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September 17, 2021

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Fallen Marine Laid To Rest In Logansport

Humberto “Bert” Sanchez was one of 13 U.S. service members killed during a bombing attack in Afghanistan in August while helping with evacuation efforts at the Kabul airport. 

September 17, 2021

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Fans filled most of Memorial Stadium to begin Indiana's 2021 football season.

Fans Return To College Stadiums Across Indiana Despite Raging Pandemic

On September 11th, fans packed Memorial Stadium in Bloomington for the first time since November 2019.

September 17, 2021

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Vaccine Expert Urges Unvaccinated To Get COVID-19 Shot

If you’re among the nearly half of the state’s population that has not gotten the COVID-19 vaccine yet, Dr. Shaun Grannis has some advice – get the shot.

September 17, 2021

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Fast-tracking Redistricting, Historic Bloomington | Indiana Newsdesk

The state GOP is fast-tracking its redistricting plan. A doctor joins us to talk about the COVID vaccine and why breakthrough cases continue to be reported. And more on a new project that details Bloomington’s history.

September 17, 2021

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Senate Redistricting Plan Would Seem To Ignore Public Input

It appears Indiana Senate lawmakers will approve the state Senate redistricting map without any changes – regardless of what Hoosiers have to say at the only public hearing on that map.

September 16, 2021

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Ellettsville Residents Envision Future Developments

Much of the conversation focused on topics like building new trails and improving existing roadways; however, a lot of the focus was on Ellettsville’s downtown.

September 16, 2021

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City Council Annexes Area 1A, Recesses To Next Week

After years of talks, delays, meetings, hearings, and debate – Bloomington city council was set to take on annexation one more time. They’ll just have to do it in two nights.

September 16, 2021

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'Reconstructing Bloomington' Paints Clearest Picture Yet Of Historic City, Core Neighborhoods

Visiting IU Professor of Geography John Baeten and his GIS class spent the spring semester creating an interactive digital map of 1907 Bloomington, exciting local researchers and historians.

September 12, 2021

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Bird Feeders Are Allowed Again — Though The Illness Killing Songbirds Is Still A Mystery

In June, the DNR asked Indiana residents to take down their bird feeders to stop the spread of the disease. Last month, the DNR said residents in all but 16 counties could start feeding birds again.

September 10, 2021

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9/11 20th Anniversary, Petitioning Against Annexation | Indiana Newsdesk

We mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a first responder who worked at ground zero. A Monroe County resident is going door-to-door in an effort to stop Bloomington’s proposed annexation. Area hospitals struggling to keep up with the COVID surge.

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September 9, 2021

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Vauhxx Booker Charged With Battery Against Indianapolis Police Officer

Vauhxx Booker was arrested in Indianapolis over the weekend for allegedly shoving a police officer after an encounter at a downtown bar and grill.

September 9, 2021

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Annexation Petitioners Going Door To Door; Mayor Says Remonstration Could End Up In Court

Bloomington’s annexation proposal now moves to proceedings next week as city council decides whether to accept, limit, or revoke any of the eight areas under consideration.

September 8, 2021

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COVID-19 Patients Strain Indiana Hospitals As Virus Surges

Indiana’s rapid surge in coronavirus infections, fueled by the highly contagious delta variant, is again straining hospitals as patient admissions spike to levels not recorded since last winter’s surge.

September 7, 2021

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DNR, Environmental Groups Concerned About Proposed Pipeline Underneath Ohio River

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Sierra Club, and Citizens Action Coalition have concerns about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run underneath the Ohio River.

September 3, 2021

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Afghan Evacuees Arrive, Indiana Marine Killed, Legal Weed | Indiana Newsdesk

Thousands of Afghan evacuees are arriving in Indiana. The family of Marine Cpl. Humberto Sanchez joins us to talk about his life and tragic death. And Indiana’s “legal weed” – how producers are using hemp to create Delta 8 THC.

September 3, 2021

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Mother Of Fallen Indiana Marine Says Her Son Loved Making People Laugh

The mother of Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez says her son was a trouble-maker growing up - even earning the nickname Piranha. But she says he was a happy kid who loved making people laugh.

