The Media School

On The Beat Newsletter – Civic Life

February 25th, 2021 by

TRUMP’S HISTORIC 2ND TRIAL OPENS WITH JARRING VIDEO OF SIEGE.

Feb. 9, 2020

Lisa Mascaro, Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick and Jill Colvin, Associated Press.

Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial began Tuesday and Democrats opened with video evidence of the Capitol Riot. He is the first president to be impeached and tried after leaving office. His lawyers will argue the Constitutionality of this trial. 



“THEY NEVER STOPPED SERVING”: BLOOMINGTON FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE.

Feb. 3, 2021 

Christina Avery, Indiana Daily Student.  

About 60% of the BFD has accepted the COVID-19 vaccine. Although some are hesitant about testing a new vaccine on themselves, those who have gotten the vaccine report minor side-effects, such as fever or fatigue, which dissipated after the first 24 hours. 



BLOOMINGTON JOURNALISTS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AFTER WITNESSING FEDERAL EXECUTIONS.

Feb. 1, 2021

Cameron Garber, Indiana Daily Student.

Two Bloomington journalists from WTIU and WFIU tested positive for COVID-19 after witnessing a federal execution in Terre Haute. The journalists informed the Bureau of Prisons about the cases, but the BOP did not inform staff or other attendees.



COMMITTEE DEBATES BILL TO RAISE CIGARETTE TA $1, IMPOST E-LIQUIDS TAX.

Feb. 1, 2021

Brandon Smith, Indiana Public Media.

The Indiana House is debating the implementation of a new tax bill that would raise the nicotine tax in Indiana for the first time in over a decade from $1 to $2. The bill would also impose a new tax on e-liquids and vapes.



EXTREMISTS EMBODIED BY CAPITOL ATTACK POSE RISING THREAT, HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS.

Jan. 27, 2021 

Zolan Kanno-Youngs and David E. Sanger, New York Times

Homeland Security is warning about the possibility of more attacks like the mob on the Capitol earlier this month. The agency issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin for American terrorist groups for the first time since 2017. 



POLL: MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT AND CONVICTION.

Jan. 25, 2021

Benjamin Din, Politico. 

A poll showed that over 50% of Americans agreed Trump should be impeached. However, only 13% of Republicans agreed, 25% of respondents said they are not confident in the results of the election and 30% said they would never accept Biden as president.



BLOOMINGTON CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER NEW LAW PROTECTING HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS IN PARKS. 

Jan. 23, 2021

Dave Askins, B Square Beacon.

A new bill in the Bloomington City Council would require two weeks notice before clearing a homeless encampment, and the city would not be able to disassemble the camp unless there was housing and services for all the people living there.



EX-COP HITS TRUCK THINKING IT HELD 750,000 FRAUDULENT BALLOTS, POLICE SAY. IT HELD AIR CONDITIONING PARTS. 

Dec. 21, 2020

Shawn Boburg, Dalton Bennett, Neena Satija and Ken Hoffman, Washington Post

A Texas private investigator and former cop Mark Aguirre has been charged with assault for hitting David Lopez-Zuniga, an air conditioner repairman, during a vehicle collision. Aguirre and others believed Lopez-Zuniga was involved in massive voter fraud.



BLOOMINGTON POLICE OFFICER KYLE MCGLONE PURSUES PASSION FOR HELPING KIDS THROUGH HIS WORK AROUND THE COMMUNITY. 

Nov. 12, 2020 

Abriana Heron, Bloomington Beat.

BPD officer Kyle McGlone had a terrifying impression of the police when he was a child and has grown up wanting to help others. For years he taught math and worked for Child Protective Services. Now he gives back to the community through police work.



MIDDLEWAY HOUSE DIRECTOR DEB MORROW FINDS PURPOSE IN HELPING OTHE WOMEN FACED WITH ABUSE.  

April 16, 2020 

Hailey Chellis, Bloomington Beat

Middleway House director Deb Morrow knows what it’s like to face trauma and abuse. Now, she uses her position to help women in her community, especially those returning from prison, the same way Middleway House helped her begin her life again.