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Daily Local News – January 20, 2015

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As President Obama prepares to unveil his proposal for free community
college in tonight’s State of the Union address, a local legislator is
putting forward his own plan; Police are still looking for information
about a Bloomfield woman who has been missing for nearly three weeks; The
First Baptist Church in West Baden Springs has been taken off the state’s
10 most-endangered building list; The Monroe County Commissioners heard a
request to better maintain the Vietnam Veterans memorial outside the
County Courthouse; Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly is pushing again
for Congress to repeal a medical device tax that helps pay for the
Affordable Care Act; The city of Bloomington is launching a new fair labor
initiative to encourage fair labor practices in Bloomington eating
establishments; The Indiana State Department of Health has introduced a
new awareness program in hopes of improving Indiana’s dismal infant
mortality rate.

FEATURE
Yesterday an action was held in Bloomington in commemoration of Dr.
Martin Luther King’s birthday, which focused on the issue of police
mistreatment of African-Americans and the recent calls for justice for
those victims. WFHB correspondent David Murphy was on the scene to talk to
some of the participants for today’s WFHB community report.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
What would it take for Monroe County residents and businesses to cut
energy use by 10 percent? Molly O’Donnell of Monroe County Energy
Challenge thinks she knows the answer: 5 million dollars. Find out who’s
putting up the money, what has to be done to meet the challenge, and how
trying our best will benefit us all.

CREDITS
Anchors: Lindsey Wright and Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Jack Hanek, Cathi Norton, Anson Shupe
and Carmen Gozalo.
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access
Television Services.
Our feature was produced by David Murphy.
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with
the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer is Joe Crawford.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford.
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – January 15, 2015

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A second candidate has entered the race for mayor of Bloomington; Poverty is still on the rise in Indiana, according to a new report from the Indiana Institute for Working Families; After a rape was reported on Indiana University’s campus this week, a student group is aiming to educate IU students about sexual assault, rape and consent; The Bloomington City Council spent most of its meeting last night remembering community members who recently passed away.

FEATURE
For a second time, Representative Todd Young authored legislation to increase the number of hours employees have to work in order to receive healthcare from their employers. The bill has passed in the House of Representatives. As it heads now to the senate, WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh explores what the impact of Representative Young’s bill would be here in his hometown of Bloomington Indiana.

VOICES IN THE STREET
A new year is here, a time for reflection and resolution. How are people in Bloomington resolving to improve themselves and our world? In this special edition of Voices in the Street, WFHB went on-location to local taverns, neighborhood parties, and of course the streets of Bloomington to find all about hopes and dreams for 2015.

CREDITS
Anchors: Scott Weddle, Caroly VandeWiele
Today’s headlines were written by Sarah Panfil
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access
Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh.
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Jonathan Goethals.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – January 14, 2015

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Governor Mike Pence opened his half-hour State of the State speech last night by saying Indiana has never been stronger; Bloomington residents stood on the corner of Kirkwood and Walnut as the sun set yesterday evening, waving signs that said “no keystone XL” as part of a national day of action against the controversial pipeline; Monroe County is now a semifinalist in a nationwide competition to save energy.

FEATURE
We now bring you condensed portions of Governor Mike Pence’s State of the State address from last night. Pence gave the speech before the Indiana General Assembly.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Up next, our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

CREDITS
Anchors: Kelly Wherley, Kathi Norton
Today’s headlines were written by Alycin Bektesh
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish
Our feature was engineered by Michael Hilton
Our engineers today were Jim Lang, Adam Reichle, Matt Gwaltney
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh

Daily Local News – January 13, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence will give his state of the state speech tonight; Today was the deadline for lawmakers to file bills in the state legislature; A new Business Directory is now available to highlight minority and women-owned businesses serving Bloomington and Monroe County; Monroe County has hired a part-time employee to help residents buy health insurance.

FEATURE
Indiana has among the most restrictive regulations on the sale of alcohol in the country. Recently, there has been an effort to legalize the purchase of alcohol on Sundays, and a state representative has introduced legislation on the matter. WFHB Correspondent David Murphy speaks with Grant Monahan, President of the Retail Council, a spokesperson for Hoosiers for Sunday Sales, and Patrick Tamm, C.E.O. of the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers, about their conflicting opinions on the legislation, for today’s WFHB Community Report.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Jerry James senior lecturer of finance at IU’s Kelly School of Business talks about budgeting on WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Cathi Norton and David Murphy.
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by David Murphy.
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer is Joe Crawford.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – January 12, 2015

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Bloomington has its first official candidate for mayor; John Hamilton filed paperwork this morning with the Monroe County Clerk’s office declaring his intention to run as a Democrat in this year’s municipal election; Democracy for Monroe County, has decided to review its mission statement and potentially broaden its support beyond its partisan origins; The hierarchy of the Monroe County Community School Board is set to remain the same throughout 2015; Time to stow the Christmas ornaments and recycle those trees; Attorney General Greg Zoeller supports legislation to regulate e-cigarettes.

