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January 4, 2010

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Two village goats and an ADT soldier

Cultivating Afghanistan — Half a Year of Progress?

WFIU begins begin a second installment of our series “Cultivating Afghanistan” with update on the ADT’s progress a in a Taliban-controlled district.

January 7, 2010

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Snowy Traffic

Snow Snarls Streets; Stores Still Stocked

Today’s winter weather has boosted local business, but worries those plowing the roads.

January 8, 2010

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An employee uses a snow blower to clear the parking area near the Union building on campus.

Property Tax Caps to Blame for Added Snow Difficulties?

The first significant snowfall this winter in south-central Indiana sent snowplows scrambling to clear the roads and officials scrambling to pay for it.

January 8, 2010

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Bloomfield Business Filling Niche to Supply Crane

A Bloomfield company is creating jobs along with its foam and metal packing materials.

January 11, 2010

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A photo of villagers building a check dam

Cultivating Afghanistan: Turning Dams Into Walls

Despite the best-laid plans of the Agribusiness Development Team, sometimes there are still walls built -- literally -- between villagers and the military.

January 13, 2010

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The Hoagy Carmichael statue covered in snow.

A Selection of Winter Photos

WTIU Videographer Bill Shaw showcases some winter scenes from around Bloomington, Ind. and Leonard Springs Nature Park.

January 13, 2010

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Census Center Opens in Columbus

Mayor Fred Armstrong officially opened the Census Center in Columbus on Tuesday. The Census Center will lead most of the Census efforts in South Central Ind.

January 14, 2010

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Haiti

Devastating Earthquake Prompts Local Efforts to Help Haiti

A graduate student at IU is using Facebook and Twitter to contact friends in his troubled homeland of Haiti.

January 15, 2010

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Kokomo City Hall

With Judge’s Ruling, Kokomo Faces New Obstacles in Remonstration

A Tipton County Judge has ruled property waivers signed by residents on Kokomo’s west side are invalid, creating a hurdle for the city’s annexation plans.

January 19, 2010

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Cultivating Afghanistan: Feeding an Army

In this segment of his series “Cultivating Afghanistan,” Reporter Doug Wissing chews on the matter of feeding an army…

January 20, 2010

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IU Men’s Basketball Mid-season Update

WTIU's Dave Leno talks with The Herald-Times' Dustin Dopirak about the team's positives and negatives at this point in the season.

January 20, 2010

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Media Inventory Turns Up Missing Discs of 50′s Radio Program

A media survey on the IU campus turned up around half a million items, most cared for and stored properly for future generations until an unusual discovery.

January 20, 2010

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Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson Speaks in Bloomington on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Members of the Bloomington community gathered Monday to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 22, 2010

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Full Moon, Assiniboine

Preserving a Dying Language in its Final Stages

Indiana University anthropologists aim to preserve a Native American language only spoken by fewer than 40 mostly elderly people.

January 23, 2010

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A picture of Stan's cat Riley inspecting his suitcase

Auschwitz Trip: An Unusual Birthday

From now on, when people ask me what I did for my birthday in 2010, I know what I'm going to say.

January 24, 2010

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A photo of a monument to workers from the Plaszow camp

Auschwitz Trip: Peculiar Trees and Oskar Schindler’s Factory

It took me about 19.5 hours to get from Bloomington to the baggage claim at Pope John Paul II Airport in Krakow. Of those, I estimate I slept about two.

January 25, 2010

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A photo of Khost Province from the air

Cultivating Afghanistan: ADT Medical Care

The Indiana National Guard Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, has been lucky to suffer few serious injuries during its tenure in Afghanistan.

January 25, 2010

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Employment and Budget Concerns Dominate Legislative Breakfast

The 2010 Legislative Breakfast was held Friday morning on Indiana University Bloomington's campus to discuss various concerns of Hoosiers.

January 25, 2010

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Haiti Relief

Haiti Relief Efforts Aided by IU’s Creole Dictionary

U.S. aid workers making their way to Haiti are packing a must-have item in their knap sacks that comes almost exclusively from Indiana University.

January 25, 2010

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Hawkeyes Top Hoosiers by 15

Last season the IU men's basketball team won its only Big Ten game against Iowa. But this go-around, the Hawkeyes got some revenge at Assembly Hall.

January 26, 2010

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Crematorium Furnace

Auschwitz Trip: Photos from Auschwitz and Birkenau

On Monday and Tuesday, the group got its first look at the companion concentration camps, Auschwitz and Birkenau.

January 26, 2010

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Richard Behney

Republicans See Bayh as Vulnerable, Even Without Pence Candidacy

In Evan Bayh’s five statewide races so far, he’s crushed opponents. And until recently Bayh’s seat was considered safe yet again in this November’s elections.

January 26, 2010

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Mike Sodrel

Sodrel Looks to Tie Hill to Obama, Use Twitter

Ninth District Republican candidates Mike Sodrel and Todd Young appeared together on the campaign trail for the first time Monday night in Bloomington.

January 26, 2010

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Listening to the tour guide

Auschwitz Trip: Teens Look at a History of Horror

A group of students participating in Batchelor Middle School's "BTV" program have made the trip to witness the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 27, 2010

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Birkenau Press Room

Auschwitz Trip: Morning of the Ceremony

WFIU's Stan Jastrzebski has arrived at the ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 28, 2010

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Barbed Wire at Auschwitz

Auschwitz Trip: Remembering Not to Forget

WFIU's Stan Jastrzebski has spent the last week touring concentration camps in Poland in advance of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 29, 2010

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Polish Crest

Auschwitz Trip: Pride in the Homeland

It's our final day in Poland and I'm glad I'll end the trip here with one of the most overwhelming senses of pride I've ever felt.

January 29, 2010

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Duke Bennett Talks with Krakow Leaders

Terre Haute Mayor Seeks New Strategies From Krakow Officials

On Friday, Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett met with one of four Deputy Mayors of Krakow, Poland to learn how that city has turned its image around.

January 29, 2010

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Poverty Simulation at Banneker Center Raises Awareness

The Community and Family Resources Commission and the Monroe County Circles Initiative hosts "A Poverty Simulation" at the Banneker Community Center.

February 2, 2010

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Black History Month Kicks Off with Read-In

Black history month kicked off yesterday with the Indiana University School of Education’s 8th Annual African American Read-In.

February 3, 2010

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Hoosiers for Higher Education Rally at the Statehouse

"Tell your story" was the theme of Tuesday's Hoosiers for Higher Education rally at the Statehouse.

February 3, 2010

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Hoosier Environmental Council President Jesse Kharbanda

Hoosier Households Not Held to Same Standards as Industry

Although industry is subject to regulations and the focus of an ongoing debate over those regulations, Hoosier households aren’t held to the same standards.

February 3, 2010

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New Drug Court Principles Could Be Next Standard

Some offenders seek traditional court, and opt out of the drug court program. Monroe County officials state the drug court system could be the new norm.

February 5, 2010

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Todd Rokita in Bloomington

Rokita Talks Redistricting, Jabs Democrats

Speaking in Bloomington Thursday, newly minted congressional candidate Todd Rokita continued his push for redistricting reform in the state.

