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Current person in role: Jar Turner (2015-present)

Daily Local News – June 26, 2014

Same sex couples in Indiana continue to wed today, following yesterday’s ruling by United States District Judge Richard Young Indiana’s state statue banning gay marriage is unconstitutional; The Bloomington City Council appeared supportive June 27th of a plan to restructure a city department that was the center of an alleged embezzlement scheme; Holding a large event in Ellettsville will come …

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The 2014 Summer Commune

Two years ago friends and strangers from around the world gathered in a small town called Moscow, Idaho for, as its organizers called it, a Summer Commune. Described on their website as a diverse temporary intentional community somewhere in North America, this year the Commune has been reduced to a single month and it’s happening in Bloomington this July. Correspondent …

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Voices in the Street – Gay people of Indiana Rejoice!

This week on the Voices in the Street:  “Gay people of Indiana Rejoice!  The ban on gay marriage has been struck down.” The law that made it illegal for same sex couples to marry in Indiana was ruled unconstitutional  yesterday in federal court.  The permanent injunction on the marriage ban meant that same sex couples could marry effective immediately, and …

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EcoReport – Kerwin Olson: Citizen Action Coalition

In today’s EcoReport feature, Kerwin Olson from the Citizen Action Coalition explains why we need to restore mandatory energy efficiency programs gutted by Indiana Senate Bill 340.

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Standing Room Only – Maya Kucherskaya: Church and Society in Contemporary Russia

Multi-talented Maya Kucherskaya, a renowned author of fiction and literature and an accomplished journalist shared her story at an author exposition hosted by the IU department of Slavic languages and the department of religious studies. Much of her work centers on the Russian Orthodox church and its interaction with more emergent aspects of  eastern European culture. Kucherskaya spoke at Indiana …

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Daily Local News – June 23, 2014

The superintendent at the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation is getting a raise; 138 acres of private green in between Wapehani Park and RCA park has been put for auction online; The Indiana Department of Environmental Management, or IDEM, is seeking public comment on its 2014 List of Impaired Waters and the Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology used to develop …

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Bloomington Beware! – ID Theft Apathy

Identity theft is not just increasing, it’s exploding…and people are starting to think it’s inevitable. That’s not true. The facts are getting to be pretty terrifying, but there ARE things you can do to protect your name, your money, your family, and your future.

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Bloomington Public Works Targeted in Reorganization

Tomorrow night the Bloomington City Council will hear a proposal from the mayor’s office to restructure the biggest department in city government. The proposed changes target the Public Works Department, which was rocked by an embezzlement scandal earlier this year. Under the plan the Department’s engineering division, which was allegedly the center of the embezzlement scheme, would get new supervision. …

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Daily Local News – June 24, 2014

There have been several complaints from residents in rural Monroe County about the nighttime INDOT construction work on I-69; Users of local buses will be expected to adhere to a recently adopted behavioral code; The Monroe County Public Library will be open slightly different hours starting on Labor Day; Some Monroe County residents raised questions June 17th about proposed rules …

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Daily Local News – June 23, 2014

After months of delay, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District is pushing forward again with plans for a new recycling facility; The Monroe County Stormwater Management Board debated June 12th whether to give $25,000 to a local conservation group; At a meeting June 16th, the Bloomington Utilities Service Board questioned the cost of remodeling a break room at the …

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