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Commission Approves $34 Million for Switchyard Park

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The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved spending $34 million to construct Switchyard Park, yesterday. The Commission approved over $25 million worth of ‘additional features,’ that go beyond the original park plan, including a skate park, limestone concert seating, and a 90-space overflow parking lot off of Rogers Street. Parks Operations Director Dave Williams said some elements have been pulled out of …

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Institute Recommends Housing at Downtown Hospital Site

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After IU Health announced its sale of the downtown Bloomington hospital for $6.5 million to the city of Bloomington, the city contracted the Urban Land Institute to put forward recommendations on what to do with the 24-acre downtown site. As City of Bloomington Communications Director Yael Ksander tells WFHB News Director Wes Martin, the Urban Land Institute is putting forward …

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Interchange – Facebook Breakup: Time to Cash Out?

In March of 2014 it was reported that the National Security Agency had aggressively accelerated its hacking initiatives – codenamed TURBINE – to “allow the current implant network to scale to large size (millions of implants) by creating a system that does automated control implants by groups instead of individually.” Much of this done via “fake” Facebook Servers. Here’s what …

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Daily Local News – April 17, 2018

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The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved spending $34 million to construct Switchyard Park yesterday; The Commission also previewed the city’s contract with Indiana University Health to buy the IU hospital site on Second Street; City of Bloomington Utilities Director Vic Kelson says the last stage of the south-central sewer interceptor project will be expedited; The Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Committee has …

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The Bicentennial Journal – Gladys DeVane Pt. 1

In this week’s edition of The Bicentennial Journal, Gladys DeVane shares her experiences with racism as a person of color. As a Black woman, she was excluded from the private parties and social gatherings of coworkers. So, DeVane says the African-American community would hang out together to get away from ‘being Black in Bloomington.’ Support for The Bicentennial Journal and …

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Rep. Pierce Tours Yellowwood’s Back Country Logging

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State Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) toured logging areas of Yellowwood State Forest last week. Pierce says he hiked through the Back Country area, where a Department of Natural Resources contractor is removing 1,700 trees, with the Indiana Forest Alliance’s Dave Seastrom. Pierce says the Indiana DNR designated Yellowwood’s Back Country area back in the ‘80’s, in an effort to preserve …

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Daily Local News – April 16, 2018

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An armed gunman was reported on IU’s campus yesterday afternoon; State Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) toured logging areas of Yellowwood State Forest last week, to evaluate the logging of the back country wilderness; A surveying and land-use contractor hired by the city of Bloomington to evaluate what to do with the IU Health downtown hospital has released its recommendations; Wain Martin, a …

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Hola Bloomington-April 13,2018.

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Locutores Luis Hernandez, Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Carlos Bakota y Carlos Colon hablaron acerca las noticias, leyes y politica. Host Luis Hernadez, Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Carlos Bakota and Carlos Colon talk about the news, law and politics.

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Police Chase Ends With Attempted Suicide

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The Bloomington Police Department captured a suspect in connection with an attempted murder investigation. Brandon Richardson is wanted for allegedly tying up his girlfriend, beating, stabbing and strangling her over a period of three days. The woman reportedly told investigators at Monroe Hospital the assault began after the couple fought on Monday. Members of Bloomington Police Department’s Critical Incident Response …

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Daily Local News – April 12, 2018

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Last night the Bloomington City Council held a special session to commemorate the city’s bicentennial. During the special session’s public comment period, Black Lives Matter advocate Vauhxx Booker announced his group will continue to protest the Mayor’s decision to approve purchasing an armored truck for the police department. Indiana’s Attorney General, Curtis Hill, published an opinion piece this morning, in …

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