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Daily Local News – January 18, 2018

Indianapolis is among 20 cities being considered for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters; Bloomington is looking for area artists to construct a bicentennial song; Officials from IU, the city of Bloomington, Monroe County and the state legislature came together over the weekend for the Bicentennial Kickoff Event in the Monroe County Government Center; After 178 amendments over five months, the Bloomington City Council adopted …

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Daily Local News – January 17, 2018

The Indiana legislature is considering two bills that would revise payday lending rules in the state; The Monroe County Plan Commission is changing a zoning ordinance to make proposed trash facilities a conditional use, instead of a permitted use; After resigning from the Indiana Department of Child Services, Mary Beth Bonaventura will be joining the office of Attorney General Curtis …

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Daily Local News – January 16, 2018

IU Health broke ground on its new Bloomington Hospital this morning; Governor Holcomb issued a proclamation this week, officially declaring January 21st through the 27th as ‘Indiana School Choice Week’; Representatives from eight Bloomington nonprofits presented their applications for Community Development Block Grant funding on January 11th at City Hall. FEATURE The Bee Corp is a Bloomington based startup that …

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Daily Local News – January 11, 2018

Bloomington City Council members are working to limit the heights of new downtown development, the Sophia Travis playground at Karst Farm Park is getting a makeover, the Indiana legislature is considering revising Indiana’s alcohol laws, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb addressed the state legislature in his State of the State address on Tuesday night. FEATURE Indiana’s legislature passed a law last session …

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Daily Local News – January 10, 2018

Monroe County Community School Corporation is working to fill the local need for child care. Air conditioning manufacturer Carrier Corporation announced the final termination of 215 employees at its Indianapolis manufacturing plant today. The Monroe County Health Department is creating a new, full time Health Educator and Harm Reduction position in response to the opioid crisis. Western Skateland in Bloomington has …

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Daily Local News – January 9, 2018

Tomorrow is the first day political hopefuls in the state will be able to file for their candidacy; Monroe County Election Board members are being asked to open a centrally-located poling site near Indiana University; Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will deliver his second State of the State Address this evening; Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced his intention to join …

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Daily Local News – January 8, 2018

Ellettsville officials look for ways to spur economic development; A report released from the Indiana State Department of Health says that 25 people have died from flu complications across the state this season; The city of Bloomington completed a two-year attempt at reducing deer populations at Griffy Lake last week. FEATURE Newly-named Indiana state poet laureate Adrian Matejka says Bloomington …

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City, County Proclaim January 4 WFHB Day

Today is officially WFHB Day in Monroe County, and WFHB Community Radio Day in the City of Bloomington. Both the county and the city signed proclamations, recognizing the station’s 25th anniversary. WFHB first began transmitting at 91.3 FM on Monday, January 4, 1993. Monroe County Commissioner introduced the measure during yesterday’s county commissioner’s meeting. Commissioner Julie Thomas cited WFHB’s volunteer …

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Rep. Pierce Proposes Voluntary Euthanasia Bill

State Representative Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) is filing legislation that would provide Indiana with a “death with dignity law.” Pierce says his proposal, which was announced today, would enable individuals with terminal illnesses to request voluntary euthanasia. According to a press release from Rep. Pierce’s office, House Bill 1157 would allow an adult diagnosed with a terminal disease that will end …

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Daily Local News – January 4, 2018

HEADLINES Bloomington Democratic State Representative Matt Pierce files legislation for voluntary euthanasia; the Monroe County Commissioners are gearing up for the county’s 200th anniversary, saving taxpayer money with new property tax software, and approved new monitoring equipment for the Community Corrections Department; The Commission on the Status of Women is seeking applicants for their annual awards; and both the city …

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