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Daily Local News – May 22nd, 2019

The state of Indiana and the city of Bloomington are continuing a legal battle over annexation, after the state announced over the weekend they will appeal a preliminary finding by a judge that favored the city; The City of Bloomington has settled on a site for its new Trades District Garage; The Bloomington Farmers Market saw record attendance last year, …

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One Year Later: Spencer Groundwater ‘Safe,’ Despite Contamination

Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added Spencer’s groundwater to a list of Superfund cites, due to pollution leftover from dry cleaning chemicals. The EPA’s website states the Franklin Street Groundwater Contamination Site was first discovered in 2011. Then, in 2014, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management detected PERC, in “raw water at all three active municipal wells.” There …

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Farmer’s Market Customers, Vendors Complaining About Parking

The Bloomington Farmers Market saw record attendance last year, despite having fewer participating vendors. That’s according to Cathy Aiken, chair of the Farmer’s Market Advisory Council. In a report to the Bloomington Parks Board yesterday, Aiken said vendors are also reporting their customer complain about parking availability. Aiken went on to report the advisory council did not agree to a …

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Better Beware – New Dangers All Over

Beware

On the phone, in the mail, online and off — there are new scams and problems cropping up all the time. Here’s a headsup on four or the latest and not-so-greatest.

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Women’s Reproductive Rights Activists Rally Downtown

Hundreds turned out across the state this afternoon for the Stop the Bans rally, against state pushes for anti-abortion legislation. Dozens of local residents and community activists gathered on the Monroe County Courthouse Square, in downtown Bloomington.  Indivisible Bloomington & 9th District, IN and the Monroe County National Organization for Women hosted this afternoon’s rally. At this afternoon’s rally, Monroe …

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Suspect Charged in Hit-and-Run Death

Edit: The previous copy of this story stated the Go Fund Me was set up for one child and Brooks’ current girlfriend. After clarification, that fundraiser is expected to be distributed to all of his children. Flowers and condolences sent to WFHB will be shared with Brooks’ entire family. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Last night, …

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RBB Approves $2 Mil in Edgewood Schools Improvements

Richland Bean Blossom Community School Board approved issuing bonds, as part of funding capital improvements, during their meeting yesterday. More than $2 million in bond financing will go to improvements at Edgewood Primary and Intermediate Schools, and Edgewood’s Early Childhood Center. Public finance consultant with Indianapolis-based law firm Bose McKinney & Evans, Jacob McClellan, told the board the money from …

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Interchange – The Persistence of Patriarchy: An Interview with Carol Gilligan

Carol Gilligan is very well-known for having authored the influential feminist classic In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development published in 1982. This centered on a critique of the then current theories of moral development which literally excluded the study of girls and women and simply assumed studying boys and men would suffice to give the whole picture. …

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Daily Local News – May 21st, 2019

Senator Koch appointed to federal consumer watchdog position; Suspect charged in hit-and-run death of area man; Richland Bean Blossom Community School Board approves of $2 million in capital improvements. FEATURE Hundreds of demonstrators turned out across the state this afternoon for the Stop the Bans rally against anti-abortion legislation. ARTBEAT In our new program segment, Dr. Filiz Cicek speaks with …

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ArtBeat – Ep. 1: Patricia Cole – Living Waters

Welcome to ArtBeat, with Dr. Filiz Cicek! In today’s episode, Patricia Cole speaks with Dr. Cicek about the Living Waters exhibit. The exhibit focuses on water, water quality, and includes a panel discussion at the I Fell Gallery, in Bloomington, on April 21.

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