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DAILY LOCAL NEWS – July 5, 2017

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced plans to add five addiction treatment centers across the state today, including one in Bloomington; The city is offering window-clings to businesses that want to keep people from using vaporizers and e-cigarettes on their premises; The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative has received full funding from the state; The state health commissioner advises …

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Daily Local News – July 3, 2017 (Audio Storytelling Special)

In today’s special episode of the Daily Local News, we’ll hear stories of local culture and commerce. We have one report about a family of Hoosier auctioneers, and another about a local drag queen who finds inspiration from his family members. And we have a report about the changes happening in the local grocery market and how the local cooperative …

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Daily Local News – June 29, 2017

A federal court has blocked some provisions of a new abortion law from taking effect; The Bloomington City Council has approved the development of pocket neighborhoods as a conditional use in single family and core neighborhoods; Bloomington sanitation services will operate on their normal schedule this July 4th. FEATURE Phil Ford is the author of “Dig: Sound and Music in …

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Daily Local News – June 28, 2017

Community members, food pantries and the Bloomington mayor are pressuring the Monroe County Community School Corporation to change its lunch policy. July 1st will see more than 250 new laws take effect in Indiana. The Indianapolis International Airport is still working to obtain its first transatlantic flight. Independence Day Fireworks displays begin this weekend in the Monroe County area. FEATURE …

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Daily Local News – June 27, 2017

Concern about the way Monroe County Community Schools collect unpaid lunch debts is prompting some community members to voice their discomfort at tonight’s school board meeting; A statewide survey by the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community finds that teachers have increasingly favorable views toward educator evaluations while superintendents have grown less fond of them; In its meeting last night, …

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Daily Local News – June 26, 2017

The Bloomington Police Department reported last week that 10 drug overdose cases occurred in the city within 24 hours. Numbers released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show Indiana leading the Midwest in low joblessness numbers. Plans are in the works for a new performing arts center in Nashville, Indiana. Bloomington’s Department of Economic & Sustainable Development, in collaboration …

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Daily Local News – June 22, 2017

The Sycamore Land Trust has acquired two square miles, or 115 acres, that will be added to the Bean Blossom conservation area; Bloomington City council members take their time with one of two proposed ordinances aimed at encouraging more affordable housing in the city; The U.S. Justice Department announced it will help twelve cities, including Indianapolis, develop strategies in hopes …

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Dance Instructor Marks Decades of Movement

A dance instructor at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center has seen highs and lows during his decades of teaching in Bloomington. WFHB correspondent Arjun Balasundaram brings us this story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – June 21, 2017

Two major insurance companies, Anthem and MD Wise, announced today they won’t participate in Indiana’s health insurance exchange next year. According to an annual report by The Rural School and Community Trust, rural Indiana schools receive disproportionate funding compared to urban or suburban schools. Community members within the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation want to see less crowded schools, better …

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Daily Local News – June 20, 2017

A new Fresh Thyme grocery store is expected to open in College Mall by next year; Indiana’s gas tax is scheduled to increase by ten cents a gallon starting next Saturday, July 1st; The Bloomington Plan Commission is working its way through a final round of amendments to the city’s draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan; Governor Eric Holcomb has spent the …

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