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Daily Local News – February 15, 2016

Procedures at Bloomingon’s water treatment plant appear to be contributing to the high levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water; The Bloomington Fire Department is beginning the beta testing phase of a new software designed to enhance the department’s response to emergency calls; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board approved a contract last week aimed at addressing a problem with …

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Excerpt from City Council Member, Steve Volan’s Talk: “Gownsburg: How American College Campuses Became Dysfunctional Towns”

On Tuesday, Bloomington City Council member Steve Volan gave a talk regarding Indiana University’s place, both within the city of Bloomington, and also as a city in of itself. The talk was hosted by the Poynter Center at IU. Volan is a master’s candidate in the IU Department of Geography. He is also a volunteer at WFHB. We bring you …

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Voices in the Street – “The Flint Water Crisis: How can we prevent the same from happening here?

Flint, Michigan is in the midst of a water crisis as a result of switching the source of water supply in April of 2014. Levels of lead in the blood of area children has soared and in some cases the water was so bad it qualified as toxic waste. Charges as serious as manslaughter are under consideration if gross negligence …

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Congressional Delegation is Asking President Obama to Intervene in Democratic Republic of Congo Adoption Issue

Indiana’s congressional delegation is asking President Obama to directly intervene in an ongoing issue involving adopted children from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many of the children are not making it to their new homes in the United States. According to a letter from members of Congress to the President, Indiana has the highest number of Congolese children who have …

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Maurer Law and Kelley Business Students are Helping Residents with Taxes

Indiana University students from the Maurer School of Law and Kelley School of Business are helping local residents with their taxes. Local taxpayers who have an annual income of less than $54,000 are eligible for help filing state and federal tax returns. This is a part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Until March 26th, a …

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Indiana Department of Natural Resources is Seeking Volunteer Campground Hosts

The Indiana of Department of Natural Resources is seeking campground hosts at Indiana State Parks. Hosts work a minimum of 20 hours per week in exchange for free camping during their service. Volunteers are needed for Brown County, Clifty Falls, Ouabache, Pokagon and Potato Creek parks as well as Monroe and Hardy Lakes. A volunteer application is available at stateparks.in.gov. …

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Daily Local News – February 11, 2016

Beginning tomorrow, the Monroe County Public Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak’s popular children’s book; Indiana’s congressional delegation is asking President Obama to directly intervene in an ongoing issue involving adopted children from the Democratic Republic of Congo; In a meeting on Monday, the Bloomington Plan Commission discussed proposed changes to the …

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EcoReport – February 11, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Norm Holy talks to I.U. Geographer Darren Ficklin about the drought in California, and how water shortages are affecting the public as well as the state’s agriculture.

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EcoReport Feature – The California Drought

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Norm Holy talks to I.U. Geographer Darren Ficklin about the drought in California, and how water shortages are affecting the public as well as the state’s agriculture.

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IN Nature – Rats and Mice

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