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Daily Local News – July 11, 2016

Democratic candidate for US Senate, Baron Hill, announced today that he is withdrawing from the race; Monroe County Clerk Nicole Brown has alerted the County Election Board that the county’s election equipment could soon be de-certified; The City of Bloomington and Monroe County are encouraging people with disabilities to sign up with the Special Needs Registry; The Monroe County Council …

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Activate! Community Kitchen of Monroe County : Chrissy Geels


The Community Kitchen works to eliminate hunger in Monroe County by providing free, nutritious meals to those that would otherwise go without food. In addition, the Community Kitchen seeks to educate the general public about the extent of hunger in Monroe County. In this episode of Activate!- volunteer, Chrissy Geels, shares insights about the extent of food insecurity in our …

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Evan Bayh Replaces Baron Hill on Democratic Senate Ticket

Democratic candidate for US Senate, Baron Hill, announced today that he is withdrawing from the race. Hill will be replaced on the ticket by Evan Bayh, the former Governor of Indiana and Senator who left the Senate in 2010. Bayh will be facing off against the Republican candidate, Todd Young, in November. Young is the current representative for Indiana’s 9th …

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2016 IU Summer Theater Season Preview

David Kortemeier appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. — with Jessica Schroeder and Tara Chiusano at IU Wells-Metz theater.

This month, the Wells-Metz theater will host alternating nights of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Jane Austin’s “Sense and Sensibility”, starring four professional actors from the Actors’ Equity Association, as part of the 2016 IU Summer Theater Season. Doug Storm sat down with the actors for this week’s Interchange, a wide-ranging conversation about the challenges and rewards of performing repertory …

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Daily Local News – July 7, 2016

The city of Bloomington is looking to charge citizens $150 to access audio and video data from police dashboard cameras and body cams; Last night the City Council also heard a proposal to extend a five-year tax abatement to Bloomington-based HM Mac Development, LLC, for a project to be built where the Chocolate Moose Ice Cream Shop currently stands; Planned …

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Better Beware – Mobile Phone Accounts

Mobile phone accounts are increasingly being target by identity thieves, and the FTC has issued a strong warning. Here’s what to watch for, and what you can do about it.

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The Hijabi Diaries

Today we bring you a new episode of the Hijabi Diaries, a local podcast produced with the Islamic Center of Bloomington. Episode Four features Melani, who speaks about why she wears her hijab, what it was like moving from Indonesia to Bloomington, why she loves being a teacher and a mother, and what her hopes are for her future.

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Daily Local News – July 6 2016

The president of the South Central Region of IU Health, Mark Moore, announced this morning that he will be retiring from his position on November 1st of this year; Monroe County officials are still debating the details of a proposed materials recovery facility, known simply as the MRF; The City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control announced last week that …

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Interchange – Midsummer Sensibility: Gigging in the Theater

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IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. Jenny McKnight and David Kortemeier appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

We’re joined by four professional actors who will appear courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association in these two productions which are running on alternating nights from July 8 through the 23rd. They are David Kortemeier, Amanda Catania, Grant Goodman, and Jenny McKnight. I’ll warn you that the conversation is very fluid, alternating focus from Midsummer to Sense. Consistent throughout though …

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Bloomington Police Appoint LGBTQ Liasion

Detective Sergeant Dana Cole and Sergeant David Alley have been appointed to lead a new LGBTQ liaison initiative from the Bloomington Police Department. According to a press release, the LGBTQ liaison program is meant to foster positive relationships and build communication between the police department and the LGBTQ Community. Earlier today, I spoke with Sergeant Cole about the liaison program …

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