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Daily Local News – April 17, 2018

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The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved spending $34 million to construct Switchyard Park yesterday; The Commission also previewed the city’s contract with Indiana University Health to buy the IU hospital site on Second Street; City of Bloomington Utilities Director Vic Kelson says the last stage of the south-central sewer interceptor project will be expedited; The Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Committee has approved four transit studies they hope will help the county cope with growth; Three Republican primary U.S. Senate candidates for Indiana will debate later this month.

FEATURE
After IU Health announced its sale of the downtown Bloomington hospital for $6.5 million to the city of Bloomington, the city contracted the Urban Land Institute to put forward recommendations on what to do with the 24-acre downtown site. As City of Bloomington Communications Director Yael Ksander tells WFHB News Director Wes Martin, ULI is putting forward recommendations to expand the city’s affordable housing and office space.

BICENTENNIAL JOURNAL
Gladys DeVane speaks about the legacy of racism in Bloomington, on today’s edition of The Bicentennial Journal—looking back on 200 years of history in South Central Indiana.

CREDITS
Anchors: Don Geyra and Erin Wager-Miller
Today’s headlines were written by Wes Martin and Sarah Vaughan, for CATSweek- a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Wes Martin.
The Biccentennial Journal is produced by Kate Welch, with help from Joyce Polling.
Our engineer today is Megan Wade.
Our theme music is provided by Dani Graf, Ben Lumsdaine, and Scott Schmadeke.
Executive Producer is Wes Martin.

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