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Decarcerate Monroe County: Youth Services Bureau

The Youth Services Bureau is a county shelter and counseling program that houses troubled teens either brought in by their parents or placed there by a juvenile court judge. Monroe County Commissioners want to move YSB into the county court system. Decarcerate Monroe County is an organization formed to advocate for justice solutions that work outside of the court system. …

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A Game of Chicken: I-69 Hardship Buyout

After accusing the Indiana Department of Transportation of hijacking city and county highway funds and holding both governments hostage, Mayor Mark Kruzan has rendered moot the issue of a “hardship buyout” of I-69 property at Tapp Road and State Road 37. Instead of succumbing to strongarm tactics and amending the local transportation plan to include the property as I-69 right-of-way, …

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Remembering 9/11

The City of Bloomington today commemorated the tragic events of September 11, 2001, with a ceremony held on Showers Plaza outside City Hall. Local officials and emergency responders spoke to the significance of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to the country and our own community. In this WFHB radio exclusive, listen for the tolling …

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Traffic Woes: Reinventing 10th Street

Today the City of Bloomington is holding a second round of public workshops addressing the 10th Street Mobility Study. The East 10th Street corridor through campus has long been identified as a transportation challenge, and studies conducted as long ago as 1964 have recommended improvements to the area’s mobility for pedestrian as well as vehicular travel. There are several plans …

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What Is Art? Local Artists at the Fourth Street Festival

What is art? What’s not? Every year Bloomington’s Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts brings together artists and art lovers. But what exactly IS IT that makes art…art? WFHB went on-location at the Fourth Street Festival this past weekend to talk to artists about what they do and why in this WFHB exclusive.

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Tea Party Express

A steady downpour did not sully the spirits of the hundreds of people who turned out in Third Street Park Sunday for the Bloomington stop on the Tea Party Express, a caravan of conservative speakers and performers on their way to the National Taxpayer March scheduled for September 12 in Washington. San Diego radio host Mark Williams and vice chairman …

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Baron Hill: Healthcare Town Hall (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday night Congressman Baron Hill held a local town hall forum on healthcare. More than 800 people filled the auditorium of Bloomington High School North, almost evenly divided between advocates of healthcare policy reform and those opposed to it. It’s hard to say how many of those in attendance were local residents, as we do know that there were entire …

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Baron Hill: Healthcare Town Hall (Part 1 of 2)

Last night Congressman Baron Hill held a local town hall forum on healthcare. More than 800 people filled the auditorium of Bloomington High School North, almost evenly divided between advocates of healthcare policy reform and those opposed to it. It’s hard to say how many of those in attendance were local residents, as we do know that there were entire …

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Printpack Tax Abatement: Pro and Con

Bloomington Economic Development Corporation director Ron Walker and local resident Chris Foster present different views on a tax abatement for Printpack, a packaging company shuttering its Bloomington facility while fishing for a good deal to build a much larger plant. The company wants Monroe County to grant it $2.8 million in tax abatements. What will the county council offer to …

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IU Tuition Rebates for Good Grades

Indiana University president Michael McRobbie announces a plan to give “incentive grant” tuition rebates to in-state undergraduate students who maintain good grades. The announcement appears to be tied to state senator Luke Kenley’s threat to withhold capital project funding if IU does not rescind its recent tuition hike. Kenley is using his position as chair of the state budget committee …

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