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Mayor Hamilton Discusses Efforts to Reduce DBP Levels in Local Water

The city of Bloomington is changing the way it treats water in hopes of reducing the levels of chemical byproducts that can be hazardous to human health. This afternoon, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton met reporters outside the Monroe Water Treatment Plant to talk about the city’s recent efforts to combat rising levels of disinfectant byproducts in the local drinking water. …

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Daily Local News – April 6, 2016

The Buskirk Chumley Theater is on track to implement more than $88,000 in audio equipment upgrades; The talk show host and Indiana University alumnus Tavis Smiley has established $50,000 in new scholarships for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs; This Sunday, from 1 to 4 pm, the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department will host the 31st Annual Children’s Expo. …

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Interchange – Gownsburg: The Messy Child Born of a Dysfunctional Couple

Student false alarm rates are an egregious cost that the city pays. Photo credit: David Snodgress for the Herald-Times

Universities are paternalistic and infantilizing and municipalities enable them. This translates loosely into “If you’re father says it’s okay…” Bringing a wealth of experience in Bloomington City Government to the topic, Geography scholar Stephen Volan will share his research into how college campuses function, for better and for worse, as municipalities. Indiana University has a complex relationship with the City …

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Monroe County Commissioners Support Alternative to Jail for Juveniles

The Monroe County Commissioners are supporting day reporting programs for youth as an alternative to secure detention. The day reporting program is implemented in conjunction with the local non profit Family Solutions. County Chief probation officer Troy Hatfield tells the Commissioners that the Monroe County Public Library is an invaluable partner with the County’s Juvenile Alternative Detention Initiative. “One of …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – When My Money Becomes Our Money

Sharing a household with a significant other brings a lot of changes—and changes to your financial routine are no exception. Avoid common pitfalls with these tips.

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Democracy for Monroe County Hosts Monroe County Commission Debate

Last week, the organization Democracy for Monroe County hosted a debate featuring the Democratic candidates for an open seat on the Monroe County Commission. Audience members heard from three candidates: Amanda Barge, Rick Dietz, and John Whikehart. Among the many questions asked by moderator Scott Wells was a question regarding the coming expansion of I-69, and the benefits and disadvantages …

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Daily Local News – April 5, 2016

The Indiana Farm Bureau is pushing federal lawmakers to sign the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP; The Monroe County Commissioners are supporting day reporting programs for youth as an alternative to secure detention (jail?); The I-69 Development Partners Team has announced the closure of both northbound & southbound lanes on State Road 37 from That Road to Sample Road; In …

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Bring It On – April 4, 2016

Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright welcome special guest Dr. Iris Rosa, who is a professor in Indiana University Bloomington’s Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and the Director of the African American Dance Company for over four decades. Rosa joins Bring It On to discuss the history of the African American Dance Company and their upcoming Spring Concert, …

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Daily Local News – April 4, 2016

Indiana University says it will not redo any of the sexual misconduct hearings performed under the supervision of former Associate Dean of Students, Jason Casares, who resigned after sexual misconduct charges; The Bloomington City Council may soon change the city’s rules related to demolition and demolition delay of historic structures; A  study from the Indiana Business Research Center shows that …

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No Bias Found in Sexual Misconduct Cases Heard by Dismissed Associate Dean of Students

Indiana University says it will not redo any of the sexual misconduct hearings performed under the supervision of Jason Casares, who resigned from the university in February after being publicly accused of sexual misconduct. Casares had been the Director of Student Ethics before he resigned. In a statement released this morning, the university said that former IU law professor Julia …

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