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Daily Local News – August 21, 2017

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Today’s solar eclipse crossed the American mainland, peaking above Bloomington at around 2:20 this afternoon, and Bloomington residents took to rooftops and meadows, with solar viewers and pinhole cameras. If you’ve been thinking that there are more students than usual in Bloomington, you’re not wrong. On Friday, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton released a statement condemning ‘bigotry, hate and extremism.’ The city of Bloomington is looking to make the Johnson’s Creamery property a part of the city’s so-called Trades District.

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Last month’s rash of overdoses and deaths in downtown Bloomington were caused by people selling a drug marketed as synthetic marijuana, called Spice, or K2. As WFHB Correspondent Cole Stinson tells us, it’s a potentially deadly mix of chemicals that is often more dangerous than Methamphetamines or Heroin.

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We speak with Justice Unlocked volunteer Lasserina Dowell. Justice Unlocked provides legal assistance for clients who can’t afford Indiana’s average of 150 dollars an hour for legal expenses.

Today’s Anchors: Maria McKinley and Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by Alex Davis and Wes Martin, along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Cole Stinson.
Activate! is produced by Lucy Schaich from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our engineer is Dan Withered
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
Executive producer is Wes Martin

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