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Daily Local News – December 27, 2017

On today’s Daily Local News Episode, we’ll take a retrospective on some of our best reporting from 2017: Cook Pharmica was sold to New Jersey-based Catalent Incorporated in September; a series of inappropriate social media messages from Kilroy’s bars draws community condemnation; Dan Wakefield, a longtime friend of Kurt Vonnegut, co-edited five previously unpublished Kurt Vonnegut short stories which were discovered at …

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Daily Local News – December 26, 2017

This retrospective edition of the Daily Local News highlights some of our best reporting from 2017. We’ll hear from IU Foundation President Dan Smith about the Foundation’s offshoring of millions of dollars in the Cayman Islands; we’ll listen to IU students, as they protest the visitation of White supremacist Charles Murray; and we’ll hear from Indiana Recovery Alliance Founder Chris …

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Study: Religion a ‘Red Herring’ in Denial of Services to Same-Sex Couples

Americans are evenly divided on whether a business should be able to deny service to same-sex couples, according to a study by Indiana University Bloomington sociologists. IU Professor Brian Powell found people who support denying service don’t necessarily see it as a matter of religious freedom. Instead, Powell tells WFHB News Director Wes Martin that the study found people were …

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Daily Local News – December 20, 2017

HEADLINES A small plane crash in south eastern Indiana claimed three lives over the weekend; Monroe County Commissioners are taking a first step in updating county code to reflect a 2007 ordinance regarding solid waste facilities; The City of Bloomington is gearing up to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Monroe County and the city’s establishment; The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development …

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IU Foundation President Defends Off-Shore Investments

On November 8, The New York Times published an article about university foundations avoiding taxes on their endowments, many of which are in the billions of dollars, by investing in overseas corporations. The Indiana University Foundation was mentioned within the first sentence of the article. According to documents provided to the Times from a leak at a Bermudan law firm, …

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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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IU Foundation Using Federal Tax-Avoidance Scheme

A New York Times article released this afternoon alleges the Indiana University Foundation off-shored assets in the Cayman Islands, in a federal tax avoidance scheme. The Times piece sources leaks from a Bermuda-based law firm called Appleby. A source from the firm has been at the center of the release of millions of documents spotlighting the world of offshore banking. …

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Bob Knight Accused of Groping Intelligence Staff

Former Indiana University Men’s Basketball coach Bob Knight is back in the headlines. According to a Washington Post investigation, Knight allegedly groped four female staff members during a speaking engagement in 2015 at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Knight was invited to speak at the military intelligence agency by his long-time friend and current director of the NGA, Robert Cardillo. …

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Yogi’s Closes After IU Buyout

Yogi’s Grill & Bar will close its doors for the last time at the end of this month. The popular sports bar sold its lot to Indiana University last August, and had until August of next year to vacate their property. Yogi’s manager Patrick Cullen said the decision to close the business early was largely in deference to staff members. …

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Activate! Student Activist Stanley Njuguna

Stanley Njuguna isn’t afraid to make his voice heard. Only a Sophomore, Stanley has made his presence known through his work to push Indiana University to be more responsive to issues related to climate change and to declare itself a Sanctuary Campus. Stanley was also one of the leading organizers of Inaugurate the Revolution, held last January in Bloomington. Listen …

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