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Yoder Implicates Robling in Waste Transfer Debacle

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County Council member Shelli Yoder says the controversial proposal for a waste transfer station was actually a deceitful attempt to provide Hoosier Disposal-Republic Services with another business opportunity. Yoder was at one time a registered agent for Indiana Green Transfer and Recycling, but resigned late last year. She addressed the Monroe County Board of Zoning Appeals in their meeting last …

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Charlotte Zietlow: From Upstart To Revered Veteran

She is the grande dame of Bloomington politics. Charlotte Zietlow jumped into the political fray nearly fifty years ago when she and a rag-tag band of newcomers took over City Hall in the 1971 election. Since then she’s pushed for programs and ordinances as both a City Council member and a Monroe County Commissioner. She tells the story of how …

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Activate! – Cry of the Children: Dellsie Boddie

Air date: 02/12/2018 Dellsie Boddie serves the community on multiple levels through Cry of the Children, which is an organization that gives equal chances to all children to shine and become functional in society by helping them obtain the tools they need to do so. She works with children, helping them read and discover their natural talents, such as singing, …

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Daily Local News – February 7, 2018

Travelers on Bloomington’s Country Club Drive should be prepared for lane closures over the next six months.   Twelve area social service agencies are in line to receive a total of 560 thousand dollars in Community Development Block Grant money this year.    Kilroys on Kirkwood’s alcohol license is being challenged by city of Bloomington residents.    FEATURE: Indiana’s caves, largely focused …

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Fungal Infection Threatens Bats

Indiana’s caves, largely focused around the southern karst topography of the state, are reopening. Hoosier National Forest prohibited entrance to its caves for fear of spreading a deadly fungal infection that’s ravaged bat populations. As WFHB correspondent Jonah Chester reports, the death of millions of bats has dire implications for other parts of the state’s ecosystem.

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Better Beware – Local Dangers

There are several things to watch out for in South Central Indiana these days, including some that are worldwide problems. Here are some timely and useful heads ups.

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The Bicentennial Journal – Mattie Fuller

Mattie Fuller came to Bloomington with her family in the aftermath of the American Civil War. Fuller became one of the most celebrated and recognized African-Americans in Monroe County’s history. We’ll hear excerpts from her diaries and correspondences, in this week’s edition of The Bicentennial Journal—looking back on 200 years of history in South Central Indiana. Support for The Bicentennial …

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Indiana’s Medicaid Requirements Driving Hoosiers Off Coverage

On Friday, U.S. Health and Human Services approved Indiana’s request to impose additional requirements on Medicaid recipients in the state. The approval makes Indiana one of only two states that require residents receiving Medicaid to have a job. Kentucky has applied for similar stipulations. Jesse Cross-Call, Senior Policy Analyst for the DC-based, non-partisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, says …

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Kirkwood Condo Proposal Advances

The one hundred block of Kirkwood Avenue could look decidedly more modern when an empty parking lot next to CVS is replaced with a condominium project. The City of Bloomington’s Case Manager James Roach described the project in last night’s Bloomington Plan Commission meeting. The proposed development will contain more than two thousand square feet of commercial space on the …

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Elections Board To Open Central IU Polling Site

The Monroe County Election Board approved creating two new polling places in its February 1st meeting. The Board is eliminating polling sites at the IU football complex and the IU union center in favor of one central polling site at the University Club. Board member Carolyn VandeWiele and William Ellis said a site visit proved the University Club is the …

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