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Monroe County Voter Registration Count Spikes – County Calls for More Poll Workers

There has been a spike in voter registration in Monroe County this year. Monroe County Election Supervisor Tree Martin says 2300 new voters have registered in Monroe County. Martin explained the logic behind the rise in registered voters, saying “This is the first time that you have the potential to have a female for president; this is the first time …

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Daily Local News – April 11, 2016

Former Monroe County Council president Vic Kelson has been named the new director of the City of Bloomington Utilities Department; Last week Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Valeri Haughton appealed a $250 fine she was issued for missing a campaign finance reporting deadline; There has been a spike in voter registration in Monroe County this year. FEATURE The fear of …

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Woman’s Disability Creates Personal Reflection

The fear of moving back in with your parents is very real for many people; most will do whatever they can to prove that they’re independent enough to make it in the world, without help from mom and dad. So what happens when you’re diagnosed with an illness that forces you to move back in with your mom in your …

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Vectren Energy Requests Gas Line Easement

This week the Bloomington Board of Public Works heard a request from Vectren Energy for a 948 square foot permanent easement across the lot at 810 N. Woodlawn Avenue where Fire Station #3 is located. Transportation Project Manager Roy Aten said the easement was needed in order to relocate a steel gas pipeline to accommodate upcoming road grading. “Vectren Energy …

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American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is Filing a Lawsuit to Challenge the State’s New Abortion Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit today challenging the state’s new abortion law. The ACLU filed the suit on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. They say the law is unconstitutional. The law bans abortions if the doctor believes the woman is only seeking an abortion because of the fetus’s race, color, national origin, …

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Indiana Department of Homeland Security is Urging Hoosiers to be Vigilant about Potential Safety Risks in their Surroundings

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is urging Hoosiers to be vigilant about potential safety risks in their surroundings and to identify possible actions they can take to increase their personal safety in the event of an emergency. This preparedness program, “Ready: Whenever, Wherever,” offers a Web page with resources, links, and fact sheets on travel safety, home protection, large …

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Interview with Anna Maidi of the “Open Hearted Campaign”

A new campaign to foster understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans was launched in January by Bloomington resident Anna Maidi. The Open Hearted campaign is a just one of Maidi’s efforts to promote religious tolerance and cultural understanding. Maidi, who is the president of the Islamic Center of Bloomington, also co-produces “The Hijabi Diaries” with Bloomington resident Aubrey Seader. The …

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Daily Local News – April 7, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit today challenging the state’s new abortion law;The Bloomington Utilities Service Board has been asked to partner with a team from IU’s School of Environmental and Public Affairs on a large scale water resource study; This week the Bloomington Board of Public Works heard a request from Vectren Energy for a …

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EcoReport – April 7, 2016

Today we have a special airing of a show called This Week In Water. The show is produced by H2O Radio, which has a mission to generate conversations about water issues both local and global to foster an appreciation for water and motivate audiences toward water conservation. Other episodes of This Week in Water are available at H2O Radio.ORG. EcoReport …

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Better Beware – Tax Time Part 2

The IRS is warning of a whole list of ever-more-sophisticated scams, some of which are up 400 percent this year! And a thought about what to do if you get one of those threatening calls — always a scam.

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