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Daily Local News – October 16, 2017

The Monroe County Community Schools Corporation is using janitors and maintenance personnel as bus drivers; The Ellettsville Fire Department will now only respond to life-threatening calls; The City of Bloomington will unveil a new mural at People’s Park. FEATURE Interchange host Doug Strom interviews actor Abby Lee and dramaturg Greer Gerni about the IU Wells-Metz Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s …

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Daily Local News – October 12, 2017

The Indiana state legislature has banned the use of rifles for deer hunting on public land; Bloomington City Council members have approved an increase in funding to the Central Emergency Dispatch Center for 2018. FEATURE Jar Turner started his career at WFHB as a volunteer in 2011. Soon after coming aboard, he became a paid production manager here and then, …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Jar Turner

Jar Turner started his career at WFHB as a volunteer in 2011. Soon after coming aboard, he became a paid production manager and then, in August, 2016, he took over as General Manager of Bloomington’s community radio station. One of his first acts as GM was to dissolve his old position of production manager in an effort to save money. …

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Daily Local News – October 11, 2017

WFHB’s fund drive is happening right now! Click on the donate button to pledge your support for independent local news! School busing services company Auxilio Services Incorporated will lose their contract with the Monroe County Community School Corporation on Friday. The Bloomington City council continues to wrestle with how to set parameters for growth while at the same time encouraging …

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Daily Local News – October 10, 2017

Indiana University will spend 50 million dollars in researching addiction over the next five years, IU President Michael McRobbie announced this afternoon; The Indiana Department of Education released school accountability grades for the 2016-2017 school year. According to the Department of Education, a quarter of Indiana schools increased their scores by one or more letter grades, and over half of …

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Mural Depicting KKK Stays at IU’s Woodburn Hall

A controversial mural at Indiana University depicting Ku Klux Klan members burning a Christian cross and carrying the American flag during a Klan gathering will remain in Woodburn Hall. IU Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel said the mural cannot be removed due to the type of paint used. The mural has created controversy over the past 70 years. …

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Indiana Seeks Changes to 2015 Waters of the US Bill

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has joined 24 other states in support of editing and amending the 2015 Waters of the United States bill. The bill is an effort by the Environmental Protection Agency designed to help protect and better manage American waterways. The Waters of the US bill added language to the 1972 Clean Water Act that helped specify …

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Daily Local News – October 9, 2017

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has joined the chief counsels of 24 other states in support of editing and amending the 2015 Waters of the United Sates bill; Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an Indianapolis Colts NFL football game after players knelt during the national anthem; A controversial mural depicting Ku Klux Klan members burning a Christian cross …

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Daily Local News – October 5, 2017

Completion of the Animal Shelter’s expansion and renovations have now been pushed back to early March; the Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasive Management and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service have agreed to develop a local grass-root organization; The Bloomington City Council voiced unanimously to support a proposed agreement between the city and the Cook Group. FEATURE Amanda Barge is a …

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Daily Local News – October 4, 2017

Obstacles to both funding and design of an affordable housing apartment complex in Bloomington are pushing its completion date into late 2019. A Bloomington developer’s plans to build a second apartment complex on South Walnut Street have been put on hold. FEATURE: 24th Lotus Festival Brings Lots of Love: The 42nd annual Lotus Festival wrapped up this past weekend, bringing …

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