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Bloomington Housing Website Participates in Sustainability Competition

The City of Bloomington’s Department of Economic and Sustainable Development has entered its website rentrocket.org into an MIT sponsored competition for sustainability initiatives. According to the website, Rent Rocket allows renters to see and compare not only basic amenities but also utility costs, accessibility to alternative modes of transit, and recycling options to factor into their rental housing decisions. The …

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Presentation from a Think Tank Inside Monroe County Jail

Last night, a think tank working inside the Monroe County Jail presented their findings to the Bloomington City Council. We bring you their comments now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Open Doors: Bedford Teen Tells Coming Out Story

Up next we have an episode of Open Doors, a segment dedicated to telling the coming out stories of local residents. Open Doors airs each week during WFHB’s LGBTQI public affairs show, BloomingOUT. In this episode, we hear from Tyler.

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IU Student Overcomes Anorexia and Finds Good Health and Happiness

For many people, it’s hard to find a balance between being happy and being healthy. As media tell us that being beautiful means being thin, many struggle to find comfort in who they are. But that is exactly what Hannah Martin is trying to do. Taylor Haggerty brings us her story in this report, which was produced in partnership with …

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The Hijabi Diaries – Amanda

“The Hijabi Diaries” is produced in partnership with the Islamic Center of Bloomington and the Openhearted Campaign, and brings you true stories about what it’s like to be a Muslim woman in America. Thoughts on life, faith, family, work, and wearing hijab, are shared by women from the Bloomington Muslim community. To hear full episodes of the podcast, visit hijabidiaries.com.

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Interview with Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff

As part of Mayor John Hamilton’s recently publicized public safety initiatives, the Bloomington police department is being asked to share a variety of data both with a White House Police Data Initiative and with the community via the City’s B-Clear data portal. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff about what information will be …

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News Director Joe Crawford Speaks with Former Congressman Baron Hill About His U.S. Senate Bid

Former congressman Baron Hill stopped through Bloomington last week as he continued his campaign for U.S. Senate. Hill is the only Democratic candidate on the ballot to replace Senator Dan Coats, a Republican who will retire at the end of this year. There are currently two Republican candidates for the seat. One is Representative Todd Young, who represents the 9th …

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Woman’s Disability Creates Personal Reflection

The fear of moving back in with your parents is very real for many people; most will do whatever they can to prove that they’re independent enough to make it in the world, without help from mom and dad. So what happens when you’re diagnosed with an illness that forces you to move back in with your mom in your …

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Interview with Anna Maidi of the “Open Hearted Campaign”

A new campaign to foster understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans was launched in January by Bloomington resident Anna Maidi. The Open Hearted campaign is a just one of Maidi’s efforts to promote religious tolerance and cultural understanding. Maidi, who is the president of the Islamic Center of Bloomington, also co-produces “The Hijabi Diaries” with Bloomington resident Aubrey Seader. The …

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Mayor Hamilton Discusses Efforts to Reduce DBP Levels in Local Water

The city of Bloomington is changing the way it treats water in hopes of reducing the levels of chemical byproducts that can be hazardous to human health. This afternoon, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton met reporters outside the Monroe Water Treatment Plant to talk about the city’s recent efforts to combat rising levels of disinfectant byproducts in the local drinking water. …

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