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EcoReport – July 2, 2015

The Bogazici University Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy was held this June in Istanbul, Turkey. The event included discussions on environmental justice. Filiz Cicek spoke with one of the attendees, Derek Wall, who is the International Coordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales. Wall discusses late IU Professor Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize-winning theories on economy and …

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Derek Wall on Elinor Ostrom – Economy and Ecology

The Bogazici University Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy was held this June in Istanbul, Turkey. The event included discussions on environmental justice. Filiz Cicek spoke with one of the attendees, Derek Wall, who is the International Coordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales. Wall discusses late IU Professor Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize-winning theories on economy and …

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IN Nature – The Beaver

This IN Nature segment features the Beaver.

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Standing Room Only – Crime in Downtown Bloomington: A Public Forum

On June 10th, Bloomington City Council Representative Stephen Volan moderated a public forum concerning illegal activity in the Kirkwood Avenue area of downtown Bloomington. A three-person panel consisting of Susan Bright of Nick’s English Hut, Byron Bangert, Chair of the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, and Erin Marshall of Decarcerate Monroe County, shared their thoughts and received comments from the public.

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Dr. Rob Stone on the Future of the Affordable Care Act

Last week the Supreme Court upheld a part of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. The Court ruled it is legal for the federal government to offer subsidies to help people purchase health insurance. The decision was widely praised by supporters of the health care law. Yesterday, Joe Crawford sat down with Doctor Rob Stone, the founder of …

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Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs Seeks Nominees

The Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs Awards is looking for nominees for their 5th annual awards ceremony. Viable candidates must be advocates in the Latino Community and exemplify leadership, initiative, advocacy, and dedication in Monroe county.There will be four categories of awards: The Latino Leader Award, Outstanding Latino High School Senior Award, Community Organization/Agency Award and The Latino Community …

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Better Beware! – Password!

Staying safe online requires passwords — probably many of them — and the problem of choosing and remembering good ones is getting worse and worse. Here are some things to think about and try.

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Board of Zoning Appeals Denies Brewer’s Request

The control the city of Bloomington government exercises over housing near IU was demonstrated last week at a meeting of the city Board of Zoning Appeals. Local property owner Derk Brewer asked the Board for permission to have more than three unrelated adults live in his house on State Road 46. According to Planning and Transportation Director Tom Micuda, the …

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Fair Labor Initiative Gains Support of Local Restaurants

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission is continuing to encourage fair labor practices in local restaurants. Since the Commission began the Fair Labor Initiative in December, the program has gained the support of more than 30 local eateries. Participating restaurants have pledged they will comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act, including minimum wage, overtime, tip-paying and record-keeping requirements. They also …

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Daily Local News – July 1, 2015

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission is continuing to encourage fair labor practices in local restaurants; The control the city of Bloomington government exercises over housing near IU was demonstrated last week at a meeting of the city Board of Zoning Appeals; The Bloomington 4th of July Parade takes place this Saturday beginning at 10 am; The Commission on Hispanic and …

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