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

Voices in the Street – Springtime Observance: Bloomington’s Holiday Traditions

Tomorrow is Good Friday, Sunday is Easter and passover is the 14th through the 22nd. Whether you’re Jewish, Christian, Muslim or secular, the blooming of flowers always seems to accompany spiritual gratitude for the gifts we have. Voices in the Street hit the Streets to ask Bloomington residents about their springtime holiday traditions and impressions.

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Daily Local News – April 16, 2014

Indiana University announced last week that it is increasing the minimum wage it pays its employees from 7.25 an hour to 8.25 an hour, effective with the start of the new fiscal year on July 1st; The Monroe County Stormwater Management Board split April 10th over how to fund a local conservation group; Local officials questioned a representative from the …

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Housing the Homeless

The closing of Bloomington’s low barrier winter shelter last spring means some of Bloomington’s residents are entering their second summer without a place to sleep. The local Ubuntu working group was formed last summer in response to this need, and has been advocating for a community response to homelessness in Bloomington. Within Ubuntu are members of Bloomington’s Catholic Worker community, …

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Bloomington Beware! – Your ID in Danger!

Now it’s LIKELY — not just possible — that your identity has been stolen. A data breach involving Experian (the credit-reporting firm), plus the really scary “Heartbleed” problem with overall internet security, have changed everything. Here’s why you need to change ALL your passwords.

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Ins and Outs of Money – Financial Transitions

There are lots of transitions happening on the Ins and Outs of Money! Join Ashley and Steve as they explore resources and tips for dealing with financial transitions in your life.

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Local Groups Rally Against Inequities in Tax Day Protest

Members of the Bloomington chapters of Move to Amend and the Woman’s International League for Peace and Freedom held a demonstration outside the Walnut Street Post Office this afternoon. In concurrence with federal and state income taxes being due today, the groups held signs that said “tax the rich” and distributed information about the inequities between personal income and corporate …

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Daily Local News – April 15, 2014

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the winning contractor to finance, build, and maintain section 5 of the new interstate running through Monroe County; The Monroe County Council showed support for raising a local income tax April 8th; Indiana University’s Center for the Study of Global Change has received the 2014 Paul Simon Award for the Promotion of Language …

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Activate! – Bloomington Playwrights Project: Chad Rabinovitz

Chad Rabinovitz, Producing Artistic Director for the Bloomington Playwrights Project, talks about BPP’s summer education program and volunteer opportunities.

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DNR To Regulate Deer Sharpshooting

The Bloomington City Council voted six-to-two last week in favor of sharpshooting deer in the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. Council members accepted testimony from biologists and others who said the large deer population is threatening other species in the area. But it’s still not clear how many deer might be killed if the city goes through with its plans. That’s …

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Daily Local News – April 14, 2014

Greater Indianapolis has taken a major step to improve mass transit in the region, and could provide a model for doing the same in regions like Greater Bloomington; Last fall the City of Bloomington implemented the Civil Streets Initiative, which aims to make roads safer for everyone from motor-vehicle drivers and bike riders, to pedestrians walking and running; Asian American …

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