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Daily Local News – January 26, 2017

Jackson Creek Middle School’s Principal has received backlash after his letter to African American and bi-racial students went viral on Facebook; Local tech company Envisage Technologies is on track to get funding from the city of Bloomington for a planned expansion of the company’s offices. SPECIAL FEATURE President Donald Trump has reignited debate about the Dakota Access Pipeline. WFHB reporter …

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Eco Report – January 26, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Eco Report Feature – Indiana Forest Alliance Director Jeff Stant on Crown Hill Cemetery Project

In today’s Eco Report feature, correspondent Norm Holy brings us a report about the fight to save an old growth forest in Indianapolis.

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Standing Room Only: Big Power Shifts

On Friday, January 20th, or Inauguration Day, a panel of history professors got together to discuss big power shifts in history in relation to the inauguration of Donald Trump. The speakers talked about big power shifts in Ancient Rome, the French Revolution, Angola, and the Election of 1968. The four professors that spoke were Colin Elliot, Rebecca Spang, Marissa Moorman, …

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Better Beware

Car repairs – sexism Women tend to be charged more for car repairs — but not always. It’s actually pretty easy to level the playing field and avoid the sexism that’s all too common in a male-dominated industry.

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Daily Local News Feature – State Representative Proposes Constitutional Carry for Indiana Firearms

A state representative wants to make it legal to carry a handgun without a license, and with recent changes in the legislature, it might happen. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story.

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Daily Local News – January 25, 2017

The Indiana Attorney General is voicing opposition to a bill that would expand needle exchange programs in Indiana; The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Troopers from the Indiana State Police are reportedly taking initiatives to teach drivers to spot human trafficking;Plans for the Switchyard Park in Bloomington could be expanded to include an additional entrance, a dog park, and expanded pavilion space;All …

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New Report Indicates Strong Correlation Between Poverty Rates and Housing Affordability

Bloomington’s high poverty rate and low housing affordability are closely linked, according to a new report. As of the most recent US Census data, the city of Bloomington holds a poverty rate of 38.3% and Monroe County stands at 23.5% – which is the highest rate for an Indiana county. A report by South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities details that …

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I-69 Construction Through Monroe County Falls Further Behind Schedule

The companies responsible for building Interstate 69 through Monroe County continue to fall further and further behind schedule. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan has that story in today’s WFHB community report.

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Everyday People – Pilot Episode

The debut episode of Everyday People, our new weekly segment aimed at improving the lives of older adults and people with disabilities in Monroe County.

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