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Daily Local News – July 7, 2016

The city of Bloomington is looking to charge citizens $150 to access audio and video data from police dashboard cameras and body cams; Last night the City Council also heard a proposal to extend a five-year tax abatement to Bloomington-based HM Mac Development, LLC, for a project to be built where the Chocolate Moose Ice Cream Shop currently stands; Planned …

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The Hijabi Diaries

Today we bring you a new episode of the Hijabi Diaries, a local podcast produced with the Islamic Center of Bloomington. Episode Four features Melani, who speaks about why she wears her hijab, what it was like moving from Indonesia to Bloomington, why she loves being a teacher and a mother, and what her hopes are for her future.

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Daily Local News – July 6 2016

The president of the South Central Region of IU Health, Mark Moore, announced this morning that he will be retiring from his position on November 1st of this year; Monroe County officials are still debating the details of a proposed materials recovery facility, known simply as the MRF; The City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control announced last week that …

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Patriotism in the Era of Trump: A Fourth of July Special

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As Americans celebrated the 240th anniversary of the 13 colonies declaring independence from the British empire, we stopped by Bloomington’s Fourth of July parade to talk with local people about patriotism and nationalism in the era of Donald Trump and Brexit. As usual, the City of Bloomington put together a big holiday parade this morning starting at 10 a.m. It …

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Daily Local News – June 30, 2016

Earlier today a federal court granted Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky a preliminary injunction regarding Indiana’s new abortion law; Bloomington police are searching for witnesses and a suspect after an attempted abduction on the B-Line Trail; A program aimed at saving three endangered languages has taken a Bloomington-based nonprofit group to North Dakota this summer; Eleven dimly lit intersections …

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Daily Local News – June 29, 2016

Stepping Stones, a Bloomington-based nonprofit providing transitional housing to homeless youth, has started a fundraiser to raise 16 thousand dollars by the end of this week; Monroe County voters will be asked to directly support their local community school system this November; Last week, Monroe County’s new Surveyor, Trohn Enright-Randolph, was sworn in as the newest member of the Monroe …

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Daily Local News – June 28, 2016

Lifeguards revived a boy found at the bottom of the Mills pool yesterday; The Hoosier Lottery is reporting record earnings for 2015; The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Google Maps will be collecting 360-degree images of the B-Line Trail, Bloomington Rail Trail, Clear Creek Trail, Jackson Creek Trail and the Cascades Park Trail with the …

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Daily Local News – June 27, 2016

The Supreme Court issued a decision today that may change the landscape of abortion law in Indiana; The Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement today expressing its frustrations over a case involving a former IU student and two separate accusations of rape; The Monroe County Commissioners approved a $234,000 contract for new financial software in their meeting this morning; …

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Daily Local News – June 23, 2016

In its meeting last night, the City Council had its first round of discussions about a electrical substation slated for the northwest corner of Rogers and West 11th Streets; The organization Visit Bloomington has just published two new travel guides for the Monroe County area; Cook Medical has partnered with the Broadview Learning Center and IVY Tech Community College to …

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Urgent Need for Foster Families

An increase of children in the child welfare system is sparking an urgent need for foster families. Sarah Vaughan speaks with Jamie Lawrence Nickels with the local office of the Indiana Division of Child Services, about the fostering process. We bring you their conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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