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Daily Local News, December 12, 2017

Indiana University graduate students occupy congressman Trey Hollingsworth’s office; Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill intervenes in a federal immigration case in Indianapolis; The Bloomington Plan Commission voices its support for a Unified Development Ordinance that would limit downtown development. FEATURE Perry Clear Creek Fire Department will propose a merger with the Indian Creek Fire Department before the Monroe County Commissioners on December …

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Study: Parking Meters Profitable for City

Jim Blickensdorf is a downtown Bloomington business owner, who admits he was at first skeptical of the metered parking. Blickensdorf recently chaired the first Bloomington Parking Commission and, as he tells WFHB News Director Wes Martin, his views have definitely changed. Blickensdorf talks about the Commission’s first annual report, its findings, and where we go from here, on today’s WFHB …

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Planning Director Accuses City Councilman of “Fear Mongering”

Last night’s Bloomington City Council meeting became heated, as city Planning Director Terri Porter accused a council member of abusing their authority while reviewing the city’s proposed comprehensive plan. Porter accused City Council member Chris Sturbaum of fear mongering when it comes to housing density. Last night’s session ends a first round of chapter- by-chapter amendments. Council members Steve Volan …

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Daily Local News – November 8, 2017

A New York Times article released this afternoon alleges that the Indiana University Foundation off-shored assets in the Cayman Islands, Vice President Michael Pence will visit Plainfield tomorrow to advocate for the Trump administration’s tax reform bill, and low-income families in Indiana can now apply for financial heating assistance. Feature: Bloomington Planning Director Terri Porter accuses City Council member Chris Sturbaum …

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Forest Gilmore Talks Shalom Hours Expansion

After the City of Bloomington’s Safety, Civility, and Justice Task Force came to the conclusion more homeless people were in the city’s downtown during the Shalom Community Center’s off-hours, the city pledged over twenty-thousand dollars to keep Shalom open on the weekends. The city also asked for matching contributions from Monroe County government and private businesses. WFHB News Director Wes …

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Bloomington Police Investigating Swastika Graffiti in Downtown

The City of Bloomington Police Department is investigating four instances of so-called ‘hate-based’ graffiti since Friday. A city press release stated that the latest instance—a spray-painted swastika found on the 13th and College underpass after noon yesterday—has already been painted over. BPD Chief Mike Diekhoff says his department is investigating the incidences, and is encouraging people to call in if …

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Daily Local News – October 31st, 2017

Bloomington Police investigate Swastikas and ‘KKK’ graffiti in Bloomington, Weimer Reservoir/Wapehani Lake is scheduled to be demolished, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is facing another voter registration lawsuit, and the Bloomington Utilities Service Board approves rate hikes, all on this episode of the Daily Local News. Our feature today: WFHB Correspondent Jada Lucas sits with Aubrey Saeder, Paul Daily, …

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

As a new crop of students settles in and local residents get once again used to the buzz around town that accompanies it we have gone out into the streets and asked your friends and neighbors what they like best about Blomington.

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Everyday People: 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

More than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s in the United States, with rates expected to climb as high as 16 million by 2050. On Sunday, September 24, 2017 Bloomington will host the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Bryan Park’s Woodlawn Shelter. Registration begins at 12:00pm with the Opening Ceremony at 1:15pm. For more information or to make …

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Bloomington Rallies To Support Victims of Charlottesville Terrorism

Organizations gathered at the Monroe County Courthouse yesterday in a show of solidarity for the victims of Saturday’s terrorist attack on counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. White supremacists gathered in the historic college town to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, calling their event the ‘Unite the Right Free Speech Rally.’ After repeated clashes …

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