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DLN Feature: The Personal Is Political

Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer has risen up as a figure in local politics in the past few years. She spends much of her time advocating for public education issues.  She took this to the next level during the fall when she decided to run for a seat on the school board. Reporter Katelyn Haas tells this story of political engagement in Bloomington. …

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Mayor Hamilton Proposes Annexation of Nearby Land

Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, is asking the City Council to annex more than 15 square miles of land into the City of Bloomington. Hamilton made this announcement on Friday: “City boundaries have been adjusted many times. Expanding the city limits to incorporate the urbanized areas surrounding the city. Despite the ongoing growth in those urbanized areas of the county since …

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Activate! – Opportunity House : Jill Argenbreight

This week on Activate! Opportunity House is a non-profit resale shop that has been serving Monroe County since 1968. This volunteer-run store provides recycled household goods and clothing at great prices, and work in partnership with other Monroe County non-profits to ensure people in the greatest need can shop even if they have no money. In this week’s Activate, Jill …

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Bring It On – January 9, 2017

Election Day 2016 has come and gone! As we are still sorting through the impact of the results, many (not just in the African American community) have been left with a feeling of bewilderment with the national and statewide outcomes. On this episode of Bring It On, We have invited Monroe County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Fraley to come on …

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Top Stories of 2016: Downtown Development

Today is number 8 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at major developments in 2016 that will change downtown Bloomington and some nearby areas. The Duke Energy substation, the demolition of the old Chocolate Moose and more. The Top Stories of 2016 is a production of the WFHB News …

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Top Stories of 2016: Interstate 69 Woes

Today is number 9 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at the continued difficulties with converting State Road 37 into Interstate 69. The process has been marred by tragic accidents, subcontractor walk-offs and complaints about bad communication. The Top Stories of 2016 is a production of the WFHB News …

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Daily Local News – December 7, 2016

12/7/16 A story published in the Herald Times about local white nationalists provoked varied community responses this week; Monroe County Officials are discussing streamlining the county’s zoning code as it applies to the urbanizing area just outside Bloomington city limits; Project Porchlight— an effort designed to engage local residents with energy-saving opportunities in their home—occurred in October this year. FEATURE …

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New Nature Preserve Opens on Shores of Lake Monroe

The Sycamore Land Trust has opened a new nature preserve on the shores of Lake Monroe. The Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve, which covers 48 acres, was acquired in 2015. The land was purchased with funds donated by several members of the Weingartner family in memory of their daughter, Amy, who died of brain cancer in 2012. Additional funding was …

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Daily Local News – October 24, 2016

10/24/2016 Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson continues to face criticism for suggesting widespread voter fraud has taken place in Indiana; Members of the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission work through details of a contract with Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation for STEM programming; The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has announced they will begin their annual winterization preparation at more than …

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Kite Line – October 7, 2016: The YIMBY Episode

Welcome to the YIMBY episode: Yes In My Backyard. We focus on some positive projects in our area that affect those experiencing incarceration, addiction, and poverty. We have updates on the National Prison Strike, read a letter from an inmate in the Monroe County Jail, and hear letters from prisoners requesting friends in the form of penpals. We speak with …

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