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Daily Local News – December 7, 2017

Monroe County Plan Commission member Scott Wells announced his resignation from the commission; Indiana Attorneys and lawmakers attempt to make connections between marijuana use and opioid addiction; Democracy for Monroe County will be hosting an event to discuss and debate the cash bail system; City of Bloomington Utility crews will be working to repair a water main break on South …

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Daily Local News – December 6, 2017

The Bloomington Planning Department is issuing a recommendation to decrease the size of housing developments in the city’s downtown.   The city of Bloomington partnered with the future Graduate Hotel on Kirkwood Avenue, to develop an art project at hotel’s construction site. The Centers for Disease Control ranked the city of Bloomington as the ‘drunkest city in the state.’ United States …

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Daily Local News – December 5, 2017

The Monroe County Health Department is looking to continue operating its needle exchange program; We’re a scant week and a half away from the December 15 deadline to register for health insurance through the national Health Insurance Marketplace; Bloomington Parks Director Paula McDevitt says her department will increase spending to market parks programs in 2018; The Indiana University Panhellenic Council …

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Business Coalition Opposes New Tax Bill

A small business coalition is running attack ads against Sen. Todd Young for his support of the Senate tax bill. Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform has reportedly spent over six-figures on television commercials in Indiana. The group has spent more than $1 million on similar ads targeting Republican lawmakers in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Arizona. The group is now urging …

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Senate Republicans Pass Tax Bill Along Party Lines

U.S. Senate Republicans advanced their proposed tax bill over the weekend. Votes largely came down along party lines, with Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker being the only Republican to vote against the bill. On Saturday, 51 Republicans voted to pass the bill, and 48 Democrats voted against it. Reflecting the partisan atmosphere in Washington, Republican Indiana Sen. Todd Young voted in …

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Daily Local News – December 4, 2017

US Senate Republicans passed their tax bill over the weekend; Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform is running attack ads against Sen. Todd Young for his support of the tax bill; Indiana’s largest environmental gathering, Greening the Statehouse, drew crowds at the Hendrix County Fairgrounds Saturday; Indiana University School of Public Health Professor Debby Herbenick hosts the 22nd edition of the …

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Daily Local News – November 30, 2017

The director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued an opinion-editorial piece defending the agency’s logging in Yellowwood State Forest; Indiana Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young push for the adoption of the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act; The Community Justice and Mediation center is taking applications for a 40-hour training program for residents interested in learning …

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Daily Local News – November 29, 2017

The Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH) Task Force is holding the second part of their lecture series tomorrow in Indianapolis. Spectators bringing alcohol into Brown County High School sporting events are fueling a proposed policy change. The former Muncie Police Chief is suing the city and its mayor for back pay, after he claims he was forced …

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Daily Local News – November 28, 2017

The Monroe County Council will discuss a proposed 1% food and beverage tax in their meeting this evening; A South Bend law firm has alleged that hospitals and hospital systems across the state have defrauded taxpayers of 300 million dollars; State Road 135 through downtown Nashville in Brown County will be closed on Saturday; This Saturday also marks the return …

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Tech Startup Investors Gather Here Thursday

The city of Bloomington will host the inaugural Angel Investing Conference, part of the 2017 Dimension Mill Annual seminar, November 30 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The conference will feature an exhibition on seven of Bloomington’s tech startups as well as a networking reception. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Brian Payne, assistant director of Small Business Relations for the …

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