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City Council Moves to Restrict Downtown Development

Bloomington City Council members are working to limit the heights of new, downtown development. In their ongoing revision of the city’s comprehensive plan, council members voted unanimously to remove language that would increase building heights to achieve maximum residential density. In last night’s meeting, Council member Isabel Piedmont-Smith authored the amendment to strike the language from the plan. She says …

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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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Eco’s “Get Out and Hike!” – January 11, 2018

In today’s segment of “Get Out and Hike!” Jan Walker interviews Cathy Meyers about the Karst Farm Greenway.

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Eco Report – January 11 , 2018

In today’s episode of Eco Report, Don Geyra and David Lyman discuss the Indiana Department of Natural Resources report on the temperatures effect on the First Day Hikes. Continuing into the topics of Bloomington’s Wapehani Bike Park, the Weimer Dam,  and an Oregon appeals court ruling that the city of Portland’s banning of fossil fuel infrastructure is constitutional.  All in …

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Mayor Announces Deal for Bloomington Hospital Property

On Wednesday morning, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced to a room of reporters, politicians and residents that the city will buy 24 acres of the current Bloomington Hospital at a discounted rate. Hamilton says the city will pay $6.5 million for the current site, discounted from an IU Health commissioned appraisal of the site’s $16 million estimated value. A purchase …

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City, County Proclaim January 4 WFHB Day

Today is officially WFHB Day in Monroe County, and WFHB Community Radio Day in the City of Bloomington. Both the county and the city signed proclamations, recognizing the station’s 25th anniversary. WFHB first began transmitting at 91.3 FM on Monday, January 4, 1993. Monroe County Commissioner introduced the measure during yesterday’s county commissioner’s meeting. Commissioner Julie Thomas cited WFHB’s volunteer …

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Rep. Pierce Proposes Voluntary Euthanasia Bill

State Representative Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) is filing legislation that would provide Indiana with a “death with dignity law.” Pierce says his proposal, which was announced today, would enable individuals with terminal illnesses to request voluntary euthanasia. According to a press release from Rep. Pierce’s office, House Bill 1157 would allow an adult diagnosed with a terminal disease that will end …

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Daily Local News – January 4, 2018

HEADLINES Bloomington Democratic State Representative Matt Pierce files legislation for voluntary euthanasia; the Monroe County Commissioners are gearing up for the county’s 200th anniversary, saving taxpayer money with new property tax software, and approved new monitoring equipment for the Community Corrections Department; The Commission on the Status of Women is seeking applicants for their annual awards; and both the city …

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Prosecutors, Paramedics Training to Recognize Domestic Violence Strangulation

Monroe County prosecutors handled 50 strangulation cases in 2017. It’s hard to get domestic violence survivors to describe their experiences. It’s often re-traumatizing to talk about it, even among people they trust. Chidinma was waiting on a judge to sign her divorce papers when her estranged husband showed up at her house one night with a handgun and a machete. …

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Daily Local News – January 2, 2018

We’ll continue our best of 2017 with stories from around your community— In today’s Daily Local News, we hear how an organization encourages local women to run for public office, and hear from public officials about their experience as women in public office; we’ll also hear about increasing financial constraints on child support services as the opioid epidemic continues to …

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