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Proposal to Lift Indiana’s Ban On Sunday Sales of Alcohol was Rejected

A proposal to lift Indiana’s 80-year-old ban on the sale of alcohol on Sundays was squashed last week by the House Public Policy committee in an 8 to 5 vote. Efforts to repeal these blue laws gain attention every year, but the bills have never made it far on the House floor. Those in the liquor business who oppose the …

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Senator Stoops’ Bill 128 Proposes Increased Funding for Monroe County Transportation System

State Senator Mark Stoops has authored Senate Bill 128, a proposal that would increase funding for the Monroe County transportation system and widen its scope. According to a press release, Stoops argued “The entire county needs transit to access jobs and services in Bloomington, as well as the employers and education opportunities located throughout the county”. Senate Bill 128 includes …

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Daily Local News – February 4, 2016

Last night members of the Bloomington City Council sounded off on the Indiana legislature’s recent shooting down of Senate Bill 344; Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives have pushed forward a bill intended to limit the power of state environmental regulators; State Senator Mark Stoops has authored Senate Bill 128, a proposal that would increase funding for the Monroe …

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EcoReport – February 4, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Bob Kissell interviews Indiana DNR Biologist Amy Kearns about the state’s Barn Owl Nest Box Program. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth …

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IN Nature – The Barn Owl

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EcoReport Feature- DNR Barn Owl Nest Box Program.

Bob Kissell interviews Indiana DNR Biologist Amy Kearns about the state’s Barn Owl Nest Box Program.

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Better Beware – Sweepstakes Scam and Natural Foods

The sweepstakes scammers hit on me! Here’s what I found out. And there’s a new effort to make the word “natural” actually mean something on a food label…because right now, it means nothing. Produced by Richard Fish.

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Solitary Confinement of Mentally Ill Forbidden in Indiana Prisons

A new settlement agreement with the Indiana Department of Corrections looks to end the practice of putting mentally ill prisoners in solitary confinement. For more on that story, we spoke with a representative from the group that brought the lawsuit. We bring you that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report. Produced by Joe Crawford.

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Daily Local News – February 3, 2016

What became known as the Anti-RFRA (“rifra”) bill died in the Indiana Senate yesterday before making it to the floor for a vote; House Bill 1201, which will require animal care facilities to spay or neuter pets before adoption from the facility, is making its way through the Indiana Statehouse; The Indiana House of Representatives has unanimously voted to support …

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Daily Local News – February 2, 2016

The City of Bloomington is reporting lower levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s drinking water compared to last year; The Bloomington Public Works Department has been given permission to close sidewalks or streets without having to get the permits beforehand; At a work session last week, the Monroe County Council addressed payroll errors between the last paychecks county employees …

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