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RBB Schools Explore Testing Alternatives

The Richland-Bean Blossom School Corporation will use funds provided by the state to explore alternatives to the Acuity formative test it currently gives to students in grades three through ten. The test attempts to identify students who need remediation in math and English. This is the first time the Indiana Department of Education will allow school corporations across the state …

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Monroe County Energy Mobile Promotes Conservation

The Monroe County Energy Mobile spent this past weekend in the Sycamore Knolls neighborhood. Bloomington Commission on Sustainability member Molly O’Donnell made the announcement last week just prior to the visit. “We’ve designed signs that can go from one area to another…just saying ‘Energy Mobile Coming to You Soon,'” O’Donnell said at a Commission meeting. “If we go to houses…and …

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Indiana’s Child Well-Being Rank Drops

Indiana’s ranking for child well-being has dropped over the past year, according to this year’s Kids Count databook released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. But Indiana’s new rank is not necessarily the result of worsening conditions in Indiana. According to the report, other states like Missouri and New York have improved over the past year, leaving Indiana behind. Hoosier …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Growing Your Money Through Investing

When you hear “investment,” you might think “risky.” Richard Shockley of IU’s Kelley School of Business reveals the secret of growing your money in the market simply and without the risk of get-rich-overnight investing schemes.

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Eight Bloomington Residents Awarded Grants From Indiana Arts Commission

Each year the Indiana Arts Commission awards grants to further the careers of budding artists around the state. Of the thirty-seven grant recipients this year, eight were from Bloomington, including one piano player getting ready to launch a festival this August. Correspondent Jordan Guskey brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Interchange – Drones at Liberty: Part Two

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Part 2 of Drones at Liberty: Our conversation continues to explore the meaning of drones–drones as instruments of war and policing, drones in the public imaginary, drones as extensions of state and/or human will–all topics under examination at the recent IU Symposium on Drone Warfare. All technologies are transgressive. It seems to me that normalization is the issue. Spying technologies …

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Daily Local News – July 21, 2015

Indiana is sitting on $2.1 billion in cash reserves as the 2015 budget year draws to a close; The legal balance between First Amendment rights and local government ordinances was on display last week at a Bloomington Board of Public Works meeting; The budget for the Monroe County Public Library is expected to grow slightly next year; Horror movies have …

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Bring It On! – July 20, 2015

Liz Mitchell and Leila Randle welcome Terry James. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Liz and Leila welcome Terry James. Mr. James joins us to provide an update on family activities in the African American settled community of Jamestown, of which he is a descendant of Ervin James, the founder of the settlement. He also provides his observations on the recent …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #40: July 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig and Jeff Foster. First aired Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB. ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guests: Lucky & The Kid (aka Picker Dan Bilger and Barry Elkins) Vera Grubbs interviews artist Darren Redman Pam Raider interviews Keith Bradway of the Writers, Readers and Poets Society (WRAPS) Jeff …

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IU Receives Grant to Study Possible Autism Link

IU has received a $900,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a possible link between autism and body temperature. The study will be conducted by Jeffrey Alberts and Chris Harshaw of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The researchers will examine the effect of body temperature on mice with genetic disorders that mimic the symptoms of …

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