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EcoReport – August 20, 2015

In today’s Feature, Jodi Perras, the “Beyond Coal” representative for Indiana’s Sierra Club, discusses the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan, and its effect on Indiana. 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 …

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Clean Power Plan and Indiana Coal

In today’s Feature, Jodi Perras, the “Beyond Coal” representative for Indiana’s Sierra Club, discusses the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan, and its effect on Indiana.

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Better Beware! – College Scams

Some 40,000 students are arriving in town right now. This can cause problems for local residents, but the students are often targets for fraudsters. Here’s some heads-ups for everyone!

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MCCSC Seeks Renewal of Property Tax

The Monroe County Community School Corporation has been considering asking local voters to renew a special property tax introduced in 2011. The levy was approved by 63 percent of voters in 2010. That vote put the tax in place for six years. It’s set to expire at the end of 2016.  Property owners are charged an extra fourteen-cents on every …

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Senator Donnelly Has Issued His Tie-Breaking Support For The Iran Nuclear Deal

Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has announced he will support the nuclear deal with Iran. Donnelly made the announcement in a press release this afternoon. He is expected to hold a potentially tie-breaking vote when the issue comes before the Senate next month. On August 9th,  several local peace organizations held a rally urging Donnelly to support the deal. David …

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Daily Local News – August 19, 2015

Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has announced he will support the nuclear deal with Iran; In the race for governor, John Gregg is now the only remaining Democratic candidate; A local group calling itself Bring Your Bag Bloomington is asking the Bloomington City Council to address the issue of plastic bag use at grocery stores and other businesses in Bloomington; …

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A Proposal To Eliminate Plastic Bag Use Is Addressed By The Bloomington City Council

A local group calling itself Bring Your Bag Bloomington is asking the Bloomington City Council to address the issue of plastic bag use at grocery stores and other businesses in Bloomington. BYBB has spent the past year investigating ordinances in as many as 130 cities, two states, and 70 countries that have banned the use of plastic bags in stores. …

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John Gregg Is The Last Democrat Standing In The Governor’s Race

In the race for governor, John Gregg is now the only remaining Democratic candidate. On Monday, State Senator Karen Tallian dropped out of the race and said she would support Gregg’s nomination.  Talian quit just days after State Superintendent for Public Instruction Glenda Ritz ended her campaign for governor.  Ritz has also endorsed Gregg, who has led the other candidates …

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Dial This Extension for Money Smarts

Along with every other Indiana county, we have a Purdue University Extension that offers free resources to the community. Among those resources, says Emily Roth, are money-managing information and education.

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Interchange – The Right to Dignity: Service Sector Workers and the Future of Unions

Cover If We Can Win Here

Do service-sector workers represent the future of the U.S. labor movement? Mid-twentieth-century union activism transformed manufacturing jobs from backbreaking, low-wage work into careers that allowed workers to buy homes and send their kids to college. Some union activists insist that there is no reason why service-sector workers cannot follow that same path…As one Indiana-based organizer says of the struggle being …

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