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Mayor: Increased Enforcement Will Continue

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton stated that increased law enforcement presence of People’s Park and the downtown area had been effective during a press conference this afternoon. Hamilton– flanked by Police Chief Mike Diekhoff and Community & Family Resources Director Beverly Calendar Anderson— told the crowd gathered in the Monroe County Public Library’s auditorium that the city plans to crack down …

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Daily Local News – July 3, 2017 (Audio Storytelling Special)

In today’s special episode of the Daily Local News, we’ll hear stories of local culture and commerce. We have one report about a family of Hoosier auctioneers, and another about a local drag queen who finds inspiration from his family members. And we have a report about the changes happening in the local grocery market and how the local cooperative …

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Matlock Heights Merits Historic Designation

The Matlock Heights Neighborhood has received a historic designation from the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission. It’s the first neighborhood of Mid-Century Modern homes in the State of Indiana to receive this classification.

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Mayor’s Task Force Officially Recommends More Police, Other Changes Downtown

A task force today recommended the City of Bloomington hire more police, increase patrols, develop a new jobs program and take other steps aimed at addressing “downtown safety and civility issues.” Mayor John Hamilton’s Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force officially presented their report at City Hall. Other suggestions include more enforcement of panhandling laws, installation of a public restroom …

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Daily Local News – May 31, 2017

The city of Bloomington paid $228,000 to fix a culvert below Third and Lincoln streets in April. Bloomington residents can use a new interactive map to find out when city streets will be paved this summer. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced it will be providing $10 million in grants for nonprofit organizations aiming to help STEM teachers. …

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DLN Feature – Mother Hubbards Cupboard

Employees and volunteers at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard food pantry find themselves advocating for more than just food security. Correspondent Sarah Vaughan has more in Today’s Community Report

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Standing Room Only: Student Stories Part Three

In early April, a group of students taught by Rachel Bahr at the The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship told their stories. Their themes ranged from dealing with a campsite disaster to embracing friendship no matter what. The commonality was that each storyteller learned something new. We hear stories by Trevor Shaw, Emanuel Courter, Amy Martin, Jared Stewart, Payci Wu, …

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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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Voices in the Street: “The Two Bloomingtons: Weighing the pros and cons of the student exodus.”

Two weeks have passed since the end of the session. All around town the streets have become quiet, parking spaces plentiful and buffet lines at local eateries have shrunk. Of course, students also impart much of their youthful energy onto our town. Voices in the street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors which do they prefer: Bloomington …

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Standing Room Only: Student Stories Part Two

In early April, a group of students taught by Rachel Bahr at the The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship told their stories. Their themes ranged from dealing with a robbery in Zambia to mistaking a grandmother for a witch. The commonality was that each storyteller learned something new. We hear stories by Dylan Stickels, Willow Kruggel, Scott Pollock, Emily Burnfield, …

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