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Daily Local News – August 23, 2016

Richland Township is $100,000 short on their obligation to the Town of Ellettsville to provide fire protection; Last week the Monroe County Commissioners approved changes to the county’s personnel policies; Morgan county residents got their first look at the planned path of I-69, section 6 recently at Martinsville High School; Phone scamming is on the rise, and Indiana Attorney General …

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Food Insecurity in Bloomington’s “Crestmont” Neighborhood

Impoverished areas without grocery access to health foods are increasingly drawing attention in Indiana. Known as food deserts, these areas represent health problems for those with limited resources. Correspondent Sarah Zinn looked into this complex issue in Bloomington’s Crestmont neighborhood. This WFHB Community Report was produced by Sarah Zinn in a partnership with the Spring 2016 Indiana University Media School’s …

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Veterans Court Coming to Monroe County

Nationwide there are more than 21.5 million veterans, many of whom struggle with PTSD, brain injury or trauma, and drug and alcohol addictions. This combination sometimes leads to problems as veterans reintegrate into civilian life, and some find themselves in court. Monroe County Chief Probation Officer Linda Brady has secured a $64,000 grant from the Indiana Judicial Center to fund …

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Daily Local News – June 14, 2016

The Bloomington Utilities Service Center won’t be LEED certified anytime soon; In other news from the Utilities Department, Bloomington’s water quality coordinator is optimistic that the city has got its problem with disinfectant byproducts under control; Bloomington PRIDE is holding a candlelight vigil tonight to honor the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando; Last week, …

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Daily Local News – May 24, 2016

Last night the Ellettsville Town Council threw its support behind a point two-five percent tax increase to fund county wide public safety initiatives; The death of Monroe County Public Servant Kevin Enright created a vacancy in the Monroe County surveyor position, so the precinct committee must vote to fill it on the general election ballot; A branding initiative called “Indiana …

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FINAL ELECTION RESULTS (Updated at 10 p.m.)

The following are Monroe County results from the primary election, supplied to WFHB by the Monroe County Clerk’s Office as of 10:00 p.m. These are only Monroe County’s results. Outcomes of statewide and federal races depend on results from Indiana’s 91 other counties. Only contested races are included. 100 percent of precincts are reporting. Democrats President Hillary Clinton: 35% Bernie Sanders: 65% …

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Mayor Hamilton Discusses Efforts to Reduce DBP Levels in Local Water

The city of Bloomington is changing the way it treats water in hopes of reducing the levels of chemical byproducts that can be hazardous to human health. This afternoon, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton met reporters outside the Monroe Water Treatment Plant to talk about the city’s recent efforts to combat rising levels of disinfectant byproducts in the local drinking water. …

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Public Health Emergency Declared in Monroe County

Last month, the Indiana State Department of Health declared a public health emergency in Monroe County. The declaration is the result of an epidemic of Hepatitis C in the area. Earlier today, WFHB news director Joe Crawford spoke with the administrator of the Monroe County health department about what the declaration means. We bring you that conversation now for today’s …

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Daily Local News – January 12, 2016

The former chancellor of Bloomington’s Ivy Tech Community College campus says he wants to be a Monroe County Commissioner; The state legislature is weighing three competing plans to dramatically increase Indiana’s spending on road maintenance; State Senator Ron Alting from Lafayette is concerned about the safety of referees at sporting events; The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has …

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Daily Local News – January 11, 2016

Duke Energy is building a 17 megawatt solar facility 40 miles southwest of Bloomington; the Bloomington Utilities Department is advising residents to take precautions to avoid frozen and burst water pipes; Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s meeting on Friday, Plan Commission member Richard Martin brought up what he considered disconcerting news about the I-69 extension and hospital access; The Bloomington Board …

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