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Indiana Given a D- for Reproductive Health and Rights

Indiana has been given a D minus for reproductive health and rights by the Population Institute in Washington DC. The Director of Public Policy for the Institute, Jennie Wetters, says too many residents do not have access to reproductive care and that sex education programs for youth are QUOTE “sorely lacking.” According to a press release from the Institute, 62 …

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Representative Lucas Proposes Bill to Prohibit Firearm Regulation and Backs Bill to Prohibit Government Issued Marriage Licenses

A bill in the Indiana Statehouse would prohibit state agencies including universities from regulating firearms and ammunition on their properties. House Bill 1055 was proposed by Representative Jim Lucas, from Seymour. Indiana law currently grants universities the ability to ban or allow guns on campus. Indiana University and Purdue University both ban firearms. The bill would not allow individuals involved …

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Brittany Packnett Spoke Monday at Bloomington’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

On Monday night, the executive director of Teach for America in St. Louis, Brittany Packnett spoke to a full house at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Packnett was the keynote speaker at the city of Bloomington’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday celebration. Packnett discussed struggles and protests in the St. Louis area, particularly those surrounded the killing of Michael Brown in …

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Bloomington-based Nonprofit Granted Money to Buy 700 Doses of an Overdose Antidote Drug

A Bloomington-based nonprofit organization has been granted money to buy about 700 doses of an overdose antidote drug. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story.

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Voices in the Street – “Content of Character: Assessing Racial Equality in America”

This past Monday, we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King is a central figure in non-violent opposition to racism and the fight for racial equality. Martin Luther King would’ve turned 87 years old Monday, and it’s been almost 50 years since he delivered his “I have a Dream” speech, so Voices in the …

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Daily Local News – January 21, 2016

The city of Bloomington is expecting to receive $110,000 in grants from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development; A bill in the Indiana Statehouse would prohibit state agencies including universities from regulating firearms and ammunition on their properties; Indiana has been given a D- for reproductive health and rights by the Population Institute in Washington DC. FEATURE A …

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Better Beware! – Indiana Top Ten Part 2

Here are the rest of the ways fraudsters sucked over a million dollars out of Indiana in 2015…as far as the Indiana Attorney General knows. All too many scams aren’t reported!

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Self-Described “Conservative” Charter School Approved for Monroe County

Today, supporters of a controversial new charter school in Monroe County announced they have received approval to open as soon as this coming August. The Seven Oaks Charter School was previously rejected by the Indiana Charter School Board. But the self-described “conservative” group organizing the school went around the state and received a charter from a private, evangelical Christian college …

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Daily Local News – January 20, 2016

In a new study Indiana University scientists have discovered that information in the brain travels through hubs not unlike air traffic; The Sustainability Coordinator for the city of Bloomington, Jacqui Bauer, presented the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability with information about the city’s development of a Certified Tech Park last week; In 2015 investigators with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Retirement: Do You Have a Plan?

How are people preparing financially for their golden years? We asked a number of people well below retirement age what they’re doing now to plan for their future.

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