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Changes Expected at Fairview Elementary

The new school year began on Monday for students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation. At Fairview Elementary, the Indiana Department of Education will continue this year to closely monitor performance. The state’s A through F grading system has assigned Fairview an F grade for the past three years. Principal Justin Hunter is beginning his second school year at …

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bloomingOUT – August 6, 2015

Hosts Jeff Jewel and Megan McCullough interview Jamie Bartzel, the Office Supervisor of IU’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services. They also interview Jessica Levandoski, the Director of the upcoming Middle Coast Film Festival. Hosts – Jeff Jewel, Megan McCullough Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – Olivia Davidson Podcast: Play in new window …

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Voices in the Street – Bloomington’s Flag: A Thought Experiment

We’re taking a bit of a departure this week on Voices and coming at you with a brain storming session. Bloomington has the good fortune of being populated with lots of folks proud to be here—whether they’re true townies, townies by choice, or just here for school or another temporary stay. We thought it would be interesting to hear what …

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Daily Local News – August 6, 2015

Indiana has more work to do than most states to comply with the new Clean Power Plan unveiled this week by the Obama administration; Interstate 69 construction is causing more road closures in the Bloomington area starting on Monday; A former top official at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is being investigated for possible ethical breaches; The Monroe County …

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EcoReport – August 8, 2015

One Bloomington resident is designing a carbon exchange program to implement in Bloomington. The program is intended to reward local residents for sustainable actions through incentives from local businesses. In today’s Feature, WFHB Correspondent Sierra Gardner spoke with the director of the program, Joe Davis, about the details and status of the program. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent …

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EcoReport – First Community Carbon Exchange Program in Development

One Bloomington resident is designing a carbon exchange program to implement in Bloomington. The program is intended to reward local residents for sustainable actions through incentives from local businesses. In today’s Feature, WFHB Correspondent Sierra Gardner spoke with the director of the program, Joe Davis, about the details and status of the program. Podcast: Play in new window | Download …

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Environmentalists to Host Celebration in Response to the Newly Unveiled Clean Power Plan

This Saturday a coalition of environmental groups are hosting what they’re calling a Clean Power Party in Indianapolis to thank the Obama administration for its newly unveiled Clean Power Plan. The plan will require power plants around the country to reduce carbon emissions. Saturday’s celebration comes as many political figures in Indiana are decrying the new regulations, saying they will …

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Local Biologist Explores The Battle Between Microorganisms For Better Health

In a recent study Indiana University biologist Farrah Bashey-Visser has been researching an apparent microscopic war between microorganisms. The study focuses on the various interactions between certain microorganisms and their implications to human health. Health experts have long been concerned about bacteria evolving to resist drugs and antibiotics but Bashey-Visser’s research exposes a different, related concern. Certain bacteria are not …

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Daily Local News – August 5, 2015

The City of Bloomington issued a boil order this afternoon following several water main breaks today; A single-day study has found an increased number of people experiencing homelessness in Monroe County; In a recent study local biologist Farrah Bashey-Visser has been researching an apparent microscopic war between microorganisms; The company that grades standardized tests for Indiana schools is running behind. …

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Monroe County’s Homelessness Numbers Appear to Rise

A single-day study has found an increased number of people experiencing homeless in Monroe County. The 2015 Point-In-Time Homeless count found a total of 329 Monroe County residents living without permanent housing. That’s up from 302 people last year and 304 the year before. The increase comes as numbers continue to fall slightly across Indiana. The Point-in-Time count is performed …

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