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Budget Hurts Some Schools, Spares MCCSC

Changes to Indiana’s school funding formula are expected to hurt large urban districts throughout the state. But they may benefit some local schools in Monroe County. Indiana lawmakers finished the 2015 legislative session last night. The legislature passed a two-year budget that includes a $464 million increase in education spending. State Representative Matt Pierce, a Democrat who represents most of …

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Daily Local News – April 30, 2015

Democrat John Gregg announced today he plans to run for governor again; County Clerk Linda Robbins said today that absentee voting has gone smoothly so far in the lead up to the municipal primary election on Tuesday, May 5th; Changes to Indiana’s school funding formula are expected to hurt large urban districts throughout the state; The Monroe County Council began its work session on …

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Eco Report – April 30, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature, Filiz Cicek and Dan Withered speak with Public Interest and Environmental Lawyer Mick Harrison, and Retired Senior Greenpeace Scientist Pat Costner about PCBs, their health effects, and the current state of the clean-up in Monroe County.  The full 30 minute interview can be found here: http://wfhb.org/news/health-effects-and-clean-up-options-for-pcbs/ EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of …

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Health effects and clean-up options for PCBs- full 30 minute interview

In this 30 minute interview,  Filiz Cicek and Dan Withered speak with Public Interest and Environmental Lawyer Mick Harrison, and Retired Senior Greenpeace Scientist Pat Costner about PCBs, their health effects, and the current state of the clean-up in Monroe County.

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IN Nature – Moles

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EcoReport – PCBs

In today’s EcoReport feature, Filiz Cicek and Dan Withered speak with Public Interest and Environmental Lawyer Mick Harrison, and Retired Senior Greenpeace Scientist Pat Costner about PCBs, their health effects, and the current state of the clean-up in Monroe County.

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Single Lanes Begin Tonight On State Road 37

Starting tonight shoulder lanes on State Road 37 will be closed for construction.  The I-69 Development Partners Team announced single lane closures of both the northbound and southbound driving lanes on State Road 37 from That road to State Road 46. Weather permitting the construction will be finished by May 31st.

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Better Beware! – Title Impostors

Sophisticated scammers have been targeting realtors, and tricking home-buyers into sending major payments to them — instead of to the title company.

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City Council Considers Barbecue Smoke

The Bloomington City Council dealt with smoking last week. Not cigarette smoking but rather meat smoking, specifically smoke exhaust from barbecue grilling at the Short Stop Food Mart on Smith Road. The issue came up after the business owner asked the Council to approve an expansion of the building’s seating capacity. The smoke issue came up because the increase in …

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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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