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Daily Local News – February 15, 2016

Procedures at Bloomingon’s water treatment plant appear to be contributing to the high levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water; The Bloomington Fire Department is beginning the beta testing phase of a new software designed to enhance the department’s response to emergency calls; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board approved a contract last week aimed at addressing a problem with …

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Daily Local News – February 11, 2016

Beginning tomorrow, the Monroe County Public Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak’s popular children’s book; Indiana’s congressional delegation is asking President Obama to directly intervene in an ongoing issue involving adopted children from the Democratic Republic of Congo; In a meeting on Monday, the Bloomington Plan Commission discussed proposed changes to the …

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Daily Local News – February 10, 2016

Two cases of mumps have been confirmed on Indiana University Bloomington campus; The State Health department has announced the first case of Zika virus in Indiana; A new member of the Ellettsville Town Council brought up what he said could be a potential conflict of interest at meeting this week; Credit card skimmers were found inside of Bloomington gas pumps …

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Daily Local News – February 9, 2016

Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellsperman announced this afternoon she is resigning from state government; Two bills are moving through the Statehouse that would allow pharmacists to deny pseudoephedrine sales to suspicious customers; The Indiana University Board of Trustees have approved a room and board price increase for the upcoming school year; The League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe …

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Daily Local News – February 8, 2016

Indiana University’s Associate Dean of Students and Title Nine Director Jason Casares is on paid administrative leave following sexual assault allegations made by a colleague; A bill is moving through the Indiana General Assembly that could stop an initiative to ban single-use plastic bags in Bloomington; In its meeting last week, the Monroe County Election Board received an update on …

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Daily Local News – February 4, 2016

Last night members of the Bloomington City Council sounded off on the Indiana legislature’s recent shooting down of Senate Bill 344; Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives have pushed forward a bill intended to limit the power of state environmental regulators; State Senator Mark Stoops has authored Senate Bill 128, a proposal that would increase funding for the Monroe …

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Daily Local News – February 3, 2016

What became known as the Anti-RFRA (“rifra”) bill died in the Indiana Senate yesterday before making it to the floor for a vote; House Bill 1201, which will require animal care facilities to spay or neuter pets before adoption from the facility, is making its way through the Indiana Statehouse; The Indiana House of Representatives has unanimously voted to support …

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Daily Local News – February 2, 2016

The City of Bloomington is reporting lower levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s drinking water compared to last year; The Bloomington Public Works Department has been given permission to close sidewalks or streets without having to get the permits beforehand; At a work session last week, the Monroe County Council addressed payroll errors between the last paychecks county employees …

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Daily Local News – February 1, 2016

A piece of legislation presented by the Indiana Forest Alliance to protect forests was denied a hearing last week; Indiana University has been ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative universities by Reuters News; Ellettsville Town Council member Brian Mobley raised concerns last week with the amount the town was spending on improvements to Police department offices; The American Heart …

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The Daily Local News – January 28, 2016

Bloomington celebrates diversity this weekend with the 13th annual Pride Film Festival at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre; Hoosiers may no longer have to drain their bank accounts to receive food stamps; PBS correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, founder of the Under-Told Stories Project will open a Media School speaker series tomorrow afternoon; The lead plaintiff from the Supreme Court decision that …

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