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Should the “red line in the sand” as drawn during the previous administration finally be enforced?

In August 2012, towards the end of his first term in office, president Obama drew a ‘red line in the sand’ indicating that, if Assad used chemical weapons, it would warrant U.S. military action. In August 2013, a year later, Syrian military attacked rebel-controlled areas of the Damascus suburbs with chemical weapons. When asked for authorization by then-president Obama, Congress …

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Daily Local News – April 6, 2017

Students, faculty and staff at Indiana University have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist Charles Murray, who is slated to speak on campus; A group of IU students marched through campus and into the provost office to demand more social justice education on campus, along with other demands; The Indiana Senate has approved a bill allowing government agencies …

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Daily Local News – April 5, 2017

It’s Fund Drive at WFHB. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch may have lifted portions of his book from uncited sources including the Indiana Law Journal. In legal news from Monroe County, one hundred children are still in need of advocates to shepherd them through the court system. This week the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved a resolution giving Monroe County government …

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Interchange – Entertainment Inaction: The Liberal Use of the Cause

Our show today, “Entertainment Inaction,” is in two parts and is a special for our Spring Fund Drive. Cast a glance up and to the right of the page (right next to Phil’s head)…see that big red “Donate” button? You know what to to. PART ONE: Listen, Liberal Assistant Producer Rob Schoon sat down in the WFHB studio with bestselling …

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Bloomington Utilities Board Votes to Table Contract with Isolux Corsan

The Bloomington Utilities Department is moving cautiously in its dealings with the international company responsible for building section 5 of Interstate 69. Last night, the Bloomington Utilities Service Board voted to table a contract with Isolux Corsan, which has experienced major financial problems in recent months. City attorney Chris Wheeler advised the Board to carefully consider any new deals with …

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Everyday People – Project Lifesaver

We hear from a local fire fighter about a project aimed at protecting vulnerable residents.

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Daily Local News – April 4, 2017

The Bloomington Utilities Department is moving cautiously in its dealings with the international company responsible for building section 5 of Interstate 69; Results are in from a supplemental environmental study conducted on the property of Night Moves, a strip club on South Walnut Street; Yellowwood Road, near Yellowwood State Forest, is undergoing renovations. State transportation officials are repaving the road …

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Bring It On! – April 3, 2017

Hosts Cornelius Wright and William Hosea speak with pharmacist John Homes. Aside from dispensing medications, a pharmacist helps patients understand their medicines, explore ways to reduce costs, and become an integral member of their health. Only 6% of African Americans select pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences as a major. Join us for his special perspective as the person behind the counter. …

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Monroe County Creates Civil Asset Forfeiture Fund

Monroe County has created a fund to facilitate the seizure of property through a controversial process called civil asset forfeiture. On Friday, the County Commissioners approved the creation of a new civil forfeiture fund at the request of the County Prosecutor’s office. There is widespread disagreement about the legality of and justification for civil asset forfeiture, which allows government agencies …

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Federal Judge Blocks Abortion Ultrasound Requirement

A federal judge has blocked an Indiana law that would have required women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion. House Enrolled Act 1337 went into effect last year. It added the 18 hour requirement to the state’s existing ultrasound requirement. Previously, it was possible for women to have the ultrasound and the abortion procedure on …

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