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Daily Local News – March 9, 2017


The State Board of Education has denied the request for a waiver from Seven Oaks Classical School in Ellettsville; Travel on West 17th Street, east of North Crescent Road will be delayed tomorrow, according to I-69 Development Partners; The Bloomington Plan Commission got its first look at a proposed apartment complex that would surround the downtown Fifth Third Bank on Washington Street; Monroe County Democrats have re-elected Mark Fraley as the Party’s chairman; A House bill affecting senior citizen services in Indiana passed out of a Senate committee yesterday; The leader of the Indiana House says he is willing to back down a little bit from a proposed $1 cigarette tax increase in Indiana.

Co-owner and arts and entertainment director of Bloomington’s LGBTQ – friendly nightclub, The Back Door, Nicci B. found her home here when she was embraced by this town’s queer community. In today’s changing political climate for queer folks, Nicci hopes to provide a safe, comfortable place for people of all gender and sexuality nonconformance. With business partner SMOOV – G, she runs what might be Bloomington’s premier home away from home for people of countless “outsider” descriptions. Nicci B. joins Michael Glab on this week’s edition of Big Talk.

This week’s edition asks Bloomington residents about Indiana’s opioid epidemic.

Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele and Ron Bronson
Today’s headlines were written by Simon Williams and Karl Van Cleave
Along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Michael Glab
Voices in the Street was produced by Barbara von Przewoski
Our engineer today is Chris Martin
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

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