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Voices In The Street – Content of Character: Assessing Racial Equality in America

Last Monday, we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King is a central figure in non-violent opposition to racism and the fight for racial equality. It’s been more than 50 years since he delivered his “I have a Dream” speech, so Voices in the Streets hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors …

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Resuming Diplomatic Ties With Cuba

Members of a local organization were in Cuba last month when the press announced that diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba would be resumed. The group was a delegation of the organization CUBAmistad, which facilitates a sister city relationship between Bloomington and the city of Santa Clara. WFHB News contributor Cynthia Roberts, who co-founded the CUBAmistad organization, was part …

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New Radar Technology Raises Privacy Concern

The use of new radar technology by police has raised privacy concerns around the country. And now local officials are weighing in. Our reporter, Sarah Panfil, has that story.

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Daily Local News – January 22, 2015

Races to fill positions on the Bloomington City Council are beginning to take shape; A Bloomington developer is on his way to building a large new neighborhood on the southeast side of the city; A federal judge may have put an end to threats to close a Planned Parenthood clinic in Lafayette; The City of Bloomington negotiated with a Kentucky-based …

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EcoReport – January 22, 2015

This week on Ecoreport, Jeff Stant, Executive Director of the Indiana Forest Alliance, discusses upcoming state legislation to preserve Wild Areas in our state forests, and argues against ash tree cutting in McCormick Creek and other Indiana public lands. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and …

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Daily Local News – January 21, 2015

Bloomington residents will have a chance to ask questions and raise concerns to local law enforcement tomorrow night; The lowest paid employees at the Monroe County Public Library may soon get a raise; The Monroe County government ended 2014 with more money than it had at the start of the year; Indiana University says its new campus shuttle service aims …

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Ellettsville Will Soon Begin the Building of a Pedestrian Trail

Ellettsville is finally be ready to build the first phase of its pedestrian trail. Darla Brown, the town attorney, told the Town Council last week that the Town has purchased all the land it needs for the Heritage Trail project. The Town has been working on the trail for more than a decade and a half. Brown says that all …

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Indiana University Opens New Campus Shuttle Service from Bloomington to Indianapolis

Indiana University says its new campus shuttle service aims to promote sustainability for people commuting between Bloomington and Indianapolis. Indiana University announced this week the creation of Campus Commute, a bus service for IU faculty, students, and the general public. A press release from the university describes the bus system as low-cost and environmentally friendly. Campus Commute will make four …

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Pay Raises for Lowest Paid Monroe County Public Library Employees Recommended to Board of Trustees

The lowest paid employees at the Monroe County Public Library may soon get a raise. The Library’s executive director, Sara Laughlin, recommended raising the minimum pay rate to $8.25 an hour, up from the current minimum of $7.66. Laughlin told the Library’s Board of Trustees the increase is partly the result of changes in the market. She made the comments …

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Bloomington Beware! – Gold Diggers of 2015

Up next, our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

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