September 3, 2021

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Expectations High As No. 17 Indiana Opens Football Season Saturday At Iowa

The Hoosiers enter the new year ranked No. 17 in the nation, the first time since 1968 they’ve been ranked heading into the season.

September 3, 2021

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'Legal' Weed? In Indiana? Delta 8 THC Is Everywhere, And Officials Would Prefer To Not Talk About It

As surrounding states have have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes, state leadership has deferred to the federal government for guidance. But Hoosiers have found an alternative – by using hemp to create Delta 8 THC.

September 2, 2021

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MCCSC Bus Issues Leave Parents, Children On The Curb

One month into the school year, children in the Monroe County Community School Corporation have more to deal with than wearing masks every day.

September 1, 2021

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Indiana Prepares For 5,000 Afghan Evacuees At Camp Atterbury

Indiana is preparing to receive 5,000 Afghan evacuees at Camp Atterbury in the coming weeks, with the first 1,000 set to arrive by this weekend.

August 27, 2021

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Third 'Exhibit Columbus' Explores Future Of The Middle City

The small southern Indiana city with a world reputation for modernist architecture is celebrating the opening of it’s third 'Exhibit Columbus.'

August 27, 2021

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Small Meat Processors Are Thriving, But Not Everyone Can Cash In

Meat prices are rising but that’s not trickling down to benefit most farmers.

August 27, 2021

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MCCSC Revises COVID Policy, County Jail Needs Replaced | Indiana Newsdesk

Parents continue to challenge school’s mask mandate. Does Monroe County need a new jail? And why some smaller cattle farms are stocking shelves and supplying restaurants.

August 27, 2021

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Sheriff, County Officials Differ On Future Of Monroe County Jail

Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain says the county should consider replacing the 37-year-old jail soon.

August 25, 2021

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Here's How MCCSC Will Make Decisions About Online Learning During COVID Pandemic

A new policy was adopted that will evaluate schools and classrooms on an individual basis without the entire district switching back to online learning. 

August 24, 2021

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New Research Center Aims To Put More Bugs In Our Food System — And Maybe On Our Plates

Thirty years from now, the way we feed livestock, pets, and even ourselves might include a lot more bugs.

August 20, 2021

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COVID Testing Ramping Up, Beef Prices Soaring | Indiana Newsdesk

The state is ramping up COVID-19 testing as positive cases continue to rise. The price of beef is soaring, but the extra money isn’t going to cattle farmers. And an Afghan professor at IU talks about the turmoil in his homeland.

August 20, 2021

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Healthcare Workers Concerned As COVID Cases, Hospitalizations On The Rise

Hospitalizations are more than four times as many as July’s low of 371. It’s one more wave for a weary healthcare system that has been battling COVID for a year and a half.

August 20, 2021

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Beef Prices Are Rising, But Farmers Aren't Cashing In

Climbing prices impact anyone seeking to put a burger or steak on a plate this summer.

August 17, 2021

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Youth Activists To Craft Climate Legislation With State Senator

High school students in Indiana are working with a state lawmaker to craft a bill addressing climate change. The group formed out of frustration that despite multiple protests and letters, Indiana lawmakers haven’t passed climate legislation.

August 17, 2021

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IU Scholar Unsure About Afghanistan's Future Following Taliban Takeover

One Afghan scholar said much of the outside world is encouraging evacuations, some even promised to take in refugees. However, mass evacuations contribute to national brain drain.

August 13, 2021

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Redistricting, School Masks, Eviction Moratorium | Indiana Newsdesk

Advocates are pushing for lawmakers to draw new legislative district maps in what they call an open and transparent way. How the latest COVID outbreak is affecting school masking decisions. And what some counties are doing to avoid a future eviction crisis.

August 13, 2021

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Local Officials Make The Most Of Moratorium Extension

The Biden Administration is once again extending the moratorium on evictions, this time to areas of the country where COVID-19 cases are high.

