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Childs Elementary School in Bloomington received the honor of a Nation Blue Ribbon School

The U.S. Department of Education has designated Childs Elementary School in Bloomington a National Blue Ribbon School. The K through six school also received the Blue Ribbon in 2007, an honor awarded every five years. The designation is given to public and private schools of all grades, where students perform at high levels or where significant improvements have been made. …

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App to Pay New Parking Meters

The Bloomington Board of Public Works approved a contract September 24th for a mobile app that drivers can use to pay the new parking meters. The app is offered by the company Park Mobile. Amanda Feuquay, with the Public Works Department, said the app can be used to start, stop or extend a parking session using a phone, a computer …

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Daily Local News – September 25, 2013

The Bloomington Board of Public Works approved a contract September 24th for a mobile app that drivers can use to pay the new parking meters; The U.S. Department of Education has designated Childs Elementary School in Bloomington a National Blue Ribbon School; The prospect of a new charter school in Bloomington was discussed last Tuesday, at a meeting of the …

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Mother’s Hubbard’s Cupboard Expands Services To Community In Larger Facility

A local food charity has been able to significantly expand its services and programs for people since its movement into a new facility. In June of this year, Mother’s Hubbard’s Cupboard opened its doors at 1100 West Allen Street. The new facility plus an increase in food available for distribution and increased staff have allowed more hours of service to …

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Luncheon On The Impact Of Adult Vaccinations To Be Held Friday

It’s not only children who benefit from vaccines. The Local Council of Women invites all those who are interested in learning more about risk factors of communicable diseases and the importance of immunizations for adults to attend an event at the Monroe County in Bloomington. Nancy Lumbley, the President of Local Council of Women says it will be a “brown-bag …

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IU Owned-And-Operated Air-Monitoring Tower Fully Funded For Next Three Years

The Federal Department of Energy has announced that an air-monitoring station, owned and operated by Indiana University in Morgan Monroe State Forest, will be fully funded for the next three years. The station, which sits atop a 150-foot tower in the forest since its installation in 1998, monitors the exchange of carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and the forest ecosystem, …

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Middle-Skill Level Job Openings Set To Increase Exponentially In Next Ten Years

The Indiana Skills2Compete Coalition released a report yesterday that finds a growing number of unfilled ‘middle skills’ jobs, and concludes that Indiana’s Skills Gap is an adult problem that will require adult solutions. Jessica Fraser, program manager and co-chair of the coalition, says in this report they define a middle skills job as a job  that requires training, that is …

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Daily Local News – September 24, 2013

The Indiana Skills2Compete Coalition released a report yesterday that finds a growing number of unfilled ‘middle skills’ jobs; A tool for monitoring the local impact of global climate change has recently been given an assurance of funding for at least the next few years; The Local Council of Women will hold a discussion on communicable diseases and immunizations at the …

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Report Shows Recovery Has Not Benefited Most Hoosiers

A recently released report into income and poverty in Indiana has concluded that the continuing recovery from the great recovery has not benefitted most Hoosiers. The report, entitled ‘No Progress’, from the Indiana Institute for Working Families, there has been no significant change in the poverty rate for the state, since the recession supposedly ended last year, and average incomes …

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Daily Local News – September 23, 2013

A report released today entitled “No Progress” from the Indiana Institute for Working Families shows there has been no significant change in the poverty rate for the state; A law that requires increased reporting from Bloomington’s pawn shops passed the City Council September 18th; The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center is making a call for submissions for the 2014 …

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