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Proposed Electrical Substation Concerns Residents

A plan for a new electrical substation near City Hall is drawing the ire of local residents, who say the proposed design will be a blight on the Maple Heights neighborhood and the new Trades District. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story.

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Monroe County Community School Corporation Completes Tablet Tech Pilot Program

Kacey Ross looks into the results of a new technology program at the Monroe County Community School Corporation. The program was initiated at the beginning of the 2015 school year. The one-to-one program puts a tablet device into the hands of each student. Many community members wonder if the program has been successful. This WFHB Community Report was produced by …

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Food Insecurity in Bloomington’s “Crestmont” Neighborhood

Impoverished areas without grocery access to health foods are increasingly drawing attention in Indiana. Known as food deserts, these areas represent health problems for those with limited resources. Correspondent Sarah Zinn looked into this complex issue in Bloomington’s Crestmont neighborhood. This WFHB Community Report was produced by Sarah Zinn in a partnership with the Spring 2016 Indiana University Media School’s …

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Islamophobia in Bloomington

The massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando has inspired yet another increase in discrimination against Muslims in the United States. This is only the most recent incident that has caused many American Muslims to fear for their safety. Last fall, in Bloomington, an Indiana University student attacked a Muslim woman outside the Sofra restaurant, which brought attention to Islamophobia …

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Candlelight Vigil for Olrando Nightclub Massacre Victims

“Candlelight Vigil for Olrando Nightclub Massacre Victims” from Daily Local News Features by WFHB. Released: 0. Genre: News/Public Affairs. A candlelight vigil in honor of the Orlando shooting victims drew more han a thousand people to Bloomington City Hall last night. The event was organized by Bloomington PRIDE. It featured speakers from many local organizations. We bring you some of …

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Better Beware – Senior Citizens

A newly-published study shows why older people are such juicy targets for scammers — they’re more likely to let their emotions run away with them.

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Veterans Court Coming to Monroe County

Nationwide there are more than 21.5 million veterans, many of whom struggle with PTSD, brain injury or trauma, and drug and alcohol addictions. This combination sometimes leads to problems as veterans reintegrate into civilian life, and some find themselves in court. Monroe County Chief Probation Officer Linda Brady has secured a $64,000 grant from the Indiana Judicial Center to fund …

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Islamic Center of Bloomington Fights Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment

The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando has again brought anti-Muslim sentiment to the fore in mainstream and social media, as well as from major politicians like Donald Trump. The shooter in Orlando was a practicing Muslim and reportedly told 911 dispatchers that he was carrying out the attack on behalf of the leader of the Islamic State. …

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A conversation with Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton

Just more than five months into his first term, Bloomington mayor John Hamilton dropped by the WFHB studios to talk with William Hosea and Cornelius Wright of Bring It On! about topics such as the high cost of living in Bloomington and diversity issues in schools, police forces and elsewhere. We bring you a portion of their conversation for today’s …

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Residents Concerned About New Duke Energy Electric Substation

A group of local citizens just launched a website this week as part of a protest against a planned electrical substation on North Rogers Street. Earlier today, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with one of the organizers and we bring you their conversation for today’s WFHB community report.

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