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Daily Local News – May 28, 2015

5/28/2015 Construction of Interstate 69 in the Bloomington area is forcing the partial closure of some local roads;For the first time, the Monroe County School Corporation will live-stream its high school graduation ceremonies this Saturday;The Monroe County Council voted four to three Tuesday night to support extending the life of the West Side TIF district by 15 years. FEATURE Early …

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Andrea Murray Reflects on Life as a Female Journalist

Early in her career, veteran Bloomington newspaper editor Andrea Murray faced a choice that would define her professional existence: a high-profile gig at a major corporate newspaper, or return home to cover stories in her community. She followed her heart. Murray joined the staff of the Bloomington Herald-Times as a part-time copy editor in 1987 and retired in 2014 as …

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Voices In The Street – Craft beer is a cause for good cheer: On location at the 5th Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

The Brewers of Indiana Guild was organized in 2000 to provide a unifying voice for the craft breweries and brewpubs of Indiana—which are closing in on 100 in Indiana alone. For five years in a row, Bloomington has hosted its craft beer festival and voices in the street hit the festival to ask folks why they love going.

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EcoReport – May 28, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature, Bowden Quinn talks about a controversial development at Indiana Dunes State Park. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you …

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EcoReport – Indiana Dunes

In today’s EcoReport feature, Bowden Quinn talks about a controversial development at Indiana Dunes State Park.

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IN Nature – Eastern Screech Owl

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Hydraulic Fracking A Concern For Hoosiers

The state of Oklahoma has experienced an increased number of earthquakes in recent years and researchers there say the seismic activity appears to be linked to oil and gas drilling. Specifically, the earthquakes seem to be connected to the use of hydraulic fracking, a process that also occurs in parts on Indiana. WFHB correspondent Kyle Boen looked into whether Hoosiers …

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Standing Room Only – 2015 Legislative Wrap-Up

On May 6, 2015, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, led by its president and CEO,  Jeb Conrad, hosted a conversation with local legislators, who discussed some of the highlights of this year’s legislative session and provided insights into the effects of new legislation. This event was moderated by WISH-TV political reporter Jim Shella, and is part of  programming provided …

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Better Beware! – Phony Phone Tactics

Scammers who call on the phone demanding money deserve anything they get – so here’s some ideas on how to turn the tables on ’em!

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Daily Local News – May 27, 2015

An armed man and an accomplice robbed the People’s State Bank on Bloomington’s East side yesterday evening; The City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department announced yesterday that applications are now available for its 2015 Citizens’ Academy program; Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has joined a national lawsuit against four cancer charities accused of scamming millions of dollars from …

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