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Linked-In Learning: Facing a New Trend of Online Classrooms

Bloomington High School South has begun to incorporate online courses into its curriculum. Now students are able to retake classes they failed – or begin working on college courses – all online. But some say a computer screen can’t completely replace a classroom. Student journalist, Alexis Davis, reported on the story. Each Monday during June and July, the Daily Local …

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West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Found in Greene County

A pool of mosquitoes has tested positive for the West Nile virus in Greene County. That’s according to the Greene County Daily World, which cited information from the Greene County Health Department. Greene is now one of three counties in the state of Indiana where the virus has been detected. So far, only one case of West Nile has been …

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Lawsuit Filed Against State in Case of Lapsed Insurance Approval

Indiana Legal Services has sued the state of Indiana for neglecting an Ellettsville woman’s health insurance application for six months. While the woman, Regina Malloy, waited to hear back from the state, she racked up thousands of dollars of debt from doctor visits, lab fees, and an MRI. That’s all according to a report in the Herald-Times. Malloy had applied …

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China and the Future of Indiana Steel

Steel manufacturers in Indiana want all Chinese steel imports blocked by the International Trade Commission to protect them from what they say are unfair and illegal trade practices. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us that story in today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – July 21, 2016

Monroe County lost out on federal grant money that would have funded road construction in the Westside Economic Development Area; In its meeting Tuesday night, the Monroe County Plan Commission gave its final approval for the Holland Fields housing development; The Indiana Supreme Court has begun developing a new registry that will list all Hoosiers convicted of child neglect and …

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Daily Local News – July 20 2016

The Seven Oaks Classical School has pushed back its opening date to September 6 due to a delay in construction; The Bloomington City Council left for a six-week recess last week without voting on the fate of a proposed electrical substation at the corner of 11th and Rogers streets; Former Herald-Times editor Bill Schrader has been selected for induction into …

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Better Beware – Pokemon Go

The new “augmented reality” videogame is taking the world by storm, and creating problems for players and non-players alike. Here are some things everybody needs to watch out for.

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How To Prevent Childhood Drowning

Indiana newspapers are riddled with stories involving children and teens drowning in bodies of waters from backyard pools to Lake Michigan. The American College of Emergency Physicians cites drowning as the leading cause of unintentional death among children between 1 and 4 years of age. Sarah Vaughan explores swimming, drowning and water safety with local experts.

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Interchange – Focus on Apartheid: The Photojournalism of Margaret Bourke-White

Men at "antipass" protest, near Johannesburg, 1950  Margaret Bourke-White/Time-Life/Getty Images

As a photographer for Life and Fortune magazines, Margaret Bourke-White traveled to Russia in the 1930s, photographed the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1938, recorded the liberation of Buchenwald a the end of World War II, and documented “Calcutta streets strewn with putrefying corpses decaying in the heat and being consumed by bloated vultures” in the aftermath of the 1946 …

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Guns and the BPD: Chief Diekhoff Speaks About Police Training

Recent incidents across the country – from Baton Rouge to Minneapolis to Dallas – have drawn increased attention to issues surrounding police and police violence. Many police departments are pledging to alter the ways officers are trained. In Bloomington, police chief Mike Diekhoff says officers are undergoing training related to many subjects, including mental health and community policing. And he …

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