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Daily Local News – May 18, 2016

Today President Obama doubled the salary threshold for overtime pay protections, potentially increasing pay for millions of Americans who hadn’t been getting paid for working overtime; City of Bloomington residents may see a 22% increase in their water and sewer rates starting next year. The proposed rate increase was presented to the Utilities Service Board on Monday; Indiana University released …

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Indianapolis Improving But Still Faces Pollution Problems

The American Lung Association released a report today that ranked Indianapolis the 23rd most polluted city in the nation for short term particle pollution. But despite that ranking, the report says Indiana has been making some progress in reducing pollution levels. Ever since the first State of the Air Report was released 16 years ago, air quality in the state …

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Daily Local News – June 30, 2014

Indiana industry dumps more chemicals into our waterways than any other state, however the state official in charge of water management isn’t aware of this pollution; The Monroe County Commission took on noisy I-69 contractors June 27th by passing a stricter noise ordinance; The city of Bloomington is finishing plans to build a short pedestrian trail on the south side …

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Community Concerned With I-69 Sediment Erosion

A contractor helping supervise I-69 construction insisted May 9 contractors are doing all they can to prevent pollution from the project. In a presentation to the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Committee, Jeremy Kieffner outlined the various strategies contractors use to prevent erosion. Over the past year waterways near Section 4 of the new interstate have been contaminated with …

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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 28, 2013

Four recipients have been announced for the  Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone Arts Grant Program; The national organization Family Equality Council is hosting a talk for LGBT community who wish to learn about all the options available for starting or growing a family; The policy committee of the Bloomington Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization made plans October 11th to request a …

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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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EcoReport – Sierra Club Reports: Power Plants Polluting Water

In today’s EcoReport feature, a new report from the Sierra Club shows that Indiana Power Plants discharge toxic coal Ash or Wastewater into the state’s streams. WFHB investigates the pollution practices, as well as an effort to stop a new Indiana coal mine from being built.

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