February 5, 2010

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Tani District Elders

Cultivating Afghanistan: Battling Afghan Corruption

In this segment of WFIU’s ongoing series “Cultivating Afghanistan”, reporter Douglas Wissing reports on the team’s efforts to combat Afghan corruption.

February 5, 2010

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IU Loses Heartbreaker to Boilers

It was an old fashioned Indiana barn-burner Thursday night when the #7 Purdue Boilermakers defeated the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall, 78 to 75.

February 6, 2010

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Off-season IU Football Update

Indiana Public Broadcasting's Dave Leno talks with Ken Bikoff, the editor-in-chief of Inside Indiana magazine, about signing day and 2010 expectations.

February 8, 2010

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Gym Touts Hula Hoop-Based Fitness

Some may consider the hula-hoop a child’s toy, but the Hudsucker Posse will tell you otherwise.

February 9, 2010

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An employee uses a snow blower to clear the parking area near the Union building on campus.

Winter Storm Prompts Delays and Closings

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 1 PM Wednesday.

February 9, 2010

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Vern Tincher

Tincher Steps Away From Statehouse, Commits to Groom Replacement

District 46 State Representative Vern Tincher announced today he will forgo running for re-election this fall.

February 10, 2010

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Former Township Assessors' Office

Three Township Government Proposals, Few Solutions

Several bills filed this legislative session focus on reforming or eliminating government at the township level.

February 11, 2010

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Bartholomew County Government Offices

With Republicans Running Unopposed, Dems Recruit to Beat Deadline

Few Bartholomew County Democrats are running for seats up for grabs this November. This has inspired a special recruitment committee to field Dem. candidates.

February 15, 2010

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Tamyra D'Ippolito

Bayh Opts Out, D’Ippolito Says Campaign “Thwarted” By State Dems

Senator Evan Bayh's announcement that he will not seek re-election leaves just a single Democrat, Bloomington restaurant owner Tamyra D'Ippolito, in the race.

February 16, 2010

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Through Car-Sharing, IU Wants Students to Leave Wheels at Home

By offering four cars for rent, the goal is to encourage IU students to lessen the clog near campus by sharing vehicles instead of driving their own.

February 16, 2010

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Tamyra d'Ippolito

D’Ippolito Says She’ll Go to Court To Prove Candidacy

Tamyra d'Ippolito says she did not need to file 4,500 signatures since she’s the only candidate that has filed papers seeking the Democratic nomination.

February 17, 2010

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Brad Ellsworth

Ellsworth Nears Decision on Senate Run

Eighth District Representative Brad Ellsworth will decide within the next day or two if he will throw his hat in the ring to replace Senator Evan Bayh.

February 17, 2010

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West Huddleston, CEO of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Justice Officials Eye Expansion of Drug Court System: Part II

For two decades the drug court system has allowed substance abuse victims to plead guilty to the majority of crimes committed.

February 18, 2010

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Tamyra D'Ippolito

D’Ippolito Coy on Lawyers, Kruzan Calls Campaign a “Distraction”

Bloomington restaurant owner Tamyra D'Ippolito is refusing to say much about her legal plans to become the Democratic nominee for state's open Senate seat.

February 18, 2010

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Vi Simpson

Vi Simpson Decides Against Senate Candidacy Despite Support

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan says he’d pick a local candidate to fill Evan Bayh's seat, if given the choice.

February 18, 2010

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MCCSC Superintendent J.T. Coopman

Meeting Participants Decry Effects of Proposed MCCSC Cuts

Parents and politicians alike were given a chance Wednesday to air their displeasure with an MCCSC proposal which would cut 75 jobs.

February 19, 2010

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Tutoring Returning Soldiers

Cultivating Afghanistan: Battling Polytrauma

As the Indiana National Guard 119th Agribusiness Development Team returns home, some members face medical issues.

February 19, 2010

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Cultivating Afghanistan: Attack on FOB Salerno

Though Forward Operating Base Salerno has seen relatively few casualties, there are still insurgent attacks on the base where the team is stationed.

February 19, 2010

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Bloomington Blades Find Passion for Hockey in Basketball State

We take you to the Frank Southern Ice Arena to learn more about Bloomington's high school hockey team the Bloomington Blades.

February 19, 2010

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Brad Ellsworth (D-8th)

Ellsworth Announces for Bayh’s Seat, GOP Leaders Unimpressed

8th District Congressman Brad Ellsworth announced in an e-mail Friday that he plans to run for the U-S Senate seat soon to be vacated by Evan Bayh.

February 19, 2010

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Light and Sound Check for Jesus Christ Superstar

Bringing Broadway to Bloomington

WTIU was granted access to the set-up of the North American tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" to find out how Broadway comes to Bloomington.

February 22, 2010

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Monroe County Community School Corporation Cuts Budget

Following a Tuesday meeting of the MCCSC's board, parents and politicians alike were given a chance to speak on Wednesday. WTIU's Austen Williams has the story.

February 22, 2010

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Hog Heaven Event Delivers Taste With a Side of Sustainability

The Bloomington Eats Green conference came to IU at the end January, and the tastiest event was Hog Heaven, featuring a local pig prepared by local chefs.

February 22, 2010

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District 61 Race to Focus on Property Tax Caps, I-69

Military contractor Kevin Suddeth says he plans to focus on education spending and I-69 in his attempt to unseat State Representative Matt Pierce.

February 22, 2010

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Businesses Look for Interns Willing to Work from the Ground Up

More than 45 companies participated in an Intern Fair at Alumni Hall.

February 22, 2010

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Cram the Container for Haiti

Find out what Indiana University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the School of HPER are doing to contribute to the relief effort in Haiti.

February 23, 2010

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IU President Michael McRobbie

New Committee Could Create, Restructure Academic Units at IU

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie Tuesday announced the creation of a committee charged with considering new academic programs.

February 23, 2010

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IU President Michael McRobbie

State of University Speech Zeros in on Financial Way Forward

In his first State of University address since 2008, McRobbie spoke of the many things that have changed in Bloomington and the country in the past 16 months.

March 1, 2010

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Brian Vargus

State Dems Ponder Next Step Following Evan Bayh’s Departure

Following Evan Bayh's retirement, the state’s Democratic party is forced to replace the man who’s been its most visible figure for the last two decades.

March 2, 2010

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Classroom at PS 145

Study Finds Racial Education Gap Growing (Part 1 of 2)

It’s been almost ten years since passage of the No Child Left Behind Act, but experts say test results show the law has failed to close the education gap.

March 3, 2010

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Thomas Atkins & Herman B. Wells

IU Group Heads to NY to Honor Founder, Close Gap (Part 2 of 2)

A group of IU students headed to New York earlier this year to help mentor kids at a public school with a 90% minority population.

March 4, 2010

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Monroe County Councilwoman Julie Thomas

Monroe County Health Clinic Proposed, Officials Argue Cost Savings

Monroe County officials say they’ve come up with a way to save about $60,000 a year by starting a health clinic.

