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Daily Local News: Labor Day Special – September 4, 2017

It’s labor day in America, and in lieu of our Daily Local News segment, we’ve aired two interviews about the state of labor in Indiana. In our first interview, WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Andrew Bradley, a Senior Policy Analyst for the Indiana Institute for Working Families, about so-called Right to Work legislation, and the labor market across …

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Daily Local News – August 31, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners declared today Overdose Awareness Day; Bloomington Police announced that they will be setting up sobriety checkpoints and increasing patrols over the Labor Day weekend; The Indiana Department of Transportation will be hosting a series of Interstate 69 public meetings next month; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson cautions Hoosiers to watch out for opportunistic scams in the …

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Daily Local News – August 30, 2017

Late last week, the Indiana State Police arrested 20 people in a multiple county crackdown on methamphetamine use. Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton joined public officials around the country yesterday, when he signed a letter of solidarity, expressing support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The City Council begins its review of the city’s proposed 2040 Comprehensive …

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Daily Local News – August 29, 2017

Indiana Police say they’re worried about a repeatedly proposed Indiana bill that would no longer require residents to receive a permit in order to carry a gun; The Bloomington City Council will meet tonight in its first of several scheduled deliberations over the city’s Comprehensive Plan; The Town of Ellettsville Town has hired a new police officer and a new …

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Kilroy’s Social Media Posts Draw Ire

Bloomington residents are upset over a tweet issued by Kilroy’s Recess as well as an outdoor chalk sign posted a week ago. The bar on Kirkwood, which replaced Kilroy’s on Kirkwood, reopened Thursday. Near midnight on Friday, the business’ Twitter account tweeted at billionaire sports investor and Indiana University alumnus Mark Cuban: “Come check out your old place. Spoiler: we …

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MCCSC, Brown County Schools Halt “Lunch Shaming”

After community outcry, the Monroe County Community School Corporation put an end to so-called ‘lunch shaming,’ Brown County Schools are following suit. Lunch-shaming — the practice of taking away a student’s lunch and replacing it with a cheaper “school approved” lunch, once they had exceeded their lunch account balance, was discontinued by MCCSC last month. MCCSC Spokesperson Andrew Clampit said …

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Daily Local News – August 28, 2017

United Way of Monroe County hires Efrat Feferman as new Executive Director; After the Monroe County Community Schools Corporation halted “lunch shaming,” Brown County schools are following suit; The City of Bloomington’s Blucher Pool Wastewater Treatment Plant has a pervasive mold problem; Bloomington residents are upset over social media posts issued by Kilroy’s Recess bar; The City of Bloomington’s Human …

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Daily Local News – August 24, 2017

Forfeiture laws have been challenged in Indiana by two lawsuits; The city of Bloomington has officially updated its municipal code, allowing bicyclists to ride on certain sidewalks around the city; The Bloomington Board of Park Commissioners approved a cull to remove up to one hundred deer at Griffy Lake nature preserve this winter. FEATURE Kate Hess Pace comes from a …

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Daily Local News – August 23, 2017

Excise police arrested or ticketed over 100 people in Bloomington last weekend. The Monroe County Community School Board continues to take heat over deficiencies in its bus service during the first days of the 2017-2018 school year. During a public comment period, many community members took issue with the way DeMuth and the school board have handled the situation. FEATURE …

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Daily Local News – August 22, 2017

Jim Sims was elected to the Bloomington City Council last night by the Monroe County Democratic Caucus; Yesterday, the Bedford and Lawrence County Times-Mail ran an editorial piece submitted to them by Indiana Attorney General, Curtis Hill; The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, a World War 2 heavy cruiser that fought in the Pacific, was discovered this weekend on the …

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