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Public Health Emergency Declared in Monroe County

Last month, the Indiana State Department of Health declared a public health emergency in Monroe County. The declaration is the result of an epidemic of Hepatitis C in the area. Earlier today, WFHB news director Joe Crawford spoke with the administrator of the Monroe County health department about what the declaration means. We bring you that conversation now for today’s …

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League of Women Voters Hosts RFRA Conversation with Local Legislators

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted a conversation with local legislators over the weekend. Much of the conversation centered on discrimination against LGBT residents, which lawmakers are expected to debate at length during this year’s legislative session. The forum was attended by State representatives Matt Pierce, Peggy Mayfield and Jeff Ellington, as well as State Senator …

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Fairview Elementary to become “Home for the Arts”

Starting next school year, Fairview Elementary School is beginning a new initiative to be a  “Home for the Arts.” On Tuesday night the principal at Fairview, Justin Hunter, presented the plan to the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees. We bring you his conversation with the school board for today’s WFHB community report.

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WFHB’s Bring it On Hosts Public Housing Discussion

Rent in Bloomington is higher on average than in any other city in the state of Indiana. On Monday night, WFHB’s Bring it On hosted a discussion about public housing. We bring you a portion of that conversation now, with Jennifer Osterholt, and Amber Gress from the Bloomington Housing Authority, for today’s WFHB community report.

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Cast of Characters: Heather Pittman (EXTENDED)

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In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with important personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino, featuring local resident Heather Pittman.

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Cast of Characters: Heather Pittman

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with important personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino, featuring local resident Heather Pittman.

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Historian Discusses Democratization of Wealth

Earlier this month, the political economist, historian, and writer Gar Alperovitz spoke in Bloomington. Alperovitz is a founding principal of the Democracy Collaborative, which researches paths towards ecologically sustainable, community-oriented change, and the democratization of wealth. He was invited to speak by local organizations that included Bloomingfoods, Bloomington Cooperative Living, and the Community Commons Project at Indiana University. In the …

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Black Student Solidarity March to Take Place Saturday on IU Campus

March organizers sold shirts featuring the words, "BLACK IUNITY." Many participants are planning to wear those shirts on Saturday. White says the proceeds from the sales will help pay the college application fees for high school students who could not otherwise afford to apply to attend IU.

On Saturday, a group of black students at Indiana University are planning a march as a symbol of solidarity in the wake of what organizers call racial transgressions on campus. The march begins at noon at the Sample Gates. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with an organizer of the march for today’s WFHB community report.

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The Ins and Outs of Money – The Psychology of Budgeting

Often the biggest obstacle to maintaining a budget isn’t financial in nature it’s psychological. Overcome the temptation to cheat yourself with these guidelines for sticking to your budget. Produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library.

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Sheriff Swain Talks Body Cameras and Privacy Concerns

At the end of last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a shipment of 36 body cameras. The cost for the equipment was almost $40,000, which came from money left over in the Sheriff’s fuel budget. All deputies are expected to begin using the body cameras by December 21st. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford stopped by the …

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