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Better Beware! – Car Wraps

A lovely little scam going the rounds offers to pay suckers for putting advertising on their cars. But it ends up working the other way around!

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The State Is Offering Energy Consumption Grants To Religious Institutions

Five new religious congregations have received state grants to reduce their energy consumption. A press release from the Center for Sustainable Living says these five new congregations will seek to reduce their energy use by 25 to 40 percent. The 100,000 dollar grant was awarded by the Indiana Office of Energy Development and will be split between five congregations. The …

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The City Is Seeking To Amend The Rising Cost Of Sludge

Bloomington is facing rapidly escalating costs for disposal of sludge from its wastewater treatment facility. Sludge is the solid that remains after waste-water treatment and liquid removal. The Utilities Service Board of the city heard a presentation from Efrat Feferman, Assistant Director of Finance for city’s Utilities Department on the rising costs and possible short-term responses. Feferman says that the …

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Indiana Department of Environmental Management Assures Improvement in Air Quality Despite Conflicting Reports

As Indiana residents celebrate Earth Day this year, the state government says air quality throughout the state is improving. But that official line is complicated by reports from some other organizations. News Director Joe Crawford has the story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – April 22, 2015

Bloomington is facing rapidly escalating costs for disposal of sludge from its wastewater treatment facility; School voucher demand in Indiana is leveling off, according to a report from Indiana University’s Center for Evaluation and Education Policy published last month; Five new religious congregations have received state grants to reduce their energy consumption; The Monroe County Commissioners considered an application last …

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Report: Indiana School Voucher Program Participation Reaching Peak

School voucher demand in Indiana is leveling off, according to a report from Indiana University’s Center for Evaluation and Education Policy published last month. The report titled “Mapping the Growth of Statewide Voucher Programs in the United States” tracked publicly- funded school voucher programs in Ohio, Louisiana, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Voucher programs cover private school tuition for students from low-income …

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IU’s New Engineering Department to open Fall 2016

The fall of 2016 should see the new Engineering Department open at IU-Bloomington open for its first students. While the initiative still needs the approval of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, plans are well on their way for its start-up. The new program is to be housed in the School of Informatics and Computing. Assistant News Director David Murphy …

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Daily Local News – April 21, 2015

The Indiana State Department of Health reports today the number of recorded cases of HIV in southeastern Indiana this year has risen to 135; A federal lawsuit charges IU Health and HealthNet Inc. with putting low-income pregnant women and their newborn babies at risk by committing fraud and taking taxpayer money; A bill that looks destined for approval in the …

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Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 5 Democrats

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Host Doug Storm is joined by District 5 candidates for the Democratic nomination to run for the Bloomington City Council seat in November. Guests Isabel Piedmont-Smith Kurt Babcock Gabriel Colman Previous Candidate Conversations Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 1 Democrats Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 4 Democrats Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – It’s Money Smart Week

Just when you thought the Financial Literacy Month celebrations were dying down—national Money Smart Week joins the party! Hear what MSW is all about and who’s offering FREE, unbiased money events this week near you. The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy and edited by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and …

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