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Daily Local News – January 27, 2016

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Early this morning, a group of Hoosier activists known as Indiana Moral Mondays, descended on the Indiana Statehouse to push for a minimum wage increase; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has approved Monroe County’s application for money to improve voting accessibility; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board heard an update on the city of Bloomington’s ongoing water contamination issues on Monday; In other news from the Bloomington Utilities Department, finance director Efrat Feferman said staff is looking at raising water rates; Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann has announced the details for the 2016 Hoosier Women Artists Contest.

FEATURE
Seven years after it was first considered, Monroe County’s plans to open a materials recovery facility are still in limbo. Last week, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with one of the strongest proponents of the facility, also known as a MRF (“murf”). Steve Volan is a member of the Bloomington City Council as well as the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District’s Board of Directors. We bring you their conversation now for a WFHB community report. As a matter of disclosure, Volan is a volunteer at WFHB.

BETTER BEWARE
Local scams: Here are three swindles going on right now in our neck of the woods. They’re just like ones hitting all over the country, carefully targeted with local info.

CREDITS
Anchors: Araceli Gomez and Kelly Wherley.
Today’s headlines were written by Joshua Byron and Victoria Hansel along with Wes Martin for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television Services .
Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford.
Our engineer today is Jennifer Brooks.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

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