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Hola Bloomington – March 31, 2017

Locutora Maria Auxi Viloria entrevista al Club Latinos Unidos at Indiana University. Speaker Maria Auxi Viloria interviews members from Latinos Unidos at Indiana University.

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Student Organization Petitions Indiana University on Behalf of Undocumented Students and Staff

The student organization, UndocuHoosiers Bloomington, is petitioning Indiana University to create a new full-time position to serve undocumented students and staff. The organization wants the position to be in the Office of International Students Services. The co-founder of UndocuHoosiers Bloomington, Willy Palomo, says it is the responsibility of the university to help their undocumented students. “Undocumented students have very particular …

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Hola Bloomington – March 24, 2017

Un cafecito con…Host Israel Herrera interviews our special guests about the 7th annual Spanish and Portuguese Song Festival. Un Cafecito con…Locutor Israel Herrera entrevista a invitadas especiales y nos hablan del festival de espanol y portugues.

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City of Bloomington Continues Discussions About Proposed Annexation

Discussions continue tonight about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of Monroe County land into the city of Bloomington. Another public meeting is scheduled for people to learn more and speak with city officials. It runs from six to eight in the Council Chambers at City Hall. It is the second of six sessions meant to clarify the details …

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Indiana Dept. of Corrections Cancels Contract with Healthcare Provider

The Indiana Department of Corrections has discontinued its contract with Corizon Health, the private corporation that handles most of the state’s inmate healthcare. Corizon announced last week that it would be laying off about 700 employees in 22 locations around the state. The contract, which is worth $100 million a year, is being taken up by Pittsburg-based Wexford Health Sources. …

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City of Bloomington to Hold Meetings on Proposed Annexation

The city of Bloomington is holding meetings all week about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of county property. Mayor John Hamilton has proposed incorporating the areas into the city. The city government would be responsible for providing services to the areas, including trash pickup and police. Some affected property owners have voiced concerns about increased taxes and other …

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Hola Bloomington – March 17, 2017

Locutoras Minerva Sosa y Norma entrevistan a nuestras invitadas especiales Cynthia Roberts, Jeanette Clausen y Taylor Roberts sobre la organizacion CUBAmistad. Speakers Minerva Sosa and Norma interview our special guests Cynthia Roberts, Jeanette Clausen and Taylor Roberts on CUBAmistad.

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“They’re Not Listening To Us” — Protesters Disrupt Speech, Demand Sanctuary Campus

Protesters disrupted a State of the Campus speech yesterday by Indiana University Provost Lauren Robel. The group held a sign reading “Sanctuary Campus” and questioned Robel about how the university would protect undocumented students from the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrants. For several minutes Robel continued her address, as protesters stood silently, holding the sign in front of her. But …

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Bloomington Plan Commission Reviews Plans for New Development

The Bloomington Plan Commission gave a favorable review to plans for a multi-family development at 2182 West Tapp Road in its meeting last night. Last night’s review included clarification on a request from the city for a 30-year commitment to include workforce housing in the development. Workforce housing units are cheaper to rent and are set aside for people with …

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Public Access Advocates: Pence Broke No Laws, But Created Dilemmas

Vice President Mike Pence created serious public access issues when he used a private email account for public business, but he didn’t break the law. That’s according to public access officials in Indiana. The Indianapolis Star reported last week that Pence used a private AOL account for government business while he was Governor of Indiana. Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke …

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