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Ferguson Protests Extend to Bloomington

As protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend, Bloomington saw its own rally against police violence. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on the scene Saturday afternoon. He brings us this report.

Interview with Grant Street Jazz Festival Organizer David Miller

This weekend marks the third annual Grant Street Jazz Festival. Organizer David Miller joined WFHB Jazz Programmer Ray Zdonek to speak about the
local jazz scene last night – their talk here, in today’s community report.

Ribbon Cut at New Bloomington Transit Building

WFHB News director Alycin Bektesh attended this mornings ribbon cutting ceremony for Bloomington transits new downtown facility and brings us this community report.

Indiana’s Childhood Poverty Rate

The 2014 Kids County data book was released this month – evaluating the well being of children in each state. Today, WFHB news director Alycin Beketsh speaks with Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz about Indiana’s childhood poverty rate for today’s community report.

Links:
The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Near West Side Trash Station Plans Revived


A controversial proposal for a new trash transfer station in Bloomington is back after a long delay. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story.

If the transfer station does require a zoning variance, JB Salvage would have to go before the city Board of Zoning Appeals. That Board considers public comments in its decisions.

Almost 700,000 marked inactive on voter registry

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Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced an update today regarding the election division’s Voter List Refresh project. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh has the report.

Fetus Burial Rights Legislation to Take Effect in Fall

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A law passed by the Indiana legislature this year goes into effect this fall – requiring that medical personnel inform parents who have just experienced a miscarriage that they have a legal right to a burial. WFHB correspondent Sierra Gardner speaks with the author of the bill, and visits a local cemetery that offers free infant burial, for today’s WFHB community report.

Daily Local News – August 7, 2014

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Monroe County is expected to take a step tomorrow toward ending a legal battle over Interstate 69; Southwest INDOT has announced that paving is now underway for Section 4 of I-69 between Crane and Bloomington; A new study out of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis found doctors treat patients differently depending on race; The Indiana University Board of Trustees meets tomorrow, August 8th in Franklin Hall.

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A law passed by the Indiana legislature this year goes into effect this fall – requiring that medical personnel inform parents who have just experienced a miscarriage that they have a legal right to a burial. WFHB correspondent Sierra Gardner speaks with the author of the bill, and visits a local cemetery that offers free infant burial, for today’s WFHB community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Our weekly public opinion segment.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Sierra Gardner, Joe Crawford and Alycin Bektesh
Our feature was produced by Seirra Gardner
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley and Bryce Westman
Our engineer is Cleveland Dietz
Managing Editor is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

IU Maurer School of Law professors weigh in on smartphone patent case

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Two Indiana University law professors stepped into a legal battle this week between the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford brings the full report.

Comission on the Status of Women to advocate for minimum wage raise

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Only one third of Bloomington’s statutory commission members are women, 39 percent of domestic battery arrests result in no charges being filed, and a working woman in Indiana earns 66 cents for every dollar a man earns.

These statistics all come from reports from the Commission on the Status of Women, which announced this week that applications are being accepted for a new member. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh catches up with City Deputy Clerk Sue Wanzer and Commission Chair Cathi Crabtree about current commission projects.

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