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INvets: A Nationwide Initiative To Help Military Veterans Find Jobs

An Indiana company is preparing to launch a nationwide initiative to help military veterans find jobs. The company, Conexus Indiana, is focusing their efforts on the manufacturing industry. WFHB spoke with the workforce development manager at Conexus, Wes Wood, about the initiative, which is known as INvets. “INvets came as a result of a number of large companies that we …

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“Take Back Peoples Park” Community Picnic

Several dozen people gathered at Peoples Park yesterday evening, partly in response to increased police patrols in the area. The event was billed as a Community Picnic to Take Back Peoples Park. In recent weeks, the Bloomington Police Department has hired additional officers and focused patrols on Peoples Park, an area that has often been frequented by people experiencing homelessness. …

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Accidents Up On I-69 Section 5 Stretch

There has been a nearly 48% increase of car accidents on Section 5 of Interstate 69 since construction started in 2014. That’s according to a report today in the Indianapolis Star. Citing data provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation, the newspaper reports there were 354 crashes in 2016, 4 of which were fatal. This is a stark difference from …

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Hola Bloomington – June 16, 2017

Locutoras Minerva Sosa, Norma Reeve, Melanie Oben, y Maida Morales presentan el programa ‘De Mujer a Mujer en la Vida Real’ y discuten sobre el estres. Hosts Minerva Sosa, Norma Reeve, Melanie Oben and Maida Morales present ‘De Mujer a Mujer en la Vida Real’. Today’s topic: Stress.

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Mayor’s Task Force Officially Recommends More Police, Other Changes Downtown

A task force today recommended the City of Bloomington hire more police, increase patrols, develop a new jobs program and take other steps aimed at addressing “downtown safety and civility issues.” Mayor John Hamilton’s Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force officially presented their report at City Hall. Other suggestions include more enforcement of panhandling laws, installation of a public restroom …

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Proposed Housing Complex Raises Environmental Concerns

A proposed housing complex on an environmentally sensitive site cleared the Bloomington Plan Commission last night, despite a recommendation by the city’s Environmental Commission not to approve it. Mecca Companies is proposing to build a multi-family apartment complex on eight acres on North Crescent Drive. At least 70 percent of the units will be dedicated to workforce housing. Commission member …

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Bloomington Accumulates $3.9 Million In Unspent Funds

The City of Bloomington has accumulated  3.9 million dollars in unspent funds from last year,  and officials are now making plans for how to spend about two-thirds of that money. City Controller Jeff Underwood has requested that  2.7 million of the savings, or reversions,  be appropriated for projects across a wide range of city departments. In a City Council meeting …

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More Police Hired To Patrol Downtown

The Bloomington Police Department has hired more police to patrol downtown, following the recommendations of a task force assembled by Mayor John Hamilton. Police chief Michael Diekhoff told the Herald-Times the four extra officers would focus attention on drug use, fighting, and public consumption of alcohol. Diekhoff has not responded to a request for comment from WFHB. In recent years …

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Hola Bloomington – June 9, 2017

Hola Bloomington. Noticias, Leyes y Politica. Con locutores Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Luis Ramon Hernandez y Carlos Bakota. Hola Bloomington. News, law and politics. With hosts Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Luis Ramon Hernandez and Carlos Bakota.

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Renovation of Dimension Mill

The city of Bloomington isn’t waiting for the renovation of the Dimension Mill to hold events there.  Economic and Sustainability Director Alex Crowley told the Redevelopment Commission yesterday that the former furniture factory will be the site of a regional pitch competition for tech start ups. The pitch competition will take place this Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Eleven …

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