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Long Term: A Decades-Long Fight To Preserve Bloomington’s Courthouse Square

On December 2nd, the Bloomington City Council approved the establishment of Courthouse Square Historic District. This resolution places the area roughly bounded by 4th, Walnut, 7th, and College under the protection of Title 8 of the municipal code. This section gives the city control over any proposed change or demolition of the buildings in the district. Duncan Campbell has been …

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What’s in the Water: Erin Brockovich Questions the Bloomington Utilities Department

The safety of the local water supply has been called into question in recent weeks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story for today’s WFHB Community report. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Bloomington Utilities Department has been getting plenty of calls lately from residents wondering about what’s in the water. For one thing, the Department issued a report in October …

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The Not So Private Lives of Hoosiers

Threats to digital security and privacy are becoming increasingly difficult to understand and to defend against. As part of the ACLU’s First Wednesdays program, there will be a panel of experts in Bloomington tomorrow, December 2nd, for an hour-long discussion titled “The Not-So-Private Lives of Hoosiers: How Technology is Threatening our Privacy.” Correspondent Doug Storm spoke with Indiana ACLU Executive …

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DLN Feature 11-30-2015

In August, the Monroe County Health Department declared a health emergency over the increase in Hepatitis C infections in the county. This official declaration allowed the department to apply to the Indiana State Commissioner of Health for approval to set up a needle exchange program, which would allow I.V. drug users to safely and legally exchange used needles for unused …

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Cast of Characters: Rachid Maidi

Rachid Maidi has lived in the United States for over 40 years. He considers the U.S. his home.

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. In this episode, local resident Rachid Maidi discusses his childhood in Algeria, his experiences as a Muslim in the U.S. and much more. Cast of Characters is produced by Amanda Marino.

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The Ins and Outs of Money

WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.You’ve finally committed to keeping a budget, but it can be tedious. Here are some tips for managing your money—without micromanaging it. Produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library.

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Local Dance Event Brings AIDS Awareness

WFHB correspondent Joshua Byron speaks with Jan Lucas Grimm who will be helping host an event next week on World AIDS day. The event, titled “Dancing Into the Heart Of Compassion,” seeks to raise support and awareness of AIDS in Africa. It is scheduled to take place December 1 at the Commons in Columbus, Indiana.

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Excerpt from New Series “Open Doors”

A group of audio journalism students at IU has begun gathering coming out stories from local residents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. A new episode of that series, titled Open Doors, will air in just more than an hour on BloomingOUT. For today’s WFHB community report, we hear the first installment of that series, which aired …

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Representative Matt Pierce Discusses Some Finer Points of Indiana’s Legislative Process

Last week the League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County organized a forum intended to shed light on Indiana’s legislative process. The League invited State Representative Matt Pierce, who represents much of Bloomington, to discuss the lesser known factors involved in passing state legislation. At the end of the event, Pierce took questions from the audience. We bring …

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County Plan May Affect Bloomington Borders

On October 20th, the Monroe County Plan Commission adopted the Monroe County Urbanizing Area Plan. At that meeting, the Director of the County’s Planning Department, Larry Wilson, stated that the purpose of the Plan was to provide a master document for an eventual updating of the county’s zoning structure and regulations in the so-called two-mile fringe around Bloomington. By state …

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