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Saturday is the 4th Annual Makevention Maker’s Fair

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Fans of the maker movement, and those just curious about creative approaches to tools and materials, will find inspiration and entertainment this Saturday at Makevention, Bloomington’s annual maker fair featuring the work of area inventors, programmers, builders, and artists. The free all-ages event, now in its fourth year, takes place at the Monroe County Convention Center in downtown Bloomington, and …

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New IU Policy Seeks to Curb Excess Drinking in Greek Houses

Members of fraternities and sororities at Indiana University have spoken out in recent months about a new university policy that would impact their privacy and ban hard alcohol from their houses. The issue is coming to a head now, as the deadline for Greek organizations to approve the agreement is next week. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke to university …

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New Study Features IU Faculty-Driven Data on Learning Analytics

A new initiative led by Indiana University-Bloomington will take a deeper dive into data collected on students. The hope is that the faculty-driven initiative will inform teaching and advising methods, and improve student learning. Ultimately, supporters hope it will increase student success in their chosen degree tracks. IU will be joined in the study by four other universities, all of …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Jason and Ginger

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Separately and together, singer and guitarist duo Ginger Curry and Jason Fickel have been entertaining Bloomington audiences with their song stylings for years. This month they released their third CD, “Some Kind of Love,” on Lost Canyon Records. Fickel wrote four of the songs on the new album and the rest are covers of standards and hidden gems penned by …

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Flooding Overwhelms Bloomington Sewers

Today Bloomington saw its first extended period without rain in nearly a week. The heavy precipitation during the past several days has caused several issues around town, including with the city’s sewer system. The Bloomington Utilities Department reported several cases of sewage overflowing into the streets this week. To find out why that’s happening, and what the city is doing …

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Bloomington Dramatically Increases Fee to Access Police Body Cameras and Dash Cams

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The city of Bloomington has officially adopted new rules that dramatically increase the cost of accessing footage from police body cameras and dash cams. The standard fee for accessing a single video is now $150, the maximum allowed by state law. Until this summer, the fee was $20. The increase comes amid rising tensions around the country between police departments …

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Crossed Circuits – Tech Park Development Encounters More Delays

The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission and City administrators have been in conversation the past few weeks over the design of Bloomington’s Certified Tech Park. In their meeting August 1st, Commission members were asked by city administrators to approve a contract with the urban design firm Anderson Bohlander to design and engineer streets and sidewalks that would subdivide the Tech Park for …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Adria Nassim

Adria Nassim and her constant companion Lu — her service dog — might be as familiar to many Bloomington residents as Mayor Hamilton or IU basketball coach Tom Crean. Nassim is this town’s go-to expert on the autism spectrum, something she knows about intimately. She was a premature baby and early on was found to have the classic social interaction, …

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Bloomington to Increase Police Presence, Surveillance Downtown and In Parks

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With just a few days before the kick off of Welcome Week at Indiana University, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton this morning announced plans to crack down on panhandling, surveil city parks and increase police presence downtown. At a press conference this morning, Hamilton laid out a plan that also included forming committees tasked with evaluating public safety downtown and making recommendations …

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Green Drinks Bloomington: Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network

Darrell Boggess is a volunteer with the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network. He’s also the owner of a solar system that powers his home in Parkridge East. Late last month, Boggess spoke about the state of solar power in Indiana to a group gathered at Upland Brewery. The talk was part of series known as Green Drinks. We bring you …

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