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Daily Local News – December 1, 2016

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The state of Indiana has offered seven million dollars in tax breaks to Carrier Corporation in a deal that is expected to keep about a thousand manufacturing jobs in Indianapolis; The city of Bloomington is asking for feedback on a broad range of ideas that could affect the future of the downtown area; Preparations are underway for the Fifth Annual Krampus Night festival coming up this Saturday; In last night’s city council meeting, council members considered a fee schedule for the private rental of some city facilities, including City Hall.

FEATURE
An institution in local politics, Dan “Carp” Combs has been Perry Township trustee since the mid-‘eighties, providing services for the needy and even making sure the abandoned Shortstop lot on the south side remains relatively clutter-free. Uniquely among American states, Indiana depends on the township form of government. Former Governor Mitch Daniels tried to eliminate the township system but failed. Carp Combs joins Michael Glab on this week’s Big Talk to explain why township trustees are needed now more than ever.

SPECIAL FEATURE
WFHB reporter Leah Carter brings us a story of surveillance and police militarization, from Standing Rock, North Dakota.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele and Ryan Stacy
Today’s headlines were written by Joe Crawford
Along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Michael Glab and Leah Carter
Our engineer today is Sean Albert
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

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