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Senator Joe Donnelly Takes Action Against Drug Abuse

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has introduced legislation he says will help address abuse of prescription pain medication and heroin. The effort comes amid an HIV outbreak in Scott County, Indiana, which was linked to injection of the pain killer Opana. Donnelly spoke to reporters in a conference call this afternoon and we bring you part of that discussion …

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Daily Local News – April 29, 2015

The American Lung Association released a report today that ranked Indianapolis the 23rd most polluted city in the nation for short term particle pollution; As the legislative session wraps up in Indianapolis, the Monroe County Community School Corporation is voicing its concerns about proposed education budget; Starting tonight shoulder lanes on State Road 37 will be closed for construction; The …

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Indianapolis Improving But Still Faces Pollution Problems

The American Lung Association released a report today that ranked Indianapolis the 23rd most polluted city in the nation for short term particle pollution. But despite that ranking, the report says Indiana has been making some progress in reducing pollution levels. Ever since the first State of the Air Report was released 16 years ago, air quality in the state …

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Interchange – Troubadours, Activists, and Acrobats: “A Show of Hats”

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Guest Host Andy Mahler is joined by the musicians performing in “A Show of Hats,” April 29th, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater: Dillon Bustin, Travis Puntarelli, and Marc Haggerty share the songs and stories that illustrate the power of community. Guests Travis Puntarelli is a troubadour in the traditional sense of the word. Born in California and raised in Bloomington, he …

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Daily Local News – April 28, 2015

An event to show support for the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal is scheduled for this Thursday night. Governor Mike Pence has named Matt Lloyd as his new Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Strategy. This Friday marks the revival of a tradition in Bloomington called First Fridays. The Town of Ellettsville is getting ready for Opening …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Your Money & the Law

Your Money and the Law – We may not like to think about debt collection, tax audits, or foreclosures, but sometimes they happen. Jamie Andree of Indiana Legal Services stops by to talk about what to think about when your money meets the law—and how you might keep them from crossing paths in the first place.

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Scott County Enforcing Paraphernalia Laws in Spite of HIV Outbreak

Police in Scott County say they will continue enforcing drug paraphernalia laws, despite concerns from public health officials trying to stem the HIV outbreak there. The HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana continues to grow. So far there have been 143 new cases discovered as part of the outbreak. State health officials joined local authorities in Scott County this morning to …

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Bring It On! – April 27, 2015

William Hosea and Cornelius Wright welcome Rev. Dennis Laffoon and Andre Rush. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Cornelius welcome Rev. Dennis Laffoon, pastor of the Bethel A.M.E. church. He joins us this evening to discuss the upcoming forum on improving police and community relations featuring Indiana State Police Captain, Ruben Marté. PART TWO Headline news of interest to …

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Cast of Characters: Dave Debikey

The first segment in a new WFHB series called Cast of Characters. In this series, WFHB went looking for local characters with interesting personal stories. We bring you now the first installment of Cast of Characters with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino.

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Daily Local News – April 27, 2015

Bloomington’s connection to a city in Nicaragua; Indiana University is offering free counseling services to students following the murder of IU senior Hannah Wilson on Friday; The I-69 Development Partners Team has announced overnight road closures on State Road 37 at Rockport Road; State health officials say the HIV outbreak in Scott County is continuing to grow; State legislators held …

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