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Daily Local News – September 30, 2015

The Monroe County Community school board approved a collective agreement with its teachers yesterday; Fish and Wildlife officials are urging residents to obey fishing laws in hopes of keeping Asian carp out of Monroe Lake; Duke energy has reached a new settlement with its consumers that is expected to lower consumer costs; The City of Bloomington has set this year’s …

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Proposed Apartment Complex Concerns Neighbors

Drive most anywhere in Bloomington and you’ll see evidence of the city’s unprecedented boom in apartment construction. Seemingly every new proposal begins a complicated drama that plays out between residents, developers, and city government. Today, WFHB correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us a story about one such proposal.

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Asian Carp Found Near Lake Monroe

Fish and Wildlife officials are urging residents to obey fishing laws in hopes of keeping Asian carp out of Monroe Lake. Fisheries biologist Dave Kittaka, at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, says Asian carp have recently been discovered in the tailwater area near the lake. The fish can grow larger than 40 pounds and are known to jump out …

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MCCSC Board Approves Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Monroe County Community school board approved a collective agreement with its teachers yesterday. The Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Community School Corporation reviewed the tentative three-year agreement between the Corporation and the local teachers’ union, the Monroe County Education Association. The Attorney for the MCCSC, Charles Rubright [RU-bright], introduced the proposed agreement to the board. Legislation passed …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Funding Your Fun

Nobody said “money smart” has to mean “no fun.” In fact, budgeting for good times lets you enjoy yourself without having to worry about damaging your financial well-being.

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Individuals in the Transgender Community May Be at Greater Risk of Certain Health Effects

A new study out of IU and the University of Richmond shows what has long been understood about transgender people in the United States: that they experience major and daily discrimination. But the study goes on to look at how that discrimination affects the physical health of those same people. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke to one …

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“The Hunting Ground” Examines Rape on College Campuses

Tonight at 7 p.m., an IU student group is screening a film titled, The Hunting Ground, a documentary about rape on college campuses. For more on that, WFHB correspondent and IU student Amanda Marino brings us this report.

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Interchange – Writing Red: Joshua Clover On The Poetry and Politics of Riot

Joshua Clover by Joe Mabel

The work of Joshua Clover blends the worlds of poetry and economic crisis. Poet, communist, cultural critic, translator, editor, and professor of literature and critical theory at the University of California Davis, Clover has published three acclaimed volumes of poetry: Madonna anno domini, The Totality for Kids and his most recent, Red Epic, published by Commune Editions, a small publisher …

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Daily Local News – September 28, 2015

A census report from the Indiana Institute for Working Families has found that more than one-third of Hoosiers live below self-sufficiency levels; Parents of students in local schools are expressing opposition to the gradual shortening of summer break; The state’s utility regulators are inviting residents in Ellettsville to comment on a proposed water rate increase. FEATURE Earlier this month, the …

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Veteran and Housing Status Added to Bloomington Ordinances

Earlier this month, the Bloomington City Council added Veteran Status and Housing Status to the list of protected classes in the Bloomington Human Rights Ordinance. The recommendation to do so came from the city’s Human Rights Commission. At the meeting, the Chair of the Commission, Byron Bangert, and its Director, Barbara McKinney, spoke on this recommendation. WFHB Assistant News Director, …

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