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Chris Gaal: Sexual Assault Response Team

Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Gaal announces the creation of the new Sexual Assault Response Team designed to improve the community’s response to sexual assault incidents. For the last two years, Gaal has spearheaded an effort to draft a written protocol and led fundraising efforts to assist in the creation of a new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at Bloomington …

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Freshman Frenzy! Welcome Ceremony

It’s Move-In Day for the 7,000 freshmen arriving in town, as Bloomington residence halls opened at 8 a.m. for these new IU students. Today IU President Michael McRobbie and Provost Karen Hanson greeted students and their families in McNutt, Briscoe and Foster residence halls, then presided over the official freshman induction ceremony at 3 p.m. Our news team went on-location …

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Everybody’s Bloomington: Arts and the Economy

Bloomington city officials have launched a new monthly talk show to explore B-town news and events. The half-hour program is called “Everybody’s Bloomington”, produced at the studios of our media partner CATS, Community Access Television Services. The latest episode features the two top figures in the mayor’s office of economic development: Danise Alano and Miah Michaelsen. We feature an excerpt …

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Community Action Program Anniversary

The South Central Community Action Program and Monroe County United Ministries celebrate the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. That act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson, created community action agencies and several other War on Poverty programs. MCUM, then called the Christian Center, sponsored the origins of the Monroe County Community Action Agency. Community …

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Highway to Healthcare

At least a hundred local residents revved their engines last night on the “Highway to Health Care,” a rock-n-roll themed RV tour promoting health insurance reform sponsored by the national labor union AFSCME. The RV pulled into the parking lot of Memorial Stadium last night outfitted as a mobile activism center, complete with on-board laptop computers, cell phones and postcards …

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Moving Local Postal Operations to Indianapolis

Exclusive audio from the U.S. Postal Service public meeting on a proposal to consolidate some local postal operations by closing a local facility and shifting its workload to Indianapolis. Bloomington postal workers say customer service would suffer, but postal official Lynn Smith, district manager of the greater Indiana area, promises that delivery times of local mail would NOT change. He …

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Hands Off My Healthcare

Opponents of the Obama administration’s proposed healthcare reform proposals rally in Bloomington as part of the “Hands Off My Health Care” bus tour sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state and federal levels. In the current campaign, labeled “Patients First”, it …

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Greg Zoeller: Teacher Protection Act

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller visits the offices of the Monroe County Community School Corporation to pledge to local school officials that he will defend them in court if sued for disciplining a student. House Enrolled Act 1462 gives teachers stronger legal protections to discipline students who are disruptive in class. We also hear from local resident and state representative …

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The Project School: A Tour of Bloomington’s First Public Charter School

Today the Project School opened its doors as Bloomington’s first public charter school. The school offers kindergarten through seventh grade in multi-age classrooms with a “team teaching” approach. The Project School is located on South Walnut in the building formerly occupied by the Older American Community Center, and has been completely renovated to serve as the school’s home. Come on-location …

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Evann Smith: IU Student in the Middle East

Graduate student Evann Smith talks about her experiences visiting the Middle East as an organizer of a United Nations-sponsored student delegation to Gaza in a WFHB exclusive.

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