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IU Foundation President Defends Off-Shore Investments

On November 8, The New York Times published an article about university foundations avoiding taxes on their endowments, many of which are in the billions of dollars, by investing in overseas corporations. The Indiana University Foundation was mentioned within the first sentence of the article. According to documents provided to the Times from a leak at a Bermudan law firm, …

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Study: Parking Meters Profitable for City

Jim Blickensdorf is a downtown Bloomington business owner, who admits he was at first skeptical of the metered parking. Blickensdorf recently chaired the first Bloomington Parking Commission and, as he tells WFHB News Director Wes Martin, his views have definitely changed. Blickensdorf talks about the Commission’s first annual report, its findings, and where we go from here, on today’s WFHB …

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Indiana Institute for Working Families Affirms 2018 Legislative Goals

Giving more families access to temporary assistance is just one of several legislative priorities of the Indiana Institute for Working Families. In today’s community report, Institute Director Jessica Fraser talks with WFHB’s Sarah Vaughan about some of the institute’s 2018 focus issues.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Dana Habeeb

As our cities and summers grow hotter due to climate change, our most vulnerable residents become even more at risk. Dana Habeeb is a trained architect and urban designer who’s delving into the effects of heat and certain illnesses together, and how this mixture may become more deadly as the 21st Century goes on. Habeeb says cities are growing hotter, …

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Congressional Hopefuls Conduct Candidate Forum

Tonight, for the first time, the four Democratic candidates for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District will meet publicly, in a forum held by the non-profit political group Hoosier Action.  Democratic hopefuls Dan Canon, Liz Watson, Brandon Hood, and Rob Chatlos will debate public concerns raised by members of the non-profit political group, Hoosier Action tonight.  The Democratic candidates are vying to …

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National Democrats Eyeing ‘Bloody’ 9th District Race

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee put Indiana’s 9th Congressional District on a shortlist of races to watch in 2018. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Indiana Democratic Party Communications Director Phil Johnson about what that may mean for Democratic candidates next year.

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IFA’s Seastrom Vows Fight Against Yellowwood Timber Sales

Dave Seastrom of the Indiana Forest Alliance says last week’s sale of more than 1700 trees in Yellowwood State Forest isn’t the end for environmental activists. The IFA is now mounting a campaign to encourage Governor Eric Holcomb to nullify the sale of timber in the Forest. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Seastrom in today’s WFHB Feature Report.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Theresa Ochoa

Theresa Ochoa considers herself lucky — she gets to work with imprisoned kids, some of whom are well on their way to becoming hardened criminals. She’s an Associate Professor of Special Education at Indiana University and has founded HOPE, a program matching undergraduate college students as mentors, with kids serving time in the state’s three juvenile correctional facilities. Ochoa leads …

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Planning Director Accuses City Councilman of “Fear Mongering”

Last night’s Bloomington City Council meeting became heated, as city Planning Director Terri Porter accused a council member of abusing their authority while reviewing the city’s proposed comprehensive plan. Porter accused City Council member Chris Sturbaum of fear mongering when it comes to housing density. Last night’s session ends a first round of chapter- by-chapter amendments. Council members Steve Volan …

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Forest Gilmore Talks Shalom Hours Expansion

After the City of Bloomington’s Safety, Civility, and Justice Task Force came to the conclusion more homeless people were in the city’s downtown during the Shalom Community Center’s off-hours, the city pledged over twenty-thousand dollars to keep Shalom open on the weekends. The city also asked for matching contributions from Monroe County government and private businesses. WFHB News Director Wes …

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