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Interviews with strangers spark thought-provoking conversation

March 28th, 2019 No comments

Before I went out into Bloomington to do this story, I was skeptical that people would know or care about the housing market. I was wrong. Everyone I encountered, whether they are new in Bloomington or long-time residents, had something to say.

My story follows the current housing market in Bloomington. My main focus is whether people want to live in houses or apartments and why. I also plan to dig deeper into how a college town controls its housing market when the university town plans to increase student population.

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Bloomington residents concerned about housing market imbalance

March 26th, 2019 No comments

Bloomington residents have mixed feelings about the current housing market and whether it is affordable, according to four random interviews along Kirkwood Avenue on Feb. 16.

Opinions vary on the current housing market. With IU gradually bringing in more students, random Bloomington residents on the street said they are looking for affordable options and are stuck between houses and apartments.

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Food options highlight cultural diversity in Bloomington

March 26th, 2019 No comments

Residents in Bloomington expressed a wide variety of opinions regarding choices for food in town and how it may need improvement, according to four random interviews conducted on and around Kirkwood Avenue on Feb 14. Citizens also reported that sometimes, there may even be too many options when it comes to deciding where to eat.

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Bloomington citizens are optimistic about job market

March 26th, 2019 No comments

Bloomington residents are relatively positive about the availability and quality of jobs in the area, despite some lingering issues, according to four random interviews on Feb. 14 in the downtown area.

They agreed that Bloomington’s balance of big and small business helps keep jobs readily available.

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On the Beat – Labor & the Economy

February 21st, 2019 No comments

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH IN THE JANUARY JOBS REPORT

Jan. 31, 2019

Eric Morath, The Wall Street Journal

In the wake of the federal government’s shutdown, the U.S. Department of Labor will release its report of January’s labor market Friday, Feb. 1. Common trends such as the hiring rate, unemployment rate and hourly wages are expected to remain steady.

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On the Beat – Civic Life

February 21st, 2019 No comments

IU SELECTS 3 APARTMENT COMPLEXES TO HOUSE STUDENTS NEXT YEAR

Jan. 23, 2019

Bente Bouthier, Indiana Public Media

Since the mold incidents in dorms, IU selected three apartment complexes for students to live in. Students will experience college housing differently because of this. The university would prefer students to live on campus, but believes this is the best option for now.

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On The Beat – Civic Life

February 21st, 2019 No comments

BEFORE WE LET YOU SWEAT, A FEW QUESTIONS

Jan. 30, 2019

Abby Ellin, The New York Times

Performix House is operating far from the traditional method. It is connecting residents emotionally through fitness while providing a social experience. Unlike other gyms, the trainers earn every percent of their wage. 

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On the Beat — Community & Culture

February 21st, 2019 No comments

AT SOFRA IN SUNNYSIDE, TURKISH FOOD BY A MASTER

Jan. 31, 2019

Ligaya Mishan, The New York Times

Yuksel Akdas, an immigrant from Istanbul, honors his heritage through cooking. In terms of food, New York City is often thought of as one of the most diverse. Turkish restaurant Sofra, which opened this past November, is a prime example.

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POS scannables

September 12th, 2018 No comments

This is a test of the POS quote boxes. They are used only in the POS story.

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