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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Cynthia Bruhbaker

Restoration architect Cynthia Bruhbaker helps Bloomington retain its past. She has been responsible for the rebirth of such historic structures as the I. Fell Building and the old Coca Cola bottling plant that now serves as the multipurpose headquarters for Middle Way House. BROO-baker knew early on she wanted to be involved in resurrecting nearly forgotten architectural treasures. She joins …

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Daily Local News – December 8, 2016

A Canadian company is taking the first steps toward developing a city-wide, high speed, fiber network in Bloomington; In last night’s city council meeting, council members gave their final approval to a fee schedule for the rental of city facilities; the Bloomington Plan Commission heard a petition from Horvath Communications to put a cell tower; Stone Belt Arc will hold …

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Daily Local News – December 7, 2016

12/7/16 A story published in the Herald Times about local white nationalists provoked varied community responses this week; Monroe County Officials are discussing streamlining the county’s zoning code as it applies to the urbanizing area just outside Bloomington city limits; Project Porchlight— an effort designed to engage local residents with energy-saving opportunities in their home—occurred in October this year. FEATURE …

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Daily Local News – December 6, 2016

12/06/16 The City of Bloomington is offering to pay $725,000 to buy the city’s only strip club, Night Moves; The CEO of United Technologies, the parent company to Carrier, said in an interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer that there was no specific quid-pro- quo involved in the deal to preserve 1,000 jobs at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant; The Bloomington Volunteer Network …

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Daily Local News – December 5, 2016

The Sycamore Land Trust has opened a new nature preserve on the shores of Lake Monroe; Activists in Standing Rock, North Dakota are warning that the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is not over, despite an easement denial from the Army Corp of Engineers; According to the City Clerk, Monroe County experienced strong voter turnout in the November general …

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Daily Local News – December 1, 2016

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 …

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Phone Jamming, Constant Surveillance, Flood Lights at Pipeline Protests


WFHB reporter Leah Carter was present at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota last week and she witnessed some of the most tense interactions between police and demonstrators. She brings us an account of police force and surveillance, as well as creative responses from demonstrators, in this report.  

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Document: Full List of “Action Ideas” for Downtown Bloomington

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The city of Bloomington is asking for feedback on a broad range of ideas that could affect the future of the downtown area. From 9AM to noon on Saturday, City Hall is hosting an event where community members will discuss various action ideas generated as part of Mayor John Hamilton’s Downtown Safety, Civility and Justice Initiative. There are dozens of …

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Daily Local News – Wednesday November 30, 2016

Carrier Corporation says it has made a deal to back off on its plans to move hundreds of jobs to Mexico; The Monroe County Community School Corporation is working toward becoming a Communities In Schools affiliate in an effort to help kids stay in school; The Ellettsville Town Council is considering changing its rates for sewer service; This week, the …

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Daily Local News – November 29, 2016

11/29/16 The city of Bloomington has announced the results of a new round of water quality tests, showing a continued decrease in levels of disinfectant byproducts; The City of Bloomington Utilities Department has agreed to handle the treatment of grease waste produced by food services at Indiana University; Monroe County Commissioners have given the go ahead to the Sheriff’s Department …

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