald eagle …

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Representative Todd Young to have meetings with small groups of constituents on Thursday

Representative Todd Young will be in Martinsville next Thursday, November 7th to have ten-minute meetings with small groups of constituents. Trevor Foughty is the deputy chief of staff for the office of Representative Todd Young. He says Representative Young is open to talk about any topic his constituents are concerned about. “This is completely driven by constituents who have the …

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Controversy continues to surround lawsuit filed by Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz

Last week Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz announced she is suing all ten members of the Indiana State Board of Education for allegedly violating Indiana’s ‘Open Door’ law. “She specifically believes that it was done without a notice to the public or the superintentendent, who is obviously not just a member of the state board of education but the chair, …

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New rule voted into affect to curb prescribing addictive pain medications

The Medical Licensing Board of Indiana voted last Thursday to adopt SB 246, a new rule for physicians who prescribe addictive pain medications to nonterminal patients. Starting December 15th this year, physicians will be required to monitor certain patient’s history via the state’s drug monitoring system called INSPECT. Dr. Deborah McMahan, health commissioner for the Fort Wayne Allen County Department …

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Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility present annual accessibility awards

The Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility presented their Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday night. The Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility present the awards every year to the people who helped make the community more accessible for people with disabilities. Craig Brenner, Special Project Coordinator at the Community and Family Resources Department, says he considers the ceremony to be an educational …

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IU Neal-Marshall Center to host Family Fun Night

The Indiana University Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center is hosting their annual Family Fun Night next Friday, Nov. 8. The event is geared towards students and individuals in the community who have children. Nichelle Whitney, an employee at the Culture Center, says that it started as a way to bring together students on campus. The Caribbean Islands is the theme this …

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Try hockey for free this Sunday at the Frank Southern Ice Arena

The Frank Southern Ice Arena and the Bloomington Blades Youth Hockey Association is hosting ‘Try Hockey for Free Day’ this Sunday, Nov. 3. Try Hockey for Free USA and other local Hockey teams put on clinics around the country to encourage kids, ages four to nine, to try youth hockey at a local rink. Alyson Baer, Ice Scheduler for the …

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Gov. Pence names five women to serve on Indiana Commission for Women

Five women were named by Governor Mike Pence yesterday, to serve on the Indiana Commission for Women. Marta Pincheira of Franklin, Stephanie Moore of Newburgh, Kelly Perri of South Bend, Kayevonne Dailey of Fort Wayne, and the reappointed Patzetta Trice of Indianapolis will serve on the commission, effective immediately, until the summer of 2017. Established in 1996, The Indiana Commission …

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Rep. Todd Young says he is not in the Tea Party, but some say his actions belie his words

The finger of blame for the recent crisis in Congress, which caused a federal shutdown and a near debt default, has increasingly been pointed at Republican members of Congress, especially those associated with the Tea Party caucus. Todd Young, our local representative in Washington since 2010, has often been associated with the Tea Party due to his supportive votes for …

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The Strike Mic – October 29, 2013

This week on the Strike Mic, a music and information session during the Indiana University Board of Trustee’s meeting is met with a high volume of Indiana University Police. Members of the group felt the police presence was unwarranted, and signals a growing trend of intimidation towards those who express dissent towards IU administration. Tune in every Tuesday for a …

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