August 12, 2021

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Hoosiers Call For Fair, Transparent, Competitive Legislative Districts At Statehouse Hearing

Dozens of Hoosiers told state lawmakers what they want to see in new legislative maps at a Statehouse hearing on redistricting Wednesday. It was the last in a series of meetings held around the state the last few days.

August 9, 2021

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Ellettsville Charter School Will Not Require Masks, Opposes County Mandate

This would be a direct violation of Monroe County’s mask mandate that was reinstated by the Board of Commissioners last week amid surging COVID-19 cases in the area.

August 6, 2021

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Mask Mandates Return, Vauhxx Booker Fighting Charges | Indiana Newsdesk

Monroe County and Indiana University re-imposed indoor mask mandates. Black activist Vauhxx Booker vows to fight charges stemming from what he says was an attempted lynching. And we check in on the IU football team.

August 5, 2021

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Tom Allen At IU Football's Media Day: 'Goal Is To Play In The Big Ten Championship'

Indiana tied a school record with six Big Ten wins in 2020 and were ranked in the top 10 in the nation six times, reaching as high as No. 7.

August 5, 2021

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As COVID-19 Spurs Workers' Calls For Higher Pay, Kokomo School Staff Continue Union Push

After being praised as essential during the pandemic, many service employees across the country are pushing for improved working conditions and higher pay.

August 5, 2021

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MCCSC Starts New School Year With Masks

In Monroe County, just under 76,000 people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 12–15-year old’s make up about 2,350 of them.

August 5, 2021

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City of Bloomington Continues Focus On Multimodal Transportation

Bloomington is a gold-rated city by The League of American Bicyclists. This certification means at least 5.5 percent of the population commutes by bicycle and 65 percent of arterial streets are accessible by bike lane, among other criteria.   

August 4, 2021

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Monroe County Reinstates Mask Mandate Indoors, IU Follows Suit

Surging COVID-19 cases, stagnate vaccination rates, and the spread of the easily transmissible Delta variant contributed to the decision.

August 3, 2021

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Report: 'Clean Closure' Of Coal Ash Ponds Creates More Jobs, Boosts Local Economies

Fully removing coal ash near coal plants creates more jobs and boosts local economies better than leaving the ash in place. That’s according to a new report by the nonprofit environmental group Earthjustice.

August 2, 2021

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Vauhxx Booker: “I Am Not Going To Back Down”

Attorneys for Vauhxx Booker say they will challenge charges filed against their client on Friday stemming from an incident at Lake Monroe last summer. 

July 30, 2021

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Catalytic Converter Thefts On The Rise In Indiana

The summer of 2021 may go down as one of the busiest for the folks at Beck Service Center South of Indianapolis.

July 30, 2021

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Masks In School, Preventing Catalytic Converter Theft | Indiana Newsdesk

MCCSC guidelines are calling for students to wear masks when school starts next week, but some want masks to be optional. How to protect your car from catalytic converter theft. And a Bloomington non-profit is recruiting out-of-state remote workers.

July 30, 2021

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International Friendship Day Is Every Day For Group In Indianapolis

Jesse Lowery, James “Stuff” Parks and Earl Wharton-El have been friends since the fourth grade, growing up in Indianapolis and attending Crispus Attucks High School together.

July 29, 2021

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There's Something Mysterious About Site 81 At Lake Monroe

Google ‘Lake Monroe’ and you’ll get the expected tourist, boat rental, realty property and Department of Natural Resources links. But if you dig down a bit, you can also find a link to something called ‘Site 81.’

July 28, 2021

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Invasive Insect That Harms Wine Grapes, Fruit Trees Spotted In Indiana

An invasive insect called the spotted lanternfly has arrived in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says it was found in Switzerland County — located about halfway between Cincinnati and Louisville.

July 28, 2021

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MCCSC Updates COVID Protocols For Fall, Masks Still Required For Students

The new protocols modify the COVID guidelines currently in place, and closely follow updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – with slight modifications for vaccinated teachers.

