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Bloomington City Council Discusses Future Use of Jill’s House Property

Last night the Bloomington City Council grappled with the future use of the now-empty Jill’s House on the north side of town. The Council was asked to amend the ordinance governing how the Jill’s House property can be used. This request had previously been supported at by the Bloomington Plan Commission and a committee of the City Council. Planning Department …

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Voices in the Street – “Life After the IU Health Bloomington Hospital: Brainstorming Ideas for Repurposing the South Rogers Structure”

Last month, community members met to discuss options for the Bloomington Hospital once its medical facilities move to the 45/46 bypass. Deputy Mayor Adam Wason has said one of the advantages we possess is time to get this right. If you’d like to submit suggestions, you can email hospitalinput@bloomington.in.gov. Voices in the street hit the streets to ask your friends …

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Chad Roeder Speaks to City Council About the Future of the Downtown Recycling Center

Last night the manager of Bloomington’s Downtown Recycling Center, Chad Roeder, spoke to the City Council about future plans for the facility. The Center is a public/private partnership between the city government and Roeder’s recycling business, Bloomington Pedal Power. Roeder also took questions from the Council. We bring you his comments now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Indiana University’s Fifth Annual Traditional Powwow

Indiana University’s Fifth Annual Traditional Powwow is this Saturday at noon. The event will take place in the Alumni Hall at the Indiana Memorial Union. The event is free and the doors will open at 11 am. A free community meal will be held at 5:30 pm. According to a press release from IU, the Head Lady dancer will be …

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Water Quality and Coal Ash Lagoons to be Discussed at Environmental Forum

An upcoming environmental forum will delve into state environmental issues like water quality and coal ash lagoons. The 8th annual Greening the Statehouse will be held Saturday, November 14th at the University of Indianapolis. This year’s keynote speaker is Attorney Lisa Evans. Evans has 25 years of experience working in hazardous waste law. She represented multiple public interest groups when …

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Daily Local News – November 5, 2015

Indiana University’s Fifth Annual Traditional Powwow is this Saturday at noon; An upcoming environmental forum will delve into state environmental issues like water quality and coal ash lagoons; Last night the Bloomington City Council grappled with the future use of the now-empty Jill’s House on the north side of town. FEATURE Last night the manager of Bloomington’s Downtown Recycling Center, …

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EcoReport – November 5, 2015

Due to technical difficulties, Today’s EcoReport show did not get recorded. The feature can be opened here by clicking on the link. We apologize for nor not having the audio of the entire show for you to listen to. The transcript of the show is included below. As global temperatures rise, what will happen to Indiana’s vital corn industry? The …

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Corn, Climate Change, and Indiana

As global temperatures rise, what will happen to Indiana’s vital corn industry? The challenges of adapting to the pressures of climate change will lead to changes in agricultural practices in Indiana. Farmers will plant corn earlier, and the varieties of corn being planted are likely to change. In today’s Feature, Professor Otto Doering discusses the role Climate Change plays in …

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Better Beware! – Worst Internet Scams

Americans fed the sharks 13 billion dollars last year — so we’re going to count down the 11 worst (if you’re a victim) or best (if you’re a swindler) internet scams.

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Proposed Charter School in Bloomington Raises Questions

As we broadcast this evening, an evangelical Christian college based in Winona Lake, Indiana, is holding a hearing in Bloomington about whether to sponsor a charter school here. The meeting at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites on Franklin Road is being held to take public comment on the proposed Seven Oaks Classical School. A local group has proposed the …

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