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Emptied Water Storage Tank Causes Pipe Breaks

The City of Bloomington issued a boil order this afternoon following several water main breaks today. The Utilities Department said in a press release that the breaks appear to be related to a change in conditions brought about by emptying a large water storage tank. The tank is being emptied so it can be painted. Other issues such as fluctuating …

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Interchange – Is a Woman a Person? Needing Ellen Willis More Than Ever

Ellen Willis, 1977

So, here we are, August 4th, 2015, and I’m asking “Is a Woman A Person?” You laugh, no, scoff at me for asking this. Of course!, you say. But are we “persons” by degrees with some considered lesser beings? Consider the concerted attack on women’s health funding by Republicans seeking to defund Planned Parenthood. It seems women ought to be …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Air Conditioning

It’s tempting to switch on the air conditioning when temperatures rise outside. Careful—that cool air is expensive. By being money smart, though, you can avoid turning on the A/C in the first place, and use it wisely when you do turn it on. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:04 — 4.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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50 Years of Medicare with Dr. Rob Stone

July 30th marked the 50th anniversary of the Medicare program, which President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law in 1965. Prior to Medicare, about a third of Americans over the age of 65 lived without health insurance. The program was also a force for racial desegregation in medical facilities. The program required hospital floors, waiting rooms and other facilities to …

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Daily Local News – August 4, 2015

Despite the advice of public health officials, most high school students in Indiana are not being vaccinated against human papillomavirus, or HPV; The EPA has proposed controversial new rules for coal-fired power plants which could have big implications for Indiana; Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington has announced it will be the home of a new location for the Indiana …

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Lane Closures on 2nd Street for I-69 Development

Crews were scheduled today to begin closing single lanes on 2nd Street in Bloomington between Liberty Drive and Oakdale Drive. Contractors working on Interstate 69 announced the closures would continue through Saturday. Crews are verifying the locations of utilities along the future path of the Interstate. Additional lane closures are scheduled to begin on Wednesday night along State Road 37. The …

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Indiana Specialty Surgery Center Requests More Time to Respond to Overbilling Lawsuit

A Bloomington surgery center joined ten other Indiana-based medical facilities today to ask a judge for more time to respond to an overbilling lawsuit. Indiana Specialty Surgery Center is one of eleven centers accused of overbilling an insurance company by a total of $6 million. The Bloomington center itself is charged with overbilling $590,000. Cigna Health and Life Insurance filed …

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Bring It On! – August 3rd, 2015

William Hosea and Mattie White welcome Dr. Justin Hunter. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Mattie welcome Dr. Justin Hunter, principal of Fairview Elementary School. Dr. Hunter joins us to help shed some light upon what parents and/or guardians need to do to maximize their student’s success in this new academic year. He also identifies some of the challenges …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #41: August 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig, Jeff Foster, with guest host Cari Ray. First aired Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB. ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:  Musical guests: The Boxcar Annies (Heather Elkins, Gabrielle Steenburger and Barry Elkins) Interviews with arborist Rick Patrick and author Ruth Anne Ingraham on Invasive Species Jeff Tryon’s My Brown County: “Stolen Watermelons” …

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Local Peace Groups Support Iran Nuclear Deal and Remember Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

This coming Sunday, August 9th, is the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki in Japan. The attack followed the bombing of Hiroshima three days earlier. At least 129,000 people were killed in the attacks. Peace groups in Bloomington are planning to mark the anniversary on Sunday with a vigil and a rally in support of the Iran …

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