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Daily Local News – January 19, 2016

At a Bloomington town hall meeting on Friday, Mayor John Hamilton’s Interim Economic development director Linda Williamson fielded questions about the city’s ongoing development of a 60+ acre Certified Tech Park just west of downtown; A new bill introduced at the statehouse last week could have serious consequences for journalists and activists seeking access to video from police body cameras; …

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Daily Local News – January 14, 2016

The chair of the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Byron Bangert, spoke to the City Council last night about the need to protect local restaurant workers; The Monroe County Health Department has accepted a $15,000 grant to help pay the costs of the County’s new syringe-exchange program; The Bloomington Technology Partnership has announced that the next session of Bloomington Code School …

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Daily Local News – January 13, 2016

Bloomingfoods has announced it’s hiring a permanent general manager, nine months after the resignation of longtime GM George Huntington;The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is launching a year long initiative this MLK Day;Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton has launched a new feature for the City of Bloomington’s website, aimed at providing greater transparency and accountability. FEATURE Last night Indiana Governor Mike …

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Daily Local News – January 12, 2016

The former chancellor of Bloomington’s Ivy Tech Community College campus says he wants to be a Monroe County Commissioner; The state legislature is weighing three competing plans to dramatically increase Indiana’s spending on road maintenance; State Senator Ron Alting from Lafayette is concerned about the safety of referees at sporting events; The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has …

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Daily Local News – January 11, 2016

Duke Energy is building a 17 megawatt solar facility 40 miles southwest of Bloomington; the Bloomington Utilities Department is advising residents to take precautions to avoid frozen and burst water pipes; Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s meeting on Friday, Plan Commission member Richard Martin brought up what he considered disconcerting news about the I-69 extension and hospital access; The Bloomington Board …

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Daily Local News – December 17, 2015

The City of Bloomington’s Parks and Recreations department has identified areas on the east side of town as an underserved area; Decarcerate Monroe County is holding an event this weekend to celebrate the latest issue of The Abolitionist; This Saturday and Sunday, reindeer and other Arctic animals will be at Wonderlab; The former Federal Reserve Board vice chair and director …

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Daily Local News – December 16, 2015

Monroe County Community School Corporation board members lambasted the state legislature at the end of a meeting last night; City officials have offered mostly praise for a new set of conceptual designs for the Switchyard Park; The Bloomington Commission on Sustainability is setting its agenda for the new year. FEATURE Rent in Bloomington is higher on average than in any …

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Daily Local News – December 15, 2015

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is working on a new master plan for Monroe Lake, for the first time in 48 years; The Ellettsville Town Council unanimously approved a measure today that would hike utility rates for consumers across town; The Monroe County Election Board has levied a thousand dollar fine against City Council member Steve Volan for delinquent …

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Daily Local News – December 14, 2015

Indiana Limestone Company is moving approximately 20 jobs to downtown Bloomington; News via Social Media creates “information bubbles”; The Third Annual Crimson Film Festival will be held tomorrow beginning at 9pm. FEATURE The political economist and historian Gar Alperovitz speaks in Bloomington about connecting community members to what he calls “anchor institutions.” ACTIVATE Salvation Army Food Pantry (Part 2) Part …

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Daily Local News – December 9, 2015

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence joined state and local leaders opening section 4 of Interstate 69; Monroe County has rejected the donation of a large office building from Hoosier Energy and the Indiana Department of Transportation; A recently filed bill, Senate Bill 100, seeks to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s nondiscrimination laws. FEATURE On Saturday, a …

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