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Activate! – Horse Angels: Bill Walters

Bill Walters shares his joy of working with horses with illness, injury, or behavioral problems, on a beautiful ranch run by veterinarian Dr. Sue Wittenberg.The ranch provides refuge and rehabilitation for animals, and great opportunities to learn from Dr. Sue. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Horse Angels Horse Rescue Horse-Angels Horse Rescue Volunteers …

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Daily Local News – February 1, 2016

A piece of legislation presented by the Indiana Forest Alliance to protect forests was denied a hearing last week; Indiana University has been ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative universities by Reuters News; Ellettsville Town Council member Brian Mobley raised concerns last week with the amount the town was spending on improvements to Police department offices; The American Heart …

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A “Ride Along” With IU-Bloomington Campus Police

With 44 full-time sworn officers, several part time police officers and student cadets, the Indiana University Police Department is one of the larger university police organizations in the United States. It is among the 12 largest law enforcement organizations in Indiana. Last fall, Correspondent Naomi Zhao rode along with three IUPD officers to find out more about their jobs. We …

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Indiana Forest Conservation Legislation Denied

A piece of legislation presented by the Indiana Forest Alliance to protect forests was denied a hearing last week. The proposed act would have made 10 percent of Indiana’s forests off-limits to timber harvest, to preserve the land for wildlife and for people to enjoy. This is the third time IFA has been unsuccessful in passing legislation of this kind, …

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Hola Bloomington – Special Interview with Jacky Comforty

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Carlos Bakota and Araceli Gomez-Aldana conduct a special interview with director and producer Jacky Comforty. Comforty’s documentary “The Optimist” is part of a special screening of the Ryder Film Series. The Optimists explores how different ethnic and religious groups stood by each other in Bulgaria even during the Holocaust. Bulgaria’s experience offers valuable insight into how people …

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Voices in the Street – “Bloomington’s new Mayor, priorities for John Hamilton.”

With John Hamilton recently taking the mayoral reins of Bloomington government, Voices in the Street wanted to know what aspects running the city you think he should prioritize during his tenure. So Bloomington, what should our new Mayor be focusing on and why?

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Freedom Indiana Member on Major Changes Made to Indiana Bills

Legislators in Indianapolis made major changes yesterday to bills that could affect the civil rights of many Indiana residents. We spoke to a representative of the group Freedom Indiana to find out more, and we bring you that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Period Ends January 31st

The Affordable Care Act enrollment period will end on January 31st when the Health Insurance Marketplaces closes. The next open enrollment period will not be until the end of the year. Hoosiers are urged to take advantage of options from eight different issuers with an average of 61 different plans that can lower insurance costs by an average of 12 …

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Bill 377 to Ease Access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Hoosiers may no longer have to drain their bank accounts to receive food stamps. That is the aim of Senate Bill 377, which is working its way through Indiana Statehouse. Authored by Republican Senators Vaneta Becker and Ronald Grooms, S.B. 377 would ease access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, by removing the value of assets, such as …

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13th Annual Pride Film Festival

Bloomington celebrates diversity this weekend with the 13th annual Pride Film Festival at the Buskirk-Chumley theatre. In a BCT press release the theatre announces the three day-event that begins tonight and runs through January 30th. Featured will be performances, public discussions, and 32 queer films that express a wide range of viewpoints and appreciate diversity. A festival pass provides entrance …

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