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Bloomington City and Monroe County Councils Adopt Local Income Tax for Public Safety

In a special meeting last night, the Bloomington City Council and the Monroe County Council voted to re-adopt a point- two-five-percent local option income tax for public safety. Attorney Philippa Guthrie, who represents the city of Bloomington, explained the need to re-adopt the public safety tax that was previously passed in June. Guthrie said new estimates by the state indicate the …

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Better Beware – Classic Scams 2

Persuasion scams try to get you to believe something that apparently has nothing to do with money…until the persuader rips you off. Here’s how to spot them, in all their many disguises.

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Interchange – There Is No More Distance: The Films of Chantal Akerman


A better title for this show might be “Screening Women,” suggested by tonight’s guest, Janet Bergstrom, in an essay on Akerman for Sight and Sound. Or perhaps we might call it “Look what I’ve done with your name” a response by Akerman to her father’s disappointment that she had no children. This comes directly from Akerman during an interview conducted …

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Daily Local News – September 27, 2016

9/27/16 IU Health will no longer offer its insurance plans next year through the health care marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act; Levels of contaminants in Bloomington’s water supply continue to trend downward; Indiana’s juvenile justice laws effectively punish youth offenders extra for being poor; The Bloomington City Council has agreed to borrow more than three million dollars to …

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Columbus’s ‘Foundations and Futures’ Celebrates City’s Unique Architectural Heritage


Columbus, Indiana is well known for its unique architectural heritage. This year Exhibit Columbus launches an annual event designed to both celebrate that history and cement its relevancy in future discussions of architecture and community-making. “Foundations and Futures,” kicks off this Thursday, September 29 and concludes on Saturday October 1. The symposium features a keynote session hosted by world-renowned architects, …

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Bring It On! – September 26, 2016

Amrita Myers and Jim Sims listen to the rebirth of Bloomington United from Justin Ford.  Bloomington United, inactive for several years, is reforming with a broader mission, and more proactive angle.  The new group wants to help prevent community incidents by way of focusing on three areas:  activism, advocacy, and community programs.  Hear the discussion with longtime community activist and …

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Daily Local News – September 26, 2016

An unusually large group of local government officials are meeting tomorrow to decide whether Monroe County will keep its new public safety income tax; During the past several weeks, local government entities have begun planning for how to spend the new public safety tax money, with the assumption that it will be renewed at tomorrow’s meeting; Some drivers in downtown Bloomington are learning …

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Officials Meet for Discussion of Public Safety Tax

An unusually large group of local government officials are meeting tomorrow to decide whether Monroe County will keep its new public safety income tax. Officials have described tomorrow’s meeting as historic, because it brings together members of the Bloomington Common Council, the Monroe County Council, the Ellettsville Town Council, and the Stinesville Town Council. All four bodies must vote on …

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Scientists and Community Members Speak Out During Climate March

The organization, ReInvest IU, held a climate march last week on the Indiana University campus to advocate for the university’s divestment from stocks in fossil fuel related businesses. Marchers and speakers voiced concern not only about IU’s investments, but also about the fate of current and future generations enduring climate change. For today’s WFHB Community Report, we bring you a …

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November Election Begins Individual Voting Procedures

Starting in the November election, Indiana voters will have to individually elect at-large county and town council seats. Although the straight party voting will still be an option for other races, voters will have to elect these specific positions individually. Senate Bill 61 was passed earlier this year, putting the changes into law.

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