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Daily Local News – April 10, 2017


Indianapolis-based online review company Angie’s List is pulling their advertising from Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor”; Indiana University has announced they are restricting use of Franklin Hall in connection with to an appearance by controversial author Charles Murray; An Indiana University student group kept up their push for IU to commit to protecting undocumented students; The U.S. Census Bureau has backtracked on its proposal to ask about sexual orientation and gender identity on the 2020 census; The City of Bloomington Utilities Department, in collaboration with the Department of Economic & Sustainable Development, are in search of an artist who can paint a mural at 423 South Washington Street.

Last Month, President Trump released a budget blue print that would cut grant funding that drives a multitude of local programs, including those administered by the City of Bloomington’s department of Housing and Neighborhood Development, or HAND. Last month we explored how those proposed funding cuts would impact seniors in our community. This month, reporter Sarah Vaughan spoke with HAND director Doris Sims about the effect Trump’s proposed budget cuts could have on the housing programs her department administers.

Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

Anchors: Joe Crawford and Maria McKinley
Today’s headlines were written by Tara Fahimi, Jerrod Dill, Sheila Raghavendran and Joe Crawford
Along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Sarah Vaughan.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Brooks, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our engineer today is Chris Martin
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford

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