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Daily Local News – December 7, 2016

12/7/16 A story published in the Herald Times about local white nationalists provoked varied community responses this week; Monroe County Officials are discussing streamlining the county’s zoning code as it applies to the urbanizing area just outside Bloomington city limits; Project Porchlight— an effort designed to engage local residents with energy-saving opportunities in their home—occurred in October this year. FEATURE …

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Better Beware

Online Shopping Dangers Apps and emojis — the free ones, and mostly the ones from overseas — are hijacking online shoppers, especially those using tablets and cellphones. Here’s what’s going on

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Mayor John Hamilton Speaks with Bloomington Rotary Club

Last month Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton spoke to the Bloomington Rotary Club about the issues in the city, from housing to job creation. We bring you a portion of his comments now, for today’s WFHB community report. This clip begins with Hamilton speaking about the fallout from the November 8th election. That was Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton speaking last month at a …

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Interchange – Facing America at Standing Rock

Even elementary schools are now teaching what was always factual about the conquest of this land mass–Northern Europeans came and murdered as many indigenous people as possible. Treaties were made to be broken. Herded onto desolate reservations, dying by the thousands en route, the native people of this land were treated as one race of lesser beings–portrayed as devils and …

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Daily Local News – December 6, 2016

12/06/16 The City of Bloomington is offering to pay $725,000 to buy the city’s only strip club, Night Moves; The CEO of United Technologies, the parent company to Carrier, said in an interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer that there was no specific quid-pro- quo involved in the deal to preserve 1,000 jobs at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant; The Bloomington Volunteer Network …

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Boxcar Books Fundraiser on Saturday December 10

A volunteer-powered bookstore and community space, Boxcar Books, has run into financial trouble in recent months. The store, located at 408 East 6 th Street, launched a crowd funding campaign two months ago, seeking to raise as much as $7,500 to help pay rent. The campaign, hosted by Generosity.com is ongoing. And this Saturday, from 6 to 10 PM, Boxcar …

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Bring It On! December 5, 2016

Beverly Calender- Anderson and Leila Randle speak with Gary radio producer and personality Dinahlynn Biggs, host of the syndicated “Dinahlynn Biggs Show”. Dinahlynn shares her memories of the late iconic Chicago radio personality Mr. Herb Kent, the “Cool Gent.” PART ONE Beverly Calender- Anderson and Leila Randle speak with Gary radio producer and personality Dinahlynn Biggs, host of the syndicated …

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Daily Local News – December 5, 2016

The Sycamore Land Trust has opened a new nature preserve on the shores of Lake Monroe; Activists in Standing Rock, North Dakota are warning that the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is not over, despite an easement denial from the Army Corp of Engineers; According to the City Clerk, Monroe County experienced strong voter turnout in the November general …

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“Civil Streets” Project Holds Community Conversation

In August, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced an initiative to address complaints and issues surrounding safety and civility in downtown Bloomington. The initiative stems from complaints about aggressive panhandlers, and behavioral problems from some persons with mental health and drug abuse issues. The mayor also said some parks employees didn’t feel safe working in downtown parks, and cited public health …

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Window Open for “Women’s” Award Nominees

The Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women released a call for nominees for their 2017 Woman of the Year, Emerging Leader, and Lifetime Contribution Awards. The Woman of the Year Award is for a woman who has improved the quality of life for other women and serves as a role model for them by her outstanding contributions to the …

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