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Bloomington Mayoral Candidates Interviewed by WFHB

Starting tomorrow evening at 6 p.m., Interchange host Doug Storm will host a series of forums on WFHB with candidates running for Bloomington City Council. Last month Storm interviewed the four candidates for mayor of Bloomington, John Hamilton, Darryl Neher, John Linnemeier and John Turnbull.

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National Criticism Drawn to Indiana Over Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Governor Mike Pence has officially cancelled a trip to Bloomington as he continues to deal with fallout from the passage of the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Pence had been scheduled to speak at a dinner tomorrow night sponsored by the Monroe County Republican Party, but this afternoon the chairman of the Local Republicans, Steve Hogan, confirmed Pence called off …

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“Visions of Rwanda” exhibited at Indiana University

The creators of an exhibit at Indiana University are hoping to give viewers a more complex understanding of Rwanda. Correspondent Amanda Marino has that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Could Comcast/Time Warner Merger Be Negative For Consumers?

The companies Comcast and Time Warner have proposed to merge, which would have effects on the cable market throughout the WFHB listening area. Correspondent David Murphy spoke with Herb Terry, Associate Professor at IU’s department of telecommunications, about the potential effects of the merger. Comcast released a statement today saying they expect the federal government will take until at least …

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Senator Dan Coats Says No to Re-Election in 2016

Today, Dan Coats, senior Senator from Indiana, announced that he will not be running for re-election next year. According to Brian Howey of Howey Politics Indiana, he has maintained that position as the congressional GOP as a whole has moved to the right. Correspondent David Murphy spoke to Mister Howey today about Coats’ politics and the implications of his decision …

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Indiana House of Representatives Approves Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Freedom Indiana delivered thousands of letters opposing Senate Bill 101 just hours before the House of Representatives voted to pass the bill. Photo courtesy of Freedom Indiana.

Shortly before we went to air today, the Indiana House of Representatives approved a bill that could protect businesses that discriminate against LGBT residents. The bill is known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It would prohibit governments from “substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion.” Some proponents of the bill have said they hope it will protect businesses, churches …

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“Civil Immunity” Law Could Help Provide Free Health Care, But at a Cost

The goal of House Bill 1145, according to its authors, is pretty straightforward: to get free health care to residents who need it, to make it easier for doctors to show up at places like food banks and volunteer their time. On its face, the strategy legislators want to use seems pretty simple: they want to eliminate the possibility a …

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With Statehouse Fighting Over Education, Ritz Stuck in the Middle

This year, Indiana Governor Mike Pence has called for the state’s legislative session to focus on education. Much of that focus has been directed toward Superintendent Glenda Ritz, with bills emerging to denounce her as chair of the State Board of Education. Some view the bills as partisan attacks, others see it as a necessary step for reform. WFHB news …

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Enrollment in Indiana’s School Vouchers Program Rapidly Increasing

The Center for Evaluation and Education Policy has found that enrollment in Indiana’s school vouchers program is rapidly increasing. News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a researcher at the Center for today’s WFHB community report.

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New Measure Could Have Major Impact on Local Development

Last night the City Council passed a measure that could have major effects on development in Bloomington. WFHB correspondent Alycin Bektesh has that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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