March 5, 2010

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Sara Wright and Catherine Lobbestael

Cultivating Afghanistan: Married to the Military

Counselors often tell soldiers the price is freedom is high—very high. Not just for the soldiers, but also for their families.

March 9, 2010

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119th and 219th Shura

Cultivating Afghanistan: Replacing the 119th

As the first Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, finishes up its deployment, the second ADT organizes to replace them.

March 10, 2010

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McRobbie Spins his Favorite Tunes

IU President Guest-hosts WFIU's "Just You and Me."

March 11, 2010

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Jim Whitlatch

City to Purchase Waldron, Help BAAC Emerge From Debt

In order to help the Bloomington Area Arts Council's debt obligation, the city of Bloomington has agreed to temporarily purchase the John Waldron Arts Center.

March 12, 2010

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Families with Flags

Cultivating Afghanistan: The Homecoming

The Indiana National Guard's 119th Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, has finished its mission to Afghanistan.

March 16, 2010

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Coal Entrenched at Indiana University

Student groups are calling on IU to transition away from burning coal – the top source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – in the middle of campus.

March 17, 2010

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John Waldron Arts Center

City to Address WFHB Concerns With Waldron Sale Monday

Bloomington's mayor is vowing to work on radio station WFHB's behalf with the John Waldron Arts Center's next owner.

March 18, 2010

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Coal Free IU

Activism Focuses on Snuffing Out Coal at IU

Last fall, the Sierra Club began pressuring a handful of college campuses to end their use of coal. Indiana University, with its heating Plant, was targeted.

March 21, 2010

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Biz Markie

Is Climate Neutrality in Indiana University’s Future?

IU can’t begin to think about joining the climate neutrality club without a significant change in its stance toward burning coal on campus.

March 22, 2010

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Hill Says Health Care Vote Won’t Be A Campaign Focal Point

At least one state Democrat says he's not planning on making his health care vote the driving force behind his re-election campaign this fall.

March 23, 2010

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IU “Working Toward” Carbon Neutrality Without Clear Roadmap

The Campus Master Plan calls for a move toward carbon, and by extension climate, neutrality. But that idea is an abstract notion at this point.

March 24, 2010

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Greg Goodnight

Goodnight on Redistricting: Out With the Old, Back In With the Old

Kokomo's mayor says he hopes when the state redistricts, the map will look much the same as it does now.

March 25, 2010

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IU’s Energy Future That of Uncertainty, Plans and Hopeful Thinking

Currently, algae can do no more than inch IU forward in its long path toward eliminating its carbon emissions.

March 26, 2010

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COMU: Why are We Quiet Event Poses Questions

COMU event addresses concerns of discrimination in the community.

March 26, 2010

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Bball CookHall Locker

New IU Basketball Center Nears Completion

IU Athletics is putting finishing touches on their next major capital campaign project, the Basketball Development Center.

March 26, 2010

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Planned Parenthood of Indiana Cheers Reform Bill

Despite Debate, PPIN Officials Encouraged By Health Reform Bill

Despite abortion funding becoming a focus of debate before the health care bill’s passing, Planned Parenthood officials say they’re pleased with the outcome.

March 29, 2010

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IU Law Professor and DeBois Institute Founding Committee Co-Chair

Hoosier Students Sent to an African Boarding School? Maybe.

A group of IU professors attempting to build a boarding school for inner city school children in Ghana has filed a charter school application.

March 31, 2010

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IU Step Team

IU Step Team’s Belated Award Raises Questions of Race and Culture

When a step team from Arkansas University beat IU’s in a national step competition earlier this year, voices inside step community voiced displeasure.

April 1, 2010

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IU Study Tries to Define What It Means to “Have Sex”

Researchers from Indiana University find the definition of what it means to "have sex" changes depending on what demographic is answering the question.

April 1, 2010

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller

Joining Largely-Republican Lawsuit, Indiana’s AG Faces Questions

Earlier this week, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined a lawsuit seeking to declare new health insurance laws unconstitutional.

April 2, 2010

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Tibetan Leader Arjia Rinpoche Promotes New Book

An esteemed Tibetan leader returns home to Bloomington's Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center to promote his new book.

April 2, 2010

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Eddie Deckard

With Dust Settling, Hoosiers Size Up New Health Care Laws

Following passage of national health care reform legislation, Hoosiers have begun to assess what the new laws will mean for them.

April 2, 2010

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YMCA

Grant Provides Collaboration For A Healthier Community

Community leaders are celebrating a new grant that encourages healthy living.

April 7, 2010

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Amendment Seeks to Clarify Terre Haute Resale Shop Ordinance

A proposal to amend an ordinance requiring some Terre Haute second-hand stores to electronically report their transactions will come to a vote Thursday.

April 8, 2010

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A Collaboration Of Art And The Environment

Brown County community members and junior high school students used art to give homage to the Native American heritage.

April 12, 2010

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Electronic Spring Cleaning At IU E-waste Collection Days

IU and Apple are teaming up to collect and recycle the electronics we no longer use before they end up in a landfill.

April 12, 2010

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Rick Dietz

Bloomington Google Bid Straightforward But Causes IU to Pick Sides

Bloomington is one of more than 1,200 communities nationwide to apply for a competition run by internet giant Google.

April 12, 2010

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WFHB Gifts

Ivy Tech To Buy Waldron Arts Center

The City of Bloomington has found a buyer for the John Waldron Arts Center.

April 13, 2010

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IU School of Education Assistant Dean for Education Jill Shedd

New Teacher Licensing Rules Change Little, Educators Say

The governor and state superintendent hope REPA raises test scores, but some educators say a reduced emphasis on teaching methods could hurt Hoosier students.

April 15, 2010

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Templeton Elementary

Elementary Play Takes Aim at State Education Cuts

Students at Templeton will stage a play they wrote about the state budget cuts, called “The Case of the Missing Librarian.”

April 15, 2010

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Baron Hill

A Conversation with Congressman Baron Hill

Baron Hill talks about his 'yea' vote for health insurance reform and his recent trip to Afghanistan

April 16, 2010

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IU’s R-House Studies Human-Robot Interaction in Close Quarters

An offshoot of Indiana University's School of Informatics has created a home which could one day see humans and robots living and working side by side.

April 16, 2010

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Evan Bayh

Indiana State Names Education School After Bayh Family

Senator Evan Bayh returned to his boyhood home Friday to join ISU officials in dedicating the university’s college of education to the Bayh family.

April 21, 2010

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Urban Deer

Bloomington Mayor Kruzan Opposes Anti-Deer Sharpshooters

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan says he's opposed to at least one idea for limiting the city of Bloomington's deer population.

April 22, 2010

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Big Belly Solar Compactors Crunch Downtown Trash

Bloomington used federal stimulus funds to buy 10 new solar compactors for the downtown area. The machines will save the money fuel costs for trash trucks.

April 26, 2010

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9th District Candidates

Regardless of Outcome, 9th District Race Full of Storylines

The race for Indiana's 9th District seat could be a repeat of the four most recent elections, or, feature a GOP challenger new to the district-wide scene.

