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Daily Local News – May 11, 2016

The Indiana University Art Museum received a donation of 15 million dollars today from IU alumni Sidney and Lois Eskenazi, according to a press release from the museum; A two-year-old legislative rewrite of the Indiana criminal code is forcing local communities to deal with an increase in low level felons. As a result of the rewrite, fewer low-level offender go …

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The Ins and Outs of Money

Lawyering Up, Money Smart Style: Lawyer jokes: funny. Finding yourself in need of a lawyer: not so funny. Save headaches and money by knowing what you’re looking for when seeking legal advice. Produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library. Executive Producer is Joe Crawford. Podcast: …

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New Income Tax Proposed by Ellettsville Town Council

Last night the Ellettsville Town Council discussed a new income tax that Monroe County taxpayers might soon be paying. The tax would be one quarter of one percent. For a person earning $50,000 a year, that would amount to $125. We bring you some of last night’s discussion now for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window | …

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Daily Local News – May 10, 2016

Governor Mike Pence has selected a nominee to be appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court; Indiana drivers headed to Louisville will soon be paying as much as four dollars to cross into Kentucky; After many years of requiring customers to fill out paper forms, the Bloomington Utilities Department has moved some of its operations online; Uncertainty about possible legislative changes …

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Bring It On! – May 9, 2016

On this evening’s episode of Bring It On, William Hosea and Liz Mitchell welcome Stanley Madison, chairman and founder of the Lyles Station Historic Preservation Corporation. Lyles Station is an unincorporated community in Patoka Township, Gibson County, Indiana. The community dates from 1849, and was formally named Lyles Station in 1886 to honor Joshua Lyles, a free African American who migrated …

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Jacob’s School of Music Professor Removed After Allegations of Sexual Assault

Indiana University has terminated Jacob’s School of Music professor Guo Ping Wang following allegations of sexual assault. IU school officials filed a police report last Wednesday stating that the attempted sexual assault occurred last November. According to the police report, the crime consisted of both attempts to commit rape and forcible fondling. Wang had been on leave since March twenty-eight …

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Daily Local News – May 9, 2016

Indiana University student Drew Ash has announced he plans to run for State Legislature as an Independent in the November election; Indiana University has terminated Jacob’s School of Music professor Guo Ping Wang following allegations of sexual assault; The Bloomington Plan Commission was assured last week the long-time ice cream parlor, the Chocolate Moose, has a bright future; Each year …

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Bloomington Residents Push for Proposed Cell Tower Regulations

Bloomington residents have long been concerned about anything that will mar the natural beauty of the city and its neighborhoods. New state legislation regarding utility providers building in the right of way prompted the City to move quickly to implement some local regulations. For today’s WFHB community report, Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan talks with Jon Lawrence, the Chair of …

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IU Undergraduate Student Announces Plans for State Legislature Bid

Indiana University student, Drew Ash, has announced he plans to run for State Legislature as an Independent candidate in the November election. That’s according to a report in the Herald-Times. Ash, a junior in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), has never campaigned for a political position before. He will be running against Matt Pierce, the …

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Activate! Monroe County History Center : Sue Shelden

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The Monroe County History Center works to provide deeper insights into Bloomington and Monroe County history through museum exhibits, a research library, museum store, and other special programming. Long time volunteer Sue Shelden talks about how the Center fulfills its mission of connecting current Monroe County residents with the people and events of the past that have shaped our current …

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