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Monroe County Comprehensive Land Use Plan

The Monroe County Commission and the County Plan Commission spent four and a half hours last night fine-tuning the County’s long-term planning document, known as the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The document, which is currently 115 pages long in draft form, is intended to guide the County’s land development policies for the next 20 years. Within the plan are general …

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Right to Work Referendum

The Indiana House of Representatives met this afternoon to hear referendums to House Bill 1001, also known as the controversial “Right to Work” Bill. The bill would prohibit employers from negotiating contracts that require non-unionized workers to pay fees. The introduction of the Bill to the House floor is the latest in what has been a largely partisan debate over …

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Interchange – One Book, One Bloomington 2012

Host Ryan Dawes speaks with Monroe County Public Library Director Sara Laughlin and Programming Specialist for the City of Bloomington Michael Simmons about “One Book One Bloomington”, a countywide initiative to promote literary reading and discussion.  It was announced to the public that this year’s selection is “Room” by Emma Donoghue.

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“Contemporary Voices”

A contemporary dance concert scheduled for this weekend will feature new dances by Indiana University faculty members. “Contemporary Voices” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14 in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre and a shortened matinee performance will be at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Guest artists Laurie Eisenhower, Larry Keigwin, Nicole Wolcott and Ben Munisteri will also …

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The Debate Over Right to Work

Although Indiana Republicans have been pushing for the state to adopt a so-called Right to Work law since early last year, there is still confusion among many Hoosiers about what exactly a Right to Work law is and how it might affect workers in the state. Corespondent Joe Crawford reports from both sides of that contentious debate in today’s WFHB …

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Indiana and Amazon.com

Governor Mitch Daniels announced yesterday that an agreement has been solidified between Indiana and Amazon.com, Inc, in which Indiana would begin collecting sales tax on internet purchases in 2014. Amazon is Indiana’s largest online retailer and current transactions through the company do not add state sales tax to consumers purchases. As WFHB has previously reported, a new organization: The Indiana …

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Interchange – Labor in Indiana: The Vectren Lock Out & the Right to Work Bill

Host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Bob Fox and Fred Jones, business agents from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local 1393 about a the role of unions and the proposed Right to Work bill in the Indiana General Assembly. IBEW 1393 was able to successfully negotiate and improved contract after being locked out by the Vectren Utility company in Bloomington …

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Occupy Bloomington Arrest

WFHB corespondent Ryan Dawes interviews Occupy activist Chariss Heissey about her recent arrest while demonstrating overnight at People’s Park.

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Occupy Bloomington Eviction

As of 3pm one small tent remained in the center of People’s Park in downtown Bloomington, and other in a nearby tree. Wednesday evening The City of Bloomington ordered that all personal belongings be removed and overnight occupation cease, but a noon deadline yesterday saw no official enforcement from the city, nor did the 11pm closing time of the public …

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Right to Work: Welch, Simpson, Harris

After Gov. Mitch Daniels canceled the policy limiting visitors to the Statehouse yesterday, hundreds of pro-union activists were allowed into the building, where many of them asked to talk with legislators about a proposed Right to Work law. Meanwhile, many House Democrats refused to come to the House floor, leaving the Republicans without a quorum and putting a halt to …

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