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A Community Conversation with Local Law Enforcement

Last week the city of Bloomington hosted what was dubbed a community conversation with law enforcement. The public was invited to make comments and ask questions to a panel of local police. The two-hour event got heated at times, with many residents speaking about police violence and racial bias. We now bring you a portion of that conversation for today’s …

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Resuming Diplomatic Ties With Cuba

Members of a local organization were in Cuba last month when the press announced that diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba would be resumed. The group was a delegation of the organization CUBAmistad, which facilitates a sister city relationship between Bloomington and the city of Santa Clara. WFHB News contributor Cynthia Roberts, who co-founded the CUBAmistad organization, was part …

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New Radar Technology Raises Privacy Concern

The use of new radar technology by police has raised privacy concerns around the country. And now local officials are weighing in. Our reporter, Sarah Panfil, has that story.

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Dancing With Parkinson’s Provides Exercise, Expressive Outlet to Those With the Disease

Dancing with Parkinson’s is a movement started by David Leventhal, a professional dancer in Brooklyn, New York in 2002. The initiative has expanded to include chapters all over the United States and continues to expand into the international community with chapters in Canada, the UK and Australia among others. The mission of Dancing with Parkinson’s is to provide dance classes …

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City of Bloomington’s 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Award-winning filmmaker Bennett Singer gave the keynote address this year at the City of Bloomington’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. Singer most recently produced and directed the film, “Brother Outsider,” which chronicles the life of Bayard Rustin, and openly gay civil rights activist who worked closely with Dr. King. Besides Singer, the event also featured speeches by Bloomington …

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“Reclaiming the Legacy” – MLK Day Demonstrators Call for Justice

MLK protest

A “Reclaim MLK Day” action was held last night along State Road 46 in Bloomington. The demonstration focused on the issue of police mistreatment of African-Americans and recent calls for justice for those victims. WFHB correspondent David Murphy was on the scene to talk to some of the participants for today’s WFHB community report. Photos by Mihee Kim-Kort     …

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Rep. Todd Young Wants More Work Hours for Healthcare

For a second time, U.S. Rep. Todd Young authored legislation to increase the number of hours employees have to work in order to receive healthcare from their employers. The bill has passed in the House of Representatives. As it heads now to the Senate, WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh explores what the impact of Representative Young’s bill would be here …

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Governor Pence Proclaims “Indiana Has Never Been Stronger”

We now bring you a condensed portion of Governor Mike Pence’s State of the State address from last night. Pence gave the speech before the Indiana General Assembly.

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Sunday Liquor Sales Still Up for Debate

Indiana has among the most restrictive regulations on the sale of alcohol in the country. Recently, there has been an effort to legalize the purchase of alcohol on Sundays, and a state representative has introduced legislation on the matter. WFHB Correspondent David Murphy speaks with Grant Monahan, President of the Retail Council, a spokesperson for Hoosiers for Sunday Sales, and …

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Research: Black Students Punished More Harshly

There is increasing pressure on K-12 schools to examine their policies for punishing students, particularly because research now shows black students are punished more severely than white students. Correspondent Joe Crawford brings us this story about how local schools are dealing with the issue for today’s WFHB community report.

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