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Daily Local News – July 26, 2017

Monroe County Community School System unanimously approved a new food policy last night, allowing all students to receive the same lunch regardless of their ability to pay. Senate bill 303, a new law passed by the Indiana State Senate, could ease the process of obtaining health care. The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a deer Management Information Panel …

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Daily Local News – July 25, 2017

The Monroe County Community School Corporation’s board will vote on a new policy tonight, aimed at eliminating a practice within Monroe County schools that critics are calling “lunch-shaming”; Monroe County officials are looking for multiple sources of funding for proposed bridge projects; The Monroe County Waste Management District Board has reviewed two versions of the District’s proposed 2018 budget in …

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New Indiana Parental Notification Law Is Unconstitutional, Some say

Last month, a US District Court judge granted a temporary injunction against Indiana’s new state law allowing judges to notify the parents of a minor girl when she is seeking an abortion. Current Indiana law already requires a minor who does not have parental consent for an abortion to petition the court for the right to have the procedure. The …

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Herbicide Spray To Close B-Line Trail Tuesday

Herbicide application will temporarily close a portion of the B-Line trail tomorrow, according to the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. The stretch of trail between the Bloomington Banquet sculpture and Seventh Street will be rerouted through the City Hall employee parking lot. The herbicide will be focused on weeds growing in the Farmers’ Market Plaza. If left untreated, they could …

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VandeWiele Seeks Voter Information Privacy

In the July 20th meeting of the Monroe County Election Board, Democratic representative Carolyn VandeWiele sought to reassure voters that Indiana law protects their private information VandeWiele’s statement came after a request last month by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity asked Secretaries of States for an expansive set of information on individual voters, including Hoosiers. VandeWiele said Indiana …

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Daily Local News – July 24, 2017

Monroe County Election Board representative Carolyn VandeWiele seeks to reassure voters that state law protects their privacy; The city will close the B-Line Trail on Tuesday to apply herbicide along its path; INDOT narrows I-69 Ohio River bridge crossing options to two. FEATURE Indiana’s new law allowing judges to notify parents of minor girls’ attempts to undergo abortions has been …

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Daily Local News – July 20, 2017

White-tailed deer at the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve are close to destroying the preserve to the point it may never recover; With ISTEP officially on its way out, the state is in market for a new standardized testing system. FEATURE WFHB News Director Joe Crawford took a chance on Big Talk three years ago. The idea for a weekly regular …

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Daily Local News – July 19, 2017

This week, Carrier Corp will lay off 300 of its Indianapolis furnace factory employees.    Members of the activist organization Hoosier Action were in Washington D.C. and marched on Republican lawmakers offices, where they staged protests against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also called ‘Obamacare.’    Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain appeared before County Commissioners this morning, explaining …

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Daily Local News – July 18, 2017

Indiana’s Democratic Senator, Joseph Donnelly, is facing criticism from state and national GOP members over his brother’s California-based business; Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation is taking steps to promote a positive image of the school system through a new branding campaign; A new Indiana law could prevent so-called ‘water wars’ between Indiana and Kentucky, according to New Albany’s News and …

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Developer Tabbed for Convention Center Expansion

The Monroe County Convention Center Advisory Commission has selected a developer for a proposed convention center expansion. Indianapolis-based Sun Development and Management Corporation outshone two competitors to gain the Commission’s favor. In the commission’s July 11th meeting, Commission member Patrick Stoffers explained why he felt Sun Development is the better choice. The 90-year-old convention center building is located at West …

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