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Daily Local News – February 1, 2017

Traffic is expected to be particularly slow on State Road 37 north of Bloomington tomorrow morning; More than 130 members of the Bloomington Refugee Support Network met at the Monroe County Public Library last night to discuss plans for going forward; The City of Bloomington tests the levels of disinfectant byproducts, or DBPs, every month; Old downtown Ellettsville has been susceptible to flooding …

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Better Beware – New Phone Scams

Our local State Police are warning that way too many local folks are being swindled by phone calls, some old con games and now a brand new one. Please help — tell your family and friends!

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Interchange – The Elected Coup

Our latest President tweets out “policy” and executive orders and his national security advice is coming from Breitbart blogger, Steve Bannon. This morning’s tweets: ‘Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party!’ ‘When will the Democrats give us our Attorney General …

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City of Bloomington Accepting Public Input for Tech Park

The city of Bloomington is still taking public comment on its plans for a Tech Park. Although much of the design is finished, and there are already plans for at least two companies to build in the park, the city held a public input event last night at the atrium of City Hall. The public could view drawings of the …

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Inside a Somali Refugee’s Struggle to Reunite with His Family

Last week President Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the entry of all refugees into the United States for four months. And he banned citizens from seven countries from entering the United States for 90 days. Syrian refugees are banned indefinitely. In our next piece, reporter Emily Miles brings us a local story about a Somali refugee who has …

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Daily Local News – January 31, 2017

A federal court has struck down a controversial Indiana law regulating the vape industry; The city of Bloomington is still taking public comment on its plans for a Tech Park; The city of Bloomington is moving forward with plans for the reconstruction of West 17th Street; After marching for women’s rights earlier this month, local supporters are meeting again to …

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Bring It On! – January 30, 2017

Jim Sims and William Hosea host a special show with two interviews previewing Black History Month in the community. City of Bloomington has adopted a theme of “Her-story Month:  Illuminating the Gifts of Black Women”, while Indiana University Bloomington’s theme is “IU Black History Made Daily”. PART ONE City of Bloomington has adopted a theme of “Her-story Month:  Illuminating the …

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Daily Local News – January 30, 2017

Repercussions from President Trump’s executive order banning refugees, immigrants, and travelers from seven Middle Eastern countries are developing around the state; The Bloomington-based Indiana Recovery Alliance is expressing serious disapproval over Senate Bill 499; Another piece of pending legislation, HB1002, would increase fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, and present a potential for highway tolling; The League of Women Voters invites …

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Bloomington Food Policy Council Pushes for City Planning of Food Systems

The City of Bloomington’s Comprehensive Plan, previously known as the Growth Policies Plan, covers a broad range of topics; from housing, to the environment. It is the guiding policy document for growth within the city. The Bloomington Food Policy Council, along with many residents, are telling the city that they believe the plan should also address local food systems. Today, …

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Activate! – Opportunity House : Jill Argenbreight

This week on Activate! Opportunity House is a non-profit resale shop that has been serving Monroe County since 1968. This volunteer-run store provides recycled household goods and clothing at great prices, and work in partnership with other Monroe County non-profits to ensure people in the greatest need can shop even if they have no money. In this week’s Activate, Jill …

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