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Monroe County Traffic Safety Partnership to Increase Education and Enforcement Against Dangerous Driving

Car accidents resulting from dangerous and impaired driving are preventable. That’s why the Monroe County Traffic Safety Partnership joins 250 Indiana law enforcement agencies this month to increase education and enforcement of dangerous driving. Starting tomorrow and extending through the 27th officers will conduct high-visibility patrols designed to identify and intercept aggressive or intoxicated drivers. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute …

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Attorney General Greg Zoeller Hopes to Help Hoosiers Collect Unclaimed Savings Bonds

A News Release from Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller expresses concern over unclaimed savings bonds. According to the release, savings bonds are becoming a thing of the past. Zoeller hopes to help Hoosiers collect matured Saving Bonds that are most likely being held by the United States Treasury. Some of the bonds are as old as 70 years, and it …

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Purdue University Researchers See Hemp as a Crop with Great Economic Potential

Hemp from marijuana plants can be used in a variety of eco-friendly ways: for fiber, food and other products. Purdue University researchers see it as a crop with great economic potential. Last year they planted the state’s first legal hemp crop in decades as a result of a 2013 federal farm bill, that allowed universities to grow hemp for agricultural …

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Daily Local News – March 3, 2016

The Bloomington City Council unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership last night; Over the past month, members of the Indiana Senate and House have been going back and forth over two bills that legislate how to fund the repair of local roads; Hemp from marijuana plants can be used in a variety of eco-friendly ways: for fiber, food …

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EcoReport – An Interview with Indiana Sierra Club Director Bowden Quinn

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Norm Holy talks with Bowden Quinn, Chapter Director of Indiana’s Sierra Club about their legislation under consideration which is designed to restrict public input. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:11 — 7.5MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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EcoReport – March 3, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Norm Holy talks with Bowden Quinn, Chapter Director of Indiana’s Sierra Club about their legislation under consideration which is designed to restrict public input. 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 …

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Bloomington Police Department offers Rape Aggression Defense Course

Starting at the end of March, the Bloomington Police Department(BPD) will be hosting a Rape Aggression Defense Course. It consists of both lectures and physical training. BPD is teaming with Indiana University Police for the project. The course is free. It is restricted to women. Registration deadline is March 22, 2016. About 35 percent of Indiana University women have been …

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Richland Bean Blossom Schools adds ENL Resource

The Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation has a new resource for students learning to speak English. Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughn has more on that story for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:50 — 8.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware – Home Improvement Scams

With Spring rapidly approaching scammers are targeting citizens in need of home improvements. Beware of “special contracts” and “special deals.” CREDITS Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Daily Local News – March 2, 2016

The nonprofit organization Centerstone has been awarded a 1.4 million dollar grant for a five-year program to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitus C in young populations; The National Network to End Domestic Violence has released the results of its 10th annual report; Starting at the end of March, the Bloomington Police Department will be hosting a Rape Aggression …

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