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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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Voices in the Street: “What do you like best about Bloomington?”

Now that the students have left and only longtime residents remain one wonders what it is that Bloomington’s permanent residents like best about their town. Voices has gone out into the streets and asked the question: what do you like best about Bloomington?

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Daily Local News – May 10, 2017

The city of Bloomington says it spent more than $770,000 as it sought to annex about 10,000 acres of Monroe County land this year. Ellettsville Town Council President Scott Oldham began the council’s meeting Monday night by acknowledging the recent loss of two public servants, and went on to approve a 20- year contract with the City of Bloomington Utilities …

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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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Standing Room Only: Student Stories

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 learning to drive to gallivanting in Europe to grappling with religion. The commonality was that each storyteller learned something new. We hear stories by Zayn Karim, Ben Foley, Maisie Fiedler, Rowan Morse, Cormac O’Sullivan, …

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Daily Local News – April 26, 2017

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb vetoed a bill that would have increased costs for members of the public seeking to access government records. The Monroe County Community School Corporation has approved an increase in meal prices for the 2017-2018 school year. The Indiana State Police are once again partnering with the Indiana Drug Abuse Task force to collect expired, unused and …

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Kite Line- April 21, 2017: Recovery From Above, Recovery From Below- The AIR Dorm

This week, we focus on the closing of a volunteer-run dorm in the Monroe County Jail. The Addicts in Recovery, or AIR Dorm, has been a unique part of the local jail programming for several years. The AIR program provides a place for selected inmates to participate in intensive addiction recovery programs (addiction treatment, anger management, community building, meditation, parenting, …

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Bring It On – April 24, 2017

Congratulations to the entire “Bring It On!” team for receiving yet another first-place distinction from the Society of Professional Journalist’s “Best in Indiana” awards. The broadcast entitled, “A Conversation on positive community interactions with Indiana State Police” was recognized under the Radio Public Affairs category. Co-anchors Leila Randle and Cornelius Wright joins Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad for a prerecorded interview …

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