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Martinsville, Morgan County Scramble To Provide Ambulance Service

When their sole ambulance provider unexpectedly pulled out of a service agreement, Martinsville and Morgan County were left scrambling to pick up the slack. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us a story about local government success.

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Sheriff’s Office Considers Prioritizing Naloxone for First Responders

In a morning press release on July 11, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office stated that a lack of the anti-overdose medication Naloxone made it necessary for deputies to prioritize use of the drug on themselves and other first responders, rather than on people overdosing. Sheriff Brad Swain told WFHB News Director Wes Martin that one nasal-spray Naloxone dose existed per …

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Rise To Run Helps Young Women Rise To Their Political Aspirations

Rise to Run is a national organization working at the grass roots level to install confidence and skill in young women with political aspirations. The organization’s local branch has been holding a series of information sessions. Last week’s session drew a crowd of 45 women in a range of ages. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan attended last week’s session, …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Peggy

We call them the homeless, as if they’re all alike and their entire lives can be reduced to a single descriptive word. Thousands, hundreds of thousands, up to half a million people in America may not know precisely where they’re going to sleep tonight or where their next meal will come from. A woman named Peggy is one such person. …

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Veterans Reflect On Independence Day

Yesterday, as citizens marked the 241st anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, WFHB stopped by Bloomington’s branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to talk with military families about the holiday. Reporter Arjun Balasundaram brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Phil Ford

Phil Ford is the author of “Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture.” He takes the reader on a tour of the cutting edge world of jazz musicians, Beat writers, and style arbiters who make up what is hip. Ford is a professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His interests range far beyond the narrow …

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Police Presence Downtown Debated by Task Force

This afternoon a group of about a dozen people were sitting or lying down on the sidewalk on East Kirkwood Avenue, alongside shopping carts full of belongings and various other items. The group congregated in front of the site where construction crews are building a new boutique hotel, The Graduate. At least some members of the group have been regular …

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Local Residents Recognize One-Year Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Attack

This past weekend local residents gathered to recognize the one-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub attack. WFHB correspondent Arjun Balasundaram was on hand for the event and he brings us this story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Matlock Heights Merits Historic Designation

The Matlock Heights Neighborhood has received a historic designation from the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission. It’s the first neighborhood of Mid-Century Modern homes in the State of Indiana to receive this classification.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Shelly Westerhausen

Like countless people before her, Shelly Westerhausen came to Bloomington to study at Indiana University and wound up staying here. A vegetarian since she was a young girl, Shelly grew up in a town that didn’t even have a vegetarian restaurant. She was drawn to Bloomington by our town’s diverse and varied eateries. She has blogged about cooking for years …

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