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Daily Local News – June 9, 2016

Mayor Hamilton announced improvements in parking meter performance in a press conference this afternoon; Last Night the Bloomington Utilities Department made its case for a 22 percent water and sewer increase; A 19-year-old Monroe County Jail inmate suffered a ruptured aortic aneurysm on Tuesday; In a news release, the Indiana State Police announced that as of July 1st motorist will …

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Daily Local News – June 8, 2016

The Bloomington Plan Commission heard details this week about a proposed student housing complex planned for North Dunn Street. The proposed 746 bedroom complex would include fully furnished studio apartments, as well as larger apartments and and townhomes; The Bloomington Chapter of Habitat for Humanity began its seventh annual Builder’s Blitz on Monday; Fifteen teachers and school administrators have been …

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Residents Concerned About New Duke Energy Electric Substation

A group of local citizens just launched a website this week as part of a protest against a planned electrical substation on North Rogers Street. Earlier today, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with one of the organizers and we bring you their conversation for today’s WFHB community report.

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Better Beware – IRS Scam, Car Title Loans

The Feds are beginning to bust people and send them to prison for those fake IRS calls. And here’s a warning about a very nasty Loan Shark deal, like a Payday Loan but worse!

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Daily Local News – June 7, 2016

Monroe County officials took feedback last night on a proposed Phase 2 of the Fullerton Pike project; In its meeting last night, the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission gave a green light to the fourth phase of a five phase plan to construct the Cascades Park Trail; The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market has received a donation from an anonymous donor of 30,000 …

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Profiles: Bloomington Clay Studio Founder Daniel Evans

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Daniel Evans is the founder and current artistic director of the Bloomington Clay Studio. Daniel’s dedication to clay has taken him all over the U.S. and landed him here in Bloomington, Indiana. Anna Werner brings us his story for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced in partnership with an audio journalism class at Indiana University. A note for …

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Interchange – The Radical Democracy of Henry David Thoreau: A Conversation with Branka Arsic’

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What may seem surprising as you listen is the way in which Thoreau’s understanding of death and life can inform our own considerations of what it means to live by an ethics of inclusion and acceptance of differences and to eschew what is given to us politically and socially as measured, hierarchical, and standardized forms of “knowing.” All this is …

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Bring It On! -June 6th, 2016

On this evening’s show, Bring it On’s William Hosea and Cornelius Wright welcome the recently elected Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, John Hamilton, to discuss a variety of topics that include his objective for the city of Bloomington, and many issues such as fostering good civic relations within the African American Community, affordable housing, and employment and volunteer opportunities within our …

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Daily Local News – June 6, 2016

A proposed revision to federal rules is poised to bring big changes to Indiana’s payday loan industry; The Indiana Limestone Symposium begins this week at the Bybee Stone Company; The City  of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) begins its regular summer fire hydrant flushing today; Construction began three weeks ago on a new trail in Bloomington; The Indiana Archives and Records Administration …

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“We Clicked” –15-Year Friendship Forms Through Literacy Program

There’s a saying that goes “it’s never too late to be what you could have been.” What if you want to be an avid reader, but you have poor literacy skills? Or, say, you want to be a teacher, but life took a different turn? Sometimes when you’re brave enough to try, someone really great steps up to help. WFHB …

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