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Eco Report – 19 April 2018

In this week’s episode of Eco Report, WFHB’s Phil Kasper and Andrew Brown report on the Indiana bat being listed as Endangered in Indiana, the Bloomington State Representative Matt Pierce touring the logging areas of Yellowwood State Forest last week and the Environmental Protection Agency updating residents of East Chicago, Indiana, on the Superfund cleanup activities planned for this spring.  All …

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Rep. Pierce Tours Yellowwood’s Back Country Logging

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State Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) toured logging areas of Yellowwood State Forest last week. Pierce says he hiked through the Back Country area, where a Department of Natural Resources contractor is removing 1,700 trees, with the Indiana Forest Alliance’s Dave Seastrom. Pierce says the Indiana DNR designated Yellowwood’s Back Country area back in the ‘80’s, in an effort to preserve …

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Daily Local News – April 16, 2018

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An armed gunman was reported on IU’s campus yesterday afternoon; State Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) toured logging areas of Yellowwood State Forest last week, to evaluate the logging of the back country wilderness; A surveying and land-use contractor hired by the city of Bloomington to evaluate what to do with the IU Health downtown hospital has released its recommendations; Wain Martin, a …

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Pierce: Republicans Could Pass Anything

After arguments in the Indiana Statehouse ended the legislature’s short session, without accomplishing Governor Eric Holcomb’s priority bills, Holcomb announced a special session of the legislature to convene in May. Representative Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) spoke with WFHB News Director Wes Martin about what voters can expect out of the May session. Pierce says Republicans have a super majority in the …

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Daily Local News – March 14, 2018

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A new report shows groundwater across the state is being contaminated by unsafe amounts of toxic heavy metals from coal ash; Bloomington will roll out 150 ‘smart bikes’ as part of a new bike share program, this Spring; Black Lives Matter is encouraging residents to contact Mayor John Hamilton’s office, and give their opinions about the city’s purchase of an armored …

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Daily Local News – January 18, 2018

Indianapolis is among 20 cities being considered for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters; Bloomington is looking for area artists to construct a bicentennial song; Officials from IU, the city of Bloomington, Monroe County and the state legislature came together over the weekend for the Bicentennial Kickoff Event in the Monroe County Government Center; After 178 amendments over five months, the Bloomington City Council adopted …

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Daily Local News – January 4, 2018

HEADLINES Bloomington Democratic State Representative Matt Pierce files legislation for voluntary euthanasia; the Monroe County Commissioners are gearing up for the county’s 200th anniversary, saving taxpayer money with new property tax software, and approved new monitoring equipment for the Community Corrections Department; The Commission on the Status of Women is seeking applicants for their annual awards; and both the city …

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Daily Local News – February 8, 2017

IU students organized a demonstration today responding to white nationalist flyers posted on campus; As four-year graduation rates on the main Indiana University continue to climb, regional campuses lag behind; The Chocolate Prom will be held at Rhino’s Youth Center this Saturday, February 11th from 7 to 11 pm; Indiana University’s Center of Excellence for Women in Technology will host its fourth annual …

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Local Legislators Discuss Renewable Energy Bills

About 75 area residents turned up Saturday morning for the League of Women Voters’ annual Legislative Update, held at Bloomington City Hall. Six state legislators were invited, but only three were present for the session: Representatives Matt Pierce and Jeff Ellington, and state Senator Mark Stoops. After updating the public on high profile issues including road funding, a proposed cigarette …

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IU Undergraduate Student Announces Plans for State Legislature Bid

Indiana University student, Drew Ash, has announced he plans to run for State Legislature as an Independent candidate in the November election. That’s according to a report in the Herald-Times. Ash, a junior in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), has never campaigned for a political position before. He will be running against Matt Pierce, the …

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