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Voices in the Street – “The Flint Water Crisis: How can we prevent the same from happening here?

Flint, Michigan is in the midst of a water crisis as a result of switching the source of water supply in April of 2014. Levels of lead in the blood of area children has soared and in some cases the water was so bad it qualified as toxic waste. Charges as serious as manslaughter are under consideration if gross negligence …

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Voices in the Street – “Bloomington’s new Mayor, priorities for John Hamilton.”

With John Hamilton recently taking the mayoral reins of Bloomington government, Voices in the Street wanted to know what aspects running the city you think he should prioritize during his tenure. So Bloomington, what should our new Mayor be focusing on and why?

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Voices in the Street – “Content of Character: Assessing Racial Equality in America”

This past Monday, we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King is a central figure in non-violent opposition to racism and the fight for racial equality. Martin Luther King would’ve turned 87 years old Monday, and it’s been almost 50 years since he delivered his “I have a Dream” speech, so Voices in the …

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Voices in the Street – “Toasting the New Year: Hopes and Dreams for 2016”

A new year is here, a time for reflection and resolution. How are people in Bloomington resolving to improve themselves and our world? In this special edition of Voices in the Street, WFHB hit the streets of Bloomington to find all about hopes and dreams for 2016.

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Voices in the Street – “ATO-No! Alpha Tau Omega is Disbanded at IU.”

About a month ago, the fraternity house Alpha Tau Omega released a sexually explicit video on Twitter and was subsequently shut down. The official move-out date was last Friday. ATO and select individuals were accused of hazing, endangering a student and lying to university officials. Voices in the Street wanted to know whether or not your friends and neighbors feel …

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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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Voices in the Street – Ghosts, Ghouls and Other Spooky Stuff: Halloween is this Weekend

Halloween is Saturday, and even though the scariest part might be the chance of rain throughout, Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors about some of their best past costumes and what some of their fondest memories of the celebration are.

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Voices in the Street – The Debt Limit: Will your Party Raise the Roof

With the forthcoming deadline to raise the ceiling on the nation’s debt approaching fast, US lawmakers as well as the president of the United States must decide whether or not increase our self-imposed credit limit. Some regard raising the limit as routine government business for a super power with a high credit rating. Others decry the move to raise the …

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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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Voices in the Street – Public Safety and The Right to Bear Arms

On October 1st, a mass shooting took place at Umpqua Community College, near Roseburg, Oregon. And on Monday a five year-old boy shot his two year-old sister in Kentucky. If his weren’t enough, just yesterday a 47 year-old woman with a concealed carry permit opened fire at suspected shoplifters in a home depot parking lot in Auburn Hills, Michigan. In …

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