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Daily Local News – November 21, 2017

An Indianapolis city councilman is being asked to resign from his post by fellow Republicans; Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he will restrict the use of Cannabidiol Oil to those in the state suffering from seizures who sign a registry; The proposed plan to develop a waste transfer station on Bloomington’s Northwest side is stirring up controversy; Road work …

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Daily Local News – November 20, 2017

The State’s Alcohol Code Revision Commission is recommending the sale of alcohol at convenience and grocery stores from noon to 8pm on Sundays. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking nominations for six openings on the state’s Trails Advisory Board. The conservative Political Action Committee backing President Donald Trump in Indiana, has endorsed northeastern Indiana Representative Jim Banks. An …

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Daily Local News – November 16, 2017

A month after 1000 lbs. of toxic waste was dumped in Lake Michigan by US Steel, another spill has being reported; Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s visit to an Indianapolis Colts game reportedly cost the Indianapolis Police Department over $14,000; The IU Dance Marathon raised a record-breaking 4.2 million dollars over last weekend for Riley Children’s Hospital; …

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Daily Local News – November 15, 2017

The Owen County Prosecutor’s Office is levelling charges against the President of the Owen County Commission, Don Minnick.    The Bloomington Animal Shelter will be closed until 3pm tomorrow and Friday, due to construction.   Monroe County Community School Corporation is taking the first steps toward reviewing its school board district lines.    The Monroe County Community School Corporation board approved teacher raises …

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Daily Local News – November 14, 2017

A group calling itself the ‘Night Owls, Paint and Exteriors,’ or NOPE, spray painted hundreds of trees in Yellowwood State Forest over the weekend in an attempt to thwart logging efforts; Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch poured a newly-minted Indiana coin in Vincennes this morning; The Bloomington Plan Commission approved another apartment complex to be built on South Walnut Street; …

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IFA’s Seastrom Vows Fight Against Yellowwood Timber Sales

Dave Seastrom of the Indiana Forest Alliance says last week’s sale of more than 1700 trees in Yellowwood State Forest isn’t the end for environmental activists. The IFA is now mounting a campaign to encourage Governor Eric Holcomb to nullify the sale of timber in the Forest. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Seastrom in today’s WFHB Feature Report.

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Indiana Prosecutors Against Pot Decriminalization

The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys is advocating against the decriminalization of marijuana in the state. Indiana prosecutors sent a letter to the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse earlier this month, urging the commission to quote, “resist the validation of marijuana in the state.” The letter stated the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys will ask legislators to move against policies …

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Judge Rules For Marion County Man Detained On Immigration Charge

A U.S. District Judge has ruled in favor of a man who was detained by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office under the request of the federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled in favor of Antonio Lopez-Aguilar and the Indiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union last week. Judge Barker’s decision upholds a prior …

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Daily Local News – November 13, 2017

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of Antonio Lopez-Aguilar, who was detained by the Marion County Sheriff’s office at the behest of the federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement; The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys is advocating against the decriminalization of marijuana in the state; The U.S. Department of the Interior has fined Hamilton County for …

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Daily Local News – November 9, 2017

Around 200 protesters, scientists, and environmental activists gathered this morning in Yellowwood State Park in Brown County; Governor Eric Holcomb released his 2018 agenda; Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County is looking to breathe new life into the former RCA/Thomson Property, which has remained uninhabited for over a decade; The city of Bloomington Police Department is planning on adding three-to-five …

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