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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Troy Maynard

Troy Maynard is raising viking children. His kids say the wildest, craziest, cutest, and meanest things. So does he. And he takes notes. He’s compiled many of the most humorous and touching exchanges between him, his wife, and his three kids in a new book, “How to Raise Viking Children: And Other Tales of Woe.” A man of many interests, …

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Santa on Sale Street this Saturday in Ellettsville

This Saturday, Ellettsville residents come together to celebrate Christmas with traditions old and new. Organized by the nonprofit Ellettsville Main Street, the Santa on Sale Street event is a collaboration between Ellettsville businesses, nonprofits and schools. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan has the details.

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Seven Oaks Lawsuit Challenges Charter Schools’ Constiutionality

In April, the Indiana Coalition for Public Education filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Indiana, over the recognition of an educational charter for Seven Oaks Classical School. The lawsuit claims the charter, which was issued by an Evangelical college in northern Indiana, violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. In today’s feature report, WFHB News Director Wes …

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IU Graudate Students Protest GOP Tax Plan

Indiana University Graduate students protested and delivered a petition to President Michael McRobbie’s office yesterday afternoon. At the heart of their concern is a measure in the proposed U.S. House tax plan that would repeal a tax exemption for tuition reimbursement for graduate students. The tuition reimbursement compensates graduate students for work at the university. For many graduate students, tuition …

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Needle Exchange Needs Support

As Tippecanoe County’s needle exchange program is up for re-authorization on Monday, Chris Abert and the Indiana Recovery Alliance are building a coalition to combat local government attempts to shut down needle exchanges and harm reduction programs.

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Krampus Night Coming this weekend

It’s approaching Christmas time, and if you’re naughty this year, you might run into a demonic group of Santa’s Helpers. This weekend is the annual Krampus Nacht in Bloomington—where giant fur-clad and horned demons come out to threaten naughty children in downtown Bloomington.

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City of Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Director Dan Niederman talks about the First Time Home Buyer’s program

Did you know that you can get thousands of dollars in assistance to purchase your home? Dan Niederman, with the city of Bloomington’s Housing and Urban Development Department speaks with WFHB News Director Wes Martin, about home buyer courses that look to educate and give first-time home owners a leg up on Bloomington’s expensive housing market.

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Tech Startup Investors Gather Here Thursday

The city of Bloomington will host the inaugural Angel Investing Conference, part of the 2017 Dimension Mill Annual seminar, November 30 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The conference will feature an exhibition on seven of Bloomington’s tech startups as well as a networking reception. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Brian Payne, assistant director of Small Business Relations for the …

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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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