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Voices in the Street – The Affordable Care Act: What does Bloomington Think Three Years in?

The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, or Obamacare, was adapted into law on April 24, 2013. Many people think this is an overreach of the government’s ability to tax its citizens but others feel it is a way for people acquire quality health care they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford through the free market. Voices in the Street hit …

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Voices in the Street – “Bloomington’s heroin problem. What can we do to help stop the epidemic?”

In case you weren’t aware, Bloomington has a heroin problem. A man was arrested in January with over $12,000 in heroin and cases of Hepatitis C have exploded so much as a result of intravenous drug use that the state of Indiana declared a public health emergency for Monroe County last December. Voices in the Street hit the streets to …

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Voices in the Street – Defining Socialism: What do you think of when you hear the word?

Socialism, or being branded a socialist, carries with it a lot of connotations. Some folks feel we should incorporate more socialist policies, while others feel it undermines the American way. So, Bloomington, what does socialism mean to you?

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Voices in the Street – “Black History Month: African-American Heroes”

February is Black History Month, which in Bloomington means a full slate of public forums and celebrations honoring the cultural legacy of African-Americans in Bloomington and beyond. As part of our coverage of Black History Month, we hit the streets to ask local residents about African-Americans who inspire you. So Bloomington, tell us about your black heroes.

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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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