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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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Top Stories of 2016: The Targeting of Muslim Hoosiers

Today is number 4 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at WFHB’s coverage of issues surrounding the perception and treatment of Muslims in south central Indiana. We start with the October 2015 attack at Sofra Cafe, then move on to the community’s response to anti-Muslim rhetoric and the Pulse …

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Top Stories of 2016: Incubating the Certified Tech Park

Today is number 6 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at developments related to Bloomington’s Technology Park, otherwise known as the Trades District. Officials debate the project’s design and a citizen group warns of gentrification.

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Top Stories of 2016: Funding Public Safety

Today is number 7 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at the public safety income tax that Monroe County officials approved this year. Officials questioned how local governments would spend the additional $7 million per year and others said the tax was approved without a solid plan. An average …

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Top Stories of 2016: Downtown Development

Today is number 8 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at major developments in 2016 that will change downtown Bloomington and some nearby areas. The Duke Energy substation, the demolition of the old Chocolate Moose and more. The Top Stories of 2016 is a production of the WFHB News …

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Top Stories of 2016: Hoosiers Join the Pipeline Fight

Today is number 10 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at how Bloomington residents became increasingly involved in the efforts to block development of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We reflect back on on a #NoDAPL march through the streets of Bloomington, a local man who was swept up during …

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Daily Local News – December 15, 2016

The Bloomington City Council is amending its ordinance regarding cell towers to add back regulations that were struck in 2015; The Monroe County Council is considering a tax break for Bloomington based AB BioTechnologies, Inc.; The County Council also held further talks about buying a parcel of land next to the County Airport worth $1.2 million; Drivers traveling in Louisville …

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Daily Local News – Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The percentage of state education dollars spent on in-classroom education declined last year, according to a new expenditure data for fiscal year 2015; The Building and Trades Park in downtown Bloomington will be growing its northwest boundary; The Town of Ellettsville is moving ahead on raising it’s sewer rates; Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates is calling for volunteers to …

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Daily Local News – Tuesday December 13, 2016

Following major electoral victories for marijuana legalization around the country, police in the Bloomington area have made two large weed-related busts; The Indiana Department of Education released their A through F school grades for 2016 today; The Monroe County Public Library is working to keep its wages and salaries up to local market rates; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District …

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Daily Local News – December 12, 2016

A handful of local residents stood outside the Sunoco gas station on South Walnut Street this afternoon, demonstrating opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline; The Indiana Recovery Alliance, which started its needle exchange program in February of this year, is expanding its services into Lawrence County starting tomorrow; four Indiana cities are continuing to challenge a lawsuit by conservative groups …

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