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New Law Collects DNA from Arrestees

Indiana’s legislature passed a law last session requiring law enforcement to collect DNA from people arrested in connection with a felony. That law went into effect on January first. The DNA, which is collected with a cotton swab from the inside of a person’s mouth, is then entered into a federal database. In this feature report, WFHB News Director Wes …

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Daily Local News – January 11, 2018

Bloomington City Council members are working to limit the heights of new downtown development, the Sophia Travis playground at Karst Farm Park is getting a makeover, the Indiana legislature is considering revising Indiana’s alcohol laws, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb addressed the state legislature in his State of the State address on Tuesday night. FEATURE Indiana’s legislature passed a law last session …

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Judge Rules For Marion County Man Detained On Immigration Charge

A U.S. District Judge has ruled in favor of a man who was detained by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office under the request of the federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled in favor of Antonio Lopez-Aguilar and the Indiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union last week. Judge Barker’s decision upholds a prior …

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Standing Room Only: Trans in Indiana

On August 26, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and Bloomington PRIDE teamed up to hold a panel and discussion about transgender experiences. The conversation was part of a state-wide series from the ACLU about transgender education and advocacy. The event was held at Monroe Public Library.

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Daily Local News – September 6, 2017

The City of Bloomington continues to move forward in its development of the Dimension Mill “co-working space”. The Indiana Distiller’s Guild is launching an effort to gain a presence in the Statehouse. The Bloomington Sanitation Division is phasing out their old system of picking up recycling and trash, and phasing in a new model. FEATURE: Inmates incarcerated in Monroe County …

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Indiana University Joins ACLU in Fetal Tissue Lawsuit

Indiana University is joining a lawsuit challenging Indiana’s new abortion law, saying it could jeopardize hundreds of millions of dollars in research funding, as well as threaten researchers with felony prosecution. The law, House Enrolled Act 1337, mandates that all fetal remains be cremated or buried, as well as criminalizing any transfer of fetal tissue. IU conducts research into neurological …

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Daily Local News – May 23, 2016

Indiana University is joining a lawsuit challenging Indiana’s new abortion law, saying it could jeopardize hundreds of millions of dollars in research funding, as well as threaten researchers with felony prosecution; Purvi Patel’s case was back in court this week as judges from the Indiana Court of Appeals held the first hearing in her attempt to challenge the state’s conviction …

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Standing Room Only: The Not-So-Private Lives of Hoosiers

On December 2, 2015, the ACLU of Indiana hosted a panel discussion on the intersection of digital security, government surveillance and privacy rights titled “The Not-So-Private Lives of Hoosiers: How Technology Is Threatening Our Privacy.” The four-person panel consisted of Indiana University faculty member Christine Von Der Haar, who has experienced governmental surveillance first-hand, Fred Cate, Vice President for Research …

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The Not So Private Lives of Hoosiers

Threats to digital security and privacy are becoming increasingly difficult to understand and to defend against. As part of the ACLU’s First Wednesdays program, there will be a panel of experts in Bloomington tomorrow, December 2nd, for an hour-long discussion titled “The Not-So-Private Lives of Hoosiers: How Technology is Threatening our Privacy.” Correspondent Doug Storm spoke with Indiana ACLU Executive …

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Daily Local News – December 1, 2015

A special prosecutor is being brought in to investigate misuse of public funds at the Monroe County Auditor’s office; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board has approved the third in a series of reimbursement agreements with the contractor building Interstate 69. FEATURE Threats to digital security and privacy are becoming increasingly difficult to understand and to defend against. As part of …

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