April 26, 2010

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WFIU First Place Plaques

WFIU/WTIU News Bureau Wins 38 SPJ Awards

The WFIU/WTIU news bureau has won 38 awards from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

April 26, 2010

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Bball CookHall Locker

IU’s Cook Hall Formally Dedicated Sunday

The newest facility from the IU athletics capital campaign is complete and formally dedicated.

April 27, 2010

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Bedford GM Plant to Add 245 Jobs, But Local Hires Uncertain

General Motors announced Tuesday the company will invest more than $110 million in its Bedford Powertrain facility.

May 3, 2010

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Hoosier Honor Flight Veterans

Hoosier Veterans Honored During Last Honor Flight

The Hoosier Honor Flight took World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. for a day trip. Greg Parker has the story for WTIU.

May 5, 2010

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Peggy Welch and Eric Turner

Welch to Face Hogan in Dist. 60 in November

For the first time in three election cycles, Bloomington State Representative Peggy Welch will have an opponent in November's general election.

May 5, 2010

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Young Wins Tight GOP Primary in 9th District

Republican Todd Young will face off against Baron Hill in Indiana’s 9th congressional district in November, after winning Tuesday’s Republican primary.

May 5, 2010

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Honor Flight

For Last Time, Honor Flight Jets Vets to Washington

With less than ten percent of WW II veterans still alive and more passing away each day, a group from Indiana has flown as many as they can to Washington, D.C.

May 7, 2010

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Law Allowing Chickens in City Neighborhoods Producing Good Results

It's been about three and a half years since the Bloomington city chicken ordinance went into effect. Here's an update to how that law is working out.

May 10, 2010

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The Hash House Harriers traverse Bloomington's pathways

Mixing Beer and Fitness, Bloomington Runners Chase Glory

A Bloomington group continues a British tradition mixing beer and the schoolboy's game "hare and hounds."

May 10, 2010

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Senior Expo Finds New Home This Year

The annual Bloomington Senior Expo found a new home this year.

May 12, 2010

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Steve Fabian

Hoosier Shrimp Fans Could See Oil Spill Effects Soon

Bloomington could soon feel the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf Coast as seafood providers contemplate fewer trips to Indiana to peddle their wares.

May 12, 2010

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Ann Rogers

Boxing Gym Tries to Punch Out Parkinson’s

A gym in Indianapolis is encouraging Parkinson's sufferers to take the fight to their disease.

May 12, 2010

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Dalai Lama’s Arrival to Bloomington

Dalai Lama visits Bloomington and arrives at Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Center.

May 13, 2010

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Terre Haute Airport Auctions Airplanes on eBay

Officials at the Terre Haute International Airport will auction eight airplanes on eBay to raise revenue to offset declining enrollment in their flight school.

May 13, 2010

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Educators in the Area Get RIF’ed

Educators in the MCCSC are losing their jobs, find out what one educator has to say.

May 13, 2010

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Dalai Lama Press

Dalai Lama Addresses Press; Tibetan Bazaar Showcases Culture

On his last day in Bloomington, the Dalai Lama addressed the press. Outside, visitors browsed the traditional Tibetan items for sale at the bazaar.

May 14, 2010

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Dalai Lama

For First Time Since Brother’s Death, Dalai Lama Visits Indiana

The Dalai Lama returned to Bloomington this week for the first time since his brother’s death to share what he calls “a message of compassion.”

May 14, 2010

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Ellettsville House of Prayer

Ellettsvile Church Full of Holy Rollers, er, Riders

Ellettsville is like many rural Midwestern communities: churches almost outnumber houses. But in this town, there’s one that's a little different.

May 14, 2010

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

In Visit to Indiana, Sebelius Announces Hospital Stimulus Funding

Sebelius announced Indiana University would be receiving about $8.5 million from the federal stimulus package, to renovate a floor of the Clarian Hospital.

May 17, 2010

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The Camarilla

Bloomington Vampire Group Contributes to National Game

Long before there was Twilight or TrueBlood, there were vampires in Bloomington.

May 17, 2010

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Dalai Lama’s Final Teaching and Lasting Message

The Dalai Lama gave his final teaching Thursday morning to a sold out crowd at the IU Auditorium.

May 18, 2010

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Indiana 3rd District Representative Mark Souder

3rd District Representative Mark Souder Resigning

3rd District Representative Mark Souder is stepping down after admitting to an affair with a staffer.

May 20, 2010

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Lotto Loot Lost, Winner Wiser for Next Windfall

A former lottery winner who's lost most of her cash says she knows what she'll do with the money the next time it comes her way.

May 20, 2010

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Study Says 1.3 Million Hoosiers Have Preexisting Health Conditions

A new report shows at least 1.3 million people in Indiana have preexisting conditions which currently bar many of them from obtaining health insurance.

May 21, 2010

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Don't Worry Be Hoppy

Brewpubs, Wineries Change Little to Prepare for Sunday Competition

WFIU’s Christopher Ayers has the story of what, if anything, wineries and breweries are doing to prepare for added competition this summer.

May 24, 2010

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Falls and Schweizer

No Kissing? No Problem Until Marriage of IU Purity Couple

Despite statistics showing most people have had sex by the time they’re through with college, a small group at IU has banded together to buck that trend.

May 24, 2010

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9th District Candidates

Romney PAC Endorses, Funds Young and 4 Other Republicans

A political action committee headed by former Massachusetts Governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney has offered its endorsement to Todd Young.

May 25, 2010

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Owen Johnson discusses Ernie Pyle with his students

Historic Hoosier’s Stories Still Resonate With Seniors

An IU professor adapts his undergraduate course about a famous Hoosier journalist for non-traditional students who lived through the subject matter.

May 26, 2010

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Bypass Congestion

Road to Letting of 45/46 Bypass Bids Full of Twists and Turns

Indiana Department of Transportation officials have opened bids for the 45/46 bypass expansion. But the road to the highway’s improvement has been a bumpy one.

May 26, 2010

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Kokomo City Fire Department

Goodnight Hopes Commitee Support Leads to Government Consolidation

A committee tasked with addressing the consolidation of Howard County and Kokomo government has endorsed a proposal set down by Kokomo's mayor.

May 27, 2010

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Splash Pad Features New Technology for Summer Fun

Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department staff are preparing their latest water feature in time for Saturday's opening.

May 28, 2010

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How is 45/46 Bypass Contract Millions Lower Than Nearest Bidder?

Milestone Contractors, which moved into a Bloomington office about a year and a half ago, submitted a bid for about $22 million.

June 2, 2010

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SPEA Steps

SPEA Paper Says Federal Mortgage Relief Programs Ineffective

An IU professor says efforts undertaken by the Obama Administration to help struggling homeowners have failed to stem a tide of mortgage defaults.

June 2, 2010

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Sewers, Terre Haute Backed Up With $130 Million Overhaul

In the first of two-part series, WFIU’s Daniel Robison explores how Terre Haute became saddled with its combined sewer overflow issue.

