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April 8, 2011: Monroe County Creates Storm Water Utility

This month, Monroe County Government will hold various public meetings about a proposed county storm water utility. Storm water in the county is a major problem for flooding and water quality. In today’s feature, in partnership with CATSweek, WFHB News Director January Jones speaks with Monroe County Planning Specialist Heidi Russell-Wagner about storm water management.

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April 6, 2011: Former Task Force Leader Sues County

The Helping Americans Vote Act, or HAVA, was signed into law in 2002. HAVA was implemented to improve vote accuracy as well as provide equal accessibility at polling locations to those with disabilities. As we reported earlier, the Monroe county commissioners recently approved the use of voting sites where people will vote in the coming primary. On Monday, the HAVA …

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April 5, 2011: Monroe County Democratic Party Hosts Candidate Forum

Last night, the Monroe County Democratic Party hosted a forum at the Monroe County Public Library where city candidates made their case for local offices. The finale of the forum featured two candidates for the Bloomington mayor’s office: incumbent Mark Kruzan and John Hamilton. In today’s show, we take you on-location to learn more about Bloomington’s Mayoral candidates in this …

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April 4, 2011: Gov Mitch Daniels Speaks in Bloomington

Last week, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels spoke at a lunch hosted by The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce at the city convention center. On Thursday, we brought you extensive coverage of the protests taking place amid wet snowfall outside the event. Local citizens demanded that Daniels change his stance on union organizing, education reform, same-sex marriages, and I-69. For today’s feature …

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March 31, 2011: Bloomington Mayoral Race Update

Today, we present a double feature. Because the Bloomington Mayoral race summoned the press twice today, we give you coverage of both events. In the first feature, we take you to Democratic Party headquarters where six out of nine members of the Bloomington City Council said this afternoon that they support the incumbent mayoral candidate Mark Kruzan for the Democratic …

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March 30, 2011: Changing Bloomington with Tom Micuda and Travis Vencel Part II

In today’s feature, in partnership with CATSweek, we present the most recent segment in our series “Changing Bloomington,” where we explore planning and development issues in our community. In yesterday’s feature, we heard a tour of 3rd and College. Today, New Director January Jones and City of Bloomington Planning Director Tom Micuda head north from downtown to examine the rapid …

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March 29, 2011: Changing Bloomington with Tom Micuda and Travis Vencel

In partnership with CATSweek, we present the most recent segment in our series “Changing Bloomington,” where we explore planning and development issues in our community. News Director January Jones and City of Bloomington Planning Director Tom Micuda go on-location to key areas of the city that are rapidly changing. In this segment, local developer and Bloomington Plan Commission member Travis …

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March 25, 2011: Martinsville Teenager Shot at School

A Martinsville teenager is in critical but stable condition after suffering at least one gunshot wound at his middle school today. Indiana State Police say that 15-year-old Chance Jackson was shot before classes began today at Martinsville West Middle School. The suspect, who is a classmate of Jackson, fled the scene and disposed of the handgun, which was later recovered …

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March 24, 2011: City Council Candidate Megan Hutchison on the Farmer’s Market

The Bloomington Farmer’s market is known not only as a premiere venue for locally grown produce, but also as a social networking locale where community not-for-profit organizations can promote themselves, search for volunteers, and educate the public. In today’s feature, we hear from City Council candidate Megan Hutchison and Jillian Kinsey from Girls Inc. who discuss the local collaboration that …

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March 23, 2011: Sen. Mike Delph Defends Immigration Reform Bill

Indiana SB 590, an Arizona-style immigration reform bill, has been a hot point of controversy for lawmakers and citizens alike–so controversial that the bill’s author, Senator Mike Delph, has received death threats over the legislation. In today’s feature, assistant news director Ryan Dawes speaks with senator Delph at a Tea Party meeting that took place over the weekend.

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