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A Proposal To Eliminate Plastic Bag Use Is Addressed By The Bloomington City Council

A local group calling itself Bring Your Bag Bloomington is asking the Bloomington City Council to address the issue of plastic bag use at grocery stores and other businesses in Bloomington. BYBB has spent the past year investigating ordinances in as many as 130 cities, two states, and 70 countries that have banned the use of plastic bags in stores. …

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John Gregg Is The Last Democrat Standing In The Governor’s Race

In the race for governor, John Gregg is now the only remaining Democratic candidate. On Monday, State Senator Karen Tallian dropped out of the race and said she would support Gregg’s nomination.  Talian quit just days after State Superintendent for Public Instruction Glenda Ritz ended her campaign for governor.  Ritz has also endorsed Gregg, who has led the other candidates …

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Dial This Extension for Money Smarts

Along with every other Indiana county, we have a Purdue University Extension that offers free resources to the community. Among those resources, says Emily Roth, are money-managing information and education.

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Interchange – The Right to Dignity: Service Sector Workers and the Future of Unions

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Do service-sector workers represent the future of the U.S. labor movement? Mid-twentieth-century union activism transformed manufacturing jobs from backbreaking, low-wage work into careers that allowed workers to buy homes and send their kids to college. Some union activists insist that there is no reason why service-sector workers cannot follow that same path…As one Indiana-based organizer says of the struggle being …

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Interview: ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Law Barring Sex Offenders From Voting in Schools

Earlier this year the Indiana legislature passed a law barring what are referred to as serious sex offenders from voting on election day if their precinct is located in a school. The law passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. It makes it a Level 6 felony for an offender to enter a school property. Earlier today the American …

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Activate! – Jaqueline Bauer: Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale


Jaqueline Bauer talks about the history of the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale and the opportunities it affords for volunteers and sale attenders. Also, more sustainability volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Hoosier 2 Hoosier Sale a program of Indiana University Office Of Sustainability H2H Sale Day Volunteers Monroe County Energy Challenge Ambassadors Greening IU Athletics

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Daily Local News – August 18, 2015

Indiana University has just signed one of the largest apparel contracts in the history of college athletics; The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning incoming college students to be aware of delays along the route to Bloomington; A study on the sustainability of Bloomington has found mixed results; Hoosier Energy is proposing to build a photovoltaic solar power farm west …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Eight: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 14-18

Two Men, the second novel by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902), is a family saga published in 1865, in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. In this week’s episode, the arrival of the three women of the Lang family brings the theme of race to the forefront. Mrs. Lang is the former mistress of a white slaveholder who has sent her …

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Safe and Civil City Director Rafi Hassan Explains Program’s Resources

As a new group of college students enter Bloomington this week, the city government is publicizing its resources aimed at making the community welcome to diverse populations. Last week, the hosts of WFHB’s Bring it On spoke with city’s Safe and Civil City Director, Rafi Hassan, about how that department responds to instances of bigotry and what resources it offers …

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Daily Local News – August 17, 2015

Monroe County Council member Shelli Yoder announced today she plans to run for Congress again; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District’s Board of Directors got a concise breakdown of expenditures on the County’s new recycling facility last week; Commuters who make use of State Road 45, or 2nd Street, should be aware of a single lane closure that may …

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