FEATURE
There is increasing pressure on K-12 schools to examine their policies for punishing students, particularly because research now shows black students are punished more severely than white students. Correspondent Joe Crawford brings us this story about how local schools are dealing with the issue for today’s WFHB community report.

ACTIVATE!
Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Cathi Norton, Susan Northleaf along with commentary Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News (每日地方新闻) Dec 17,2014 – Indiana University will begin offering in-state tuition rates to veterans (IU 将降低学费 吸引老兵)

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Indiana University will begin offering in-state tuition rates to qualifying veterans and family members starting with the Fall semester of 2015

Daily Local News- December 11, 2014

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The Bloomington City Council won’t vote on new regulations for food trucks until early next year. After weeks of debate about the rules, the Council voted December 10th to postpone a decision. Council member Andy Ruff was the first to suggest a delay;The Ellettsville Plan Commission is making progress on an ordinance targeting what officials called perpetual garage sales;Ellettsville is finally about to finish buying the land it needs to build a pedestrian trail downtown;

FEATURE
In the wake of national unrest regarding police action killings of unarmed black men, Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekoff reached out to the local chapter of the NAACP and the Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males to talk to community leaders about strengthen communication between police and citizens. Today, we hear from Chief Diekoff about community engagement issues, for today’s
feature report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
This week on the Voices in the Street: “Torture: The U.S. Government’s
Controversial Interrogation Methods”

CREDITS
Anchors: Scott Weddle, Carolyn VandeWiele
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Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access
Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Taylor Telford
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today was Jose Rodriguez
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh

Daily Local News – December 10, 2014

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Last week, The Monroe County Election Board discussed problems with political yard signs in the lead up to the midterm election; Last week Ball State University economist Michael Hicks released an economic forecast for 2015; A new residence hall at IUPUI has been approved by the IU Board of Trustees; In its first-ever distribution of teacher performance grants, or bonuses, the State of Indiana has awarded $30 million in grants to high-performance teachers in more than 1,300 schools; The office of Governor Mike Pence announced in a press release today, December 9th, that a little more than $4.6 million in total federal grants has been paid so far to help local communities and the state of Indiana recover from the 2014 January fifth (5)-through-ninth (9) winter storm; Hoosiers who need help paying their energy bills this winter may be able to take advantage of a program sponsored by Duke Energy; The Monroe County Public Library has plans for opening a third branch

FEATURE
A case that had been scheduled for a hearing in front of the Indiana Supreme court this week could have large implications for offenders on probation state wide – WFHB news director Alycin Bektesh has the report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
There are more rotten rumors and crafty con-games going around this time of year than are dream’t of in your imagination, Horatio, and here’s the lowdown on more of them…even if your name isn’t Horatio.

CREDITS
Anchors: Kelly Wherley, Taylor Talford
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf, Emily Beck, and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Our engineers today are Jim Lang, Adam Reichle and Matthew Gwaltney
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh

Daily Local News (每日地方新闻) Dec 10,2014 – Old National Bank Will Move (Old National Bank 将移动到布卢明顿市中心)

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Old National Bank is one major step closer to moving its downtown Bloomington branch. — Old National Bank 将移动到布卢明顿市中心

Daily Local News – December 9, 2014

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Old National Bank is one major step closer to moving its downtown Bloomington branch; A law prohibiting dead people from voting was responsible for delays in tallying election results last month; A new bicycle and pedestrian trail west of Bloomington could be facing a rough winter; A committee of former Red Cross Book Fair volunteers has completed its selection process for a NEW HOST for the popular book fair fund-raiser annually held at the Monroe County Fair Grounds; A public hearing will be held this Thursday by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce for citizens to comment on the Fullerton Pike Extension project; The long running dispute between Indiana Governor Mike Pence and State
Superintendent of Education Glenda Ritz seems to have switched battlegrounds.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
You’ll find plenty of people who are happy to advise you in matters of money–for a fee, of course. A better option might be taking advantage of free resources. Here’s WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Sophia Saliby, and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by David Murphy
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacey and edited by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe
County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford,
Our board engineer and Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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