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September 16, 2021


Rocket Launch

Experts Weigh-In On Inspiration4, Future Of Commercial Spaceflight

In addition to being the first crew in space without a trained astronaut, Inspiration4 features the first Black female pilot of a spaceflight and the youngest American citizen to fly in space.

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A map of the proposed annexation of Monroe County areas, April 21, 2021.

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The city says benefits include policing, street maintenance, and access to Bloomington Transit. However, some county residents in annexation areas say their property taxes could increase significantly. 


August 26, 2021


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Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are readied for use.

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July 22, 2021



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July 16, 2021


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July 8, 2021


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Join us this week as we talk with wildlife experts about the mysterious illness infecting birds across Indiana and several other states.

July 1, 2021


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Indiana Sees Low Statewide COVID Cases, But Reports Increase In Delta Variant

Join us this week as we talk with public health experts and local health officials about COVID spread in the community and what threat variants could pose to keeping case rates low.

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June 17, 2021


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June 10, 2021



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June 3, 2021



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May 12, 2021


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May 4, 2021


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April 29, 2021


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