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Cast of Characters: Rachid Maidi

Rachid Maidi has lived in the United States for over 40 years. He considers the U.S. his home.

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. In this episode, local resident Rachid Maidi discusses his childhood in Algeria, his experiences as a Muslim in the U.S. and much more. Cast of Characters is produced by Amanda Marino.

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Daily Local News – November 24, 2015

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging Governor Mike Pence’s decision to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees; A bill introduced by state lawmakers last week could make it more difficult for Bloomington officials to target discrimination; Bloomington’s incoming mayor is raising questions about plans for the proposed Trades District downtown; The …

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Daily Local News – November 23, 2015

A meeting next week will include new details about the five preliminary routes for section 6 of Interstate 69; Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis plans to introduce 14 All Gender restrooms across campus; The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced a program to control the common carp population at Griffy Lake; Bloomington’s B-Line Trail has been recognized by a …

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Daily Local News – November 19, 2015

Former Subway sandwich spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15 and a half years in federal prison today after pleading guilty to charges of child pornography possession and paying for sex with minors; The Indiana Supreme Court decided unanimously not to consider an appeal from John Myers II, the man convicted of killing IU student Jill Behrman in 2000; Public …

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Daily Local News – November 18, 2015

A family of Syrian refugees had been set to land in Indianapolis today, according to a report in the New York Times; 18,000 Hoosiers lost their eligibility for food stamps this month, following the reinstatement of work requirements; Confusion continues to surround student scores on the standardized test known as the I-STEP; In the wake of the Religious Freedom bill …

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Daily Local News – November 17, 2015

Bloomington Police responded to a reported armed sexual assault at around 3:08 a.m. this morning at Brownstone Terrace Apartments off of East 14th Street; Yesterday, Governor Pence announced that Indiana would no longer be accepting Syrian refugees into the state, following the discovery of a counterfeit Syrian passport on one of the dead assailants in the Paris attacks; The School …

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Daily Local News – November 16, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced today that state agencies are suspending the resettlement of more Syrian refugees; All 17 Indiana University students in France have been reported safe after the terror attacks that took place in Paris on Friday; Bloomington’s Mayor-elect John Hamilton has announced the members of his Transition Advisory Committee; The Bloomington Commission on Sustainability heard a report …

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Daily Local News – November 12, 2015

A lawsuit filed by a Bloomington landlord is forcing the city to redo an eight-year-old set of sweeping changes to its zoning law; After a heated three-hour public meeting last week, the group behind the proposed Seven Oaks Classical School is pushing forward with plans to set up a charter school in Monroe County;The Director of the Monroe County Public …

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Daily Local News – November 11, 2015

Starting at 6 p.m. today, the Monroe County Fair Board is holding a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Plaza on the Monroe County Fairgrounds; A legislative panel has suggested 11 fixes to Indiana’s teacher shortage; The Indiana State Board of Education has unanimously rejected a proposal to have Indiana high school education move toward college and career preparation …

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Daily Local News – November 10, 2015

Last night the Bloomington Plan Commission heard the leading proposal for development of the so-called Core Property area of Bloomington’s Certified Technology Park; A panel of economists at the IU Kelley School of Business have released a list of predictions for the US economy heading into 2016. FEATURE Michael Honey, a Professor of Labor and Ethnic Studies and American History …

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