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Daily Local News – July 13, 2016

A new study from Indiana University has found that the allocation of police resources can affect the economic welfare and social inequality of a city; The Bloomington City Council unanimously approved a 22 percent increase in water rates in its meeting last night; An article in the Times of Northwest Indiana recently noted that an Indiana state commission is deliberating …

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New Indiana State Statute Could Invalidate Your Vote at the Ballot Box

In early March, the Indiana legislature passed Senate Enrolled Act 61, affecting how Indiana voters can cast straight-party ballots. The bill was originally meant to fix over-voting in races in which voters can choose more than one candidate. The new statute says that “If a voter votes a straight party ticket for more than one political party, the whole ballot …

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Daily Local News – July 12, 2016

The Bloomington plan commission met last night and approved a new development for the current site of the Chocolate Moose building; Last week the Monroe County Commissioners approved spending $17,250 for behavioral health services and family therapy programs at Monroe County Community Corrections; Bloomington will host its third annual “Middle Coast Film Festival” on July 28th through 30th; IU president …

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Interchange – Ghosts, Dogs, and the Law: On Constructing Criminality and Negating Persons

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The law is a kind of haunting. In single words the history of slavery and denigration can be discovered. And it’s through these words, through the retention of their meaning in their original application, through that first life where they did their original work, that they haunt us. Our program is a conversation with Colin Dayan, author most recently of …

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Bring It On – July 11, 2016

In regards to the recent wave of police action shootings and retaliatory actions, William Hosea and Cornelius Wright speak in-depth about the “Healing & Safe Space Luncheon” held recently by the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at Indiana University Bloomington. Also, Sergeant Curt Durnil, Master Trooper Todd Durnil, and Captain Ruben Marte, all from the Indiana State Police, join Bring It …

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Local Agencies Fight Child Homelessness in South Central Indiana

According to studies performed by the Continuum of Care, there are more than 400 people experiencing homelessness in our region on any given night. The region includes Monroe, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan and Owen counties. More than 27% of the homeless individuals are children. IU student reporter, Victoria Hansel, looked into the issue of childhood homelessness for today’s WFHB community …

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Daily Local News – July 11, 2016

Democratic candidate for US Senate, Baron Hill, announced today that he is withdrawing from the race; Monroe County Clerk Nicole Brown has alerted the County Election Board that the county’s election equipment could soon be de-certified; The City of Bloomington and Monroe County are encouraging people with disabilities to sign up with the Special Needs Registry; The Monroe County Council …

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Activate! Community Kitchen of Monroe County : Chrissy Geels

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The Community Kitchen works to eliminate hunger in Monroe County by providing free, nutritious meals to those that would otherwise go without food. In addition, the Community Kitchen seeks to educate the general public about the extent of hunger in Monroe County. In this episode of Activate!- volunteer, Chrissy Geels, shares insights about the extent of food insecurity in our …

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Evan Bayh Replaces Baron Hill on Democratic Senate Ticket

Democratic candidate for US Senate, Baron Hill, announced today that he is withdrawing from the race. Hill will be replaced on the ticket by Evan Bayh, the former Governor of Indiana and Senator who left the Senate in 2010. Bayh will be facing off against the Republican candidate, Todd Young, in November. Young is the current representative for Indiana’s 9th …

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2016 IU Summer Theater Season Preview

David Kortemeier appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. — with Jessica Schroeder and Tara Chiusano at IU Wells-Metz theater.

This month, the Wells-Metz theater will host alternating nights of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Jane Austin’s “Sense and Sensibility”, starring four professional actors from the Actors’ Equity Association, as part of the 2016 IU Summer Theater Season. Doug Storm sat down with the actors for this week’s Interchange, a wide-ranging conversation about the challenges and rewards of performing repertory …

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