June 2, 2010

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MCCSC Contract Agreement Passes

Thanks to a temporary funding fix, some laid off educators in Monroe county will be coming back to work next year.

June 3, 2010

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Indiana DNR Seeking Public Input On Forest Management Plans

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s opinion on how to manage Indiana’s state-owned forests.

June 3, 2010

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IU Professor Receives Grant To Study Empathy

A grant has been awarded to a team of Indiana University researchers to study empathy.

June 3, 2010

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Fairview Students Hope Chimney Swifts Find New Home

This year a new school isn’t the only addition to Fairview elementary, the students also welcomed a new tower for the school’s summer residents.

June 4, 2010

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Terre Haute Prepares Mammoth Plan to Keep Sewage from Wabash

Some Terre Hautians think the city’s CSO fix stinks – literally. They argue an open pond containing sewage will only add to the city’s already infamous odor.

June 7, 2010

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Employees Praise Higher Health Care Deductibles at Relish

One small business in Bloomington has found a creative way to guarantee affordable health care for its employees until reforms kick in four years from now.

June 8, 2010

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Attorney General

Indiana Comes Out Ahead Doling Unclaimed Property

While Indiana AG's office spends heavily to promote its database of $350 million of unclaimed assets, the state actually makes money from the enterprise.

June 10, 2010

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Trial Date Set For Morgan County Health Officer

A Morgan County judge set a trial date Wednesday during an initial hearing for county Health Officer Dr. John Reynolds.

June 10, 2010

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Summer Jamboree Kicks off Summer at Twin Lakes

The Twin Lakes Recreation Center welcomed the summer with both physical fitness and fun.

June 14, 2010

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Jerry Lucas

3rd Party Candidate, Write-In Hoping to Change 9th District Race

There are two other men running insurgent campaigns in Indiana's 9th congressional district who are not Republican or Democrat.

June 16, 2010

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Kruzan Won’t Back Down on Arizona Boycott

Bloomington's mayor says he will not consider rescinding his position on an Arizona boycott, despite a call to do so from the Chamber of Commerce.

June 22, 2010

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Highest Flood Levels Since May 2009 Ruptures Dam

A dam failure on the Indian Head Dam on the Whitelick Creek near Avon has prompted the National Weather Service to issue flash flood warnings.

June 22, 2010

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Cheetah Exhibit Opens at Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo Opens a New Exhibit Featuring Cheetahs

June 22, 2010

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Community Kitchen of Monroe County is Expanding

Community Kitchen of Monroe County is beginning to expand its services as well as its facility.

June 22, 2010

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Bedford Teenager Attending World Cup Tournament

A Bedford teenager has won a contest, and will attend the World Cup Tournament.

June 22, 2010

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MCCSC Referendum Meetings Engage Bloomington Community

Monroe County Community School Corporation hosted meetings allowing community members to voice concerns regarding a possible referendum to raise revenues.

June 22, 2010

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Race Across America Passes Through Bloomington

One of the worlds most respected endurance races passes through Bloomington.

June 23, 2010

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Older Workers Struggle Disproportionately Through Recession

With millions of aging Baby Boomers entering their senior years over the next two decades, competition among older workers is expected to grow.

June 23, 2010

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Fake Train Robbery Nets Money for Indiana Railway Museum

Train robberies have a long standing tradition in Indiana, according to state historians

June 23, 2010

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What Happens When You Call 911?

Bloomington Hospital spokeswoman Amanda Roach said the EMT’s there do not necessarily have EMD training, nor are they required to receive it.

June 23, 2010

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Kokomo Mayor Sees Economic Tipping Point For City

Following a jump in home sales and the creation of an economic recovery zone in Howard County, Kokomo's Mayor says he sees his city at an economic crossroads.

June 24, 2010

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Officials Dedicate Middle Way House and Food Works Business

Early last night, the old Coca-Cola building, in downtown Bloomington, officially opened its doors for the dedication of the new Middle Way House.

June 30, 2010

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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Education Secretary Questions School Referendum Sustainability

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks about a law which could help save educators' jobs and about the future of school referendums in a down economy.

June 30, 2010

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Proposed MCCSC Levy: $0.14 For Every $100 In Home Assessment

A referendum approved Tuesday by the Monroe County School Corporation Board of Trustees would raise property taxes about $0.14 per every $100 in home value.

July 1, 2010

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MCCSC Comptroller: Tax Calculation Based on Multiple Deductions

Following acceptance of a referendum by the Monroe County Community School Corporation, homeowners are calculating how much their property taxes might rise.

July 1, 2010

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Kids Get Help Bringing Bikes Back to Life

Thursday and Friday evening Park District employees volunteered time to help children repair their bicycles outside of Mills Pool on Bloomington's west side.

July 2, 2010

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New Baseball Team Equals Home Run For Terre Haute Economy

As many communities are struggling to climb out of the recession, Terre Haute’s economy is getting a little boost from its new baseball team.

July 6, 2010

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Hospital Tracks ER Wait Times on Billboards

In an effort to be more predictable, one Terre Haute hospital is taking a stopwatch to the emergency room waiting game.

July 7, 2010

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Columbus Mayor Blames Newspaper for Road Discussion Overflow

Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong is happy to have finally attracted a crowd to a city council meeting -- even if it's at the expense of the city's street plan.

July 7, 2010

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Faith Sherrill, Super Student-Athlete

Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year Faith Sherrill shares the secret to her academic success.

July 7, 2010

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Barnes and Noble Book Fair Benefits Children’s Village

Barnes & Noble in Bloomington hosted a fun-filled book fair for the benefit of Children's Village.

July 9, 2010

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Genesis Church Opens Doors to Homeless

Since the closing of Winter Homeless Shelters in the Bloomington Community, Genesis Church has been giving homeless residents a new shelter for the summer.

July 9, 2010

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New IU Study Examines Impact of Referendums

A new IU study examines how Indiana districts are using or not using the referendum process.

July 12, 2010

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Education Experts: Referenda May Be At Odds With Tax Cap Measure

Two public referenda on November's ballot are not -- on their surface -- conflicting, but education experts say they're more closely linked than it appears.

July 13, 2010

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Property Tax Caps Dominate Local Funding Forum

Officials from the Association of Indiana Counties were careful to say putting property tax caps in the state constitution would have varying effects.

July 13, 2010

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IU Gets Stimulus Money For Nationwide Educational Computer Network

IU is partnering with groups across the country to create a nationwide computer network aimed at expanding information sharing and access.

July 14, 2010

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Terre Haute Mayor: Layoffs Few So Far But Still Possible

Terre Haute officials have begun to find efficiencies in craft the coming year's budget but the city's mayor says layoffs may be necessary to make ends meet.

July 15, 2010

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Karen Kingsbury Delights Fans With Books and Bloomington

Christian author Karen Kingsbury uses Bloomington as a setting in her best-selling books, so she decided to bring her fans here too.

July 15, 2010

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Hoosier Baseballer Alex Dickerson Named to Team USA

For just the third time in team history, a member of the Indiana Hoosiers baseball squad has been named to Team USA.

