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Daily Local News – November 15, 2017

The Owen County Prosecutor’s Office is levelling charges against the President of the Owen County Commission, Don Minnick.    The Bloomington Animal Shelter will be closed until 3pm tomorrow and Friday, due to construction.   Monroe County Community School Corporation is taking the first steps toward reviewing its school board district lines.    The Monroe County Community School Corporation board approved teacher raises …

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Daily Local News – November 14, 2017

A group calling itself the ‘Night Owls, Paint and Exteriors,’ or NOPE, spray painted hundreds of trees in Yellowwood State Forest over the weekend in an attempt to thwart logging efforts; Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch poured a newly-minted Indiana coin in Vincennes this morning; The Bloomington Plan Commission approved another apartment complex to be built on South Walnut Street; …

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IFA’s Seastrom Vows Fight Against Yellowwood Timber Sales

Dave Seastrom of the Indiana Forest Alliance says last week’s sale of more than 1700 trees in Yellowwood State Forest isn’t the end for environmental activists. The IFA is now mounting a campaign to encourage Governor Eric Holcomb to nullify the sale of timber in the Forest. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Seastrom in today’s WFHB Feature Report.

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Indiana Prosecutors Against Pot Decriminalization

The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys is advocating against the decriminalization of marijuana in the state. Indiana prosecutors sent a letter to the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse earlier this month, urging the commission to quote, “resist the validation of marijuana in the state.” The letter stated the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys will ask legislators to move against policies …

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Judge Rules For Marion County Man Detained On Immigration Charge

A U.S. District Judge has ruled in favor of a man who was detained by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office under the request of the federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled in favor of Antonio Lopez-Aguilar and the Indiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union last week. Judge Barker’s decision upholds a prior …

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Daily Local News – November 13, 2017

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of Antonio Lopez-Aguilar, who was detained by the Marion County Sheriff’s office at the behest of the federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement; The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys is advocating against the decriminalization of marijuana in the state; The U.S. Department of the Interior has fined Hamilton County for …

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Daily Local News – November 9, 2017

Around 200 protesters, scientists, and environmental activists gathered this morning in Yellowwood State Park in Brown County; Governor Eric Holcomb released his 2018 agenda; Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County is looking to breathe new life into the former RCA/Thomson Property, which has remained uninhabited for over a decade; The city of Bloomington Police Department is planning on adding three-to-five …

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Daily Local News – November 8, 2017

A New York Times article released this afternoon alleges that the Indiana University Foundation off-shored assets in the Cayman Islands, Vice President Michael Pence will visit Plainfield tomorrow to advocate for the Trump administration’s tax reform bill, and low-income families in Indiana can now apply for financial heating assistance. Feature: Bloomington Planning Director Terri Porter accuses City Council member Chris Sturbaum …

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IU Foundation Using Federal Tax-Avoidance Scheme

A New York Times article released this afternoon alleges the Indiana University Foundation off-shored assets in the Cayman Islands, in a federal tax avoidance scheme. The Times piece sources leaks from a Bermuda-based law firm called Appleby. A source from the firm has been at the center of the release of millions of documents spotlighting the world of offshore banking. …

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Daily Local News – November 7, 2017

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is closing 17 state parks in November for deer hunts; Three Bloomington Neighborhood Associations are receiving grants from the city for neighborhood improvement projects; The Indiana Department of Transportation is moving steadily ahead with its development of Interstate 69’s Section five from Bloomington to Martinsville. FEATURE WFHB News Director Wes Martin spoke with Shalom …

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