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Bloomington Planning and Transportation Director Christy Langley Discusses the Growth Policies Plan

The City’s Growth Policies Plan, also known as the GPP or the Comp Plan, covers a broad range of topics such as land use, housing, environmental protection and transportation, among other issues. The GPP is the guiding document for the City in setting policies and ordinances. Sarah Vaughan spoke with Planning and Transportation Director Christy Langley about the portion of …

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Republican Nominee Holcomb Once Attacked Opponent For Funding Kinsey, Bestiality, Etc.

A group of Indiana Republicans chose Eric Holcomb to run for governor during a private meeting today. Holcomb has been the Lieutenant Governor since he was appointed to the position in March. In the gubernatorial race, Holcomb replaces Mike Pence, who was forced to bow out after he announced he would run for vice president alongside Donald Trump. Although Holcomb …

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Interchange – Lynchings on Loop: How Terror Goes Viral

Anti-lynching banner flew outside NAACP headquarters in midtown Manhattan from the early 1900s until 1938. (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/COURTESY OF THE NAACP)

Courtney Baker on the double-edged power of images of black suffering and death. For “Lynchings on Loop” Courtney Baker, author of Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death joins us to talk about the history of images of black pain, the malleable and incomplete nature of the image, and how to proceed in our current media-saturated …

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Daily Local News – July 26, 2016

A group of Indiana Republicans chose Eric Holcomb to run for governor during a private meeting today; The Hemlock Cliffs Trail Area in Bedford has recently been closed for camping; In a meeting earlier this month, the Monroe County Council okayed the County Commissioners using bond money to fund a wide range of projects, including the purchase of new financial …

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Bring It On – July 25th, 2016

Harambee (a Swahili word that means, Let us all pull together) is back by popular demand. Harambee was held first in 2002. It is about Afrikan / Black peoples coming together to talk with each other, listen to each other, and explore ways of supporting each other. Harambee events may range from informal affairs lasting a few hours, in which …

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Daily Local News – July 25, 2016

Indiana Legal Services has sued the state of Indiana for neglecting an Ellettsville woman’s health insurance application for six months; A pool of mosquitoes in Greene County has tested positive for the West Nile virus; The Buskirk Chumley Theater will soon be able to upgrade its cinematic equipment; The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved changes to the county’s zoning …

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Linked-In Learning: Facing a New Trend of Online Classrooms

Bloomington High School South has begun to incorporate online courses into its curriculum. Now students are able to retake classes they failed – or begin working on college courses – all online. But some say a computer screen can’t completely replace a classroom. Student journalist, Alexis Davis, reported on the story. Each Monday during June and July, the Daily Local …

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West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Found in Greene County

A pool of mosquitoes has tested positive for the West Nile virus in Greene County. That’s according to the Greene County Daily World, which cited information from the Greene County Health Department. Greene is now one of three counties in the state of Indiana where the virus has been detected. So far, only one case of West Nile has been …

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Lawsuit Filed Against State in Case of Lapsed Insurance Approval

Indiana Legal Services has sued the state of Indiana for neglecting an Ellettsville woman’s health insurance application for six months. While the woman, Regina Malloy, waited to hear back from the state, she racked up thousands of dollars of debt from doctor visits, lab fees, and an MRI. That’s all according to a report in the Herald-Times. Malloy had applied …

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Standing Room Only: A Discussion on the Americans with Disabilities Act

On Wednesday, June 22nd the City of Bloomington’s Council for Community Accessibility met with different restaurant owners to speak about making Bloomington more compliable with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A representative from the Great Lakes ADA Center came to give a mini-training session at Uptown Cafe on how to improve restaurants in the Bloomington area. Jennifer Skulski owns her …

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