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China and the Future of Indiana Steel

Steel manufacturers in Indiana want all Chinese steel imports blocked by the International Trade Commission to protect them from what they say are unfair and illegal trade practices. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us that story in today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – July 21, 2016

Monroe County lost out on federal grant money that would have funded road construction in the Westside Economic Development Area; In its meeting Tuesday night, the Monroe County Plan Commission gave its final approval for the Holland Fields housing development; The Indiana Supreme Court has begun developing a new registry that will list all Hoosiers convicted of child neglect and …

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Daily Local News – July 20 2016

The Seven Oaks Classical School has pushed back its opening date to September 6 due to a delay in construction; The Bloomington City Council left for a six-week recess last week without voting on the fate of a proposed electrical substation at the corner of 11th and Rogers streets; Former Herald-Times editor Bill Schrader has been selected for induction into …

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Better Beware – Pokemon Go

The new “augmented reality” videogame is taking the world by storm, and creating problems for players and non-players alike. Here are some things everybody needs to watch out for.

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How To Prevent Childhood Drowning

Indiana newspapers are riddled with stories involving children and teens drowning in bodies of waters from backyard pools to Lake Michigan. The American College of Emergency Physicians cites drowning as the leading cause of unintentional death among children between 1 and 4 years of age. Sarah Vaughan explores swimming, drowning and water safety with local experts.

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Interchange – Focus on Apartheid: The Photojournalism of Margaret Bourke-White

Men at "antipass" protest, near Johannesburg, 1950  Margaret Bourke-White/Time-Life/Getty Images

As a photographer for Life and Fortune magazines, Margaret Bourke-White traveled to Russia in the 1930s, photographed the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1938, recorded the liberation of Buchenwald a the end of World War II, and documented “Calcutta streets strewn with putrefying corpses decaying in the heat and being consumed by bloated vultures” in the aftermath of the 1946 …

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Guns and the BPD: Chief Diekhoff Speaks About Police Training

Recent incidents across the country – from Baton Rouge to Minneapolis to Dallas – have drawn increased attention to issues surrounding police and police violence. Many police departments are pledging to alter the ways officers are trained. In Bloomington, police chief Mike Diekhoff says officers are undergoing training related to many subjects, including mental health and community policing. And he …

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Daily Local News – July 19, 2016

The City of Bloomington’s Department of Economic and Sustainability is hoping to win $10,000 in prize money for its rental search website RentRocket.org; A new nonprofit organization has launched in Bloomington. The organization, called Accessible Community Abortions of Bloomington, aims to provide help for women in need of financial assistance for abortions or other reproductive health concerns not covered by …

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Bring It On! – July 18, 2016

Liz Mitchell and Cornelius Wright host a discussion on the recent Bloomington rally for Black Lives Matter with Lia Robinson, and Amrita Myers. Residents packed the Monroe County Courthouse square to listen and understand better the racial issues and injustices struggle with every day. Lia Robinson is the Black Lives Matter march organizer, and Amrita Myers is a history professor. …

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Daily Local News – July 18, 2016

WFHB reporters were at the Courthouse Square in downtown Bloomington this weekend covering what turned out to be one of the largest political rallies the city has seen in recent years. The Black Lives Matter rally was organized following the recent police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Minneapolis. The event began with a …

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