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Daily Local News – April 5, 2017

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Governor Eric Holcomb is expected to sign three bills into law tomorrow, all dealing with opioid and controlled substances reporting. The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that bail bonds may be used to pay non-court debts. Last night’s city council meeting lasted all of eleven minutes before adjourning. FEATURE: Black Lives Matter organizer and advocate Vauhxx Booker has been at the …

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Daily Local News – December 14, 2017

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners have joined with the City of Bloomington in a class action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors; The City of Bloomington Utilities Department announced plans to begin selling water in bulk next year; Monroe County Treasurer Jessica McClellan has changed the county’s investment policy in order to take advantage of rising interest rates; Concerned …

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Daily Local News – December 13, 2017

People living with HIV in South-Central Indiana now have a primary care service through IU Health Bloomington. The Indiana State Health Department recorded the first flu death in the state last week, the victim was under the age of 18. The United States Department of Agriculture is promising to ‘increase the efficiency’ of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP …

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Indiana Recovery Alliance gets Monroe County Needle Program Re-approved

The Indiana Recovery Alliance engages in harm-reduction and syringe support services throughout southern Indiana. On Monday, Monroe County Commissioners re-approved the IRA’s efforts. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Indiana Recovery Alliance Founder and Director, Chris Abert, about the syringe support program on today’s Feature Report.

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Daily Local News – December 7, 2017

Monroe County Plan Commission member Scott Wells announced his resignation from the commission; Indiana Attorneys and lawmakers attempt to make connections between marijuana use and opioid addiction; Democracy for Monroe County will be hosting an event to discuss and debate the cash bail system; City of Bloomington Utility crews will be working to repair a water main break on South …

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Daily Local News – October 25, 2017

The Ellettsville Town Council approved a tax break for the developers of a housing project scheduled to replace the Lenzy Hayes trailer park on State Road 46 in Ellettsville. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s office is introducing an informational website to combat opioid abuse within the state. The Indiana State Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Study Committee heard from opponents of …

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Voices in the Street: “Needle Exchanges, pros and cons”

The opioid crisis is raging and solutions are elusive. We have asked what your thoughts are regarding needle exchanges. Do they help or do they enable?

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Daily Local News – October 19, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners are calling on the Richland Bean Blossom Community School Board to rethink closing Stinesville Elementary School; The Monroe County Commissioners also approved an ordinance creating an opioid awareness commission; The city Bloomington is replacing water mains across town, causing disruptions in water services; The City of Bloomington’s lawsuit against Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will not be dismissed. …

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Daily Local News – September 28, 2017

The Cook Group reach an agreement with the City of Bloomington worth $100,000 a year; Indianapolis based developer Mecca Companies, Incorporated has received multiple incentives to increase affordable housing in Bloomington; Monroe County officials and social service agencies come together for Monroe County’s first annual opioid summit. FEATURE Veterans’ issues advocate John Tilford served as a Marine in Vietnam and …

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Daily Local News – July 13, 2017

A new standing order from the state’s Health Commissioner will make a non-addictive drug used to reverse opioid overdoses, more widely available; Monroe County Commissioners approved funding for renovations to improve security at the Community Corrections building; Tomorrow is the pretrial hearing for the man accused of arson and theft to a Ellettsville daycare center. FEATURE The son of a …

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