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Daily Local News – January 18, 2017

Last night, brand new Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb focused much of his first State of the State address on the Hoosier economy; That was the director of the Indiana Institute for Working Families, Jessica Fraser, speaking this afternoon with WFHB News Director Joe Crawford; The Board of Trustees for the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation approved a five thousand dollar …

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Public Safety Tax Won’t Be Magic Bullet in Ellettsville

Local officials are finding the public safety tax may not fund as many public safety needs as they anticipated. Reporter Sarah Vaughan has more from the Town of Ellettsville.

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Empowerment, Inspiration and Gratitude — Students Reflect on MLK

In this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day special, we hear local high school students speaking about King’s legacy, and we revisit a speech made in Bloomington last year by a celebrated Black Lives Matter organizer and Teach for America administrator. Part 1 In the weeks leading up to this holiday, WFHB asked local high school students to respond briefly to …

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Daily Local News – January 12, 2017

The graduation rate at the Monroe County Community School Corporation remains steady, and well above state and national averages; Indiana lawmakers have drafted a bill that would potentially protect high school journalists from censorship from their school administrations; Bloomington’s firefighters are in line to get salary increases, better protective gear and more days off in 2017 thanks to a re-negotiated …

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Daily Local News – January 11, 2017

A Bloomington-based biotech company announced today it plans to expand and add at least 15 new jobs; Yesterday the County Council also approved pay raises for Sheriff’s deputies. In the meeting, Sheriff Brad Swain said a competitive salary will both retain and attract quality personnel; Indiana’s comprehensive ban on automated phone solicitations—or robo- calls— has withstood a court challenge by …

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Daily Local News – January 10, 2017

An Indiana University fraternity that has been in operation for one hundred and thirty years was abruptly suspended today; The city of Bloomington has added $50,000 to its offer to purchase Night Moves, the lone strip club located within city limits; Vice President-elect Mike Pence will not have to disclose the contents of e-mails relating to the state’s legal challenge …

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Daily Local News – January 9, 2017

A local group voiced concerns this weekend that Bloomington’s planned technology park will cause major problems for working class residents of the city; State Republicans are kicking off Eric Holcomb’s first term as Governor with a new road funding plan that would mean higher transportation costs for most Hoosiers; The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation has announced that The National …

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Top Stories of 2016: What’s Wrong With Downtown Bloomington?

Today is number 1 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at the many ways Bloomington officials and residents have talked about – and acted on – issues in the downtown area during the past twelve months. Depending on who’s talking, there can be a long list of complaints about …

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Top Stories of 2016: Demands for Racial Justice

Today is number 2 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at how Bloomington took part in activism surrounding race and police violence. The city saw its biggest Black Lives Matter rally so far, another protest to draw attention to the suspicious death of a black IU student, and a …

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Top Stories of 2016 — Hoosier Hospitality: Indiana Debates Blocking Refugees

Today is number 3 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at a debate over whether Bloomington, and the rest of the state of Indiana, should welcome people who are fleeing political persecution, war and natural disasters. We hear about how federal judges chastised Governor Mike Pence for discriminating against …

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