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New State Drug Official Talks Treatment, Needle Exchange, Criminalization

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb recently created a new position in state government: the executive director for substance abuse, prevention and enforcement. The position is responsible, in part, for responding to the opioid epidemic that has spread across the state and the country. Holcomb appointed the former CEO of Goodwill Industries Foundation of Central Indiana, Jim McClelland, to fill the role. …

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Inside a Somali Refugee’s Struggle to Reunite with His Family

Last week President Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the entry of all refugees into the United States for four months. And he banned citizens from seven countries from entering the United States for 90 days. Syrian refugees are banned indefinitely. In our next piece, reporter Emily Miles brings us a local story about a Somali refugee who has …

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Bloomington Food Policy Council Pushes for City Planning of Food Systems

The City of Bloomington’s Comprehensive Plan, previously known as the Growth Policies Plan, covers a broad range of topics; from housing, to the environment. It is the guiding policy document for growth within the city. The Bloomington Food Policy Council, along with many residents, are telling the city that they believe the plan should also address local food systems. Today, …

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Local activist & tech activist at Standing Rock

President Donald Trump has reignited debate about the Dakota Access Pipeline. WFHB reporter Leah Carter spoke with a local activist as well as a tech activist who spoke from Standing Rock. She brings us this report.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Sue Rall

Bloomington is home to a wide variety of do-it-yourself, grassroots entertainers. Sue Rall is one — an aerial silks acrobat and drag king. She and her cohorts perform at various special events around town as well as at venues featuring exotic and envelope-pushing fare. Sue graduated from the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls to aerial acrobatics, defying gravity and combining her …

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Daily Local News Feature – State Representative Proposes Constitutional Carry for Indiana Firearms

A state representative wants to make it legal to carry a handgun without a license, and with recent changes in the legislature, it might happen. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story.

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I-69 Construction Through Monroe County Falls Further Behind Schedule

The companies responsible for building Interstate 69 through Monroe County continue to fall further and further behind schedule. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan has that story in today’s WFHB community report.

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Workshops Bring Activists from Standing Rock to Bloomington

During Friday’s “Inaugurate the Revolution” event in downtown Bloomington, residents packed into the Monroe County Public Library to hear from Native American activists about the ongoing pipeline battle over Standing Rock. Activists from the American Indian Movement and Standing Rock reservation updated residents about the pipeline project and cautioned them over joining protests. In December, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Jack Dopp

Newspapers are old school and it takes an old school character to get them to your door or your neighborhood store. Jack Dopp has been in the newspaper delivery business since he was a grade schooler in Gary, Indiana, back in the 1950’s. He and his crew have been bringing newspapers from all over the country — and at times …

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Proposals to change how police seized property is handled by the State

As the state legislature kicks off the new session, some lawmakers want to change the way the state handles property seized by police. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story.

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