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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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Daily Local News – October 3, 2017

The City of Bloomington rolled out its new recycling and waste disposal program this morning; Utilities Director Vic Kelson says repairs to the railroad trestle at Lake Lemon will be completed this week, barring a rain delay; The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning commuters of the probability of heavily increased traffic along Highway 37 this weekend. FEATURE State prosecutors …

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Opioid Epidemic Increases CASA Workload

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) represent the interests of children remanded to state custody. Due to the opioid epidemic, CASAs have seen a growing increase in the number of children needing representation. In this WFHB Community Report, WFHB Correspondent Cole Stinson speaks with CASA volunteer Les Wadzinski and Monroe County CASA Director Kristin Bishay.

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Housing Choice Voucher Program Begins Tomorrow

The Bloomington Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher program will open for applications tomorrow. According to Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager Daniel Harmon, in order for the city’s Housing Authority to provide voucher assistance, a family may not have income which exceeds  50 percent of the area’s median income. Bloomington’s median income is $49,900. To qualify, applicants must make half the …

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Indiana Again Considering Sunday Alcohol Sales

The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers (IABR) has reaffirmed support for legislation that would permit the carry-out sale of alcohol on Sundays. The support comes weeks before the Indiana General Assembly’s Alcohol Code Revision Commission is scheduled to convene for its fourth meeting of the 2017 session. According to IARB chairman Jon Sinder, the prohibition of alcohol on Sundays is …

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Daily Local News – October 2, 2017

The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers supports legislation to permit carry-out sales of alcohol on Sundays; Bloomington Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher program kicks off tomorrow; Three Fairview Elementary School students found with marijuana; Singer, songwriter, and frontman for the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty found dead this morning; City of Bloomington Utilities Department is doing maintenance work on fire hydrants; Indiana …

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