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Individuals in the Transgender Community May Be at Greater Risk of Certain Health Effects

A new study out of IU and the University of Richmond shows what has long been understood about transgender people in the United States: that they experience major and daily discrimination. But the study goes on to look at how that discrimination affects the physical health of those same people. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke to one …

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“The Hunting Ground” Examines Rape on College Campuses

Tonight at 7 p.m., an IU student group is screening a film titled, The Hunting Ground, a documentary about rape on college campuses. For more on that, WFHB correspondent and IU student Amanda Marino brings us this report.

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Veteran and Housing Status Added to Bloomington Ordinances

Earlier this month, the Bloomington City Council added Veteran Status and Housing Status to the list of protected classes in the Bloomington Human Rights Ordinance. The recommendation to do so came from the city’s Human Rights Commission. At the meeting, the Chair of the Commission, Byron Bangert, and its Director, Barbara McKinney, spoke on this recommendation. WFHB Assistant News Director, …

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Senate Bills Propose Undocumented Immigrant Initiatives

This week, Democrats in the Indiana Senate announced their support of three legal initiatives that would affect the rights of undocumented immigrants living in Indiana. The lawmakers say the bills are a result of work with Latino community leaders across the state. One bill would allow undocumented students who attend Indiana high schools to pay in-state tuition rates at Indiana …

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Mayor Mark Kruzan interviews Civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis

Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis addressed a full house last night at the IU Auditorium. Lewis spoke about his childhood in rural Georgia, where he was the son of a sharecropper, as well as about his civil rights activism alongside figures such as Martin Luther, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph. Lewis was in town to speak about his …

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Why Should IU Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies?

Last Thursday, a March for Climate Action was held at the IU Bloomington campus. The event was organized by the group Reinvest IU, who want the University to sell off their stocks in fossil fuel companies, and invest in renewable energy and other environmentally sustainable projects.  A mix of students, faculty and community members took part in the march, and …

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Congressman John Lewis to Speak About His Graphic Novels at Power of Words

On Monday evening, the Monroe County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host a program called the Power of Words. Congressman John Lewis will speak at the IU Auditorium about his series of graphic novels, titled March. The books chronicle the role of Lewis and many others in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The congressman …

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A Meeting Discussing The Future Of Economic Development and Sustainability In Bloomington

Last night the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County and the Monroe County Public Library sponsored a panel discussion about economic development in Bloomington. The group took questions from the audience and the event was filmed by Community Access Television Services. We bring you a portion of that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report. Kate Cruikshank, the president …

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Development of 6 Acres of Trades District Awarded to Indianapolis Developer

Earlier this month, Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan announced the city had reached a deal with a company to develop about half of what the city calls The Trades District. The company, Flaherty and Collins, has agreed to develop a six-acre piece of land just east of Rogers Street and south of 11th Street. The city currently owns the land, which …

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Would Would A Monroe Co. Needle Exchange Look Like?

Earlier this month, the Monroe County Commissioners gave the go ahead for the County Health Department to set up a needle exchange program for intravenous drug users. The Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the department’s declaration of a health emergency in the community, due to the local Hepatitis C epidemic. The Department can now apply to the State …

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