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Daily Local News – October 1, 2015

A man and woman were found dead last night in what investigators believe was a murder/suicide on the east side of Bloomington; The dedication of the Women in Government Plaza at the Monroe County Courthouse is scheduled to take place this Sunday, October 4th at 1pm; The Bloomington City Council recommended approving a 72.4 million dollar city budget last night; …

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Two Dead in Murder/Suicide

A man and a woman were found dead last night in what investigators believe was a murder/suicide on the east side of Bloomington. The two were discovered in the common area of Stratum at Indiana Apartments around 9:21 p.m. When police arrived, they found a 20 year old man dead from an apparent suicide by hanging. The woman, who was …

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Wheeler Mission Ministries and Backstreet Missions Merger

Wheeler Mission Ministries of Indianapolis officially merged with Bloomington’s Backstreet Missions today. The two organizations offer similar services, including addiction recovery programs and shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Wheeler Mission has been involved with Backstreet Missions from its beginning. The organization paid for the first fundraising efforts to get Backstreet Missions started in Bloomington, according to Wheeler Chief Development Officer …

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Talking Riots with Joshua Clover

Riots are coming and with greater intensity and frequency, according to poet and political theorist Joshua Clover. Clover will give a talk on riots as historical phenomena, on Saturday October 3rd in Bloomington. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the I. FELL building, located at 415 W 4th Street. Clover’s talk will be followed by a reading from his …

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EcoReport – October 1, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature we talk to Robert Colangelo, Founding Farmer and CEO of Green Sense Farms. They grow leafy vegetables indoors using a technique called vertical farming, which incorporates a completely controlled climate and uses LED lighting. Growing chambers are stacked vertically. No soil is used in the growing. The largest vertical farm in the USA is located in …

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Vertical Farming

In today’s EcoReport feature we talk to Robert Colangelo, Founding Farmer and CEO of Green Sense Farms. They grow leafy vegetables indoors using a technique called vertical farming, which incorporates a completely controlled climate and uses LED lighting. Growing chambers are stacked vertically. No soil is used in the growing. The largest vertical farm in the USA is located in …

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Better Beware! – Bad Charities Pt. 2

The Five Worst Charities in the World – here are particularly malodorous examples of operations that take advantage of good people, and rip them off to enrich themselves.

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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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