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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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“We Clicked” –15-Year Friendship Forms Through Literacy Program

There’s a saying that goes “it’s never too late to be what you could have been.” What if you want to be an avid reader, but you have poor literacy skills? Or, say, you want to be a teacher, but life took a different turn? Sometimes when you’re brave enough to try, someone really great steps up to help. WFHB …

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“The Hijabi Diaries”

Today we bring you a new episode of the Hijabi Diaries, a local podcast produced with the Islamic Center of Bloomington. In today’s episode, we hear from Meryem, a woman who has experienced a lot of prejudice since moving to Bloomington, more than she did when she was an undergraduate student in New Hampshire in the early 2000’s. She fears …

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Daily Local News – May 26, 2016

Last night the Bloomington City Council had its first public conversation about whether to support a new local income tax; Indiana University filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging fetal tissue regulation in House Enrolled Act 1-3-3-7; An Indiana healthcare facility has been targeted with ransomware in recent weeks. FEATURE Today we bring you a new episode of the Hijabi Diaries, a …

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Citizens Suing for Transparency on Anti-Solar Bill

Last month the Indiana Supreme Court handed down a ruling that dismayed many open government advocates. The Court ruled that Indiana legislators have the legal right to keep some public records secret. The records in question surround what some called the Anti-Solar Bill. That bill was introduced in 2015 would have reduced the financial incentives for homeowners to install solar …

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Profiles: Local Martial Artist Arlo Welty

Local martial artist Arlo Welty has learned a lot from years of teaching and training. Martial arts teaches him how to balance business and family, and when to use caution or take risks. Indiana University student and reporter Sarah Whaley brings us his story.

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The Act of Seeing – Motorcyle Awareness Month Safety Tips

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are more than 26 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than those driving or riding in cars. Motorcycle Safety and Awareness campaigns are launched every May to encourage both motorist and motorcycle riders to be aware of each other. Today I spoke with local officials and academics about …

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ACLU Wins Suit Against Indiana Medicaid

A new ruling from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is contesting the state of Indiana’s decision to cut benefits for some disabled residents. For today’s WFHB community report, correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story of that case and what it could mean for Indiana. In a separate case, the Indiana ACLU has a pending lawsuit against the Family …

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