July 26, 2021

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Indigenous People Say Indianapolis Indians Should Change Team Name

A spokesperson for the Indianapolis team said a nickname committee was formed last summer, and discussions are ongoing regarding changing the name.  

July 26, 2021

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'90s Bloomington Bookstore Morgenstern Books Opens Monday

A Bloomington bookshop from the ‘90s made its return Monday when Morgenstern Books opened on the east side of town at the old Pier 1 location. 

July 23, 2021

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Hoosiers Putting FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program To Use

Hoosiers have collected more than $13,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in financial assistance for COVID-related funeral expenses, according to the agency’s most recent update.

July 23, 2021

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FEMA COVID Funerals, IU's Olympic Swimmers And Divers | Indiana Newsdesk

Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again in Indiana due to the delta variant. Hoosiers have received more than $13 million from FEMA for COVID-related funeral expenses. And IU’s proud history of Olympians will be on display in Tokyo.

July 23, 2021

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IU Swimming And Diving Well-Represented At The Tokyo Olympics

Indiana University’s swimming and diving program has a proud history in the Olympics, and it will again be on display at the Summer Games in Tokyo.

July 23, 2021

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The Wide Variation Of COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Aren't A Function Of County Responses

All experts interviewed believe the problems aren’t rooted in an individual county’s public health response, rather the population’s trust.

July 22, 2021

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Remote Worker Program Attracting New Professionals To Bloomington

From full stack developers to TV casting producers, all types of people are looking to relocate. If all goes according to plan, 10 people will move to Bloomington before June 2022.

July 21, 2021

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City Of Bloomington Unsure If It Owns Homeless Encampment Land

The camp falls in city councilwoman Isabel Piedmont-Smith’s district. She said the mayor’s office is drafting a policy to address homeless encampments on city property.

July 21, 2021

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Can Indiana Meet The Proposed National Clean Energy Standard?

U.S. Senate Democrats have proposed a clean energy standard that calls for getting the country’s electricity from sources that don’t emit — or can capture — their greenhouse gases by 2035. But that could be a tall order for a state like Indiana.

July 16, 2021

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Low COVID Vaccination Rates, Hot Housing Market | Indiana Newsdesk

The uphill climb to get people vaccinated as the Delta variant takes hold. Indiana’s housing market is on fire. And police officers from across the country gathered in Terre Haute to remember an officer killed in the line of duty.

July 16, 2021

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Herd Immunity Via COVID-19 Vaccines 'A Fool's Errand' In Rural Indiana

With cases of the more infectious delta variant already increasing, in the state’s least vaccinated county, it is an uphill climb.

July 16, 2021

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History Through Headlines: Confederates Capture Newburgh With A Stove Pipe & Log

Confederate partisan Adam Rankin Johnson and about 30 men crossed the Ohio River from Kentucky, planning to capture the Union port town of Newburgh and its supplies.

July 16, 2021

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Home Scarcity Sits At Center Of Bloomington's Hot Housing Market

Bloomington’s a difficult place to find a home during normal times. But since the coronavirus pandemic, housing prices have skyrocketed and the housing market is red-hot.

July 13, 2021

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FBI Director: Slain Indiana Cop Did What 'Needed to Be Done'

Hundreds of law enforcement personnel from around Indiana and the country attended Tuesday’s funeral of Terre Haute Police Detective Greg Ferency, who was killed in the line of duty last week.

July 9, 2021

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COVID Delta Variant, Company Productivity Post-COVID | Indiana Newsdesk

Health officials are calling the COVID delta the most disturbing variant. As the economy reopens, companies are learning about productivity. And it’s not uncommon to lose power during a storm, but why does it seem to happen to some people more than others?

July 9, 2021

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IU Student-Athletes Now Eligible To Make Money Off Name, Image And Likeness

The rule change essentially ends amateurism in collegiate athletics. Third-aprty entities such as companies, boosters and social media platforms can all compensate players.

July 9, 2021

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Companies Try To Accommodate Employees Post COVID

As the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, people are discovering they are more comfortable working from home than they were at the start of the pandemic.

