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Mark Lee – bloomingOUT October 15, 2015

Join hosts Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling while they talk to Mark Lee, a photographer and historian, and go through a brief history of the LGBTQ+ community in and around Bloomington. Plus, hear this week’s LGBTQ+ headlines and our event calendar. Hosts – Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – …

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Judi Epp from Spencer Pride – bloomingOUT October 8, 2015

Join hosts Ryne Shadday and Olivia Davidson as they chat with Judi Epp from Spencer Pride about the group’s upcoming LGBT History Month celebration. Hosts – Ryne Shadday, Olivia Davidson Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – Joe Crawford

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Two Dead in Murder/Suicide

A man and a woman were found dead last night in what investigators believe was a murder/suicide on the east side of Bloomington. The two were discovered in the common area of Stratum at Indiana Apartments around 9:21 p.m. When police arrived, they found a 20 year old man dead from an apparent suicide by hanging. The woman, who was …

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Former County Council Member Critical of Process and Data Used for Addressing Pay Raise Request

Former Monroe County Council member, Scott Wells, is critical of both the process and the data used for addressing a recent request to raise the pay of the County Commissioners. The Commissioners had requested a roughly 24 percent pay increase next year. The Council rejected the request last week. Wells addressed the County Council on Tuesday. He first addressed the …

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Daily Local News – September 3, 2015

The Bloomington City Council has officially added Veteran Status and Housing Status” to the list of protected classes in the Bloomington Human Rights Ordinance;The city of Bloomington has reached a deal with a firm to develop about half of what the city calls The Trades District;The Monroe County Commissioners won’t be getting the raise they asked for next year;Indiana Attorney …

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Executive Director of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District to Retire

The Executive Director of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District, Larry Barker, announced that he will be leaving his job on Friday. His retirement will happen prior to the completion of the Materials Recycling Facility, or Murf, at the District, perhaps Barker’s biggest goal in the past few years. Assistant News Director, David Murphy, spoke to Barker about the …

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bloomingOUT – August 6, 2015

Hosts Jeff Jewel and Megan McCullough interview Jamie Bartzel, the Office Supervisor of IU’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services. They also interview Jessica Levandoski, the Director of the upcoming Middle Coast Film Festival. Hosts – Jeff Jewel, Megan McCullough Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – Olivia Davidson

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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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Considerations for a Needle Exchange Program in Monroe County

Monroe County health officials are exploring whether to begin operating a needle exchange program. The news follows the implementation of needle exchange programs in Scott and Madison counties earlier this year. Indiana State Department of Health data shows the number of reported Hepatitis C cases in Monroe County increased by 55% from 2009 to 2014. Health officials are also concerned by …

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Eight Bloomington Residents Awarded Grants From Indiana Arts Commission

Each year the Indiana Arts Commission awards grants to further the careers of budding artists around the state. Of the thirty-seven grant recipients this year, eight were from Bloomington, including one piano player getting ready to launch a festival this August. Correspondent Jordan Guskey brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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