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Daily Local News – September 20, 2016

09/20/16 Netherlands based Isolux Corsan may have trouble paying its contractors for work on I-69, but it has paid its bills with the City’s Utilities Department;In other I-69 news, the deadline for constructing the interstate has been pushed back again. The expected completion date for section five has been pushed back four more months to October of next year; An …

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Local Agencies Fight Child Homelessness in South Central Indiana

According to studies performed by the Continuum of Care, there are more than 400 people experiencing homelessness in our region on any given night. The region includes Monroe, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan and Owen counties. More than 27% of the homeless individuals are children. IU student reporter, Victoria Hansel, looked into the issue of childhood homelessness for today’s WFHB community …

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Daily Local News – July 11, 2016

Democratic candidate for US Senate, Baron Hill, announced today that he is withdrawing from the race; Monroe County Clerk Nicole Brown has alerted the County Election Board that the county’s election equipment could soon be de-certified; The City of Bloomington and Monroe County are encouraging people with disabilities to sign up with the Special Needs Registry; The Monroe County Council …

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Monroe County Organization Assists Runaway Youth

According to the National Runaway Safeline, more than 1 million children and teens run away from home each year in America. The Indiana Department of Education reported in the 2013-14 school year, 16 out of every 1,000 students in Monroe County was homeless. Among the organizations providing services to this population is Stepping Stones, a nonprofit providing transitional housing and …

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“Disrespecting the Area” — The Changing Legality of Public Sleeping, in Bloomington and Beyond

Monroe County passed an ordinance in 2013 to set hours for use of the Courthouse lawn. The stated goal was to prohibit people from sleeping there.

One of the most clear challenges for a person or a family experiencing homelessness is finding a place to sleep. In many communities, including Monroe County, there are not enough shelter beds to meet the need. And for years, laws around the country have compounded the problem by restricting other options for places to rest. But that could be changing. …

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Veteran and Housing Status Now a Protected Class In Bloomington

The Bloomington City Council has officially added Veteran Status and Housing Status” to the list of protected classes in the Bloomington Human Rights Ordinance. City Clerk, Regina Moore, provided a synopsis of the motion. The sponsor of the ordinance, Council member Dorothy Granger, is a staff member at WFHB. “The term Veteran Status is defined as a veteran of the …

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Daily Local News – August 5, 2015

The City of Bloomington issued a boil order this afternoon following several water main breaks today; A single-day study has found an increased number of people experiencing homelessness in Monroe County; In a recent study local biologist Farrah Bashey-Visser has been researching an apparent microscopic war between microorganisms; The company that grades standardized tests for Indiana schools is running behind. …

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Monroe County’s Homelessness Numbers Appear to Rise

A single-day study has found an increased number of people experiencing homeless in Monroe County. The 2015 Point-In-Time Homeless count found a total of 329 Monroe County residents living without permanent housing. That’s up from 302 people last year and 304 the year before. The increase comes as numbers continue to fall slightly across Indiana. The Point-in-Time count is performed …

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Daily Local News – May 13, 2015

Bloomington police announced this afternoon they had arrested an Indiana University administrator for possession of child pornography; Bloomingfoods is hosting the Bloomington’s Fifth Annual Bike to Work Day Block Party this Friday from 5:00pm to 8:30 pm; Bloomington residents debated the merits of the proposed parking garage downtown at a city Plan Commission meeting on Monday; The City of Bloomington …

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Interchange – Making the Case Against Cages; Being Vulnerable to Arrest


Segment One: Making the Case Against Cages. Prison abolitionist Micol Seigel, an associate professor in the departments of American Studies and History at Indiana University, discusses issues surrounding homelessness and incarceration in Bloomington and Monroe County. The conversation focuses on the changes in the Indiana criminal sentencing codes that shift categories of crime, eliminates some offenses, changes the severity of …

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