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EcoFeature – Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Scientist for the National Park Service; Pt. 1

In today’s Eco Report Feature, correspondent Norm Holy interviews Patrick Gonzalez, the Principal Climate Change Scientist of the National Park Service. This is the fist of a two-part interview. We will bring you the second half of the discussion next week.

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Daily Local News – September 14, 2016

Food Insecurity is down across the United States — but it’s up in Indiana; The Indiana Supreme Court deliberated yesterday about whether police departments operated by private universities should be held to the same open records requirements as other departments; Candidates for the Indiana General Assembly recently heard an earful about the growing challenges facing the caregiver industry for aging …

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Better Beware – Clickbait

Bizarre and intriguing pictures and headlines are all over the internet, and they’re making money by stealing your time. Be aware, and beware!

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MPO Considers Pulling I-69 Funds

Construction crews that have been building Section 5 of Interstate 69 are still out of work today. Financial problems and disputes involving the lead contractor, the Netherlands-based Isolux Corsan, have caused contractors to delay work on the project. Now, a governmental organization in Monroe County is looking into the possibility of removing funding for I-69 construction. WFHB News Director Joe …

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Daily Local News – September 13, 2016

Park South, a mixed use development planned for the southeast corner of Hillside and Henderson Streets, is moving forward after receiving approval from the Bloomington Plan Commission; The Indiana Supreme Court has issued a new rule that could dramatically reduce the number of Hoosiers held in jail awaiting trial; Elizabeth “Bet” Savich, Bloomington’s Volunteer Network Director, has been appointed to serve a …

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Bloomington Solidarity Network Campaigns Against Certified Tech Park

The Bloomington Solidarity Network describes itself as a volunteer network of working people who defend each other through collective action. The Network has recently led public defenses of tenants having trouble with landlords. And recently the group has also begun organizing in opposition to a project they say will harm future renters in Bloomington – that’s the city’s proposed Certified Tech Park. That project would …

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MCCSC Working to Inform Voters of Property Tax Referendum Benefits

Supporters of the Monroe County Community School Corporation are stepping up their efforts to lobby the community to support a property tax referendum on the November ballot. The tax is expected to provide $7MM annually to local public schools. Lynn Coyne is one of the tri-chairs of the Yes for MCCSC Committee, which kicked off its campaign earlier this month. …

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Daily Local News – September 12, 2016

The Bloomington Police Department has yet to catch the masked man who broke in through unlocked doors in the middle of the night in several attacks that took place last week; The City of Bloomington is exploring the possibility of purchasing the city’s only strip club, Night Moves, as well as other nearby properties on South Walnut Street; Democratic candidate …

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City Looks to Purchase Night Moves, Other South Walnut Properties

The City of Bloomington is exploring the possibility of purchasing the city’s only strip club, Night Moves, as well as other nearby properties on South Walnut Street. The properties are adjacent to the planned Switchyard Park. Bloomington Parks Department Operations Director Dave Williams spoke to the city’s Redevelopment Commission about the possibility last week. Williams did not mention the strip …

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Bloomington Police Still Searching for Perpetrator in Home Invasions

The Bloomington Police Department has yet to catch the masked man who terrorized Bloomington women in their homes and broke in through unlocked doors in the middle of the night last week. There were five reports of home invasions and attempted sexual assaults in Bloomington last week — although one of the home invasions was not included in the initial …

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