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Activate! Quarryland Men’s Chorus : Robert Ping Slater

Robert Ping-Slater shares his experience being a part of the Quarryland Men’s Chorus, a positive performance-based community for gay and bisexual men and their allies in South Central Indiana. Through vocal excellence and fellowship, participants in the choir develop community and artistry. Listen and be inspired to get involved! Learn about this and other volunteer opportunities from the City of …

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Water Contamination Problem Linked to Treatment Plant

Procedures at Bloomingon’s water treatment plant appear to be contributing to the high levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water. That’s according to recent input from two outside agencies. Staff from the Bloomington Utilities Department met on Friday with officials at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and consultants from Black and Veatch, a company the city has …

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Bloomington Fire Department Tests New Software

The Bloomington Fire Department is beginning the beta testing phase of a new software designed to enhance the department’s response to emergency calls. Fire Chief Todd Easton and Deputy Chief Jayme Washel made the announcement during a town hall meeting on Friday. Named “Project Innovation,” the initiative is a collaboration between Bloomington Fire Department, Indiana University faculty, and a Danish …

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IU Student Finds Inspiration from His Barber

An Indiana University student found inspiration for a class assignment while visiting his barber last year. We bring you his story now for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced as a partnership with an audio journalism class at IU.

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Daily Local News – February 15, 2016

Procedures at Bloomingon’s water treatment plant appear to be contributing to the high levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water; The Bloomington Fire Department is beginning the beta testing phase of a new software designed to enhance the department’s response to emergency calls; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board approved a contract last week aimed at addressing a problem with …

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Excerpt from City Council Member, Steve Volan’s Talk: “Gownsburg: How American College Campuses Became Dysfunctional Towns”

On Tuesday, Bloomington City Council member Steve Volan gave a talk regarding Indiana University’s place, both within the city of Bloomington, and also as a city in of itself. The talk was hosted by the Poynter Center at IU. Volan is a master’s candidate in the IU Department of Geography. He is also a volunteer at WFHB. We bring you …

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Voices in the Street – “The Flint Water Crisis: How can we prevent the same from happening here?

Flint, Michigan is in the midst of a water crisis as a result of switching the source of water supply in April of 2014. Levels of lead in the blood of area children has soared and in some cases the water was so bad it qualified as toxic waste. Charges as serious as manslaughter are under consideration if gross negligence …

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Congressional Delegation is Asking President Obama to Intervene in Democratic Republic of Congo Adoption Issue

Indiana’s congressional delegation is asking President Obama to directly intervene in an ongoing issue involving adopted children from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many of the children are not making it to their new homes in the United States. According to a letter from members of Congress to the President, Indiana has the highest number of Congolese children who have …

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Maurer Law and Kelley Business Students are Helping Residents with Taxes

Indiana University students from the Maurer School of Law and Kelley School of Business are helping local residents with their taxes. Local taxpayers who have an annual income of less than $54,000 are eligible for help filing state and federal tax returns. This is a part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Until March 26th, a …

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Indiana Department of Natural Resources is Seeking Volunteer Campground Hosts

The Indiana of Department of Natural Resources is seeking campground hosts at Indiana State Parks. Hosts work a minimum of 20 hours per week in exchange for free camping during their service. Volunteers are needed for Brown County, Clifty Falls, Ouabache, Pokagon and Potato Creek parks as well as Monroe and Hardy Lakes. A volunteer application is available at stateparks.in.gov. …

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