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The Hijabi Diaries – Amanda

“The Hijabi Diaries” is produced in partnership with the Islamic Center of Bloomington and the Openhearted Campaign, and brings you true stories about what it’s like to be a Muslim woman in America. Thoughts on life, faith, family, work, and wearing hijab, are shared by women from the Bloomington Muslim community. To hear full episodes of the podcast, visit hijabidiaries.com.

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Interview with Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff

As part of Mayor John Hamilton’s recently publicized public safety initiatives, the Bloomington police department is being asked to share a variety of data both with a White House Police Data Initiative and with the community via the City’s B-Clear data portal. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff about what information will be …

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News Director Joe Crawford Speaks with Former Congressman Baron Hill About His U.S. Senate Bid

Former congressman Baron Hill stopped through Bloomington last week as he continued his campaign for U.S. Senate. Hill is the only Democratic candidate on the ballot to replace Senator Dan Coats, a Republican who will retire at the end of this year. There are currently two Republican candidates for the seat. One is Representative Todd Young, who represents the 9th …

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Woman’s Disability Creates Personal Reflection

The fear of moving back in with your parents is very real for many people; most will do whatever they can to prove that they’re independent enough to make it in the world, without help from mom and dad. So what happens when you’re diagnosed with an illness that forces you to move back in with your mom in your …

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Interview with Anna Maidi of the “Open Hearted Campaign”

A new campaign to foster understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans was launched in January by Bloomington resident Anna Maidi. The Open Hearted campaign is a just one of Maidi’s efforts to promote religious tolerance and cultural understanding. Maidi, who is the president of the Islamic Center of Bloomington, also co-produces “The Hijabi Diaries” with Bloomington resident Aubrey Seader. The …

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Mayor Hamilton Discusses Efforts to Reduce DBP Levels in Local Water

The city of Bloomington is changing the way it treats water in hopes of reducing the levels of chemical byproducts that can be hazardous to human health. This afternoon, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton met reporters outside the Monroe Water Treatment Plant to talk about the city’s recent efforts to combat rising levels of disinfectant byproducts in the local drinking water. …

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Democracy for Monroe County Hosts Monroe County Commission Debate

Last week, the organization Democracy for Monroe County hosted a debate featuring the Democratic candidates for an open seat on the Monroe County Commission. Audience members heard from three candidates: Amanda Barge, Rick Dietz, and John Whikehart. Among the many questions asked by moderator Scott Wells was a question regarding the coming expansion of I-69, and the benefits and disadvantages …

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Late Indiana University Basketball Hall-Of-Famer Finds Friendship in Current Player

The Indiana University basketball Hall of Famer, Archie Dees, who led the 1957 and 1958 Men’s teams to Big Ten championships, passed away earlier today. Dees was the first player to ever win two Big Ten most valuable player awards, and he was inducted into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1983. In recent years, Dees developed a friendship …

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Bloomington’s Chocolate Moose Set For Demolition

A Bloomington ice cream stand with a history going back to the 1950s could soon be torn down. The Chocolate Moose building on South Walnut Street is slated for demolition under a pending development plan. The plan calls for constructing a 4-story apartment building on the site, with a new space for the ice cream parlor on the first floor. …

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General Electric Cuts Retiree Health Care — Workers in Bloomington Protest

Ruth Whitt, right, says she was repeatedly assured she would have health care benefits during her retirement.

Retirees from General Electric demonstrated outside the plant on Curry Pike earlier today. GE has just slashed retirees’ health care benefits. Sandy Turner says she worked in the plant for 29 years before retiring in 2005. Turner told WFHB: “We’re out here in protest of GE breaking their promises (to) the retirees. Over the years we’ve made billions of dollars for this corporation — this …

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