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Monroe County CASA Interview with Lester Wadzinski

The Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, are volunteers who monitor and testify on behalf of children who are ‘wards of the state.’ Over the past five years, the number of children in need of an advocate in Monroe County’s CASA program has quadrupled. WFHB News Director Wes Martin sat down with CASA volunteer Lester Wadzinski to discuss …

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Activate: Dave Wright from Monroe County CASA

Dave Wright’s service to Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates has been adaptive and critical for over sixteen years. Dave has many skills and strengths, and he is there to contribute in any void that develops. His advice and hard work guided the direction of CASA. Since his retirement, Dave treats CASA as his full time job and is an …

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Daily Local News – May 15, 2017

Newly filed court documents are shedding more light on Marsh Supermarkets’ financial troubles; An Indiana official is questioning the Veterans Administration’s plans to shutter 1,000 facilities and leave 4,000 jobs unfilled; Habitat for Humanity helps local family find affordable housing in high-priced Bloomington market; The Board of Directors of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has approved a final contract with …

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Daily Local News – April 5, 2017

It’s Fund Drive at WFHB. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch may have lifted portions of his book from uncited sources including the Indiana Law Journal. In legal news from Monroe County, one hundred children are still in need of advocates to shepherd them through the court system. This week the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved a resolution giving Monroe County government …

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Activate! – Community Kitchen: Keith Bobay

Keith Bobay serves the Community Kitchen and countless other organizations in countless other capacities. In this week’s Activate! Keith discusses his passion for community service and describes how these services help people get through challenging times in their lives. LINKS Community Kitchen

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Daily Local News – February 6, 2017

Around 90 employees at Crane Army Ammunition Activity will be spared from the effects of President Trump’s federal hiring freeze; Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, is asking the City Council to annex more than 15 square miles of land into the city; The Bloomington Environmental Commission has published their strategy and recommendations for cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions in the …

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Daily Local News – Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The percentage of state education dollars spent on in-classroom education declined last year, according to a new expenditure data for fiscal year 2015; The Building and Trades Park in downtown Bloomington will be growing its northwest boundary; The Town of Ellettsville is moving ahead on raising it’s sewer rates; Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates is calling for volunteers to …

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Activate! – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates): Jim Shelton

In this week’s segment of Activate! CASA volunteer and board member, Jim Shelton, explains the crucial void filled by CASA volunteers in an overtaxed foster care system.  The Department of Child Services is struggling to keep up as  more families are impacted by the opioid crisis. CASA volunteers fill an important void in case management of children in foster care. Volunteers …

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