Home > News > Daily Local News (page 9)

Daily Local News

Award winning daily news, on-location specials, feature reports, and more
Find more podcasts in the WFHB Archive

Daily Local News – April 19, 2017

A Bloomington-based biotech company, AB Biotechnologies, took another step toward expanding its business last nigh; Many Indiana University employees will be losing out on overtime eligibility that they had received last year as a result of a measure put into place by former president Barack Obama; Indiana employers are in need of middle-skill workers, according to a report from the …

Read More »

Daily Local News – April 18, 2017

The City is making progress on renovating the old Dimension Mill on West 11th Street; The city of Bloomington expects to pay about $230,000 to repair the intersection at 3rd and Lincoln streets downtown; Monroe County is still waiting to hear whether its two-year Monroe County Energy Challenge has placed in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition; The Indiana Youth …

Read More »

Daily Local News – April 17, 2017

A program that provided afternoon snacks to Fairview Elementary School students has hit a roadblock; A 17-year-old from Mooresville is being tried as an adult for an incident which included an attempt to shoot a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy; A local property management company was the target of protest last week; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management Board has approved …

Read More »

Indiana General Assemby Passes Law to Decrease Risk of Cervical Cancer

The Indiana General Assembly this year passed a bill aimed at reducing deaths from cervical cancer among Hoosier women. Representative Sharon Negele of Indianapolis authored the bill, which has now been signed into law. In a press release last week, Rep. Negele said: “The disease is almost entirely preventable by receiving regular screenings, avoiding certain risk factors and getting vaccinated …

Read More »

Daily Local News – April 13, 2017

Critics and supporters of vaping lobby the Bloomington City Council as they consider including e-cigarettes in the city ordinance banning smoking in public places; Indiana lawmakers continued their push this week to pre-emptively bar universities from establishing policies to protect undocumented students; Indiana lawmakers are reportedly considering reviving a bill that would allow domestic violence victims to carry guns without …

Read More »

Daily Local News – April 12, 2017

The Monroe County Council has put plans for a new library branch in a holding pattern, citing concerns about annexation; Revisions to a town ordinance governing the floodplain overlay district could prove expensive for some Ellettsville residents; A City of Bloomington press release announced the results of the city’s monthly water testing program; A bill to create a new state …

Read More »

Daily Local News – April 11, 2017

A bill is headed to the Governor’s desk that would expand the list of people who are authorized to carry guns into the Indiana Statehouse; College Democrats and Republicans at Indiana University ask Monroe County to create a vote center on campus; Frustration continues for members of the policy committee of the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization over an incomplete …

Read More »

Daily Local News – April 10, 2017

Indianapolis-based online review company Angie’s List is pulling their advertising from Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor”; Indiana University has announced they are restricting use of Franklin Hall in connection with to an appearance by controversial author Charles Murray; An Indiana University student group kept up their push for IU to commit to protecting undocumented students; The U.S. Census Bureau …

Read More »

Charles Murray Event At IU Denounced As “Highly Irresponsible”

Indiana University students, faculty and staff have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist who is slated to speak on campus next week. The speaker, Charles Murray, is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist who uses “racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the …

Read More »

Daily Local News – April 6, 2017

Students, faculty and staff at Indiana University have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist Charles Murray, who is slated to speak on campus; A group of IU students marched through campus and into the provost office to demand more social justice education on campus, along with other demands; The Indiana Senate has approved a bill allowing government agencies …

Read More »