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Bloomington City Council Voices Concerns About City Parks

Bloomington City Council members are raising conerns about how some residents use the city parks. A nearly four-hour meeting last week about how to spend as much as $7.2 million on city parks projects resulted in a discussion about issues in Bloomington’s parks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more, for today’s WFHB community report.

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MCCSC District 4 Candidates on Preparing Kids for Success

This fall, voters are being asked to decide three contested races for Monroe County School Board seats. Sue Wanzer is facing competitor Jim Billingsly for her District 2 seat, Lois Sabo-Skelton is defending her seat against candidate Martin Spechler, and in District 4, candidates Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer and Jim Shackelford are competing for the seat being vacated by David Sabbagh. Assistant …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: Danielle Urschel

The Bloomington Print Collective is a center for print artists to share tools and expertise and for the public to get fine art printing done or even T-shirts silk-screened. Co-founder Danielle Urschel joins Michael Glab on this week’s edition of Big Talk. Danielle discovered Bloomington as a teenager, taking road trips down this way from northern Indiana with friends. She …

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MPO Considers Pulling I-69 Funds

Construction crews that have been building Section 5 of Interstate 69 are still out of work today. Financial problems and disputes involving the lead contractor, the Netherlands-based Isolux Corsan, have caused contractors to delay work on the project. Now, a governmental organization in Monroe County is looking into the possibility of removing funding for I-69 construction. WFHB News Director Joe …

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Bloomington Solidarity Network Campaigns Against Certified Tech Park

The Bloomington Solidarity Network describes itself as a volunteer network of working people who defend each other through collective action. The Network has recently led public defenses of tenants having trouble with landlords. And recently the group has also begun organizing in opposition to a project they say will harm future renters in Bloomington – that’s the city’s proposed Certified Tech Park. That project would …

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MCCSC Working to Inform Voters of Property Tax Referendum Benefits

Supporters of the Monroe County Community School Corporation are stepping up their efforts to lobby the community to support a property tax referendum on the November ballot. The tax is expected to provide $7MM annually to local public schools. Lynn Coyne is one of the tri-chairs of the Yes for MCCSC Committee, which kicked off its campaign earlier this month. …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: Peter Lopilato

The Ryder magazine and film series have been Bloomington institutions through five different decades. Founder, publisher, and film curator Peter Lopilato started the sibling operations in a cramped artists studio doubling as his apartment above what is now the Uptown Cafe — the building was once known as the Chelsea Hotel of Bloomington. His is the story of a man …

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Bring It On Interviews Police About shootings and Citizen Response

On Monday, the hosts of WFHB’s African American Public Affairs show, Bring It On, sat down with two members of the Indiana State Police Department to discuss recent police shootings and citizen responses. Hosts William Hosea and Amrita Myers spoke with Sergeant Todd Durnil and Captain Ruben Marte. We bring you a portion of their conversation now for today’s WFHB …

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Bloomington and Ellettsville: How a Developer’s Lawsuit Reveals Differences In Planning Policies


Earlier this month, WFHB reported on a lawsuit filed by a developer against the Ellettsville plan commission. Today, correspondent Jerrod Dill brings the in-depth story behind the lawsuit, and what it says about the differences between Bloomington and Ellettsville. The Ellettsville Plan Commission’s full findings of fact in the case concerning is available here.

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Monroe County Commissoners Seek Reimbursement for Audit

Monroe County Commissioners are seeking reimbursement for $150,000 they spent to hire consulting firm Hartman and Williams in 2014 to audit the offices of the county treasurer and the auditor. The county is filing a claim with the agencies that bonded current county treasurer, Cathy Smith; and former County Auditor, Steve Saulter, for reimbursement of money that the county spent …

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