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Standing Room Only – Citizen Science and Astronomy

Science Café Bloomington recently hosted a discussion with Daniel Cervantes, the director of Bloomington’s Feynman Observatory, about citizen science and the field of Astronomy. Marta Shockett, Science Café organizer, provided an overview of contributions made by citizen scientists through history. Daniel, who is also a Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech, gives the audience insights on …

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Personality Feature: “The People’s Diva,” Argenta Peron

Up next is a profile of a local personality – Argenta Perón, also known as “The People’s Diva” and the emcee for shows at The Back Door in downtown Bloomington. Off stage, Argenta is Patricio Battani, a recent Masters graduate from Indiana University’s School Public Health and HIV testing counselor who designs social media outreach for Positive Link here in …

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Better Beware! – Less And More

Symantec has released their latest report on Internet threats, and there’s both good and bad news. Spam is decreasing, but other dangers are ramping up!

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President Obama Proposes O.T. Rules Changes

President Obama recently proposed overtime rules that will change the pay threshold for employees to receive overtime pay. These rules have the potential to affect almost 5 million employees across the United States. WFHB correspondent Ivy Bridges spoke to Indiana University Labor Studies Professor Joe Varga, to get his opinions on the rule and how it could affect employers and …

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Daily Local News – July 22, 2015

Indiana’s ranking for child well-being has dropped over the past year, according to this year’s Kids Count databook released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation; The Richland-Bean Blossom School Corporation will use funds provided by the state to explore alternatives to the Acuity formative test it currently gives to students in grades three through ten; The Monroe County Energy Mobile …

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RBB Schools Explore Testing Alternatives

The Richland-Bean Blossom School Corporation will use funds provided by the state to explore alternatives to the Acuity formative test it currently gives to students in grades three through ten. The test attempts to identify students who need remediation in math and English. This is the first time the Indiana Department of Education will allow school corporations across the state …

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Monroe County Energy Mobile Promotes Conservation

The Monroe County Energy Mobile spent this past weekend in the Sycamore Knolls neighborhood. Bloomington Commission on Sustainability member Molly O’Donnell made the announcement last week just prior to the visit. “We’ve designed signs that can go from one area to another…just saying ‘Energy Mobile Coming to You Soon,'” O’Donnell said at a Commission meeting. “If we go to houses…and …

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Indiana’s Child Well-Being Rank Drops

Indiana’s ranking for child well-being has dropped over the past year, according to this year’s Kids Count databook released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. But Indiana’s new rank is not necessarily the result of worsening conditions in Indiana. According to the report, other states like Missouri and New York have improved over the past year, leaving Indiana behind. Hoosier …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Growing Your Money Through Investing

When you hear “investment,” you might think “risky.” Richard Shockley of IU’s Kelley School of Business reveals the secret of growing your money in the market simply and without the risk of get-rich-overnight investing schemes.

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Eight Bloomington Residents Awarded Grants From Indiana Arts Commission

Each year the Indiana Arts Commission awards grants to further the careers of budding artists around the state. Of the thirty-seven grant recipients this year, eight were from Bloomington, including one piano player getting ready to launch a festival this August. Correspondent Jordan Guskey brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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