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Daily Local News – July 14, 2016

In its second meeting of the week, the Bloomington City Council last night authorized a tax break associated with a mixed use development on South Walnut Street where the Chocolate Moose and other small businesses are currently located; The City of Bloomington Utilities is again reporting high levels of disinfectant byproducts, or DBPs, in the City’s drinking water; Indiana has …

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Middleway House Threatened by Federal Cutbacks.

Changes at the federal level could mean the demise of one of Bloomington’s transitional housing shelters. More on that later in the show in today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – July 13, 2016

A new study from Indiana University has found that the allocation of police resources can affect the economic welfare and social inequality of a city; The Bloomington City Council unanimously approved a 22 percent increase in water rates in its meeting last night; An article in the Times of Northwest Indiana recently noted that an Indiana state commission is deliberating …

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Daily Local News – July 12, 2016

The Bloomington plan commission met last night and approved a new development for the current site of the Chocolate Moose building; Last week the Monroe County Commissioners approved spending $17,250 for behavioral health services and family therapy programs at Monroe County Community Corrections; Bloomington will host its third annual “Middle Coast Film Festival” on July 28th through 30th; IU president …

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Daily Local News – July 11, 2016

Democratic candidate for US Senate, Baron Hill, announced today that he is withdrawing from the race; Monroe County Clerk Nicole Brown has alerted the County Election Board that the county’s election equipment could soon be de-certified; The City of Bloomington and Monroe County are encouraging people with disabilities to sign up with the Special Needs Registry; The Monroe County Council …

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Daily Local News – July 7, 2016

The city of Bloomington is looking to charge citizens $150 to access audio and video data from police dashboard cameras and body cams; Last night the City Council also heard a proposal to extend a five-year tax abatement to Bloomington-based HM Mac Development, LLC, for a project to be built where the Chocolate Moose Ice Cream Shop currently stands; Planned …

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The Hijabi Diaries

Today we bring you a new episode of the Hijabi Diaries, a local podcast produced with the Islamic Center of Bloomington. Episode Four features Melani, who speaks about why she wears her hijab, what it was like moving from Indonesia to Bloomington, why she loves being a teacher and a mother, and what her hopes are for her future.

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Daily Local News – July 6 2016

The president of the South Central Region of IU Health, Mark Moore, announced this morning that he will be retiring from his position on November 1st of this year; Monroe County officials are still debating the details of a proposed materials recovery facility, known simply as the MRF; The City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control announced last week that …

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Patriotism in the Era of Trump: A Fourth of July Special

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As Americans celebrated the 240th anniversary of the 13 colonies declaring independence from the British empire, we stopped by Bloomington’s Fourth of July parade to talk with local people about patriotism and nationalism in the era of Donald Trump and Brexit. As usual, the City of Bloomington put together a big holiday parade this morning starting at 10 a.m. It …

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Daily Local News – June 30, 2016

Earlier today a federal court granted Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky a preliminary injunction regarding Indiana’s new abortion law; Bloomington police are searching for witnesses and a suspect after an attempted abduction on the B-Line Trail; A program aimed at saving three endangered languages has taken a Bloomington-based nonprofit group to North Dakota this summer; Eleven dimly lit intersections …

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