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Daily Local News – October 25, 2017

The Ellettsville Town Council approved a tax break for the developers of a housing project scheduled to replace the Lenzy Hayes trailer park on State Road 46 in Ellettsville. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s office is introducing an informational website to combat opioid abuse within the state. The Indiana State Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Study Committee heard from opponents of …

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Pine Room/Muddy Boots Shutting Doors in Nashville

After nearly 70 years, the Pine Room tavern in Nashville, Indiana is closing its doors. A staple for Brown County artists and residents, the Pine Room was combined with Muddy Boots café in 2015, when current owners Betsy and James Oblack combined the businesses. As WFHB News Director Wes Martin reports, the combined businesses are for sale, but will close …

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Activate! – Bloomington Animal Care & Control: Julie Gray

Air date: 10/30/2017 How does Julie Gray volunteer at the Animal Shelter? Let us count the ways. She is an adoption counselor, helping 180 patrons and well-suited animal companions; an office assistant, assisting with clerical and administrative needs; a graphic designer, crafting the bi-weekly adoption posters or her “Lost Pet Brochure”; and a photographer, capturing engaging images of the animals …

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Interchange – The Past Is Uncertain: The Russian Revolution (Part One)

It’s October 24th 2017, nearly 100 years ago to the day in 1917*, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov became Chairman of the Council of People’s Commisars in Russia. Ulanov is better known to us as Lenin. Michel Foucault said in 1977 that “It is the desirability of the revolution which causes a problem today.” Well, that today being 40 years ago, and …

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Everyday People: Social Inclusion

In this week’s community resource’s segment, Stacey and Courtney interview Melanie Vehslage about her research behind the importance of social inclusion.

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Wheeler Mission Takes Over Bloomington’s Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter

Bloomington’s Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter is now solely operated by Wheeler Mission. The winter shelter, which was hosted by participatory churches during the winter months, provides housing and food to homeless individuals in Bloomington during the coldest time of the year. In this WFHB Community Report, News Director Wes Martin speaks with Wheeler Mission Chief Development Officer Steve Kerr, about …

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Stinesville Elementary School to Close Next Year

The Richland-Bean Blossom School Board voted last night to close Stinesville Elementary School next year. The decision came despite pleas from Stinesville students, parents, and community members not to shutter the elementary. RBB School board member Dana Kerr says the decision was based on declining enrollment. Kerr says closing the school will save the school district more than 600 thousand …

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Daily Local News – October 24, 2017

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill appeared on the television show ‘Fox and Friends’ this morning; Regulatory agencies approved Bloomington’s Cook Pharmica’s sale to New Jersey-based Catalent; The Richland-Bean Blossom School Board voted last night to close Stinesville Elementary School next year. FEATURE Bloomington’s Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter is now solely operated by Wheeler Mission. The winter shelter, which was hosted …

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Veteran Reporter David Shuster Talks Facts, Opinion, and Civility

Veteran journalist and Bloomington native David Shuster spoke about the role of journalism in promoting civility and fact-driven opinion during a fundraiser Saturday for the Center for Justice and Mediation. Shuster has worked for a wide variety of news outlets including CNN, Fox News, and Al Jazeera America. He currently is an anchor and managing editor for global news service …

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State Hires Law Firm To Handle Pence Email Requests

The state of Indiana has hired a private law firm to handle public requests for former Governor Mike Pence’s private email records. Governor Eric Holcomb’s office has received over 50 requests for information contained in two private AOL email accounts used by Pence when he was the state’s chief executive. The Associated Press is among several organizations that have filed …

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