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Daily Local News – May 25, 2017

Bloomington’s Lighthouse Christian Academy was the focus of discussion on Capitol Hill at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos congressional subcommittee hearing; The Bloomington Board of Parks Commissioners authorized a pilot program that will employ residents experiencing homelessness and unstable housing to clean city parks; Bloomington City Council members expressed concerns about a proposed law that would allow bicyclists to ride on …

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Affordable housing project really affordable?

Last week Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced he would ask the city to effectively give a point-six-acre piece of land to a local nonprofit that would build a housing complex there. Rents at the one- and two-bedroom apartments would range from $550 to $850. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with the director of the organization seeking to build the …

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Daily Local News – May 18, 2017

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are working with the American Civil Liberties Union to challenge Indiana’s newest abortion law; The Indiana Department of Health has released a report on Opioid abuse throughout the state; The Bloomington City Council  approved a request to amend a planned unit development; A group of Indiana prosecutors continued their campaign seeking to dissuade the …

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Daily Local News – May 11, 2017

Plans for an apartment complex are inching forward after the City Council gave its support in a straw poll; Ellettsville’s Town Marshal says town residents will see three new police vehicles on the road by the summer; Another Marsh Supermarkets location is facing possible closure after an announcement by the company; Local students have received honors recently for their work …

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Daily Local News – May 4, 2017

Seven of Indiana’s nine congress people voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act; The Bloomington City Council expressed their disappointment with the Indiana legislature; A prosecutor in Muncie is actively fighting the development of a syringe exchange program in the city; Indiana’s 2017 trout stream season has opened and will continue through the end of the year. FEATURE …

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Daily Local News – May 3, 2017

The Monroe County Democratic Party is voicing frustration with the governor’s signing of an anti-solar energy bill, Senate Bill 309. Holcomb signed the bill yesterday. Seven Oaks Classical School is pushing back after a local group filed a lawsuit seeking to have the school’s charter revoked. The City of Bloomington is taking another step towards developing a proposed tech park …

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Eco Report – April 27, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Daily Local News – April 20, 2017

A group at Indiana University spoke out against the university’s handling of a recent white nationalist speaking event, and demanded IU take measures to increase diversity on campus; Smokers of electronic cigarettes now risk receiving a one-hundred-dollar fine if they smoke in public; Personal or sensitive information is at risk as work from home scams appear to be increasing in …

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Daily Local News – April 13, 2017

Critics and supporters of vaping lobby the Bloomington City Council as they consider including e-cigarettes in the city ordinance banning smoking in public places; Indiana lawmakers continued their push this week to pre-emptively bar universities from establishing policies to protect undocumented students; Indiana lawmakers are reportedly considering reviving a bill that would allow domestic violence victims to carry guns without …

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Daily Local News – April 6, 2017

Students, faculty and staff at Indiana University have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist Charles Murray, who is slated to speak on campus; A group of IU students marched through campus and into the provost office to demand more social justice education on campus, along with other demands; The Indiana Senate has approved a bill allowing government agencies …

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