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Daily Local News – April 20, 2016

The state of Indiana has seen a record turnout for early voting. According to the Tribune Star newspaper, sixty-thousand and thirty two ballots have been cast since April 5th; On Monday, the Bloomington Utilities Service Board approved partnering with a team from IU’s School of Environmental and Public Affairs on a large-scale water resource stud; Monroe County is considering a …

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Interchange – Impulse Under the Influence: A Repeat Prompted by Weekend Rape Reports

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We revisit a 2014 program called Impulse Under the Influence in the light of what Herald-Times reporter Kurt Christian posted Monday, April 18. In an article titled “Police investigating reports of rape, sexual assault during the weekend,” Christian wrote Investigations are ongoing as Bloomington and Indiana University police look into two reports of rapes and one sexual assault incident over …

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Indiana Arts Commission Calls on Hoosiers to Help Plan Future Projects

The Indiana Arts Commission is a state agency that distributes grants for art projects across the state. Every 5 years, the Commission develops a strategic plan in order to, quote, “positively impact the cultural, economic and educational climate of Indiana by providing responsible leadership for and public stewardship of artistic resources for all of our State’s citizens and communities” Endquote. …

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The Ins and Outs of Money

What would it take to get our community to cut energy use by 10 percent? Molly O’Donnell of Monroe County Energy Challenge has one answer: 5 million dollars. Find out what has to be done to meet the challenge, and how trying our best will benefit us all.

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IU Student Overcomes Anorexia and Finds Good Health and Happiness

For many people, it’s hard to find a balance between being happy and being healthy. As media tell us that being beautiful means being thin, many struggle to find comfort in who they are. But that is exactly what Hannah Martin is trying to do. Taylor Haggerty brings us her story in this report, which was produced in partnership with …

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Daily Local News – April 19, 2016

A Monroe County judge sentenced a man to 109 years in prison today for his role in a home invasion, sexual assault and attempted murder in 2014; Richland-Bean Blossom School Superintendent Mike Wilcox anticipates the opening of the new Seven Oaks Charter School in August could have a detrimental impact on the RBB school district; The Indiana Arts Commission is …

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Bring It On! – April 18, 2016

Clarence Boone and Leila Randle discuss the African-American Choral Ensemble resident at Indiana University with ensemble director Dr. Raymond Wise. The ensemble features a broad repertoire of spirituals, folk forms, and gospel music. The current director, Dr. Raymond Wise talks about the inter-relationship of the various choral forms, as well as the upcoming concert by the ensemble. The ensemble is …

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Activate! Re-Imagining Opera for Kids : Kim Carballo

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Re-Imagining Opera for Kids (ROK) creates programming pairing IU music students with local schools. IU students get additional performance and administrative experience, and school children get exposure to the drama, beauty, and whimsy of opera. Win, win! Executive director and founder Kim Cabrallo discusses ROK’s mission further, and lets you know how you can get involved. LINKS Lotus Outreach Hoosier …

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Daily Local News – April 18, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a case that will affect the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants; There were three cases of rape reported in Bloomington over this past weekend; Indiana’s Auto Dialer law emerged unscathed this month when a federal court ruled to uphold it; State Auditor Suzanne Crouch announced this week that Indiana’s government …

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Three Cases of Rape Reported in Bloomington During IU’s Little 500 Weekend

There were three cases of rape reported in Bloomington over this past weekend. In one incident, early Sunday morning a 19-year-old woman reported that she was walking alone near Bryan Avenue when she was approached by three men who attacked her. According to a statement from the IU Police Department, two of the men held the woman down while a …

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