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Monroe County Organization Assists Runaway Youth

According to the National Runaway Safeline, more than 1 million children and teens run away from home each year in America. The Indiana Department of Education reported in the 2013-14 school year, 16 out of every 1,000 students in Monroe County was homeless. Among the organizations providing services to this population is Stepping Stones, a nonprofit providing transitional housing and …

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Bernie Sanders Supporters Speak Outside IU Auditorium

Bernie Sanders supporters waiting in line about 2 p.m. on April 27th outside the IU Auditorium. (Photo by Joe Crawford)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to speak at a rally this evening at the IU Auditorium. The doors opened at 5 o’clock and Sanders is supposed to begin speaking around 7. Sanders is the first presidential candidate to hold a rally in Bloomington this election season. His supporters began lining up outside the Auditorium early this morning. WFHB …

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Bloomington Mayor Hamilton announces new City Sustainability Initiatives

On Friday, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton made a speech at City Hall about two new sustainability initiatives from his office. The announcement came during an Earth Day celebration. First, ask the City Council to pass an ordinance requiring buildings of significant size to report energy usage each year to allow benchmarking. Other cities currently have such “notification” ordinances. Secondly, the …

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Bloomington Housing Website Participates in Sustainability Competition

The City of Bloomington’s Department of Economic and Sustainable Development has entered its website rentrocket.org into an MIT sponsored competition for sustainability initiatives. According to the website, Rent Rocket allows renters to see and compare not only basic amenities but also utility costs, accessibility to alternative modes of transit, and recycling options to factor into their rental housing decisions. The …

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Presentation from a Think Tank Inside Monroe County Jail

Last night, a think tank working inside the Monroe County Jail presented their findings to the Bloomington City Council. We bring you their comments now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Open Doors: Bedford Teen Tells Coming Out Story

Up next we have an episode of Open Doors, a segment dedicated to telling the coming out stories of local residents. Open Doors airs each week during WFHB’s LGBTQI public affairs show, BloomingOUT. In this episode, we hear from Tyler.

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IU Student Overcomes Anorexia and Finds Good Health and Happiness

For many people, it’s hard to find a balance between being happy and being healthy. As media tell us that being beautiful means being thin, many struggle to find comfort in who they are. But that is exactly what Hannah Martin is trying to do. Taylor Haggerty brings us her story in this report, which was produced in partnership with …

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The Hijabi Diaries – Amanda

“The Hijabi Diaries” is produced in partnership with the Islamic Center of Bloomington and the Openhearted Campaign, and brings you true stories about what it’s like to be a Muslim woman in America. Thoughts on life, faith, family, work, and wearing hijab, are shared by women from the Bloomington Muslim community. To hear full episodes of the podcast, visit hijabidiaries.com.

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Interview with Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff

As part of Mayor John Hamilton’s recently publicized public safety initiatives, the Bloomington police department is being asked to share a variety of data both with a White House Police Data Initiative and with the community via the City’s B-Clear data portal. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff about what information will be …

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News Director Joe Crawford Speaks with Former Congressman Baron Hill About His U.S. Senate Bid

Former congressman Baron Hill stopped through Bloomington last week as he continued his campaign for U.S. Senate. Hill is the only Democratic candidate on the ballot to replace Senator Dan Coats, a Republican who will retire at the end of this year. There are currently two Republican candidates for the seat. One is Representative Todd Young, who represents the 9th …

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