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Activate! – Bloomington Animal Shelter: Tom Rea

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Tom Rea, a volunteer Adoption Counselor and Animal Handler for the Bloomington Animal Shelter, on how he came to work with the shelter and the fulfillment he gets from his time there. Also, Volunteer Connection offers ways for you to volunteer to help animals in our community. LINKS Bloomington Animal Care and Control (Animal Shelter) Cat Care Volunteers Needed! Uplands …

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What’s next for the future of Bloomington’s emergency shelter?

Two weeks ago, the Daily Local News ran a feature report reviewing the history of Martha’s House, Bloomington’s largest year-round homeless shelter. The organization that runs the shelter officially dissolved over the summer after the shelter lost its nonprofit status. It’s future has been in question for months now. During that first report, WFHB Assistant News Director David Murphy spoke …

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Daily Local News – October 19, 2015

Bloomington police say a Muslim woman was attacked last night by a 19-year-old IU student at the Sofra Cafe on South Walnut Street; The Bloomington City Council has officially approved a budget for next year; Monroe County attorney Jeff Cockerill gave an update last week on a project to alter the aesthetic in part of Bloomington’s west side; Three Indiana …

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Hola Bloomington – October 16, 2015

In HOLA Bloomington’s new edition of “Un cafecito con…” hosts Israel Herrera and Luis Fuentes Rohwer interview Latino/Hispanic players from Bloomington High School North’s girls soccer team. They also interview the Hispanic girls profiled in the documentary “In the Game” which follows the lives of a girls soccer team in southwest Chicago. The film is produced and directed by Maria …

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Mark Lee – bloomingOUT October 15, 2015

Join hosts Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling while they talk to Mark Lee, a photographer and historian, and go through a brief history of the LGBTQ+ community in and around Bloomington. Plus, hear this week’s LGBTQ+ headlines and our event calendar. Hosts – Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – …

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First African American Woman to attend IU is Honored

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Homecoming weekend begins tomorrow at Indiana University. Between holding various events for student and alumni, the university will host about 40 relatives of one particularly significant former student, Carrie Parker. Yesterday, WFHB correspondent Joshua Byron spoke to the director of the IU Archives, Dina Kellam, who recently helped IU rediscover Parker’s existence. We bring you that conversation now for today’s …

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State Board of Education Delays Vote on Passing ISTEP Scores

The State Board of Education delayed voting yesterday on cut scores that will determine which students pass this year’s ISTEP exam. According to a press release from the Board, members said more time is necessary to compare inconsistencies between online and paper tests. Members of the Board said they received information about the inconsistencies from the Department of Education late …

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Voices in the Street – Clearing the Air: Smoking in Public Places

Because of a growing number of complaints, Bloomington officials are reminding businesses about the city’s smoking ordinance.  Citizens have been reminded that smoking is not permitted inside businesses, or even on outdoor patios.  With the rise in complaints correlating sharply with the return of students, Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors how they feel about smoking in …

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Public Forum on Minimum Wage

A public forum this coming Monday will discuss how raising the minimum wage for low income workers has become more than just a political issue, but a battle with lives at stake. A press release about the event states that the current minimum wage of seven dollars and twenty-five cents per hour does not begin to cover the bills for …

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Daily Local News – October 15, 2015

The State Board of Education delayed voting yesterday on cut scores that will determine which students pass this year’s ISTEP exam; A public forum this coming Monday will discuss how raising the minimum wage for low income workers has become more than just a political issue, but a battle with lives at stake; At a meeting last night, the Monroe …

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