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Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission Calls Meeting to Decide the Fate of the Chocolate Moose

The Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission has just begun a meeting in which they’re scheduled to decide the fate of the Chocolate Moose ice cream stand. The business has been on South Walnut Street since the 1950s. The owner of the property, Doran May, wants to sell it to Pavilion Properties, which would demolish the restaurant to make room for a …

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Voices in the Street – New Restrictions on Abortion. What does Bloomington Think?

Last Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill prohibiting women from having an abortion because the child will be born with a disability. Governor Pence has called House Enrolled Act 1337 a “comprehensive pro-life measure.” Indiana is already home to some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation, so Voices in the Street asked your friends and …

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Daily Local News – March 31, 2016

The Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission has just begun a meeting in which they’re scheduled to decide the fate of the Chocolate Moose ice cream stand; Work is scheduled to begin tomorrow on the construction of an 8-foot wide side path on West Bloomfield Road, beginning slightly west of Landmark Avenue and extending to Basswood Drive; Bloomington Transit has received an …

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EcoReport – March 31, 2016

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It’s Fund Drive happening this week at WFHB! EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in …

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Better Beware – Tax Time Part 1

Scammers are working overtime as the IRS deadline approaches. Here’s info on the most successful scam, and one that tried to hit on me!

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Bloomington’s Chocolate Moose Set For Demolition

A Bloomington ice cream stand with a history going back to the 1950s could soon be torn down. The Chocolate Moose building on South Walnut Street is slated for demolition under a pending development plan. The plan calls for constructing a 4-story apartment building on the site, with a new space for the ice cream parlor on the first floor. …

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Daily Local News – March 30, 2016

The Bloomington Fire Department is partnering with The American Red Cross to install smoke detectors in the community this Saturday; Almost sixteen hundred junior high and high school students at the Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation will be using Chromebooks next year; The organization, IndianaFIRST, which stands for Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology – will be holding …

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Interchange – Eliding History: Jill Lepore on Telling Stories

Photo: © Dari Michele

Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore joins me in the studio to discuss history and that… 1. Voting used to be fatal! 2. Margaret Sanger tried to steal her sister’s hunger strike. 3. Joe Gould is a Modernist Frat Boy Pin-up. We discuss three of her books: The Story of America: Essays on Origins, her book of …

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General Electric Cuts Retiree Health Care — Workers in Bloomington Protest

Ruth Whitt, right, says she was repeatedly assured she would have health care benefits during her retirement.

Retirees from General Electric demonstrated outside the plant on Curry Pike earlier today. GE has just slashed retirees’ health care benefits. Sandy Turner says she worked in the plant for 29 years before retiring in 2005. Turner told WFHB: “We’re out here in protest of GE breaking their promises (to) the retirees. Over the years we’ve made billions of dollars for this corporation — this …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Adolessons

Your teen will be grown up before you know it. Try these “training wheels” for teaching them money skills they’ll need as an adult.

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