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Senator Coats Criticizes Defense Contractors In His Waste of the Week Speech

This week the United States Senate is debating a proposed six-hundred-twelve-billion-dollar budget for the Department of Defense. Speaking before the Senate today, Senator Dan Coats of Indiana took on one particular section of the military budget as he gave his regular Waste of the Week speech. Coats criticized wasteful defense contractors, particularly one company that has recently been accused of …

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Emily’s List And Glenda Ritz Are Out To Replace Mike Pence

The women’s political organization Emily’s List has announced that Governor Mike Pence is at the top of its twenty-sixteen election cycle targets.  Emily’s List seeks to get pro-choice Democratic women elected to office. The group has what it calls an On Notice list of sixteen incumbent Republicans at all levels of the government.  Pence is the first governor to be …

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Indiana Ranks 43rd In Economic Growth

Indiana has one of the weakest economies in the United States, according to figures released today by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. The country as a whole saw its gross domestic product grow at two-point-two percent last year. But in Indiana, the GDP grew by just point-four percent. That puts Indiana behind forty-three other states in terms of economic …

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“I Need Help” – Voices of Kirkwood

Over the past week, the owners of Nick’s English Hut in Bloomington have led a group of businesses in downtown Bloomington voicing concern about crime along Kirkwood Avenue. The issue sparked controversy on social media after Nick’s co-owner Susan Bright referred to “bum commerce” in the area. At a meeting at Nick’s last Wednesday, many businesspeople urged the police to …

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Daily Local News – June 9, 2015

George Huntington, the long-time general manager for Bloomingfoods Cooperative Market and Deli, resigned yesterday; After 8 years in business, Rachael’s Cafe has announced it will be closing on Saturday, June 27th; Indiana University alumni began voting for a new university trustee last week; Interstate 69 construction is causing occasional road closures in the Bloomington area; Bedford will be celebrating the …

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Interchange – The Path of Least Resistance: The Obama Presidency

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What are we to make of a president who appears on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis? David Bromwich opens his Harper’s Magazine piece, “What Went Wrong: Assessing Obama’s Legacy” with the claim “Any summing-up of the Obama presidency is sure to find a major obstacle in the elusiveness of the man.” He seeks to define the man and his …

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Ins and Outs of Money – The It’s Your Money Project: Behind the Scenes

What’s with these Ins & Outs of Money radio segments, anyhow? They’re part of the It’s Your Money project at Monroe County Public Library, which is all about helping you hang on to your cash. Hear more about what IYM is, and why you need the free, unbiased money smarts it offers.

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Bring It On! – June 8th, 2015

Cornelius Wright and Clarence Boone welcome Rev. Dennis Laffoon. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Cornelius and Clarence welcome Rev. Dennis Laffoon, pastor of Bethel A.M.E. church. He joins us this evening to offer some insight on relevant issues that challenge the black church as well as discuss highlights of a recent community forum on ways to positively interact with law …

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Books Unbound – The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes, Conclusion

The Life Of Lazarillo de Tormes, His Fortunes and Misfortunes concludes with an improbably happy ending. Lazarillo is a clueless but sly servant boy who learns to survive a series of abusive masters through trickery and petty crime. Published anonymously in the 16th century, Lazarillo was one of only six novels banned by the Index of Prohibited Books during the Inquisition. This …

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Daily Local News – June 8, 2015

Dallas Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban is giving IU Athletics $5 million to create the Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology; The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is extending its deadline for online survey responses to June 26th. The 9th annual Spencer Pride Film Festival took place on Saturday. FEATURE Recent legislation at the federal and state levels has …

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