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SCOTUS Ruling May Affect Indiana ACLU Lawsuit

The Supreme Court issued a decision today that may change the landscape of abortion law in Indiana. By a 5-3 margin, the court struck down laws in Texas that imposed tougher standards on abortion clinics and would have forced many to close. The court focused on two specific parts of the law. The first required doctors at abortion clinics to …

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Students Call for Equality Across College Campuses

Today’s feature story explores a recent outcry from college students across the country, who are seeking racial justice and peace on campus. Sit-ins, protests, walkouts and demonstrations occurred on college campuses throughout the last school year. As Maddie Levin reports, IU is no exception. Each Monday during June and July, the Daily Local News is bringing you reports produced through …

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Activate! District 10 Pro-Bono Project : Sarah Waters

District 10 Pro Bono Project provides free legal services in Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, and Putnam counties in Indiana. Listen as Sarah Waters describes this important work and the volunteer opportunities available for you to lend a hand. LINKS District 10 Pro Bono Office Assistant Basic Mediation Training New Leaf, New Life Front Desk

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Daily Local News – June 27, 2016

The Supreme Court issued a decision today that may change the landscape of abortion law in Indiana; The Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement today expressing its frustrations over a case involving a former IU student and two separate accusations of rape; The Monroe County Commissioners approved a $234,000 contract for new financial software in their meeting this morning; …

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Doctors Urged Not to Overprescribe Painkillers Under New Guidelines

This week Governor Mike Pence’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention, endorsed a new set of guidelines for how emergency rooms treat acute pain. According to the Governor’s office, the guidelines are part of a larger strategy aimed at reducing drug abuse in the state. News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a representative of Indiana’s hospitals, and we …

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Daily Local News – June 23, 2016

In its meeting last night, the City Council had its first round of discussions about a electrical substation slated for the northwest corner of Rogers and West 11th Streets; The organization Visit Bloomington has just published two new travel guides for the Monroe County area; Cook Medical has partnered with the Broadview Learning Center and IVY Tech Community College to …

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Standing Room Only: From Stonewall to Pulse

On June 21st, Bloomington Pride hosted a panel discussion to discuss the recent Pulse massacre. They did this by going through history, starting with Stonewall and moving through time to discuss how LGBTQ+ individuals have been treated in the past. Doug Bauder, Glorianne “Glo” Leck, Duncan Mitchell, and Jeanne Smith were panelists at the event. The group discussed the hardships …

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Better Beware – Orlando scams

The Orlando nightclub massacre is another very public disaster that attracts lots of good people who want to help, and lots of scammers who want to steal. Here’s how to avoid becoming a victim.

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Urgent Need for Foster Families

An increase of children in the child welfare system is sparking an urgent need for foster families. Sarah Vaughan speaks with Jamie Lawrence Nickels with the local office of the Indiana Division of Child Services, about the fostering process. We bring you their conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – June 22, 2016

Lawmakers and web-based businesses have been scrambling over the past week to respond to a new court ruling on net neutrality; The City of Bloomington is taking advantage of I-69 construction to expand its digital connectivity; Although Hoosiers have a DO NOT CALL list, scammers sometimes ignore it; Pollinators such as bees and butterflies are responsible for 35 percent of …

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