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Voices in the Street: “Needle Exchanges, pros and cons”

The opioid crisis is raging and solutions are elusive. We have asked what your thoughts are regarding needle exchanges. Do they help or do they enable?

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Voices in the Street: Catalonian Independence

This week’s edition asks Bloomington residents their opinion about the Catalonian Referendum on Independence from the Kingdom of Spain.

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Voices in the Street: “Construction downtown: Is it a curse or a blessing?”

If one walks or drives around downtown Bloomington one cannot help but notice that new buildings are sprouting like mushrooms after a rain. And one also starts to wonder whether this is a good or a bad thing. We have asked your friends and neighbors about their thoughts regarding downtown construction.

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Voices in the Street: “Taking a knee during the national anthem, is it an appropriate form of protest?”

Since Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in the 2016 pre-season, the gesture has become a common sight prior to NFL games. Last weekend, President Trump weighed in suggesting that NFL owners should fire NFL players who protest by taking a knee. We have gone out into the streets and asked: How do you feel about football players …

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Voices in the Street: “What do you like most about Bloomington?

As a new crop of students settles in and local residents get once again used to the buzz around town that accompanies it we have gone out into the streets and asked your friends and neighbors what they like best about Blomington.

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Voices in the Street: “what do you think about President Trump rescinding deferred action for childhood arrivals?” (aka DACA)

Last week the Trump administration announced that DACA will be phased out by March 2018. DACA is a presidential memorandum issued by president Obama in 2012 which defers deportation for two years for undocumented, law abiding immigrants who were brought here as children before the age of 16. DACA status is renewable and offers the ability to remain temporarily in …

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Voices in the Street: “Living in Bloomington: is it still affordable or does one have to win the lottery to live here?”

With another four new condominium complexes to be built downtown, one starts to wonder whether Bloomington is becoming too expensive a town to live in. The University keeps growing and our town grows along with it. But, is it growing for everyone or is Bloomington’s affordability actually shrinking? We have gone out into the street and asked your friends and …

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Voices in the Street: “What do you think about North Korea’s Missile launch” and, closer to home: “How would you help flooding victims in Texas?”

On August 29, Kim Yong Un launched an intermediate range missile that flew over Japan before splashing into the sea. Voices in the Street has asked how you feel about this latest demonstration of North Korean power. Closer to home, hurricane Harvey has hit Texas hard. We have asked what should be done to help the flood victims.

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Voices in the Street: “How do you feel about the students returning to town?”

With over 48,000 students getting back to town, the change that the city of Bloomington undergoes when classes meet is significant. It becomes more challenging to find parking and restaurants are more crowded. On the other hand, there is a youthful buzz and energy around town. Voices has asked your friends and neighbors how they feel about the students returning.”

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Voices in the Street: “If you could change one thing in the State of Indiana what would it be?”

Summer is here, the weather is beautiful and yet: there is always something one wishes for. This week’s Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors a simple question: “If you could change one thing in the State of Indiana what would it be?”

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