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Matt Alano Martin discusses the Bloomington comedy scene and the release of his debut album

Local Comedian Matt Alano Martin is releasing his debut album tomorrow night on the same stage of his first stand up performance more than five years ago. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh met with Matt and asks about building a career on comedy here, for todays community report. The Comedy Attic is located on the corner of Walnut and 4th …

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Republican Caucus Releases GOP Focus Of Upcoming Legislative Session

The Republican Party caucus in the state assembly has released its legislative agenda for the upcoming 2015 session. The statement lists what the GOP describes as four major issue categories that it wants to address: budget, education, ethics, and public safety. With regard to the budget, the party aims for a balanced budget with no increase in taxes or borrowing. …

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Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP spoke in Bloomington over the weekend

The Indiana State NAACP State Convention Conference was held in Bloomington this weekend, and included workshops on health, veterans affairs, environmental climate and justice and an awards banquet. The keynote speaker of the conference was Cornell William Brooks, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. WFHB Correspondent William Hosea spoke with Brooks about …

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Business and Government Mingle at I-69 Summit


This week the convention center downtown played host to hundreds of politicians, businesspeople and government workers interested in the new I-69, both in Indiana and beyond. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on hand for the I-69 Summit and he brings us this report.  Work continues on sections 4 and 5 of I-69 in Indiana. Those portions will take …

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Citizens Object to Lethal Control of Deer Population

A group of citizens continues to work to delay a measure adopted by the Bloomington City Council to thin out the deer population at Griffy Lake – this week’s council meeting here, in today’s community report. The city of Bloomington website has a dedicated section to the deer task force report.

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Bloomingfoods Market and Deli Cooperative Holds Annual Meeting


Bloomingfoods Market and Deli Cooperative held its annual meeting of the membership last week. The General Manager and Board president both addressed the crowd of more than 300 attendees, focusing their summaries on the recent efforts of Bloomingfoods workers to join a union. There were also break out discussions focused on the unionization efforts, management/employee relations, and board communications. WFHB …

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Bloomingfoods employees and co-op members rally during annual meeting in support of unionization


WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended Bloomingfood’s annual meeting last week and an accompanying rally by those who support a recent effort by workers to form a union. Today we hear comments from the rally for our Daily Local News community report.

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Monroe County Prosecutor Gives Opening Remarks at Indy Conference Regarding Elderly Abuse

Monroe County Prosecutor Chris Gall gave opening remarks to a conference in Indianapolis regarding elder abuse – his words here, for today’s community report. The Indiana Agency on Adult Protective Services includes incidents of neglect and exploitation among classification of elderly abuse.

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The Indiana University School of Public Health Holds Panel Discussion on Ebola Outbreak

On Monday, the Indiana University School of Public Health held a panel discussion in response to the current outbreak of the Ebola Virus. Panalists Joshua Mugele, associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at the IU School of Medicine., Chad Priest, assistant dean for operations and community partnerships at the IU School of Nursing., Charles Reafsnyder, IU retired associate vice president …

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Three Hopefuls for Indiana’s 9th Congressional Seat Speak at Informational Session

Last night the three hopefuls for Indiana’s 9th congressional seat this election met at Franklin college, and spoke for 90 minutes about their personal political platforms as well as fielding questions from the audience. John Krull, director of the college’s Pulliam School of Journalism was the moderator, and Franklin College students helped with the event by created video introductions of …

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