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Top Stories of 2015: A Long Road for a Trail in Ellettsville

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. We’re starting off our countdown in a somewhat unconventional way. 2015 saw the first pavement laid as part of the long-awaited Heritage Trail in Ellettsville. That pedestrian trail has a heritage of its own at this …

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Top Stories of 2015: Big Changes at Bloomingfoods

WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 9 on our countdown is “Big Changes at Bloomingfoods.” Turmoil at Bloomingfoods continued into 2015. During our Best of 2014 series, we reported on the efforts of employees at Bloomingfoods to unionize, the conflict …

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Sheriff Swain Talks Body Cameras and Privacy Concerns (EXTENDED)

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At the end of last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a shipment of 36 body cameras. The cost for the equipment was almost $40,000, which came from money left over in the Sheriff’s fuel budget. All deputies are expected to begin using the body cameras by December 21st. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford stopped by the …

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“He’s Not Unusual” – Church Massacre Suspect Dyllan Roof and Institutionalized Racism

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Interchange host Doug Storm spoke yesterday with Amrita Myers, an Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies at Indiana University and author of Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston. Myers spoke about institutionalized racism, extreme right-wing organizations and other elements of context for the June 17th murder of nine people in the oldest Black church south …

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“We Didn’t Ask” – A Secretive History in Vietnam

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Everyone has a story to tell. And as loved ones grow older, those stories become more and more precious to their family members. But what do you do when they have stories that they don’t want to tell? Indiana University student David Crosman brings us the story of his Grand Uncle, Louis Adams, and his secretive involvement in the Vietnam …

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Bloomington Primary Election Results: Neher Concedes To Hamilton

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John Hamilton has defeated Darryl Neher in the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Bloomington. More detailed results can be found here, courtesy of the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | Download (21.2KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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New Location for Bloomington Hospital: IU Golf Course

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IU Health officials announced this morning they are changing the course of plans to relocate the Bloomington Hospital. The Hospital still plans to move out of its downtown location, a decision that has been unpopular with many Bloomington residents. But the new facility is now scheduled for construction on property that currently hosts the IU Golf Course, located on the …

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Glenn Carter June 18, 1963 – December 9, 2014

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Advocates for shelter in Bloomington know Glenn, he has been involved in social justice issues in Bloomington for some time, and began working on a solution for the homeless population during Bloomington’s Occupy movement in People’s Park. Addicts in Bloomington know Glenn as well. After 8 months in the Amethyst house, a drug and alcohol recovery treatment center, Glenn became …

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The Top Stories of 2014: Politics and Development in Downtown Bloomington

Our coverage this evening focuses on the rapid growth of apartments, hotels and other businesses in the heart of Bloomington. We looked back at Mayor Mark Kruzan’s attempts to restrict chain restaurants downtown, Habitat for Humanity’s new subdivision in the B-Line woods, Old National Bank’s plans for Kirkwood Avenue and controversy over giving a tax break to million-dollar penthouses. The …

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Top Stories of 2014: Ferguson, MO

The Top Stories of 2014 is a special production of WFHB News, looking back on the stories that define the year in news. From deer to development, education to equality, national issues became local, and Indiana worked to set itself apart. The Top Stories of 2014 is produced by Alycin Bektesh and Joe Crawford. Podcast: Play in new window | …

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