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Indiana’s Government Transparency Website Receives Perfect Score

State Auditor Suzanne Crouch announced this week that Indiana’s government transparency website achieved a perfect score this year, ranking it as one of the top three sites in the nation. In a consumer report by the U.S. Public Interest Group Education Fund and Frontier Group entitled “Following the Money in 2016: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access …

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Three Cases of Rape Reported in Bloomington During IU’s Little 500 Weekend

There were three cases of rape reported in Bloomington over this past weekend. In one incident, early Sunday morning a 19-year-old woman reported that she was walking alone near Bryan Avenue when she was approached by three men who attacked her. According to a statement from the IU Police Department, two of the men held the woman down while a …

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The Hijabi Diaries – Amanda

“The Hijabi Diaries” is produced in partnership with the Islamic Center of Bloomington and the Openhearted Campaign, and brings you true stories about what it’s like to be a Muslim woman in America. Thoughts on life, faith, family, work, and wearing hijab, are shared by women from the Bloomington Muslim community. To hear full episodes of the podcast, visit hijabidiaries.com. …

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bloomingOUT – Robert Ping Slater – April 14, 2016

Join anchors Schuyler Keller and Jeff Poling as they welcome Robert Ping Slater back to the show to talk about upcoming events of the Quarryland Men’s Choir. This episode features music from the Quarryland Men’s Choir, Bruce Springsteen and the East Street Band, and Bryan Adams; as well as a new episode of our weekly segment, “Open Doors.” Plus LGBTQ+ …

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Interview with Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff

As part of Mayor John Hamilton’s recently publicized public safety initiatives, the Bloomington police department is being asked to share a variety of data both with a White House Police Data Initiative and with the community via the City’s B-Clear data portal. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff about what information will be …

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The Bloomington Animal Shelter and Monroe County High School are Hosting a Spring Adoption Fair

As a part of the Global Youth Services Day, The Bloomington Animal Shelter is working with volunteers from Monroe County High School to host the Spring Adoption Fair tomorrow. Students will decorate the shelter and assemble gift baskets for those who adopt an animal. Throughout the weekend, the shelter will reduce adoption fees for all cats, dogs and rabbits. The …

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Voices in the Street – “Spring Fever: Celebrating the End of Winter”

This just in – shorts and sandals spotted on Kirkwood, a sure sign that spring is here. This week’s sunny weather gave us lots of chances to hit the streets to ask local residents about the changing of the season. Any favorite memories or springtime activities? Fill in the blank: you know it’s spring in Bloomington when… Podcast: Play in …

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Applications are Available for Bloomington’s 2016 Citizens’ Academy

Applications are now available for the city of Bloomington’s 2016 Citizens’ Academy program. The 9 week program teaches participants about city services, programs and events. Participants will meet with various city departments, in order to learn more about budget making and other operations. The program is limited to 30 participants to ensure proper teaching. Applications are open until July 11th …

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Poll Workers are Needed for Monroe County’s Primary Election on May 3rd

Voter turnout for Monroe County’s primary election on May 3rd is expected to be high. And election officials are still in dire need of poll workers to help assist voters and process returns. To work the polls in Monroe County, one must: be a registered voter of Monroe County; attend training provided by the Election Board; read and speak English, …

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Daily Local News – April 14, 2016

More than a thousand people have signed a petition calling attention to the lack of midwives at IU Health Bloomington Hospital; Last night the Bloomington City Council showed support for combining part-time staff positions within the departments of Economic and Sustainable Development and Public Works to make one full-time customer service position with benefits; Voter turnout for Monroe County’s primary …

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