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Redevelopment Commission Approves “Branding” Plan for Westside Area

Yesterday the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission gave its approval to a final report on how to brand the westside TIF district, also referred to as the WEDA, or Westside Economic Development Area. The Indianapolis-based design firm Schmidt Associates was contracted for the study, but has not been engaged to do any actual design or implementation. Sarah Hemptead of Schmidt and …

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Recent Court Ruling to Require Email Records From State Legislators Discussed

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last month that the court could not require state legislators to release email records, and today some Hoosiers are asking for the court to reconsider. This ruling is the result of a case involving Indiana State Representative Eric Koch from Bedford. According to the Herald Times, Representative Koch was corresponding with “lobbyists concerning House bill …

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Michael Hicks Discusses the Relationship between Economy and Jobs

Michael Hicks, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University, says many people have the wrong idea about the relationship between the economy and jobs. In a recent study, Hicks says it is not that jobs are moving out of the country. That accounts for only 4 percent of manufacturing losses over the last …

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ACLU Wins Suit Against Indiana Medicaid

A new ruling from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is contesting the state of Indiana’s decision to cut benefits for some disabled residents. For today’s WFHB community report, correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story of that case and what it could mean for Indiana. In a separate case, the Indiana ACLU has a pending lawsuit against the Family …

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Daily Local News – May 19, 2016

5/19/16 The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last month that the court could not require state legislators to release email records, and today some Hoosiers are asking for the court to reconsider; Yesterday the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission gave its approval to a final report on how to brand the westside TIF district, also referred to as the WEDA, or Westside …

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Voices in the Street – “Extra pay for Over time. Doubling the threshold for workers.”

Yesterday, President Obama doubled the salary threshold for overtime pay for worker earning $23,000 to almost $48,000. This move could potentially increase pay for millions of Americans who hadn’t been getting paid for working overtime before. The new rule will go into effect on December 1st, so Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors whether or not they …

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Lee Huss on the Emerald Ash Borer – EcoFeature – May 19, 2016

In today’s EcoReport feature, Norm Holy is interviewing Lee Huss, a local tree expert, about the emerald ash borer.

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EcoReport – May 19, 2016

In today’s EcoReport feature, Norm Holy is interviewing Lee Huss, a local tree expert, about the emerald ash borer. 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 and …

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Daily Local News – May 18, 2016

Today President Obama doubled the salary threshold for overtime pay protections, potentially increasing pay for millions of Americans who hadn’t been getting paid for working overtime; City of Bloomington residents may see a 22% increase in their water and sewer rates starting next year. The proposed rate increase was presented to the Utilities Service Board on Monday; Indiana University released …

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Better Beware – Religious Scams

Any religion or belief system can be a tool for a con artist working an “affinity fraud.” Here’s a look at the subject, with a couple of unholy examples.

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