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Election Night 2014 – Matt Pierce

Alycin

WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh speaks with District 61 Representative Matt Pierce about Indiana’s Republican super-majority, and the changes to House and Senate districts that may ensure the Party’s stronghold during this election as well.

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Stress & Mindful Meditation

Mindful meditation is increasing in popularity in the medical field due to its ability to increase brain efficiency. As Sierra Gardner reports, many community members are already practicing this method and working to increase awareness.

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Elder Care Cultural Differences

Rand McNally, Retirement Places Rated ranked Bloomington number 8 in the nation. But as Ruben Solis reports, retirement homes are not the best option for some people in the U.S.  Ruben Solis reports.  

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Pres. Drug Abuse – State Response

Every 25 minutes, a person dies from a drug overdose.  As Olivia DeWeese reports, the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs is being called an epidemic in Indiana by government programs, and Bloomington is no exception.

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Resources for the Homeless

Every day thousands of families in our local community are without food and a place to sleep. With the help of new resources becoming available to aid the homeless, there has been a decline in the number of unsheltered families. As Daion Morton reports, as the numbers in Indiana continue to decrease, local cities like Bloomington are continuing to work …

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Homelessness Factors

In January 2013, over 610,000 people were homeless on a given night in the United States. Bloomington, Indiana has been struggling with finding solutions for the homeless population.  Why can’t the homeless just get a job and make money? According to various sources, being homeless is much more complicated than a willingness to work.  Here is Dani Aleksa, reporting for …

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ACA & Medicaid Expansion

The Affordable Care Act has been a contentious issue since its inception back in 2009. one particular part of the ACA is causing debate in within states nationwide, the expansion of Medicaid. Twenty-six states have not taken the federal funds to expand Medicaid, one of which is Indiana. Governor Mike Pence has rejected the Medicaid expansion in favor of a …

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Campus Prescription Drug Abuse

The misuse and abuse of prescription drugs is a growing issue and all around us. As Lindsey Wright reports, prescription drug misuse is a complicated issue that is becoming more common. This misuse creates problems that some might not realize exist.

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Homeless Youth Problems

For a seventeen year old, prom should be one of the highlights of their school year. Instead many of Bloomington’s youth are thinking of where the next couch they can crash on for the night is. According to the 2013 annual homeless assessment report to congress, Indiana has an increase of 13.1% of homeless individuals from 2012 to 2013. Reporting …

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J460 Reports – Part One

Welcome to the annual WFHB series “J460 Reports” a partnership between the Indiana University School of Journalism and WFHB. During the spring semester of 2014, students in Professor Mike Conway’s Course Community Journalism pursued stories in the underreported subjects of health, homelessness, aging, and the environment. Reports From: Ally Tsimekles, Dani Aleksa, Daion Morton, Lindsey Wright, Olivia DeWeese, Neal Early, …

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