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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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Daily Local News – June 22, 2016

Lawmakers and web-based businesses have been scrambling over the past week to respond to a new court ruling on net neutrality; The City of Bloomington is taking advantage of I-69 construction to expand its digital connectivity; Although Hoosiers have a DO NOT CALL list, scammers sometimes ignore it; Pollinators such as bees and butterflies are responsible for 35 percent of …

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Daily Local News – June 21, 2016

Seven years after it was first proposed, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District may be taking another stab at what’s been known simply as the MRF (“murf”) project; A recent release of the Nursing Policy Report predicted a shortage of nurses in Indiana two years from now in the fields of geriatric, mental health and primary care, as well …

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Daily Local News – June 20, 2016

Indiana University announced today it plans to spend $40M on research into what is known as “precision medicine”; Indiana University’s board of trustees has approved a $53M plan to enclose part of Memorial Stadium; the Monroe County Commissioners approved more than $3M in funding for the Fullerton Pike Road Reconstruction Project; As a response to the closure of the GE …

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