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Daily Local News – August 3, 2015

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A new study out of Purdue University projects that if fast-food restaurants paid employees $15 an hour, prices would increase just 4.3% to make up for the added expense; Crews were scheduled today to begin closing single lanes on 2nd Street in Bloomington between Liberty Drive and Oakdale Drive; A Bloomington surgery center joined ten other Indiana-based medical facilities today to ask a judge for more time to respond to an overbilling lawsuit; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board has approved a $93,000 contract for the rehabilitation of an equalization basin on Dillman Road; The vigil in support of the Iran nuclear deal and in remembrance of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is planned for Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on the Courthouse Square in Bloomington.

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This coming Sunday, August 9th, is the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki in Japan. The attack followed the bombing of Hiroshima three days earlier. At least 129,000 people were killed in the attacks. Peace groups in Bloomington are planning to mark the anniversary on Sunday with a vigil and a rally in support of the Iran nuclear deal. That agreement between Iran and a group of world powers known as the P5 + 1 was announced last month. It faces a vote in Congress on September 17th. News Director Joe Crawford spoke today with David Keppel, one of the organizers of the rally, which is scheduled for Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on the Courthouse Square in Bloomington. We bring you that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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A volunteer tells how he gives back to Amethyst House, the organization that helped him get sober.

CREDITS
Anchors: Doug Storm and Maria McKinley
Today’s headlines were written by Jordan Guskey and Joe Crawford
Along with Cleveland Dietz for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive producer is Joe Crawford

 

Daily Local News – January 24th, 2014

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During the sub-zero temperatures this winter, the City of Bloomington is reminding residents to insulate pipes and to let water flow through faucets, to help prevent water lines from freezing; The Bloomington City Council heard from residents on Wednesday who are frustrated with Governor Mike Pence’s refusal to expand Medicaid in Indiana; With the proposition for a higher minimum wage in Indiana, a lot of questions have been raised regarding who will be affected by it, who will benefit, and how businesses will be affected by the wage hike.

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“Your Love is True”
Last night, the second annual Celebration of Love – a marriage ceremony officiated by Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan celebrating same sex couples – was held at the closing of the first day of the PRIDE Film Festival at the Buskirk Chumley Theater.

CREDITS
Anchors: Helen Harrell, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by Chelsea Hardy,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh, with correspondent Sarah Hetrick.
Volunteer Connection is produced by Wanda Krieger, in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Our engineer and editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

 

 

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