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Daily Local News – December 8, 2015

The Catholic archdiocese of Indianapolis has settled the first Syrian family in Indiana since Governor Pence announced his intention to block the arrival of any more refugees from Syria; At a Bloomington City Council meeting last week, council member Darryl Neher announced a grant of $150,000 from the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association to the Community Sheltering Project, formerly known as …

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Monroe County Government Loses Tax Court Battle With CVS

The Monroe County government has lost another tax court battle with CVS. This second ruling in less than a year could save the corporation tens of thousands of dollars a year on its property taxes. County Assessor Judy Sharp says other taxpayers will probably have to make up the difference. “Any time that someone gets their property assessments lowered- and …

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Bring It On! – December 7, 2015

William Hosea and Leila Randle welcome Amina B. Pierson, Assistant Vice President of Community & Economic Development for Fifth Third Bank. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Leila invites Amina Piersen to discuss the ways to combat holiday stress and personal finance, and how her experience building and managing community partnerships aids outreach programs for Fifth Third Bank. To …

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Long Term: A Decades-Long Fight To Preserve Bloomington’s Courthouse Square

On December 2nd, the Bloomington City Council approved the establishment of Courthouse Square Historic District. This resolution places the area roughly bounded by 4th, Walnut, 7th, and College under the protection of Title 8 of the municipal code. This section gives the city control over any proposed change or demolition of the buildings in the district. Duncan Campbell has been …

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Daily Local News – December 7, 2015

The group Hoosiers for Syrian Refugees marched down Kirkwood Avenue on Saturday to promote inclusiveness and to protest Governor Mike Pence’s stance against allowing Syrian refugees to relocate to Indiana; The Monroe County government has lost another tax court battle with CVS; Ellettsville Planning Commission approves the subdivision of a 32-acre piece of land to allow for the construction of …

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Daily Local News – December 3, 2015

A solar project for City Hall two years in the making is becoming more of a reality, after the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission last week approved the project’s proposal. FEATURE The safety of the local water supply has been called into question in recent weeks. FEATURE Jean Anouilh adopted Sophocle’s Antigone in 1944 turning the Creon into a kind of Chief …

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Daily Local News – December 2, 2015

The Scholar’s Inn Cafe and Wine Bar as well as the Bakehouse were sold recently to Black Canyon Incorporated in Fort Wayne; Last month, the completion date for Section 4 of Interstate 69 was in question due to the amount of work that needed to be done; Two members of the Bloomington Board of Public Works, Charlotte Zietlow and Duane …

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Daily Local News – December 1, 2015

A special prosecutor is being brought in to investigate misuse of public funds at the Monroe County Auditor’s office; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board has approved the third in a series of reimbursement agreements with the contractor building Interstate 69. FEATURE Threats to digital security and privacy are becoming increasingly difficult to understand and to defend against. As part of …

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Daily Local News – November 30, 2015

Indiana University is hosting a forum tomorrow night to discuss what can be learned from the recent HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana; Bloomington’s annual Krampus Night is schedule for this Saturday; The Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation has asked for help paying for its proposed STEM program. The Monroe County Council has added a line to the 2016 Salary …

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Cast of Characters: Rachid Maidi

Rachid Maidi has lived in the United States for over 40 years. He considers the U.S. his home.

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. In this episode, local resident Rachid Maidi discusses his childhood in Algeria, his experiences as a Muslim in the U.S. and much more. Cast of Characters is produced by Amanda Marino.

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