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Needle Exchange Needs Support

As Tippecanoe County’s needle exchange program is up for re-authorization on Monday, Chris Abert and the Indiana Recovery Alliance are building a coalition to combat local government attempts to shut down needle exchanges and harm reduction programs.

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Krampus Night Coming this weekend

It’s approaching Christmas time, and if you’re naughty this year, you might run into a demonic group of Santa’s Helpers. This weekend is the annual Krampus Nacht in Bloomington—where giant fur-clad and horned demons come out to threaten naughty children in downtown Bloomington.

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City of Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Director Dan Niederman talks about the First Time Home Buyer’s program

Did you know that you can get thousands of dollars in assistance to purchase your home? Dan Niederman, with the city of Bloomington’s Housing and Urban Development Department speaks with WFHB News Director Wes Martin, about home buyer courses that look to educate and give first-time home owners a leg up on Bloomington’s expensive housing market.

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Tech Startup Investors Gather Here Thursday

The city of Bloomington will host the inaugural Angel Investing Conference, part of the 2017 Dimension Mill Annual seminar, November 30 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The conference will feature an exhibition on seven of Bloomington’s tech startups as well as a networking reception. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Brian Payne, assistant director of Small Business Relations for the …

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IU Foundation President Defends Off-Shore Investments

On November 8, The New York Times published an article about university foundations avoiding taxes on their endowments, many of which are in the billions of dollars, by investing in overseas corporations. The Indiana University Foundation was mentioned within the first sentence of the article. According to documents provided to the Times from a leak at a Bermudan law firm, …

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Study: Parking Meters Profitable for City

Jim Blickensdorf is a downtown Bloomington business owner, who admits he was at first skeptical of the metered parking. Blickensdorf recently chaired the first Bloomington Parking Commission and, as he tells WFHB News Director Wes Martin, his views have definitely changed. Blickensdorf talks about the Commission’s first annual report, its findings, and where we go from here, on today’s WFHB …

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Indiana Institute for Working Families Affirms 2018 Legislative Goals

Giving more families access to temporary assistance is just one of several legislative priorities of the Indiana Institute for Working Families. In today’s community report, Institute Director Jessica Fraser talks with WFHB’s Sarah Vaughan about some of the institute’s 2018 focus issues.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Dana Habeeb

As our cities and summers grow hotter due to climate change, our most vulnerable residents become even more at risk. Dana Habeeb is a trained architect and urban designer who’s delving into the effects of heat and certain illnesses together, and how this mixture may become more deadly as the 21st Century goes on. Habeeb says cities are growing hotter, …

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Congressional Hopefuls Conduct Candidate Forum

Tonight, for the first time, the four Democratic candidates for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District will meet publicly, in a forum held by the non-profit political group Hoosier Action.  Democratic hopefuls Dan Canon, Liz Watson, Brandon Hood, and Rob Chatlos will debate public concerns raised by members of the non-profit political group, Hoosier Action tonight.  The Democratic candidates are vying to …

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National Democrats Eyeing ‘Bloody’ 9th District Race

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee put Indiana’s 9th Congressional District on a shortlist of races to watch in 2018. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Indiana Democratic Party Communications Director Phil Johnson about what that may mean for Democratic candidates next year.

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