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I-69 Development Continues to Cause Environmental Concerns

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence joined state and local leaders opening section 4 of Interstate 69. Afterward Pence led a caravan to open the new 27 miles between U.S. 231 and State Road 37, just south of Bloomington. Purdue University researchers estimate that commuters will save about 18 minutes of travel time with this new stretch of highway. One of …

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Daily Local News – December 9, 2015

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence joined state and local leaders opening section 4 of Interstate 69; Monroe County has rejected the donation of a large office building from Hoosier Energy and the Indiana Department of Transportation; A recently filed bill, Senate Bill 100, seeks to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s nondiscrimination laws. FEATURE On Saturday, a …

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Interstate 69 Debate and Construction Continue; A Meeting Tonight and Section 4 Ceremony Planned

Last month, the completion date for Section 4 of Interstate 69 was in question due to the amount of work that needed to be done. However, the Herald Times reports today that an opening ceremony for Section 4 has been scheduled for one week from today. Governor Mike Pence is expected to be in attendance at the event December 9th, …

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EcoReport – July 30, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature: On July 24th, the U.S. government charged two California activists with terrorism because of their involvement in releasing minks from fur farms. But private industries and the U.S. government have been active for decades trying to brand actions taken in defense of animals and the environment as criminal or terrorist acts. In September of 2012, EcoReport …

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Business and Government Mingle at I-69 Summit


This week the convention center downtown played host to hundreds of politicians, businesspeople and government workers interested in the new I-69, both in Indiana and beyond. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on hand for the I-69 Summit and he brings us this report.  Work continues on sections 4 and 5 of I-69 in Indiana. Those portions will take …

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Daily Local News – September 16, 2014

The national debate about militarized police forces continues as awareness grows about local campus police acquiring surplus military gear; Same sex couples in Indiana are still not able to marry, at least until the Supreme Court addresses the case later this month; Last Thursday, the Board of Director’s of Jill’s House voted to shut the organization down; Free furnace inspections, …

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Daily Local News – August 27, 2014

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is exploring a new way of distributing specialty crops in response to increased consumer demand; Hoosier Energy, located here in Bloomington, has entered into an agreement to purchase approximately 74,000 megawatt-hours annually of wind-power from Rail Splitter Wind Farm in central Illinois; Indiana Department of Transportation will have a public hearing on September …

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Daily Local News – March 28, 2014

Federal regulators are hearing from Monroe County officials about the environmental perils of Interstate 69; The president of the Monroe County Public Library’s Board of Trustees expressed concern March 12th about changes to the bus routes in Bloomington; Bloomington Fire House Station Number 2 will host a groundbreaking and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new organic sustainable garden on Wednesday, …

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Daily Local News – February 21, 2014

The Bloomington City Council approved a new conservation district on Wednesday, despite concerns that the neighborhood could end up with more restrictive historic protections in the future; The Commission for Higher Education released its first Indiana College Completion Report on Tuesday; The 2nd annual IU Student Sustainability Summit is next Thursday, February 27th; Advancements on the construction of Interstate 69 …

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Best of 2013 #9 – Muddying the Waters: New Interstate Brings New Contamination


After decades of debate and protest, 2013 saw the first segments of Interstate 69 begin construction in Monroe and Greene counties. In 2012, a 67-mile stretch of the new road was finished in Southern Indiana, connecting Evansville to the area near the Crane Naval base. Then, by early this spring, landowners in the WFHB listening area began reporting trees were …

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