July 15, 2010

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Monroe Lake Goose Banding Tracks Migration Patterns

Boasting 11,000 acres of water and 13,000 acres of wildlife habitat, Monroe Lake is more than a place for recreation. It's a natural habitat for wildlife.

July 16, 2010

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IU Employees Wear Black in Solidarity

Indiana University Faculty and staff have organized to raise awareness about the lack of pay increases on campus.

July 16, 2010

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Griffy Lake Area Improving, But Still Needs Work

The Griffy Lake Nature Preserve in Bloomington is the perfect place to escape. But the area still needs a lot of work to attain a healthy environment.

July 16, 2010

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Local Group Seeks Innovative Ways To Protect Indiana Watersheds

Local groups are popping all over the state addressing the state's water quality- specifically watershed management.

July 16, 2010

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A make-shift warning sign is posted in a window at the Monroe County Airport following the theft of a plane.

With Alleged Plane Thief In Custody, Airport Steps Up Security

Following the recent theft of an aircraft, The Monroe County Airport is stepping up security even though the accused thief is now in custody.

July 19, 2010

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A Conversation With Democratic Treasurer Candidate Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg, a former Rhodes Scholar and energy industry analyst, is running to unseat incumbent Treasurer Richard Mourdock in November.

July 20, 2010

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Foundation Organizes Ice Cream Social for MCCSC Extracurriculars

Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools seeks community donations to ensure survival of extra curricular activities.

July 20, 2010

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Bloomington Budget to Increase 2.4%, Employee Pay Hikes Included

The Bloomington City Council has given initial approval to budget proposals from eight municipal departments.

July 21, 2010

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Survey: High Indiana Ed. Standards Don’t Equal Better Achievement

A new study an Ohio-based education think tank ranks Indiana as having better education standards than even the national standard the Institute recommends.

July 21, 2010

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Bloomington YMCA Offers People a Program Diabetes Prevention

The Monroe County YMCA is introducing a program funded by the CDC to prevent type II diabetes.

July 21, 2010

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“Scrambling for ECAs” Monroe County Fundraiser

The latest fundraiser for schools is a golf outing and auction courtesy of Bloomington Country Club. IU coaches Bill Lynch and Tom Crean join in the fun.

July 27, 2010

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Unofficial Counts Show Terre Haute Residents Break World Record

Terre Haute residents vied for a world record Monday night while attempting to bring awareness to child safety issues.

July 27, 2010

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Cops Cycling 13 Days for Fallen Officers

A 13 day and nearly 1-thousand mile bicycle ride in memory of fallen police officers made it's way through Bloomington.

July 27, 2010

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Young Says Hill Campaign Should Respond Soon On Debate Schedule

Representatives from Baron Hill's campaign say they are in the process of deciding whether to accept Todd Young's offer to hold as many as seven debates.

July 27, 2010

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Conversation With Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller

In the second of a series of talks with Indiana politicians this in, an election year, Stan Jastrzebski talks with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

July 27, 2010

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5th District Representative Dan Burton speaks at a Tea Party Rally in Tipton Indiana last winter.

Two Indiana Representatives Join Congressional Tea Party Caucus

Indiana Representatives Mike Pence and Dan Burton have become charter members of the new Congressional Tea Party Caucus.

July 27, 2010

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Monroe County fair rides draw a crowd.

Fair Rides Draw Crowd But Officials Expect Low Total Attendance

The Monroe County fair is in full swing this week, but fair officials said attendance over-all is expected to be low.

July 27, 2010

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MCCSC Coaches, Students Worry About Effects of Stipend Cuts

Budget cuts made by the Monroe County Community School Corporation takes away teacher stipends for overseeing an extra-curricular activity.

July 28, 2010

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Getting Rid of Bedbugs Not Easy

Walnut Grove apartment complex held an open seminar to help educate the community on how to fight an epidemic it encountered last year.

July 28, 2010

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Kokomo Mayor, Councilman Spar Over Economic Negotiations

Kokomo's mayor is blasting a city councilman for his handling of a behind-the-scenes relationship between the city and a possible business investor.

July 28, 2010

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MCHA Officials Rescue Over 70 Dogs From Greene County Home

The Monroe County Humane Association is working to rehabilitate and place more than 70 dogs rescued this week from a home in Greene County.

July 30, 2010

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Buttigieg Proposes New Banking Rules Which Mourdock Dismisses

The Democratic candidate for treasurer in Indiana is crisscrossing the state touting a plan to change how public money is invested if he's elected.

July 30, 2010

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Rokita Won’t Attend Ellettsville Debate Despite Talk With Sanders

Officials with Todd Rokita's congressional campaign have confirmed he will not attend an August 10 debate, despite an earlier conversation with David Sanders.

August 2, 2010

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Monroe County’s General Reassessment Costs 1-million Dollars

Monroe County's assessor will spend the next 18 and about $1,000,000 assessing the county's 60,000 plots.

August 2, 2010

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IU Lands $9 Million in Grants for Network Operations

Two grants from the National Science Foundation will allow Indiana University to expand its business of maintaining outside computer networks.

August 3, 2010

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ECA Fundraiser Total Just Short of Goal

Monroe County ECA fundraising efforts fall short of their $750,000 goal. Stipends will be funded at 90-percent.

August 3, 2010

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Ellsworth Proposes Changing Senate Rules on Lobbying

Brad Ellsworth's new proposals sound a familiar theme – cut down on the Washington lobbying which the former sheriff has tried to tie to his opponent.

August 3, 2010

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State Superintendent To Hold Meetings With Teachers Around State

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett is holding meetings this month with teachers around the state.

August 3, 2010

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Waldron Arts Center Names New Director

The Waldron Arts Center continues to make strides as officials, Tuesday, announced a new leader at the center.

August 3, 2010

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Coats Talks Health Care During Campaign Stop In Indianapolis

Republican candidate Dan Coats held a roundtable discussion with health care professionals at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

August 3, 2010

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A Boater on Monroe Lake

Charges Filed Against Teen In Monroe Lake Deaths

The Monroe County Prosecutor‘s office has filed charges against a boater allegedly involved in a fatal collision on Lake Monroe June 28th.

August 4, 2010

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Armstrong Warns Against Misreading Columbus Budget Surplus

Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong is cautioning against looking at the city’s bottom line in the wrong context during city council budget hearings.

August 6, 2010

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Columbus Municipal Airport Temporarily Closes

The Columbus airport is going through some major renovations that could change the future of airport traffic.

August 10, 2010

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IU Asks For Voluntary Blackouts to Reduce Cooling Need

As temperatures rose into the mid-90s Tuesday, Indiana University officials asked for electricity consumption to be curtailed.

August 11, 2010

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National Softball Tournament Boosts Local Economy

Bloomington hosts national softball tournament that could generate millions of dollars in revenue for the local economy.

August 11, 2010

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Journey of Hope Makes Way Through Bloomington

On July 28th, Bloomington, Indiana and the Stone Belt Arc welcomed seventy riders from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity as they ride across the country.

