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Voices in the Street

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Voices in the Street: “What should be done about the opioid addiction crisis?”

Opioids are powerful prescription pain killers. It is easy to become addicted to them. Often, addiction leads to HIV and hepatitis C, both diseases transmitted by contaminated needles. Recently, opioid addiction in Indiana has increased sharply to what is now considered a crisis by many. Voices has gone out into the streets and asked your friends and neighbors what they …

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Voices in the Street: “What are your thoughts about the inauguration?”

Tomorrow, Donald J. Trump is scheduled to take office as the nation’s 45th president. It seems that no president in recent history has taken office facing a similar amount of criticism. Voices has gone out into the street and asked your fellow citizens about what they think about the upcoming inauguration.

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Voices in the Street: “What are your hopes for the new year?”

We all have our own, personal hopes and dreams for the new year. Many see 2017 as a chance for a fresh start and the opportunity to put last year’s divisive campaign behind us. Whether it be peace, a better job or simply happiness, we have gone out into the street and asked your friends and neighbors what their hopes …

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Voices in the Street: “what motivated you to vote?”

After a long and bruising campaign, voters finally went to the polls. Voices in the street has asked your fellow Bloomington residents why they came out to vote and why they feel their vote is important.

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Voices in the Street: “with IU growing every year one wonders: Is Bloomington an affordable place to live?”

Longtime residents have certainly seen an increase in apartment complex construction over the last ten years, and many people are curious as to how these new developments affect local rent prices. We have gone out into the streets and asked local residents whether they think Bloomington is still an affordable town to live in.

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Third party candidates: When to break with the two party system.

With disapproval of both major party candidates at an all-time high, Voices in the Street hit the Streets to ask Bloomington residents when to break with the two party system. We also asked folks if there was a third party candidate they would vote for and under what circumstances they would do so.

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Voices in the Street: “Trouble for Trump! Sexual allegations arise.”

Recently, the Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has come under fire for lewd remarks made in 2005. He was caught on tape bragging about inappropriate behavior towards women. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask Bloomington residents how they feel about Mr. Trumps’s behavior and how they would view a Trump presidency.

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Voices in the Street: Peoples Park Visitors Speak Out

Recently, an IU senior established an online petition about Peoples Park stating that people experiencing homelessness have, “decided to make this park their home, starting fights, doing drugs, setting one another’s belongs on fire, and causing raucous 24/7.” This comes on the heels of city-wide discussion about homelessness and its effects in the downtown area. Voices in the Street stopped …

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Voices in the Street: “Syrian Refugees, settling those fleeing their homeland.”

For more than five years war has raged on in Syria, forcing millions of Syrians to flee. Of the five million who have left, only a few thousand have made their way to the united states and even fewer to Indiana. The Bloomington Refugee Support Network is preparing to help settle Syrian refugees in March of 2017. Some have protested …

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Voices in the Street: “Cash, money, influence—what defines the middle class.”

The middle class is the bedrock of America—the foundation upon which this nation has grown and thrived over the last two hundred and forty years. It’s no small surprise that the middle class is defined differently than it was two hundred years ago and there are constant theories of the middle class being eroded away in today’s society. Voices in …

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