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Reinvest IU’s March for Climate Change

Next Thursday, a group called Reinvest IU is planning what they’re calling a March for Climate Action. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a member of the group about their demand that IU stop investing in companies involved in extracting fossil fuels. We bring you that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new …

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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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CVS Property Tax Cut

A state tax court has ruled in favor of a Bloomington CVS store that was seeking to cut its property taxes. The Indiana Board of Tax Review says the store’s assessed value should be reduced by $1.3 million, which will significantly reduce the amount it pays to the Monroe County government each year. The County will also have to pay …

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Human Rights Ordinance Housing Status Amendment

Last night the Bloomington City Council showed support for a law that would discourage discrimination against people based on housing status. The measure would amend the city’s Human Rights Ordinance, which already bans discrimination based on race, sex, religion, color, ancestry, disability or national origin. The ordinance also discourages discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Several speakers last …

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Daily Local News – August 27, 2015

A state tax court has ruled in favor of a Bloomington CVS store that was seeking to cut its property taxes; The Monroe County Council has passed a resolution in support of establishing a needle-exchange program in the county; The parade for Bloomington’s annual Lotus Music and Arts Festival is expected to be bigger than ever this year. FEATURE Last …

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Governor Pence Undergoes Surgery

Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann will serve as the acting governor of Indiana tomorrow while Governor Pence undergoes surgery to have a hernia repaired. Pence’s surgery was described as outpatient in a press release issued today. But he will undergo general anesthetic as part of the procedure. In a letter to Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem …

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“Fighting Against the Dark” – An Interview with Turkish Activist and Bombing Survivor Ramazan Basar

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Today we bring you an extended interview recorded in Istanbul by longtime Bloomington resident and WFHB correspondent Filiz Cicek. Cicek spoke with an activist who had just survived a bombing as he was attempting to cross into the Syrian area of Kobani. Kobani is the name of both a city and a larger area in northern Syria near the border …

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Daily Local News – August 12, 2015

A survey out of the Indiana University School of Public Health found youth in Indiana are increasing using electronic cigarettes; Earlier today the the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a formal Disaster Declaration for fifty-three Indiana counties, including Monroe and Brown counties; The formal eastern entrance to Ellettsville’s Heritage Trail is about to be completed; The Monroe County Board of …

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Proposed Aparment Complex Meets Resistance

A plan for a new apartment complex on the south side of Bloomington requires the destruction of several acres of woods. Residents of a nearby neighborhood are raising issues about the development. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has that story. Our feature was produced by David Murphy and Joe Crawford. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:51 — …

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Better Beware – Travel Scams

The Federal Trade Commission is warning about online hotel-booking scams. There are various ways fraudsters prey on travelers; here’s a roadmap to the swindles and directions on how to avoid the potholes. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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