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Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard to Start 2016 Events

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard has began its 2016 with a variety of events including a “Hub Family Lunch” on Thursday, January 21, 12:30-1:30pm. The lunch is open to all and sign up is not required. They are also holding an MLK Day event on Monday, January 18th, from 9-10:30. According to their press release, they are currently looking for volunteers and …

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Mayor John Hamilton Discusses Contaminants in the Local Water Supply

Bloomington Utilities Department supplies water to about 120,000 people throughout Monroe and Brown counties. In recent months the Department has notified the public about increasing levels of chemicals known as disinfectant byproducts. Exposure to those byproducts can cause serious health problems, including cancer. This morning Hamilton laid out a plan for reducing those levels and increasing transparency at the Utilities …

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Daily Local News – January 14, 2016

The chair of the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Byron Bangert, spoke to the City Council last night about the need to protect local restaurant workers; The Monroe County Health Department has accepted a $15,000 grant to help pay the costs of the County’s new syringe-exchange program; The Bloomington Technology Partnership has announced that the next session of Bloomington Code School …

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Daily Local News – January 13, 2016

Bloomingfoods has announced it’s hiring a permanent general manager, nine months after the resignation of longtime GM George Huntington;The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is launching a year long initiative this MLK Day;Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton has launched a new feature for the City of Bloomington’s website, aimed at providing greater transparency and accountability. FEATURE Last night Indiana Governor Mike …

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Pence Addresses “Drug Dealers” directly in SOS Address

Governor Mike Pence addressed criminal justice issues during his 2016 State of the State address. For a response to that part of Governor Pence’s speech, we spoke with Lindsey Badger, a board member with New Leaf New Life, which provides services to inmates in the Monroe County Jail.

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Pence Suggests “Taking A Step Back From ISTEP” in SOS Address

Last night Indiana Governor Mike Pence delivered his annual State of the State address. Among the many topics covered in the 27-minute-long address, Pence discussed public education, specifically referring to the ISTEP test. For reaction to Pence’s address, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke today with Sue Wanzer, a member of the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees. …

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Better Beware! – Indiana Top Ten: Part 1

Indiana’s Attorney General has released figures on scams and swindles reported in 2015. The con games and proportions aren’t much different around the country, but they do have some interesting surprises.

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The Ins and Outs of Money

HSA, HRA, FSA… those aren’t a handful of Scrabble tiles—they’re actually very important letters for your health. Understanding the difference between them is the key to making good decisions about your health benefits account. The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County …

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Public Health Emergency Declared in Monroe County

Last month, the Indiana State Department of Health declared a public health emergency in Monroe County. The declaration is the result of an epidemic of Hepatitis C in the area. Earlier today, WFHB news director Joe Crawford spoke with the administrator of the Monroe County health department about what the declaration means. We bring you that conversation now for today’s …

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Daily Local News – January 12, 2016

The former chancellor of Bloomington’s Ivy Tech Community College campus says he wants to be a Monroe County Commissioner; The state legislature is weighing three competing plans to dramatically increase Indiana’s spending on road maintenance; State Senator Ron Alting from Lafayette is concerned about the safety of referees at sporting events; The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has …

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