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Inside Bloomington’s Annual Arts Fair On The Square

The annual Arts Fair on the Square was held this past weekend in downtown Bloomington. Correspondent Arjun Balasundaram was on hand for the fair and he brings us this report.

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INvets: A Nationwide Initiative To Help Military Veterans Find Jobs

An Indiana company is preparing to launch a nationwide initiative to help military veterans find jobs. The company, Conexus Indiana, is focusing their efforts on the manufacturing industry. WFHB spoke with the workforce development manager at Conexus, Wes Wood, about the initiative, which is known as INvets. “INvets came as a result of a number of large companies that we …

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Daily Local News – June 20, 2017

A new Fresh Thyme grocery store is expected to open in College Mall by next year; Indiana’s gas tax is scheduled to increase by ten cents a gallon starting next Saturday, July 1st; The Bloomington Plan Commission is working its way through a final round of amendments to the city’s draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan; Governor Eric Holcomb has spent the …

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IU Researchers ID Gene That Blocks Insect-Borne Pathogens

Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have been able to identify a specific gene necessary to block insect-borne pathogens that transmit diseases like Dengue Fever, as well as the Zika and West Nile viruses. The study employed a common bacterium called Wolbachia. It was published last week in the medical journal PLoS Pathogens. Irene Newton, an assistant Professor of Biology and …

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“Take Back Peoples Park” Community Picnic

Several dozen people gathered at Peoples Park yesterday evening, partly in response to increased police patrols in the area. The event was billed as a Community Picnic to Take Back Peoples Park. In recent weeks, the Bloomington Police Department has hired additional officers and focused patrols on Peoples Park, an area that has often been frequented by people experiencing homelessness. …

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Accidents Up On I-69 Section 5 Stretch

There has been a nearly 48% increase of car accidents on Section 5 of Interstate 69 since construction started in 2014. That’s according to a report today in the Indianapolis Star. Citing data provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation, the newspaper reports there were 354 crashes in 2016, 4 of which were fatal. This is a stark difference from …

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DAILY LOCAL NEWS – June 19,2017

A nearly 48 percent increase in car accidents on Section 5 of I-69 since construction started in 2014; Several dozen people gathered in Peoples Park yesterday in response to increased police presence; Less than a year after Monroe County passed a public safety tax the new revenue stream is being stretched thin; The Monroe County and South Central Community Action Program’s …

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BIO – June 19th, 2017

On today’s episode of Bring It On, Dr. Amrita Myers and Jim Sims speak to Beth Applegate, president of Applegate Consulting Group, and Jennifer Brooks, along with resident anchor William Hosea to discuss Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ), an initiative dedicated to building accountability with people of color doing exceptional work dealing with racial justice in Bloomington and Monroe …

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Dylvin and the Chauffers

On June 10th Dylvin and the Chauffers,  joined Saturday’s Child at the Monroe County History Center. Old-time music played by young people. Dylvin and the Chauffers, the Deckard family band.

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Kite Line- June 16, 2017: Memories of Boo

This week, we return to the story of Clinton “Boo” Gilkie, who died one year ago- on June 7, 2016- in the Monroe County Jail.  We discussed the circumstances of his death in our episode 2 weeks ago, and recommend that you to listen this episode of Kite Line for more context. Our interview today is with TJ, who was …

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