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Activate! – People and Animal Learning Services (PALS) : Emily Webster

Emily Webster shares her experience working with People and Animal Learning Services (PALS), a therapeutic program for people with disabilities that also provides opportunities for recreational riding. PALS helps particpants build strength and learn how to care for animals. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Pet Therapy at Hospice Facility PALS New Volunteer Training …

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Mayor Hamilton Addresses Downtown Parking Meter Issues

Two and a half years after they were first installed, Bloomington’s parking meters are not working as advertised. Mayor John Hamilton held a press conference on Friday to discuss problems with the meters. The parking meters were strongly supported by the previous mayor, Mark Kruzan, who ended his third term as mayor in December. We bring you a portion of …

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Daily Local News – February 8, 2016

Indiana University’s Associate Dean of Students and Title Nine Director Jason Casares is on paid administrative leave following sexual assault allegations made by a colleague; A bill is moving through the Indiana General Assembly that could stop an initiative to ban single-use plastic bags in Bloomington; In its meeting last week, the Monroe County Election Board received an update on …

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Plastic Waste Bill Moves Through General Assembly

A bill is moving through the Indiana General Assembly that could stop an initiative to ban single-use plastic bags in Bloomington. House Bill ten-fifty-three, authored by Representative Ronald Bacon, would prohibit the local government from regulating the distribution and manufacture of single-use plastic containers. The bill would also prohibit local government from imposing restrictions or fees concerning such containers. This …

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bloomingOUT – Jeanne Smith – February 4, 2016

Anchors Jeff Poling and Ryne Shadday are joined by local businesswoman and trans activist, Jeanne Smith. Tonight’s show features music from Against Me! and Wendy Carlos. Plus a new episode of our weekly segment “Open Doors.” CREDITS Anchors: Jeff Poling & Ryne Shadday Executive Producer Joe Crawford Producer Olivia Davidson Board Engineers Andrew Sims and Sarah Hetrick Segment Producer Megan …

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Interview with Abby Lee and David Koté of IU’s Macbeth

A production of Macbeth by the Indiana University Theater Department opens tomorrow evening. The director and one of the actresses spoke earlier this week with Interchange host Doug Storm. We bring you a portion of that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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13 Counties to Join Indiana’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

A Judicial Branch of Indiana Courts press release announced that 13 counties will join Indiana’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) this year, bringing the total number of participating Indiana counties to 32. The JDAI, begun in 2006, is a national juvenile justice reform initiative that aims to improve outcomes for children in the justice system while ensuring public safety. The …

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Proposal to Lift Indiana’s Ban On Sunday Sales of Alcohol was Rejected

A proposal to lift Indiana’s 80-year-old ban on the sale of alcohol on Sundays was squashed last week by the House Public Policy committee in an 8 to 5 vote. Efforts to repeal these blue laws gain attention every year, but the bills have never made it far on the House floor. Those in the liquor business who oppose the …

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Senator Stoops’ Bill 128 Proposes Increased Funding for Monroe County Transportation System

State Senator Mark Stoops has authored Senate Bill 128, a proposal that would increase funding for the Monroe County transportation system and widen its scope. According to a press release, Stoops argued “The entire county needs transit to access jobs and services in Bloomington, as well as the employers and education opportunities located throughout the county”. Senate Bill 128 includes …

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Daily Local News – February 4, 2016

Last night members of the Bloomington City Council sounded off on the Indiana legislature’s recent shooting down of Senate Bill 344; Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives have pushed forward a bill intended to limit the power of state environmental regulators; State Senator Mark Stoops has authored Senate Bill 128, a proposal that would increase funding for the Monroe …

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