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Mayor Hamilton Kicks Off Solarize Bloomington Phase 2

Mayor John Hamilton urged community members at a press conference this afternoon to pursue solar energy options as a state deadline approaches. The press conference kicked off the second phase of Solarize Bloomington, an initiative purportedly designed to increase the amount of solar energy generated by homes and businesses. Hamilton said Phase Two is an expansion of the project, which …

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Cook Medical Funds Weekend Hours At Shalom Center

Cook Medical Group pledged twenty-two thousand dollars in order to keep the Shalom Center open on the weekends. This move comes after Mayor John Hamilton’s speech last Thursday, in which he presented steps the City of Bloomington plans to take toward tackling homelessness and drug abuse. During his talk at the public library, Hamilton stated that the Safety, Civility and …

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Daily Local News – July 31, 2017

Cook Medical Group has pledged $22,000 to help keep the Shalom Community Center open on weekends; The City Clerk is now accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on the Environmental Commission; The Indiana Family Institute reveals plans to sponsor an annual event modeled after the national Conservative Political Action Conference; Mayor John Hamilton kicked off the second phase of …

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Daily Local News – July 27, 2017

Monroe County’s Alexander Memorial is scheduled for a facelift; The sale of bonds by the City of Bloomington Utilities will result in less of a price hike in utility rates than previously estimated; The City of Bloomington wants to know the value of a parking lot located at the northeast corner of the Showers Building; The Bloomington Board of Public …

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Daily Local News – July 26, 2017

Monroe County Community School System unanimously approved a new food policy last night, allowing all students to receive the same lunch regardless of their ability to pay. Senate bill 303, a new law passed by the Indiana State Senate, could ease the process of obtaining health care. The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a deer Management Information Panel …

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Daily Local News – July 25, 2017

The Monroe County Community School Corporation’s board will vote on a new policy tonight, aimed at eliminating a practice within Monroe County schools that critics are calling “lunch-shaming”; Monroe County officials are looking for multiple sources of funding for proposed bridge projects; The Monroe County Waste Management District Board has reviewed two versions of the District’s proposed 2018 budget in …

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New Indiana Parental Notification Law Is Unconstitutional, Some say

Last month, a US District Court judge granted a temporary injunction against Indiana’s new state law allowing judges to notify the parents of a minor girl when she is seeking an abortion. Current Indiana law already requires a minor who does not have parental consent for an abortion to petition the court for the right to have the procedure. The …

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Herbicide Spray To Close B-Line Trail Tuesday

Herbicide application will temporarily close a portion of the B-Line trail tomorrow, according to the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. The stretch of trail between the Bloomington Banquet sculpture and Seventh Street will be rerouted through the City Hall employee parking lot. The herbicide will be focused on weeds growing in the Farmers’ Market Plaza. If left untreated, they could …

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VandeWiele Seeks Voter Information Privacy

In the July 20th meeting of the Monroe County Election Board, Democratic representative Carolyn VandeWiele sought to reassure voters that Indiana law protects their private information VandeWiele’s statement came after a request last month by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity asked Secretaries of States for an expansive set of information on individual voters, including Hoosiers. VandeWiele said Indiana …

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Daily Local News – July 24, 2017

Monroe County Election Board representative Carolyn VandeWiele seeks to reassure voters that state law protects their privacy; The city will close the B-Line Trail on Tuesday to apply herbicide along its path; INDOT narrows I-69 Ohio River bridge crossing options to two. FEATURE Indiana’s new law allowing judges to notify parents of minor girls’ attempts to undergo abortions has been …

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