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Activate! – CASA: Angie Raymond

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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Angie Raymond explains the importance of this volunteer position to the children caught up in DCS cases and talks about the rewards of her own experience. Also, volunteer opportunities connected to the legal sector from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network. LINKS Monroe County CASA POAP Assistant CJAM Mediation Training CASA New Volunteer Training

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Would Would A Monroe Co. Needle Exchange Look Like?

Earlier this month, the Monroe County Commissioners gave the go ahead for the County Health Department to set up a needle exchange program for intravenous drug users. The Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the department’s declaration of a health emergency in the community, due to the local Hepatitis C epidemic. The Department can now apply to the State …

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Daily Local News – September 14, 2015

The Bloomington City Council has recommended the city provide emergency funding for its largest homeless shelter, the facility that has long been known as Martha’s House; This morning the city of Bloomington announced six winners of its annual National Hispanic Heritage Month Awards; Bloomington is ranked among the top 100 most livable American cities in a list released today by …

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Hola Bloomington – September 11, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Raquel Anderson y Luz María López hablan con invitados, Lillian Casillas, Jane Walter y Daniel Soto, sobre la importancia de celebrar el mes de la herencia hispana y sobre cómo a cambiado nuestra comunidad a lo largo de los años. Además, hablan sobre los premios otorgados por la comisión de asuntos hispanos y latinos en …

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Former County Council Member Critical of Process and Data Used for Addressing Pay Raise Request

Former Monroe County Council member, Scott Wells, is critical of both the process and the data used for addressing a recent request to raise the pay of the County Commissioners. The Commissioners had requested a roughly 24 percent pay increase next year. The Council rejected the request last week. Wells addressed the County Council on Tuesday. He first addressed the …

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IU to Invest $300 Million to Develop Solutions for the Planet’s Most Pressing Problems

In other university news, IU has announced it plans to invest $300 million over the next five years to develop solutions for QUOTE “some of the planet’s most pressing problems” UNQUOTE. A press release called the new Grand Challenges program the most ambitious research program in the university’s history. The university has not decided which issues it hopes to address. …

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Students Against State Violence Rally

A student organization at Indiana University is rallying tonight against what they call an extreme rape culture in Bloomington. The group Students Against State Violence organized the event after a rape was reported behind Kilroy’s Dunnkirk on August 29th. An Indiana Daily Student article about the incident states that an IU police officer witnessed two people behind the bar at …

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Daily Local News – September 10, 2015

A student organization at Indiana University is rallying tonight against what they call an extreme rape culture in Bloomington; In other university news, IU has announced it plans to invest $300 million over the next five years to develop solutions for “some of the planet’s most pressing problems;” Former Monroe County Council member, Scott Wells, is critical of both the …

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EcoReport – September 10, 2015

Fund Drive Week! This week is fund drive. Our regular Feature will air next week.

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Sander’s Ballot Arrives In Bloomington

With the presidential election looming, many candidates are turning to grassroots efforts on college campuses. Students have formed Indiana University Students For Bernie Sanders. Freshman Christian Pathic and one of the Co-Founders of the chapter says Sanders’s relatability is a key factor. Pathic Staties that Sanders is not here to criticize anyone running against him and that Sanders’s policies are …

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