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Daily Local News – May 5, 2014

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Indiana’s primary elections are tomorrow, May 6th, with polls opening at 6am and closing at 6pm; At a Bloomington City Council meeting last week, the owners of three large new buildings downtown asked council members to approve tax breaks for their businesses; Indiana University-Bloomington is being investigated for violations of federal sex discrimination rules; On May first, Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly announced his support for a Senate bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline without requiring a permit from President Obama to move forward.

FEATURE
A new report from the American Lung Association says Indianapolis has the 20th most polluted air in the country. That’s based on levels of small particles in the air that affect cardiovascular health and could be linked to cancer. The report shows worsening air quality in Indianapolis and around the country. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford brings us this WFHB feature exclusive on what the new data means for Indianapolis and Monroe County, where we know much less about pollution levels.

ACTIVATE!
Lucy Schaich, Assistant Director of the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network along with New Hope Family Shelter Executive Director Elaine Gwin and New Hope volunteer Joanne on the Volunteer Network’s Fill the Gap community volunteer initiative and the specific needs of Fill the Gap partner agency New Hope Family Shelter.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Alycin Bektesh
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
The Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Residents Resist the Keystone XL Pipeline

Locals joined demonstrators nationwide to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. Participants held signs and listened as speakers led by Jack Brubaker warned of climate change and other environmental hazards of the tar sands process for extracting oil. The Bloomington Pledge of Resistance group  that is spearheading action in protest of the pipeline has a Facebook group at Bloomington no kxl. You can hear the full report Tuesday, February 4th on the Daily Local News at 5:30pm. 

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