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Daily Local News – August 22, 2017

Jim Sims was elected to the Bloomington City Council last night by the Monroe County Democratic Caucus; Yesterday, the Bedford and Lawrence County Times-Mail ran an editorial piece submitted to them by Indiana Attorney General, Curtis Hill; The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, a World War 2 heavy cruiser that fought in the Pacific, was discovered this weekend on the …

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Daily Local News – August 21, 2017

Today’s solar eclipse crossed the American mainland, peaking above Bloomington at around 2:20 this afternoon, and Bloomington residents took to rooftops and meadows, with solar viewers and pinhole cameras. If you’ve been thinking that there are more students than usual in Bloomington, you’re not wrong. On Friday, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton released a statement condemning ‘bigotry, hate and extremism.’ The …

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Daily Local News – August 17, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners make good on their commitment to help fund weekend operations at Shalom Community Center; An invasive freshwater fish is threatening Midwestern waterways, including those in Bloomington; State health officials are urging Indiana residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites amid an increase in West Nile virus cases across the state. FEATURE A study by …

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Daily Local News – August 16, 2017

Design plans for Indiana University Health’s new Bloomington Hospital were unveiled on Friday.   Investing in quality Pre-K and celebrating Bloomington’s Bicentennial are two new priorities in the city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.   If you’ve noticed heavier than usual traffic this week, it might be because today is the official move-in day for Indiana University Bloomington students.   …

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Daily Local News – August 15, 2017

A week after Donald Trump was elected president of United States, George Nathaniel Stang sprayed the walls of Saint David’s Episcopal Church in Brown County with a swastika, anti-gay epithets, and “Heil Trump.”; The Monroe County Public Safety Tax Committee will fund six more dispatches for the county’s Central Emergency Dispatch; The Emerald Ash Borer has been wreaking havoc on …

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Volunteers Build Naxolone Kits

More than two dozen community members gathered Wednesday night to help the Indiana Recovery Alliance build Naxolone kits. Reporter Sarah Vaughan brings us the story for today’s Community Report.

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Jeffersonville Participants Learn How To Dispose of Needles And Administer Naxolone

A Jeffersonville program meant to help curb Hepatitis C and HIV is being extended for the upcoming year. The program, aimed at helping decrease the use of used needles shared by infected intravenous drug users, teaches participants how to safely dispose of needles and trains them in administering anti-opioid drug overdose medication called Narcan or Naloxone. Two years ago an …

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Bloomington Rallies To Support Victims of Charlottesville Terrorism

Organizations gathered at the Monroe County Courthouse yesterday in a show of solidarity for the victims of Saturday’s terrorist attack on counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. White supremacists gathered in the historic college town to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, calling their event the ‘Unite the Right Free Speech Rally.’ After repeated clashes …

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Daily Local News – August 14, 2017

Some 500 people gathered at the Monroe County Courthouse yesterday to show support for the victims of the terrorist attack in Charlottesville; Indiana State Police arrested a man wanted on outstanding warrants yesterday after a car chase on SR 46; Smithville Fiber initiates a $500,000 fiber internet installation project for Ellettsville; A Jeffersonville program aimed at teaching participants how to …

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Daily Local News – August 10, 2017

Monroe County Council members can not find their way towards approving a proposed 2018 budget for the county’s Central Emergency Dispatch Center; The Owen County Public Library is currently hosting ‘The Indiana Heart Gallery.’; Indiana State Police troopers reportedly recovered firearms, crystal methamphetamine, and over fifteen thousand dollars in cash during a raid in Bloomington. FEATURE Caty Pilachowski is one …

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