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Daily Local News – February 3, 2016

What became known as the Anti-RFRA (“rifra”) bill died in the Indiana Senate yesterday before making it to the floor for a vote; House Bill 1201, which will require animal care facilities to spay or neuter pets before adoption from the facility, is making its way through the Indiana Statehouse; The Indiana House of Representatives has unanimously voted to support …

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Daily Local News – February 2, 2016

The City of Bloomington is reporting lower levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s drinking water compared to last year; The Bloomington Public Works Department has been given permission to close sidewalks or streets without having to get the permits beforehand; At a work session last week, the Monroe County Council addressed payroll errors between the last paychecks county employees …

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Interchange – The Charm’s Wound Up: Macbeth

The Weird Sisters in Orson Welles' Macbeth (1948)

We begin with Donovan’s 1966 hit “Season of the Witch.” The weird sisters, hand in hand, Posters of the sea and land, Thus do go about, about: Thrice to thine and thrice to mine And thrice again, to make up nine. Peace! the charm’s wound up. When the hurly burly’s done, fair is foul and foul is fair, by the …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Retirement: What Are Your Options?

Retirement may be a long way off for lots of people, but preparing for it needs to happen now. Know your options-and don’t put them off!

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Indiana State Board of Education Approves Newest Round of School Accountability Grades

Last week the Indiana State Board of Education approved the newest round of school accountability grades for school corporations across the state. The grades are determined partly by using data from the standardized test known as the I-STEP. The Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees discussed the new grades, as well as the I-STEP scores, at a meeting …

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Activate! – Horse Angels: Bill Walters


Bill Walters shares his joy of working with horses with illness, injury, or behavioral problems, on a beautiful ranch run by veterinarian Dr. Sue Wittenberg.The ranch provides refuge and rehabilitation for animals, and great opportunities to learn from Dr. Sue. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Horse Angels Horse Rescue Horse-Angels Horse Rescue Volunteers …

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Daily Local News – February 1, 2016

A piece of legislation presented by the Indiana Forest Alliance to protect forests was denied a hearing last week; Indiana University has been ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative universities by Reuters News; Ellettsville Town Council member Brian Mobley raised concerns last week with the amount the town was spending on improvements to Police department offices; The American Heart …

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A “Ride Along” With IU-Bloomington Campus Police


With 44 full-time sworn officers, several part time police officers and student cadets, the Indiana University Police Department is one of the larger university police organizations in the United States. It is among the 12 largest law enforcement organizations in Indiana. Last fall, Correspondent Naomi Zhao rode along with three IUPD officers to find out more about their jobs. We …

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Indiana Forest Conservation Legislation Denied

A piece of legislation presented by the Indiana Forest Alliance to protect forests was denied a hearing last week. The proposed act would have made 10 percent of Indiana’s forests off-limits to timber harvest, to preserve the land for wildlife and for people to enjoy. This is the third time IFA has been unsuccessful in passing legislation of this kind, …

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Hola Bloomington – Special Interview with Jacky Comforty

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Carlos Bakota and Araceli Gomez-Aldana conduct a special interview with director and producer Jacky Comforty. Comforty’s documentary “The Optimist” is part of a special screening of the Ryder Film Series. The Optimists explores how different ethnic and religious groups stood by each other in Bulgaria even during the Holocaust. Bulgaria’s experience offers valuable insight into how people …

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