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Bloomington Prepares for Syrian Refugee Resettlement in March

The Bloomington area is preparing for the arrival of Syrian refugees as soon as March of next year. WFHB correspondent Leah Carter has more on that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Anger At Police, IU, Prisons, Other Institutions Voiced at Black Lives Matter Rally


AUDIO LINK: http://wfhb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/20161011blmFEATURE.mp3 More than an hour before hundreds of people would march through downtown, and hold a more than 20-minute demonstration in the street in front of the Bloomington police station, Liz Mitchell and several others stood in a parking lot fastening pieces of paper to black and white balloons. On each of the dozens of pieces of paper was …

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Candidates for Monroe County School Board Discuss Platforms

This fall, voters are being asked to decide three contested races for Monroe County School Board seats. In District 2, Sue Wanzer is defending her seat against candidate Jim Billingsley. Assistant News Director, Sarah Vaughan, spoke with Wanzer and Billinglsey as part of WFHB’s Candidate Forum series. We bring you an excerpt of that conversation for today’s WFHB Community Report. …

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Monroe County Commission Candidates on Public Safety Income Tax

Longtime Monroe County Commissioner Iris (EAR-iss) Kiesling is serving her final term on the Board this year, and two candidates are competing to replace her. The Democratic candidate, Amanda Barge, and the Republican candidate, Paul White, Sr., met at the WFHB studios for a conversation about County issues. Both candidates will be on the ballot this November. In this next …

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Public Comment Question Causes Rift on Redevelopment Commission

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The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, which is involved with projects including the Switchyard Park and the Certified Tech Park, is debating whether to take public comment. Members of the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission reminded city administrators last night about what they say is a need for public input in the development of the Certified Tech Park and other projects. No public comment policy was approved in last …

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District 6 Board Candidate Speaks – Monroe County Community School

This fall, voters are being asked to decide three contested races for Monroe County Community School Board seats. In District 6, Lois Sabo-Skelton is defending her seat against candidate Marty Spechler. Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Spechler as part of WFHB’s Candidate Forum series. Sabo-Skelton declined to participate. We bring you an excerpt of the conversation.

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: David Brenneman

David Brenneman came to Bloomington from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta where he spent two decades rising through the ranks to become that institution’s director of collections and exhibitions. He was named director of Indiana University’s Eskenazi Art Museum in the summer of 2015. Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, he has worked with top administrators from the …

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Bloomington City and Monroe County Councils Adopt Local Income Tax for Public Safety

In a special meeting last night, the Bloomington City Council and the Monroe County Council voted to re-adopt a point- two-five-percent local option income tax for public safety. Attorney Philippa Guthrie, who represents the city of Bloomington, explained the need to re-adopt the public safety tax that was previously passed in June. Guthrie said new estimates by the state indicate the …

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Columbus’s ‘Foundations and Futures’ Celebrates City’s Unique Architectural Heritage


Columbus, Indiana is well known for its unique architectural heritage. This year Exhibit Columbus launches an annual event designed to both celebrate that history and cement its relevancy in future discussions of architecture and community-making. “Foundations and Futures,” kicks off this Thursday, September 29 and concludes on Saturday October 1. The symposium features a keynote session hosted by world-renowned architects, …

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Scientists and Community Members Speak Out During Climate March

The organization, ReInvest IU, held a climate march last week on the Indiana University campus to advocate for the university’s divestment from stocks in fossil fuel related businesses. Marchers and speakers voiced concern not only about IU’s investments, but also about the fate of current and future generations enduring climate change. For today’s WFHB Community Report, we bring you a …

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