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Indiana Department of Homeland Security Surveys Hoosiers On Disaster And Emergency Readiness

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is gauging Indiana citizens’ readiness for emergencies and disasters through a brief online survey. Ian Connor, public information officer with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security said the survey will help the public safety community gain a greater understanding of how prepared Indiana residents are and how to help increase that preparedness. “We are …

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IU Anthropologists Will Try Raising Funds Online For Research Project

Four anthropology students from Indiana University are taking their funding request to the public. Crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter are becoming more and more popular as a way to fund all kinds of projects, big and small. This group, studying in the lab of evolutionary anthropologist Michael Muehlenbein hopes to continue their study of how tourists and primates interact in South …

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Daily Local News – August 28, 2013

Four anthropology students from Indiana University are taking their funding request to the public; Last week the Monroe County Commissioners  heard a proposal to spend  more than $1.2 million on new software for the County’s emergency dispatch system; Monroe County Community School Corporation and City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation are teaming up this year to keep students active during …

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Daily Local News – August 27, 2013

The Monroe County Commission approved a new law August 23rd aimed at keeping homeless people from sleeping on the Courthouse lawn; Airline passengers should be prepared to face higher ticket prices and less service if the proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines goes through, according to a local expert on anti-trust and consumer law; State Representative Peggy Mayfield …

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Daily Local News – August 26, 2013

Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 93 people on 129 charges in Bloomington this past weekend; Upland Brewery will host the Hillbilly Haiku on Friday, the 30th, at their 11st street tap house;The City of Bloomington Arts Commission has released revised guidelines and applications for the October cycle of its 2013 Arts Project Grant Program; As students return to Indiana …

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Daily Local News – August 23, 2013

Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced today that he has created a new educational agency, named the Center for Education and Career Innovation; Bloomington city officials repeatedly referred to what they called a new normal during a week of budget hearings that began Monday; Freedom Indiana, a bipartisan statewide coalition of Indiana businesses and groups announced yesterday their campaign to defeat …

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ACLU takes on SEA371

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky filed a lawsuit in federal court this morning challenging Indiana’s newest law regulating abortion clinics. Senate Enrolled Act 371, passed earlier this year, calls for facilities that prescribe and dispense abortion-inducing medications to have many of the same emergency and urgent care resources as hospitals. The bill affects only one facility in the state, …

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Daily Local News – August 22, 2013

On August 20th an engineer for Monroe County called out the builders of the new Interstate 69 for using faulty strategies to prevent erosion; The Monroe County Public Library is advising patrons on how best to save money on parking now that most spots near the Library are metered; The ACLU has filed a class-action suit against the City of …

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Daily Local News – August 21, 2013

Tomorrow the Monroe County Election Board will hear a proposal on a new system of voting for Monroe County residents; One of the last property owners that is still refusing to pay Monroe County’s stormwater fee is the federal government; The Bloomington Utilities Department put forward a budget August 19th asking for a $900,000 increase in spending next year; The …

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Daily Local News – August 20, 2013

The federal government has given the state the go-ahead to begin work on the section of the new interstate 69 that will run through Monroe County; At a meeting August 19th, the Richland Bean Blossom School Board voted to delay the implementation of a policy that cuts the hours of part-time employees; Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly will be in town …

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