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State Senate Stalls Hate Crime Bill

Proposed hate crime legislation has stalled in the Indiana state Senate. SB418 was scheduled to be heard this morning in the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law. The Associated Press reports the committee chair declined to take a vote on the bill because committee members couldn’t agree on its wording. Two other bills addressing hate crimes have been referred …

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Daily Local News – January 30, 2018

The City of Bloomington is working to make travel on West Bloomfield Road easier for pedestrians and cyclists; Among the legislation up for a vote today in Indianapolis is a Payday lending bill; The city of Bloomington’s volunteer network is accepting nominations for the annual Be-More awards, which celebrate the public service of community members; Proposed hate crime legislation has …

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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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Judy Shepard Speaks

In 1998, Judy Shepard lost her son Matthew to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Tonight, as an activist who speaks out against anti-gay violence, Shepard comes to Indiana University to talk about her experience and her goal to make schools and communities safer for everyone. News Director Alycin Bektesh spoke with Shepard for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

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