July 8, 2021

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Can Seventh Street Still Accommodate Buses After Bike Lane Construction?

7-Line construction is not creating more room for buses to drive, but it is redrawing more consistent boundaries. Instead of the threat of parked cars, buses are now confined between the curb and oncoming traffic. 

July 6, 2021

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Hoosier Voting Advocates Rally For Federal Election Reform Bill

Hoosier citizen advocacy groups want U.S. Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) to vote for the federal voting reform bill known as the “For The People Act.”

July 2, 2021

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Dead Song Birds, New Laws, Ammo Shortage | Indiana Newsdesk

Investigators are scrambling to figure out why the number of dead song birds is soaring across the state. New laws took effect this week. And an ammunition shortage isn’t just affecting recreational gun owners.

July 2, 2021

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Police Departments, Firing Ranges Concerned About Ammunition Shortage

The COVID-19 pandemic, combined with the 2020 presidential election caused a perfect storm that led to a dramatic spike in the cost of ammunition.

July 2, 2021

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We Still Don't Know Why 'Hundreds' Of IN Songbirds Are Mysteriously Getting Sick

Now, hundreds of sick and dying birds with these same symptoms have been reported in more than 50 counties across the state. DNR officials say those reports are likely conservative compared to the actual number of afflicted birds.

July 2, 2021

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One Year Later, Where Do Things Stand With The Incident At Lake Monroe?

It’s been nearly a year since Bloomington activist Vauhxx Booker found himself surrounded and pinned against a tree. The case against his alleged attackers is slowly making its way through the legal system.

July 1, 2021

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Why Is My Power Out But My Neighbor's Isn't?

Every time a storm rolls in, Steve Higgs gathers an oil lamp, candles and matches, because, more often than not, his power goes out.

June 30, 2021

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Monroe County Fair Returns With Livestock Shows

To the average visitor, the county fair means fried food, rides and demolition derbies. But for those in 4-H, it’s the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work.

June 30, 2021

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Indiana Rye Whiskey Law Takes Effect July 1

Indiana is officially entering the rye whiskey market, an industry traditionally dominated by Kentucky and Tennessee.

June 29, 2021

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Programs To Lure Remote Workers To Indiana Have Arrived – But Do They Work?

Campus tours happen all the time at Purdue University, but one recently was a little different. Instead of fresh-faced high schoolers, they’re actively recruiting adults with jobs that allow them to work remotely.

June 25, 2021

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Flooding Cleanup, Bloomington Plex Amendment Reactions | Indiana Newsdesk

The aftermath from a month’s worth of rain last weekend and what the city is doing to prevent it from happening again. Some residents felt left out of the plexes zoning process. And the COVID-19 vaccination lawsuit against Indiana University.

June 18, 2021

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Rail Service, Critical Race Theory, Black Farmers | Indiana Newsdesk

Some IU Health workers say vaccination requirements are a huge overreach. Hoosiers are hopeful a $10 billion infrastructure proposal will help expand rail service. And some Indiana officials are opposing the teaching of critical race theory in schools.

June 18, 2021

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‘Trying To Hang On ‘Til I’m Gone’: How A Black Hoosier Farm Family Persists

Lyles Station, Indiana used to be a haven for Black farm families. Now, that tradition is more of a distant memory.

June 18, 2021

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Classroom Conflict: Hoosier Politicians, Parents Brood Over Critical Race Theory

IU Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law Kevin Brown joined Indiana Newsdesk to discuss critical race theory and the controversy around it.

June 18, 2021

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Indiana Passenger Rail Advocates Remain Hopeful For Future Expansion

President Biden’s proposed infrastructure bill is bringing hope to those who want to see increased passenger rail service in Indiana.

June 15, 2021

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Solar Capacity Doubles In Indiana, More Big Projects Proposed

Big solar projects in Indiana this year have already doubled the state’s solar capacity. A new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association said the state now has enough solar to power more than 111,000 homes.

