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Daily Local News – June 27, 2016

The Supreme Court issued a decision today that may change the landscape of abortion law in Indiana; The Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement today expressing its frustrations over a case involving a former IU student and two separate accusations of rape; The Monroe County Commissioners approved a $234,000 contract for new financial software in their meeting this morning; …

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Daily Local News – June 23, 2016

In its meeting last night, the City Council had its first round of discussions about a electrical substation slated for the northwest corner of Rogers and West 11th Streets; The organization Visit Bloomington has just published two new travel guides for the Monroe County area; Cook Medical has partnered with the Broadview Learning Center and IVY Tech Community College to …

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Urgent Need for Foster Families

An increase of children in the child welfare system is sparking an urgent need for foster families. Sarah Vaughan speaks with Jamie Lawrence Nickels with the local office of the Indiana Division of Child Services, about the fostering process. We bring you their conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – June 22, 2016

Lawmakers and web-based businesses have been scrambling over the past week to respond to a new court ruling on net neutrality; The City of Bloomington is taking advantage of I-69 construction to expand its digital connectivity; Although Hoosiers have a DO NOT CALL list, scammers sometimes ignore it; Pollinators such as bees and butterflies are responsible for 35 percent of …

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Daily Local News – June 21, 2016

Seven years after it was first proposed, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District may be taking another stab at what’s been known simply as the MRF (“murf”) project; A recent release of the Nursing Policy Report predicted a shortage of nurses in Indiana two years from now in the fields of geriatric, mental health and primary care, as well …

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Daily Local News – June 20, 2016

Indiana University announced today it plans to spend $40M on research into what is known as “precision medicine”; Indiana University’s board of trustees has approved a $53M plan to enclose part of Memorial Stadium; the Monroe County Commissioners approved more than $3M in funding for the Fullerton Pike Road Reconstruction Project; As a response to the closure of the GE …

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Daily Local News – June 16, 2016

The Bloomington City Council last night approved allocating $280,000 in Jack Hopkins Social Service Funding to 24 area nonprofits; Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Todd told the County Council this week that Community Corrections needs new resources to handle roughly 220 additional offenders it will see due to a 2014 rewrite of the criminal code; The Bloomington Creative Glass …

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Candlelight Vigil for Olrando Nightclub Massacre Victims

“Candlelight Vigil for Olrando Nightclub Massacre Victims” from Daily Local News Features by WFHB. Released: 0. Genre: News/Public Affairs. A candlelight vigil in honor of the Orlando shooting victims drew more han a thousand people to Bloomington City Hall last night. The event was organized by Bloomington PRIDE. It featured speakers from many local organizations. We bring you some of …

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Better Beware – Senior Citizens

A newly-published study shows why older people are such juicy targets for scammers — they’re more likely to let their emotions run away with them.

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Daily Local News – June 15, 2016

General Electric announced today that it plans to close its refrigerator plant in Bloomington; Workers in Monroe County will be paying more local taxes next year; A member of the Bloomington Utilities Service Board is urging the city to examine how it charges customers for water; Congressman Andre Carson announced Thursday that 4-point-3 million dollars in federal grant money will …

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