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IU student brings message of acceptance to Bloomington

Indiana University Junior Kaleb Crain will see the culmination of a years-long effort to spread acceptance and support for Indiana University students when Judy Sheppard  brings her lecture “The Meaning of Matthew” to Whittenberger Auditorium tomorrow evening. As an IU freshmen, Crain, a Bloomington native,  experienced hate slurs from an anti-gay demonstrator on campus,  who singled out Crain in front of …

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Third Annual VA ‘Stand Down’ This Thursday To Help Local Veterans In Need

This Thursday Bloomington will host the third annual South Central Indiana Veterans Affairs Stand Down. A large group of locally based service organizations, along with the City of Bloomington and the Monroe County government, will sponsor the local effort to help American military veterans facing housing problems and poverty. Mary-Jane McNabb, a social worker with the Federal Department of Veterans …

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As Government Shutdown Continues, Local Group ‘Concerned Citizens’ Holds Rally In Front Of Rep. Todd Young’s Office

Despite it being closed and empty, a demonstration took place yesterday outside of Representative Todd Young’s Bloomington office, to protest his role in the federal shutdown. A local group called the Concerned Citizens of Monroe County held a rally at the Showers Plaza office of Congressman Young, to demand he put aside partisan interests and work to end the shutdown. …

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The Strike Mic – October 15, 2013

This week on The Strike Mic, a musical and informational event will address the recent layoffs of Indiana University staff, as well as the decision to dismantle the Indiana School of Journalism. Tune in every Tuesday for a new edition of The Strike Mic, a weekly update from your friends and neighbors working to strengthen the voice of IU students …

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Polling Results on Indiana’s Marriage Amendment

Freedom Indiana is challenging survey results released by the Indiana Family Institute (IFI) concerning gay marriage rights in Indiana. Earlier this month the IFI released poll results showing strong support for a marriage amendment among Hoosier voters. According to its news release, two-thirds of Indiana voters favor defining marriage solely as the union of one man and one woman. Jennifer …

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Hoosier National Forest closes due to lapse in funding

WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh speaks with Judi Perez, Public Affairs Officer for the Hoosier National Forest about the local impact of the federal government shutdown.

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Rep. Young on latest federal funding bill

WFHB Correspondent David Murphy speaks with Todd Young, Indiana District 9 representative in the House, about the latest version of a federal funding bill now being sent back to the senate for approval. The stalemate in Congress over continuing to fund federal government operations has not been resolved, as the midnight deadline approaches. The House majority, led by Republicans and …

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Bloomington opens its streets

Bloomington will stage its first Open Streets event this weekend, joining a recent trend in larger cities around the globe. Between 10am and 3pm this Sunday, West Kirkwood Street between Rogers Street and College Avenue will become a temporary festival. “It’s an opportunity for people to just do whatever they wish, in the street” says Anna Dragovich, Senior Transportation Planner …

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Citizens show support for 8th Street’s historic homes

This week the Bloomington City Council heard from residents who are unhappy with plans to demolish six historic houses on West 8th Street to make way for a fraternity house. The council doesn’t hold power to regulate the properties, which are owned by Indiana University. But Council member Steve Volan said he was glad to see the group of concerned …

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Plan Commission rejects move for Taste of India

The Bloomington Plan Commission rejected a plan Monday to relocate the Taste of India restaurant to a building on East 3rd Street. The project included constructing a new building that would house the restaurant and five apartments. But nearby residents and property owners voiced concern about a lack of parking in the area, which is on the southern edge of …

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