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ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Indianapolis Homelessness Policy

The ACLU of Indiana filed a lawsuit against the city of Indianapolis earlier this month, alleging that the city was engaged in unequal enforcement of laws by targeting the homeless. WFHB News Director Wes Martin spoke with ACLU Legal Director Ken Falk this morning about the lawsuit.

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Bloomington City Council to Begin Deliberations Over Comprehensive Plan

The Bloomington City Council will meet tonight in its first of several scheduled deliberations over the city’s Comprehensive Plan. City Councilmember Steve Volan says the Comprehensive plan is a guiding document for the Unified Development Ordinance, or UDO, a legal statement of city policy. The Comprehensive plan is the successor to what the city used to refer to as the …

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Indiana Police Worried About Proposed Gun Permit Bill

Indiana Police say they’re worried about a repeatedly proposed Indiana bill that would no longer require residents to receive a permit in order to carry a gun. Gun permits act as a background check to stop individuals with criminal or mental records from obtaining access to guns. But Republican state representative Jim Lucas of Seymour, Indiana is trying to repeal …

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Daily Local News – August 29, 2017

Indiana Police say they’re worried about a repeatedly proposed Indiana bill that would no longer require residents to receive a permit in order to carry a gun; The Bloomington City Council will meet tonight in its first of several scheduled deliberations over the city’s Comprehensive Plan; The Town of Ellettsville Town has hired a new police officer and a new …

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Bring It On! – August 28, 2017

Hosts William Hosea and Cornelius Wright bring another double header tonight. First up a historical perspective of Confederate Monuments, and how they represented the legitimization of the Jim Crow racist regime. And a look at the Black Philanthropy Month with Joyce Rogers, a vice-president in Indiana University’s Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA).   PART ONE A historical perspective of …

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Kilroy’s Social Media Posts Draw Ire

Bloomington residents are upset over a tweet issued by Kilroy’s Recess as well as an outdoor chalk sign posted a week ago. The bar on Kirkwood, which replaced Kilroy’s on Kirkwood, reopened Thursday. Near midnight on Friday, the business’ Twitter account tweeted at billionaire sports investor and Indiana University alumnus Mark Cuban: “Come check out your old place. Spoiler: we …

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MCCSC, Brown County Schools Halt “Lunch Shaming”

After community outcry, the Monroe County Community School Corporation put an end to so-called ‘lunch shaming,’ Brown County Schools are following suit. Lunch-shaming — the practice of taking away a student’s lunch and replacing it with a cheaper “school approved” lunch, once they had exceeded their lunch account balance, was discontinued by MCCSC last month. MCCSC Spokesperson Andrew Clampit said …

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Daily Local News – August 28, 2017

United Way of Monroe County hires Efrat Feferman as new Executive Director; After the Monroe County Community Schools Corporation halted “lunch shaming,” Brown County schools are following suit; The City of Bloomington’s Blucher Pool Wastewater Treatment Plant has a pervasive mold problem; Bloomington residents are upset over social media posts issued by Kilroy’s Recess bar; The City of Bloomington’s Human …

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Hola Bloomington – August 25, 2017

Locutora Luz López y Locutor Erick Gutiérrez dieron el seguimiento del tema introducido el mes pasado, ¡Hola Hombres! Hablaron sobre el género, la masculinidad, respeto entre otras cosas. Host Luz Lopez and Host Erick Gutierrez continued the previous topic from last month, ¡Hola Hombres! Also, they spoke about gender, masculinity, respect and more.

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Kite Line- August 25, 2017: Kara Wild- From the Midwest to a French Prison

This week’s story is that of Kara Wild. An anarchist prisoner from Chicago, Kara is a trans woman who has been in a French prison for over a year and a half. We first give some background on her case, and then hear from her friends and loved ones, who share some stories about Kara. We close with a song …

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