August 11, 2010

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T.H. Mayor Bennett: Some Layoffs Still Likely in Budget Process

Terre Haute’s mayor Wednesday would not rule out the possibility that some layoffs may still be necessary to meet budget constraints.

August 11, 2010

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Shalom Center Opens Expanded Bloomington Location

The Shalom Center in Bloomington opens a new location aiming to help people who are having trouble meeting their day to day needs.

August 11, 2010

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Monroe County Income Tax Revenue Lower than Expected

Revenue in Monroe County from the special County Option Income Tax used to support Youth Services is down by about 15-percent from last year.

August 11, 2010

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Monroe County Council Enforces Temporary Hiring Freeze

The Monroe County Council is imposing a hiring freeze on all county employees until budget discussions for the 2011 budget year conclude.

August 11, 2010

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Cyclical Reassessment Practice Efficiency Debated

Indiana’s 92 county assessors have 18 months to visit each of their county’s land plots to update property record cards and adjust property taxes.

August 11, 2010

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Indiana Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Curb Euthanasia

An Indiana lawmaker is driving dogs from Indiana to New England as part of a program that takes dogs from overcrowded kennels in the state.

August 11, 2010

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Transportation Officials Hear Case of Exploded Semi Truck

National Transportation Safety Board holds hearings to review the October explosion of a tanker truck on the Northeast side of Indianapolis.

August 12, 2010

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16 Indiana Schools Make America’s Best Colleges List

Indiana has 16 top ranked colleges, according to Forbes Magazine.

August 12, 2010

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Indiana University Receiving $400,000 Grant from Dept. of Energy

The money will be used in research to study CO2 capture and storage in the North Sea

August 12, 2010

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Congressional Candidates Discuss Teacher Jobs Bill

Two Ninth District Congressional candidates were in Bloomington Wednesday to discuss recently passed legislation regarding teacher layoffs.

August 12, 2010

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IU Fish Sculpture Theft Prompts Talk of More Cameras on Campus

The theft of a bronze fish from an Indiana University fountain may not lead to the heeding of calls for more security cameras across the Bloomington campus.

August 12, 2010

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S. Korean Math Educators Travel to IN to Learn New Methodology

Thursday afternoon, 20 math teachers from South Korea wrapped up a month-long visit to Indiana University’s School of Education.

August 12, 2010

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MCCSC Allocates Funds For ECA Stipends

Almost but not quite for the final push on stipends for MCCSC staff for funding ECA's.

August 13, 2010

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Indiana Cracking Down on Deceptive Medical Discount Cards

Indiana is cracking down on so-called medical discount cards.

August 13, 2010

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Bloomington Tea Party Members Heading to Washington

Members of the Bloomington Tea Party are headed to Washington to take part in a national tax policy protest.

August 13, 2010

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High Heat Cancels Bloomington Speedway Races

Traffic at the Bloomington Speedway will slow to a stop Friday night because of the persistent high heat.

August 13, 2010

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The Pills At The Center Of The Debate

Pseudoephedrine Becomes Focus Of State’s Meth Problem, Again

Recent data shows Indiana’s methamphetamine problem is getting worse. Terre Haute law enforcement officials are pushing for a different approach to the issue.

August 16, 2010

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Accused Murderer Griffin Appears in Court, Next Hearing Oct. 14

The man accused of killing Indiana University professor Don Belton had a pre-trial conference in Monroe Circuit Court Monday afternoon.

August 16, 2010

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New Pedestrian Islands Debut for Start of School Year

City construction crews and Indiana University officials are gearing up for the new school year with the introduction of new pedestrian islands on campus.

August 16, 2010

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“Crosstown Classic” Features Four Indiana Basketball Teams

Indiana’s four big college basketball powers will meet in a non-conference doubleheader next year at Conseco Field House.

August 17, 2010

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Ivy Tech Renews President Tom Snyder’s Contract

The President of Ivy Tech Community College is staying on for another three years.

August 18, 2010

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IU Football Breaks from Practice for Team Picture Day

With only about 2 weeks until the first IU football game, the players and coaches took a break from practice for team picture day.

August 18, 2010

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First Day Of School For Monroe County Schools

MCCSC students and teachers began the new school year on a positive note today in spite of concerns over teacher layoffs and an uncertain budgetary future.

August 18, 2010

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Bloomington Mayor Kruzan Uncertain on Future of City Raises

Bloomington’s Mayor says when the city council reconvenes to pass the 2011 budget, it will likely look different than it did when they recommended it in July.

August 18, 2010

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Bloomington Pools On Limited Hours From Now Until End Of Season

Bloomington City Pools will be operating on a limited schedule from now until August 29th.

August 19, 2010

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IU to Raise Salaries Three Percent

Indiana University employees are set to receive a salary hike if a proposal before the school’s trustees finds approval Friday.

August 19, 2010

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Pork Industry Recovering from Worst Slump in History

Find out why the pork industry in the Hoosier state is so important and how the state is recovering from the perfect storm that caused the industry to topple.

August 19, 2010

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IU Pay Raises To Differ Slightly By Department

Members of the Indiana University Board of Trustees say they expect to approve an average 3% raise for school employees.

August 20, 2010

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Eight Candidates File for School Board Races

The deadline to file for School Board races in the November election was noon Friday.

August 20, 2010

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Fairview Elementary School Opens New Building

Fairview School finally opens new building after a two year process.

August 20, 2010

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Hoosier to Hoosier Program Keeps Unwanted Items Out of Landfill

This weekend, you can help save the environment, while saving some money on second hand household goods.

August 23, 2010

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Biden Announces Troop Withdrawal During Indianapolis Speech

Vice President Joe Biden was in Indianapolis Monday morning to announce the withdrawal of all American combat troops from Iraq .

August 24, 2010

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State Superintendent Tony Bennett Issues “State of Education”

Indiana’s top education official held a press conference last night, in what he is calling the state’s first “State of Education” address.

August 24, 2010

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MCCSC Board Incumbent Valerie Merriam Not to Seek Reelection

A Monroe County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees member has decided not to seek reelection. WFIU’s Ben Skirvin reports.

August 25, 2010

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New Clinic Opens for Employees of Monroe County

Employees of the Monroe County government now have a new option for health care.

August 25, 2010

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Some MCCSC Officials Unhappy With “State of Education” Address

Monroe County Community School Corporation officials disappointed with some suggestions made during the state’s first “State of Education" address.

August 25, 2010

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Kokomo Mayor Backs Township Consolidation Plan; Trustee Objects

Kokomo’s mayor says he’s behind a plan to cut the number Howard County township trustees. But one trustee says the move is not as simple as it might sound.

August 25, 2010

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Monroe County Council Submits Non-binding Reviews

The Monroe County Council reviewed budgets from all taxing entities at their meeting Tuesday.

August 25, 2010

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Indiana University Students Return to Newly Constructed Dorms

Indiana University students are back in Bloomington and spent today moving into their new residence halls.

August 26, 2010

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Public Meeting Last Thursday in Greene County to Discuss I-69

There’s a meeting tonight in Greene County on the environmental impact of the I-69 extension.

