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Daily Local News – April 12, 2017

The Monroe County Council has put plans for a new library branch in a holding pattern, citing concerns about annexation; Revisions to a town ordinance governing the floodplain overlay district could prove expensive for some Ellettsville residents; A City of Bloomington press release announced the results of the city’s monthly water testing program; A bill to create a new state …

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Daily Local News – April 11, 2017

A bill is headed to the Governor’s desk that would expand the list of people who are authorized to carry guns into the Indiana Statehouse; College Democrats and Republicans at Indiana University ask Monroe County to create a vote center on campus; Frustration continues for members of the policy committee of the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization over an incomplete …

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Daily Local News – April 10, 2017

Indianapolis-based online review company Angie’s List is pulling their advertising from Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor”; Indiana University has announced they are restricting use of Franklin Hall in connection with to an appearance by controversial author Charles Murray; An Indiana University student group kept up their push for IU to commit to protecting undocumented students; The U.S. Census Bureau …

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Charles Murray Event At IU Denounced As “Highly Irresponsible”

Indiana University students, faculty and staff have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist who is slated to speak on campus next week. The speaker, Charles Murray, is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist who uses “racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the …

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Daily Local News – April 6, 2017

Students, faculty and staff at Indiana University have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist Charles Murray, who is slated to speak on campus; A group of IU students marched through campus and into the provost office to demand more social justice education on campus, along with other demands; The Indiana Senate has approved a bill allowing government agencies …

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Daily Local News – April 5, 2017

It’s Fund Drive at WFHB. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch may have lifted portions of his book from uncited sources including the Indiana Law Journal. In legal news from Monroe County, one hundred children are still in need of advocates to shepherd them through the court system. This week the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved a resolution giving Monroe County government …

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Daily Local News – April 4, 2017

The Bloomington Utilities Department is moving cautiously in its dealings with the international company responsible for building section 5 of Interstate 69; Results are in from a supplemental environmental study conducted on the property of Night Moves, a strip club on South Walnut Street; Yellowwood Road, near Yellowwood State Forest, is undergoing renovations. State transportation officials are repaving the road …

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Daily Local News – April 3, 2017

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, has announced his endorsement of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court; A federal judge has blocked an Indiana law that would have required women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion; Monroe County has created a fund to facilitate the seizure of property through a controversial process called …

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Daily Local News – March 30, 2017

The City of Bloomington will not annex a group of unincorporated properties just northeast of the city, known as Annexation Area 6; The Ellettsville Fire Department continues to operate on a shoestring, despite increased call volumes, according to Ellettsville Fire Chief Mike Cornman; The Indiana House of Representatives has approved legislation that takes aim at teachers unions; The Indiana Military …

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Daily Local News – March 29,2017

In their meeting last night, the Monroe County Community School Board approved a resolution reaffirming MCCSC’s commitment to provide a safe and inclusive space for all students, without exception. The School Board also held a public hearing on six projects to be financed with a new, 7 million dollar bond. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced that the Free …

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