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Daily Local News – January 24, 2017

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The City of Bloomington’s December deer cull succeeded in culling 62 deer from the Lake Griffy Nature Preserve. The Indiana legislature is considering bills including a law that would prohibit municipalities from taxing or abolishing Air BnBs. Both the Indiana House of Representatives and the Indiana Senate have passed legislation that would allow for the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Bloomington residents can learn about housing programs, neighborhood watch programs, code enforcement and more at a Neighborhood Workshop on Saturday, February 3rd. The City of Bloomington Utilities Department says they’re making progress to replace an aging sewer line along South Walnut street.

FEATURE: WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Indiana AFL-CIO president Brett Voorhees about union priorities this legislative session. Indiana President Brett Voorhees says the state’s AFL-CIO chapter is currently lobbying to get Indiana Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly re-elected. Donnelly’s seat is currently considered a Democratic bastion in one of 11 states where Republicans hold a super majority, and is the target of several Republican hopefuls this election year. Voorhees says the AFL-CIO is also employing nearly a dozen lobbyists in the statehouse and is pushing for the removal of the state’s Sunday alcohol laws.

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Today’s headlines were written by Wes Martin and Jonah Chester, along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish,
Our feature was produced by Wes Martin
Our engineer today is Dan Withered.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Wes Martin.

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