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Daily Local News – November 28, 2016

Tensions in Standing Rock, North Dakota have been on the rise during the past couple weeks, with several Bloomington residents there to participate and observe, including several WFHB reporters; Bloomington city officials announced in a press conference last week that the city is preparing to pay over $200,000 in back pay to city firefighters following a change in how the …

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Student Groups Speak on Donald Trump’s Election – from Bring It On!

In the wake of the November 8th election, Bloomington residents have organized a plethora of community meetings, marches, organizing events and rallies. Many are alarmed about the potential effects of a Donald Trump presidency. Earlier this month, the hosts of WFHB’s Bring it On spoke with three student activists who represented groups associated with Indiana University. Bring It On host, …

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Daily Local News – November 17, 2016

The City of Bloomington is now taking bids for installing solar panels on the roofs of city hall and the police department; Cyclists and pedestrians on South Walnut Street can expect to be rerouted until July of next year thanks to construction of a new apartment complex; The Indiana State Police have announced they are planning a Sobriety Checkpoint at …

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Daily Local News – November 16, 2016

An Indiana University student group today demanded that top administrators make promises to protect undocumented students; About 150 people rallied and marched through downtown Bloomington last night, joining more than 300 groups across the country taking actions in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline; Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced today that the city plans to give an acre of downtown …

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Daily Local News – November 15, 2016

11/15/16 Dozens of local residents spoke at City Hall last night as part of an emergency meeting called in the wake of last week’s election; Indiana governor and vice president-elect Mike Pence is at the center of a lawsuit over public access to his administration’s email communications; Last week the Bloomington City Council approved the creation of a housing development …

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Daily Local News – November 14, 2016

Bloomington and Indianapolis both saw protest activity over the weekend in reaction to Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election; Bloomington’s Public Works Department has announced that the downtown recycling center will be closed by the end of this month; Last week the Bloomington City Council gave conditional approval to a rezoning request that clears the way for a high-density …

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Daily Local News – November 10, 2016

Following the surprise election of Donald Trump as president, South Central Indiana Jobs With Justice is helping organize a rally in Bloomington; The Monroe County Council was inundated with public comment on two recipients of Sophia Travis Community Services Grants; The policy committee of the Bloomington Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization heard a report raising concerns about the accessibility of …

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Daily Local News – November 9, 2016

Donald Trump and the GOP won control of the White House and won all of Indiana’s statewide races yesterday; The MCCSC tax referendum passed last night with 80% of Monroe County voting in support; Supporters and opponents of Syrian refugee resettlement in Bloomington are planning to hold an open discussion tonight at the Monroe County Public Library; Some members of …

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ELECTION RESULTS (Monroe County Only)

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The following are Monroe County results from the primary election, supplied to WFHB by the Monroe County Clerk’s Office as of 8:15 p.m. These are only Monroe County’s results. Outcomes of statewide and federal races depend on results from beyond Monroe County. 88 percent of precincts are reporting. ~~~~ MCCSC Referendum Yes: 81.4% No: 18.6% MCCSC Board, District 2 Sue Wanzer:  61.7% …

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Daily Local News – November 8, 2016

11/8/16 More than 25,000 Monroe County residents have cast ballots today in the 2016 general election; Voters at St. John’s generally expressed more conservative views that the voters we spoke to in Bloomington; Democratic congressional candidate Shelli Yoder is accusing her Republican opponent of using an illegal robo-call today; A plan to build a new office for the Richland Township …

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