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Better Beware – Tax Time Part 1

Scammers are working overtime as the IRS deadline approaches. Here’s info on the most successful scam, and one that tried to hit on me!

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Bloomington’s Chocolate Moose Set For Demolition

A Bloomington ice cream stand with a history going back to the 1950s could soon be torn down. The Chocolate Moose building on South Walnut Street is slated for demolition under a pending development plan. The plan calls for constructing a 4-story apartment building on the site, with a new space for the ice cream parlor on the first floor. …

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Daily Local News – March 30, 2016

The Bloomington Fire Department is partnering with The American Red Cross to install smoke detectors in the community this Saturday; Almost sixteen hundred junior high and high school students at the Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation will be using Chromebooks next year; The organization, IndianaFIRST, which stands for Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology – will be holding …

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Interchange – Eliding History: Jill Lepore on Telling Stories

Photo: © Dari Michele

Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore joins me in the studio to discuss history and that… 1. Voting used to be fatal! 2. Margaret Sanger tried to steal her sister’s hunger strike. 3. Joe Gould is a Modernist Frat Boy Pin-up. We discuss three of her books: The Story of America: Essays on Origins, her book of …

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General Electric Cuts Retiree Health Care — Workers in Bloomington Protest

Ruth Whitt, right, says she was repeatedly assured she would have health care benefits during her retirement.

Retirees from General Electric demonstrated outside the plant on Curry Pike earlier today. GE has just slashed retirees’ health care benefits. Sandy Turner says she worked in the plant for 29 years before retiring in 2005. Turner told WFHB: “We’re out here in protest of GE breaking their promises (to) the retirees. Over the years we’ve made billions of dollars for this corporation — this …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Adolessons

Your teen will be grown up before you know it. Try these “training wheels” for teaching them money skills they’ll need as an adult.

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Indiana Department of Transportation Chooses Route for Final Leg of I-69

The Indiana Department of Transportation has chosen the route for the final leg of I-69. INDOT informed residents in a meeting this morning that the new highway will be built on the existing highway 37 route, all the way to I-465 in Indianapolis. INDOT decided against several competing routes, which would have had I-69 diverging from highway 37 and going …

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Daily Local News – March 29, 2016

Retirees from General Electric demonstrated outside the plant on Curry Pike earlier today. GE has just slashed their health insurance benefits; There will be no cell tower at Upper Cascades Park – at least not in the near future; The Monroe County Energy Challenge, aimed at increasing energy efficiency in homes, was launched in January of 2015 and runs through …

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Bloomington City Council Opposes Pence’s Stance Against Syrian Refugees

City Council members unanimously approved a resolution opposing Governor Pence’s actions to withhold support for Syrian refugees. City Clerk, Nicole Bolden, read the resolution aloud: “The measure opposes Governor Pence’s actions to withhold support from Syrian refugees; and welcome Syrian refugees to our state and our community. The resolution documents the widespread suffering of Syrians, the unconstitutional nature of the …

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Daily Local News – March 28, 2016

An inmate at the Monroe County Jail died over the weekend after falling from the top of his cell block; Police have charged a Gosport man with the rape and murder of a 15-month-old girl from Spencer; Indiana Governor Mike Pence vetoed a bill that would have limited the state’s ability to pass environmental regulations; The Bloomington City Council has …

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