June 13, 2021

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Some IU Health Staffers Reject COVID-19 Vaccine Despite Requirement

IU Health is telling its employees they must get vaccinated against COVID-19 by September if they want to keep their jobs. Some workers aren’t happy about that.

June 11, 2021

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Bloomington Annexation, Student Housing Boom | Indiana Newsdesk

Annexation is back on the agenda for Bloomington, but the proposal is a hard sell for some non-city residents. The demand for student housing continues, but is there a tipping point. And parents protest IU’s vaccination policy.

June 10, 2021

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Hundreds Protesting IU’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

More than a hundred protestors gathered in front of the Sample Gates Thursday to protest Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine policy.

June 10, 2021

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Bloomington Counselor Offers EMDR Therapy Following Military Trainings

Tom Phelps, a licensed mental health counselor, said he wanted to help people, especially veterans with PTSD, process the sounds of war.  

June 10, 2021

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Bloomington's Annexation Proposal A Hard Sell For Some Non-City Residents

Bloomington’s mayor wants to catch up on the size of the city by annexing property in Monroe County’s jurisdiction into the city. The city’s last annexation took place in 2004.

June 8, 2021

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Hamilton To Ask Council For "Multi-Million" Chunk Of Rescue Plan For Housing

The City of Bloomington is preparing to roll out its long-term strategy for addressing housing insecurity and homelessness within the next few weeks.

June 7, 2021

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Artists Create Paint-By-Numbers Mural On Walls Of Bloomington Glass Center

Volunteer artists braved the heat and cicadas Saturday afternoon outside Bloomington’s Creative Glass Center making a 27-foot “paint by numbers” mural to hang on the center’s walls near the northern entrance of Switchyard Park.

June 7, 2021

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Brood X Cicada Population On Par With 2004 Emergence

He said the total population of cicadas is currently peaking with the latest emergence at the end of last week. He anticipates a handful of late arrivals but says majority of the population will taper off by the end of June.

June 4, 2021

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Scott Co. Ends Needle Exchange, Dredging Lake Lemon | Indiana Newsdesk

Scott County ends a needle exchange program. Indiana University is still requiring vaccinations for all student, staff, and faculty, but they won’t have to submit proof. And plans are approved to dredge Lake Lemon.

June 4, 2021

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City of Bloomington Begins Construction On Two-Way Protected Bike Lane

Once finished, the path will be almost three-quarters of a mile long and the first two-way protected bike lane in the city.

June 4, 2021

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Lake Lemon Dredging Project To Begin in 2022

Conservation managers say the health of the lake is at risk unless a massive dredging project is completed. 

June 3, 2021

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Scott County Commissioners Vote To End Groundbreaking Needle Exchange

Healthcare and recovery workers are concerned about the effects ending the needle exchange could have. It’s become a cornerstone of the county’s recovery system, they're worried they could soon lose contact with many drug users.

May 28, 2021

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Airport Volume Increasing, Indy 500 Diversifying | Indiana Newsdesk

How airports and airlines are handling the increase in travelers after the loosening of COVID restrictions. Roger Penske’s initiative to diversify IndyCar racing. And truckers are asking the state to increase the number of parking spots at rest stops.

May 28, 2021

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Majority-Women Team To Make History At This Year's Indianapolis 500, Part Of Broader Effort

Simona De Silvestro drives for Paretta Autosport and will be the only woman driver in the field of 33 cars. But that’s not the only unique aspect of Paretta. The team is made up of mostly women, about 70%.

May 28, 2021

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As Indianapolis International Airport Emerges From COVID-19, The Travelers Are Different

Leisure travelers are returning quickly, but that can’t be said for more lucrative business travelers.

May 28, 2021

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EPA Moves To De-List Bloomington Superfund Sites

The EPA took steps this month to remove Neal’s landfill, Lemon Lane landfill and Bennet Stone Quarry superfund sites from its EPA’s National Priorities List.

May 28, 2021

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Truckers Urge Indiana & Other States To Upgrade Rest Areas

While rest areas give drivers a chance to stretch their legs or use the bathroom during a long trip, they are essential for long haul truckers.

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