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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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Heavy Storms Batter Area; Monroe County Ready

Fierce storms battered southern Monroe and northern Lawrence counties yesterday afternoon before becoming tornadoes in central Indiana. The Lawrence County Sheriff warned residents of a gas leak along Gas Line Rd. through its Facebook page. The sheriff set up a temporary command center at Springville Elementary School and directed displaced residents there. Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain said things were …

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Att’y General Sessions Addresses Ten Point Coalition

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to members of the Ten Point Coalition in Indianapolis today. He was invited by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. The Ten Point Coalition aims at reducing violent crime through employment opportunities. The organization has been lauded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its work around three Indianapolis neighborhoods. More than a dozen …

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Hundreds of Scientists Object to Yellowwood Logging PLan

More than 200 scientists and academics presented a letter to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb late last week objecting to the logging of the Yellowwood backcountry area. The letter was authored by Earlham College professor Leslie Bishop and was signed by 228 academics and scientists. The letter states that in 2002, more than 40 percent of Indiana’s State Forests were exempted …

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Daily Local News – November 6, 2017

More than 200 scientists and academics presented a letter to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, objecting to Yellowwood logging plans; Gov. Holcomb appoints new leaders for the Department of Natural Resources Water Division and Oil & Gas Division; Bloomington Sanitation Department begins residential leaf pickup today; US Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to the Ten Point Coalition in Indianapolis today; Indiana …

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Daily Local News – November 2, 2017

The Indiana Daily Student issued an Op-Ed piece in regards to the forceful retirement of their Director of Student Media; New changes to Bloomington’s zoning code will open up more areas to sexually-oriented businesses; The Bloomington City Council heard initial results from the city’s recent salary compensation survey; The Monroe County Commissioners have declared November as ‘National Runaway Prevention Month’. …

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Daily Local News – November 1, 2017

Fatal Attraction and 101 Dalmatians Actress Glenn Close has donated her costume collection to Indiana University’s School of Art, Architecture and Design. Indiana is now a sister state with Karnataka, India, a delegation from Indiana, including Governor Eric Holcomb, signed an agreement in Bangalore on Monday. Vendors at the Bloomington Farmer’s Market will now have access to water year round. …

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Daily Local News – October 31st, 2017

Bloomington Police investigate Swastikas and ‘KKK’ graffiti in Bloomington, Weimer Reservoir/Wapehani Lake is scheduled to be demolished, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is facing another voter registration lawsuit, and the Bloomington Utilities Service Board approves rate hikes, all on this episode of the Daily Local News. Our feature today: WFHB Correspondent Jada Lucas sits with Aubrey Saeder, Paul Daily, …

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