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Daily Local News – March 7, 2016

Although it’s been a relatively mild flu season in Indiana, the state is currently seeing an upswing in cases. On Friday, the Monroe County Commissioners heard a request to amend the development plan for the Westside TIF district. Indiana University police took action last week when a suspicious package was found outside the Student Services Office at 408 N. Union …

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Voices in the Street – “Bloomington’s heroin problem. What can we do to help stop the epidemic?”

In case you weren’t aware, Bloomington has a heroin problem. A man was arrested in January with over $12,000 in heroin and cases of Hepatitis C have exploded so much as a result of intravenous drug use that the state of Indiana declared a public health emergency for Monroe County last December. Voices in the Street hit the streets to …

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Hoosier Basketball Legend Shares Special Bond with a Player 60 Years his Junior

Archie Dees is a hall of famer at IU for his historic basketball career in the late 50’s when he won two Big Ten MVP’s. And Tyra Buss is currently a sophomore on the Hoosiers’ women’s team. Today, although they are 60 years apart in age, the two hold a special bond and friendship. Arthur Jones brings us that story …

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Monroe County Traffic Safety Partnership to Increase Education and Enforcement Against Dangerous Driving

Car accidents resulting from dangerous and impaired driving are preventable. That’s why the Monroe County Traffic Safety Partnership joins 250 Indiana law enforcement agencies this month to increase education and enforcement of dangerous driving. Starting tomorrow and extending through the 27th officers will conduct high-visibility patrols designed to identify and intercept aggressive or intoxicated drivers. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute …

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Attorney General Greg Zoeller Hopes to Help Hoosiers Collect Unclaimed Savings Bonds

A News Release from Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller expresses concern over unclaimed savings bonds. According to the release, savings bonds are becoming a thing of the past. Zoeller hopes to help Hoosiers collect matured Saving Bonds that are most likely being held by the United States Treasury. Some of the bonds are as old as 70 years, and it …

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Purdue University Researchers See Hemp as a Crop with Great Economic Potential

Hemp from marijuana plants can be used in a variety of eco-friendly ways: for fiber, food and other products. Purdue University researchers see it as a crop with great economic potential. Last year they planted the state’s first legal hemp crop in decades as a result of a 2013 federal farm bill, that allowed universities to grow hemp for agricultural …

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Daily Local News – March 3, 2016

The Bloomington City Council unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership last night; Over the past month, members of the Indiana Senate and House have been going back and forth over two bills that legislate how to fund the repair of local roads; Hemp from marijuana plants can be used in a variety of eco-friendly ways: for fiber, food …

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EcoReport – An Interview with Indiana Sierra Club Director Bowden Quinn

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Norm Holy talks with Bowden Quinn, Chapter Director of Indiana’s Sierra Club about their legislation under consideration which is designed to restrict public input.

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EcoReport – March 3, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Norm Holy talks with Bowden Quinn, Chapter Director of Indiana’s Sierra Club about their legislation under consideration which is designed to restrict public input. 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 …

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Bloomington Police Department offers Rape Aggression Defense Course

Starting at the end of March, the Bloomington Police Department(BPD) will be hosting a Rape Aggression Defense Course. It consists of both lectures and physical training. BPD is teaming with Indiana University Police for the project. The course is free. It is restricted to women. Registration deadline is March 22, 2016. About 35 percent of Indiana University women have been …

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