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County Employee Salaries Under Review

Monroe County is comparing itself to other government bodies to find out how much County employees should be paid. The County Council has approved a letter of engagement with a company that will perform the salary review. The firm, Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele and Associates, will study of salaries and benefits paid to staff by comparable government bodies. During discussion on …

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New Non-Profit Center for Pregnant Women in Bloomington

A national nonprofit organization has just opened a center for pregnant women in Bloomington. The group describes the facility as QUOTE “secular and client-centered” UNQUOTE. Sierra Gardner has more for today’s WFHB community report. Beginning this Fall, All Options plans to host secular support groups for after-abortion support, pregnancy loss and parenting, according to its website.

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Daily Local News – May 15, 2015

A new report from U.S. News and World report ranks Bloomington High School North as the 10th best high school in the state;The Monroe County Community School Corporation is planning to survey local residents about their views on education issues;The Monroe County Public Library is getting its finances in order as it moves forward with plans to build a new …

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EcoReport – May 14, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature, Researcher Kent Webb discusses the science and politics of deer population management. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you …

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IN Nature – American Toad

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Image by Plismo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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EcoReport – Kent Webb on Deer Population Management

Researcher Kent Webb discusses the science and politics of deer population management.

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Assistant Director For Student Conduct In The Office Of Student Ethics Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography

Bloomington police announced this afternoon they had arrested an Indiana University administrator for possession of child pornography. Police arrested 32-year-old Jon T. Riveire yesterday. Riveire is an Assistant Director for Student Conduct in the Office of Student Ethics at Indiana University.  According to a press release from the Bloomington Police Department, he was targeted for investigation as the result of …

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A Rise In Ticks Brings A Greater Risk Of Infection

In the past it was rare to find lone star or blacklegged ticks in southern Indiana. However over the last 15 years those insects have become mainstays in the region. And in the next 10 years their presence in the region is expected to increase. This is all according to a new study done by IU biology professor Keith Clay. …

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Better Beware! – Bogus Debt Collectors

Anson Shupe’s unexpected death was a shock to us all. Here’s his final column, just as he wrote it, giving some good advice on how to deal with scammers who threaten you if you don’t pay them money you don’t really owe.

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Voices of Homelessness: Linda Collins

Over the past month, WFHB reporters Sarah Panfil and Emily Beck have spoken with local people experiencing homelessness as well as employees at agencies that serve impoverished residents. They are exploring the myriad circumstances that cause local people to lose housing for a series called Voices of Homelessness. We bring you the first installment of that series now, for today’s …

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