August 27, 2010

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New IU Microscope Pushes Boundaries for Science Research

IU staff is putting finishing touches on a new microscope that features break-through technology.

August 27, 2010

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Students on IU's Bloomington campus received $300 incentives.

IU Grade Incentive Reduces Costs But Might Not Motivate

University-wide, more than 4,000 seniors qualified for the incentive for a total cost of about $1,188,600.

August 27, 2010

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Monroe County Commissioners Officially Oppose I-69

The Monroe County Commissioners have passed a resolution in opposition to Interstate 69.

August 30, 2010

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Kokomo Begins Selling Discounted Weather Radios

Kokomo’s Best Buy store has begun selling weather radios in partnership with city government.

August 30, 2010

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Monroe County Democrats Hold Rally to Encourage Satellite Voting

Monroe County Democratic leaders held a rally Monday to urge Republican leadership to change its stance on satellite voting in advance of November’s election.

August 31, 2010

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Indiana Legislature Meeting to Study Effects of Meth

An Indiana State Legislature’s Committee is meeting September 8th to discuss the effects of meth on state and local government.

August 31, 2010

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Max Ehrmann Statue Unveiled in Terre Haute

A life size bronze sculpture of a world-renowned poet is the latest project of its kind to be unveiled in Terre Haute.

August 31, 2010

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Coopman, Community Leaders Hope Against Referendum Donor Fatigue

MCCSC Superintendent J.T. Coopman has begun to take his message of passing the corporation’s ballot referendum to the people who will vote on it in November.

September 1, 2010

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Traffic Delays Expected for First 2010 IU Football Game

Fans and IU Athletics prepare for first 2010 football game and the delays that come with it.

September 1, 2010

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Indiana State University Reports Record Enrollment

Indiana State University has a record number of freshman enrolled this year.

September 1, 2010

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Terre Haute Named “Community Of The Year”

Terre Haute recognized as Indiana’s 2010 Community of the Year.

September 3, 2010

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Columbus Mayor, Township Trustee to Discuss Fire Consolidation

Though he says it’s not his budget to craft, Columbus’s mayor says he understands concerns the Columbus Township Trustee may be overspending for services.

September 3, 2010

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Monroe County Library Officials Hire Collection Agency

The Monroe County Public Library cracks down on overdue materials.

September 3, 2010

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Bloomington Establishes Arts Alliance

Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington aims to increase communication within the arts community and with outside groups.

September 3, 2010

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The Brown County Playhouse Closing its Doors

The longstanding Nashville theater will no longer be used as Indiana University's professional theater venue.

September 3, 2010

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“Spell Hoosier” Wins Bee Benefitting New Tech High School

Spelling bees are normally contested by children. On Friday, supporters of the Monroe County Community School Corporation held a bee for children.

September 7, 2010

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Kappa Alpha Psi Prepares to Celebrate 100 Years

Next January the African American Fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi will be traveling to Bloomington where it was founded almost 100 years ago.

September 8, 2010

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Hoosiers Urged To Get Flu Shots

Officials at the Indiana Department of Health are advising Hoosiers to start getting their seasonal flu shots.

September 8, 2010

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Indianapolis Vying For World Cup Consideration

Indiana Sports Corporation representatives are in New York to make their pitch for Indianapolis to join in hosting soccer’s World Cup.

September 8, 2010

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Vertebra Cast of Earth’s Largest Snake on Display at IU

The earth's largest snake on record is on display as part of a special exhibit at the IU Bloomington Geology Building.

September 8, 2010

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Delinquent Brown County Properties Heading To Auction Block

Several hundred people in Brown County are at risk of losing their properties if they don’t make good on unpaid taxes.

September 9, 2010

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Monroe County Council Looks to Keep Costs Down

The Monroe County Council is slashing its way to a balanced budget.

September 9, 2010

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Brown County Assessor Unconcerned About Effects of Tax Sale

Brown County Assessor Steve Gore says a number of factor could prevent a a drop in property value for homes in the area of parcels affected by the tax sale.

September 9, 2010

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Vigo County Commissioner: Ambulance Consolidation Maybe An Option

Terre Haute and Vigo County officials may soon talk about whether ambulance consolidation is a budget-cutting option for the two entities.

September 9, 2010

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Improper Disposal of Expired Drugs Could Harm the Environment

Proper disposal of expired medications could harm the environment if not carefully contained.

September 9, 2010

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In State Forest, Autumn is Coming Later

Geography researchers at Indiana University have been studying forest productivity in Morgan-Monroe State Forest.

September 10, 2010

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Ceremony Commemorates 9th Anniversary of 9/11

The anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is Saturday, but Bloomington began commemorating Friday.

September 13, 2010

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School Officials Blame Chip-Seal Roads For Bus Damage

Road patching techniques are being blamed for damaged buses in Trafalgar.

September 13, 2010

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Indiana Supreme Court

Indiana Supreme Court Hears Golf Course Suit at IU Law School

The Indiana Supreme Court came to Bloomington to hear a four-year old case which seeks to determine who’s at fault when a teenager is hurt on a golf course.

September 14, 2010

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SPEA Asks Voters to Submit Questions for 9th District Debate

Voters are being asked to submit questions for the October 18th debate between the candidates running for Indiana's 9th District.

September 14, 2010

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Indiana University Sees Third Year of Record Enrollment

New enrollment figures show an overall increase in enrollment on all IU campuses across the state.

September 14, 2010

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Monroe County Election Board

Monroe County Election Board Defeats Satellite Voting

The Election Board split 2-to-1 on a contentious proposition to create additional voting sites on IU's campus and around Monroe County.

September 15, 2010

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Ivy Tech Bloomington Hospitality Program Expands

Ivy Tech Bloomington Hospitality Program growing with current market.

September 15, 2010

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A picture of the Walnut street and Fourth street corner of the Waldron building.

Dedication Ceremony Held at John Waldron Arts Center

Ivy Tech Community College hosted a ribbon cutting and dedication Tuesday night at the John Waldron Arts Center.

September 15, 2010

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Shelves of library books

Indianapolis Public Libraries Cutting Hours

The Indianapolis library system is reducing its hours.

September 16, 2010

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Mitch Daniels Tax Cap Rally

Gov. Daniels Holds Tax Cap Referendum Rally

About 50 supporters rallying for a property tax cap referendum that will appear on the November ballot gathered on the south side of Indianapolis Wednesday.

September 16, 2010

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Record number of impoverished Americans

Nationwide Poverty Level Rises

The Census Bureau’s latest report on poverty shows a double digit increase.

September 16, 2010

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Columbus North Runners Readying for Race

Columbus North Boys Cross Country Living Up to #1 National Ranking

The Columbus North High School boys cross country team is living up to a #1 national ranking...in part by not focusing on it.

September 16, 2010

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Ship 'Indiana Harbor' in the Great Lakes

Ports Of Indiana Warns Of Economic Impact Of Closing Locks

The Ports of Indiana is warning about the potentially devastating impact of closing the Great Lakes locks system to deal with the spread of Asian Carp.

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