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Mural Depicting KKK Stays at IU’s Woodburn Hall

A controversial mural at Indiana University depicting Ku Klux Klan members burning a Christian cross and carrying the American flag during a Klan gathering will remain in Woodburn Hall. IU Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel said the mural cannot be removed due to the type of paint used. The mural has created controversy over the past 70 years. …

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Indiana Seeks Changes to 2015 Waters of the US Bill

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has joined 24 other states in support of editing and amending the 2015 Waters of the United States bill. The bill is an effort by the Environmental Protection Agency designed to help protect and better manage American waterways. The Waters of the US bill added language to the 1972 Clean Water Act that helped specify …

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City of Bloomington Rolls Out New Recycling and Waste Disposal Program

The City of Bloomington rolled out its new recycling and waste disposal program this morning. City residents will no longer have to separate out their recycling, or buy garbage tags for garbage bags. According to the city’s website, the new measures are being taken to reduce the, “high number of injuries and subsequent workers compensation costs.” Director of Public Works …

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Housing Choice Voucher Program Begins Tomorrow

The Bloomington Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher program will open for applications tomorrow. According to Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager Daniel Harmon, in order for the city’s Housing Authority to provide voucher assistance, a family may not have income which exceeds  50 percent of the area’s median income. Bloomington’s median income is $49,900. To qualify, applicants must make half the …

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Indiana Again Considering Sunday Alcohol Sales

The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers (IABR) has reaffirmed support for legislation that would permit the carry-out sale of alcohol on Sundays. The support comes weeks before the Indiana General Assembly’s Alcohol Code Revision Commission is scheduled to convene for its fourth meeting of the 2017 session. According to IARB chairman Jon Sinder, the prohibition of alcohol on Sundays is …

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Hola Bloomington – September 29, 2017

Host Israel Herrera interviews Lotus Artists PASCUALA ILABACA, LA DAMA PROJECT, and Guest Damian Solano talks about film series. Locutor Israel Herrera entrevista a los artistas del festival de Lotus PASCUALA ILABACA, LA DAMA, e invitados Damian Solano habla del ciclo de cine.

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Ellettsville Town Council Approves 2018 Budget

The Ellettsville Town Council gave its final approval yesterday to the town’s 2018 budget, but not without some controversy. Council member Brian Mobley says he feels administrators have unfairly cherry-picked a select number of employees to get raises next year. Mobley was the lone “no” vote on the town budget. Mobley says he had figured out a way to give …

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Att’y General Hill Criticizes Needle Exchanges & CDC

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has criticized the state’s needle exchange programs as well as the Centers for Disease Control. Hill’s criticisms come in the wake of a CDC report requesting the state cease collecting data on syringe exchange programs. According to the CDC, the information gathered by Indiana using inaccurate data can alter the true statistical picture. The Governor’s …

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Hola Bloomington – September 23, 2017

Hosts Erick Gutierrez and Maria Auxi in Hola Bloomington’s Hola Hombres program, Sexual Health. Locutorse Erick Gutierrez and Maria Auxi en Hola Bloomington’s Hola Hombres, el programa de la salud sexual.

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Cook Pharmica Bought by Catalent Incorporated

Cook Pharmica sold to Catalent Incorporated this morning. According to separately filed press releases, New Jersey-based Catalent bought Cook Pharmica from the Bloomington-based Cook Group for $950 million. The deal, which was announced this morning, is still subject to federal approval, but could go through within the next forty days. Cook Group Spokeswoman Marsha Lovejoy says the sale of Cook …

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