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Daily Local News – January 22, 2014

The Monroe County Plan Commission approved a letter to federal agencies yesterday, complaining about continued problems with Interstate 69 construction; The superintendent of Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation said yesterday that recent storms won’t force a change to the basic school calendar; The author of an Indiana constitutional amendment to protect hunting and fishing has introduced the proposal this year …

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Daily Local News – January 9, 2014

The Indiana Legislature made steps today to progress a marriage amendment that would change the Indiana Constitution to state that only heterosexual couples have marriage rights in Indiana; A statewide rule requiring the drug testing of certain medical patients is at the center of a class action lawsuit filed yesterday; Motorists on State Road 37 will soon begin to see …

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EcoReport – Sara Beth Klee Mundy: Indiana Fish and Wildlife

In today’s EcoReport feature, Sara Beth Klee Mundy, a herpetologist with Indiana Fish and Wildlife, talks about efforts to protect Eastern Box Turtles impacted by I-69.

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Best of 2013 #9 – Muddying the Waters: New Interstate Brings New Contamination


After decades of debate and protest, 2013 saw the first segments of Interstate 69 begin construction in Monroe and Greene counties. In 2012, a 67-mile stretch of the new road was finished in Southern Indiana, connecting Evansville to the area near the Crane Naval base. Then, by early this spring, landowners in the WFHB listening area began reporting trees were …

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District 78 Representative Crouch Appointed Indiana Auditor of State

Governor Mike Pence announced today that he has appointed Indiana District 78 Representative Suzanne Crouch as Auditor of State for Indiana. Crouch fills the position vacated by Dwayne Sawyer, whom Pence appointed as Auditor in August of this year. Sawyer announced at the end of November that he would resign from the position due to family and personal concerns. Crouch …

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Daily Local News – November 4, 2013

Union and management at the local General Electric plant have reached an agreement around the personnel layoffs that the company announced in September; The City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department will host a workshop next Thursday, November 14th; The Richland Bean Blossom School Board didn’t get enough votes October 21st to approve a teacher handbook that was supported …

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Daily Local News – October 9, 2013

The Indiana Department of Transportation has responded to complaints about erosion along the I-69 corridor in southern Monroe County; On September 26th, the Monroe County Election Board discussed the feasibility of moving the County’s voter registration office; The Indiana University Office of Sustainability invites people see Col. Mark “Puck” Mykleby’s visit to IU, where the Senior Fellow at the New …

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EcoReport – I-69 Contruction Continues to Raise Evironmental Concerns

In today’s EcoReport feature, we learn about water pollution from sediment, erosion problems, and other environmental violations by contractors building I-69.

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Documents: I-69 Contractors Have Histories of Violations

Crews with vacuum trucks and other equipment are still working this week to clean up eroded soil along the planned path of Interstate 69 in southern Monroe County. Storms earlier this summer caused sediment to flow away from I-69 construction sites and into local waterways after contractors failed to control the erosion. The sediment can make it difficult for aquatic …

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