The Media School

Monroe County supports veterans but can still improve

April 18th, 2019

Monroe County Veteran Service Officer Mary Elfman said the city of Bloomington is a good place for veterans. However, the federal government could do better on tax benefits and services for veterans.

“The educational benefits for both the veteran and their children here in Indiana are not available in any other state in the United States except I think Arizona,” she said.

In Monroe County, there are 8,000 veterans who received Veterans Affairs (VA) compensation. VA compensation includes health clinic service. Furthermore, there are about 2,600 members of American Legion in Bloomington.

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Middle Way’s Samuel Ujdak contributes to community

April 2nd, 2019

Samuel Ujdak’s phone constantly rings from donors and people who need help from Middle Way House. He never feel tired of his work because he profoundly wants to make his community being better and safer.

“I care deeply about what Middle Way House does and the work they do in the community,” he said.

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Challenging myself during random interview

March 28th, 2019

My experience during the person on the street reporting assignment was challenging. I served in the army for a few years. When I was in the military, I was a sergeant.

As a Non-Commissioned-Officer, I was a leader of a cannon crew section, which is consisting of nine-American soldiers.

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Careless parking of electric scooters is harmful to community

March 26th, 2019

Inappropriate parking of electric scooters causes a safety issue in Bloomington, four Bloomington residents agreed during informal interviews in Kirkwood Avenue on Feb. 14, 2019. Most said they have been inconvenienced the scooters.

They agreed that the problem is still prevalent in the city.

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On the beat – Community & Culture

February 21st, 2019


Jan. 21, 2019

Kurt Christian, Hoosiers Times

On Martin Luther King Day, Adam Long, a local mural artist, painted a 16-foot mural of Jackie Robinson on the wall of the gym in Smithville. Because he thinks Smithville is not a diverse area, he wants to make the area visually diverse.

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Bio: Khun Byun

Khun Byun