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Daily Local News – November 5, 2015

Indiana University’s Fifth Annual Traditional Powwow is this Saturday at noon; An upcoming environmental forum will delve into state environmental issues like water quality and coal ash lagoons; Last night the Bloomington City Council grappled with the future use of the now-empty Jill’s House on the north side of town. FEATURE Last night the manager of Bloomington’s Downtown Recycling Center, …

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Daily Local News – November 4, 2015

Democrats swept the city elections in Bloomington yesterday; A new report issued by a non-partisan national watchdog group of investigative journalists charges there is a lack of federal and state accountability for public money used to fund charter schools; The Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads is holding its annual meeting on tomorrow to discuss the need for citizen involvement in …

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Daily Local News – November 3, 2015

A new study has cast doubt on the benefits of what are commonly known as TIF (“tiff”) districts; November has officially been declared National Runaway Prevention Month in Monroe County. FEATURE Switchyard Brewing Company is a Bloomington brew pub that started in 2014. Since then, owners Kurtis Cummings and Michael Korus have been brewing their beer in holding tanks in …

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Daily Local News – November 2, 2015

The Interfaith Winter Shelter opened its doors last night for the first time in seven months; Bloomington Parks and Recreation staff have recommended several fee increases for using city facilities; Voters will choose the next mayor of Bloomington as well as all 9 members of the City Council tomorrow. FEATURE In June, the City of Bloomington approved selling borrowing forty-seven …

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Daily Local News – October 29, 2015

A recent study by the research firm, Good Jobs First, has found that when Indiana targets economic development at small businesses, most of the money still goes to big companies; Next Wednesday, Bloomington will be visited by the Reverend William Barber to speak about the Moral Mondays movement; Construction of 28 luxury condos in Bloomington’s downtown is to begin soon; …

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Daily Local News – October 28, 2015

Governor Mike Pence has reversed his position about whether teachers should be punished for students’ ISTEP scores, at least for this year. Pence outlined his new position in a letter to state Superintendent Glenda Ritz yesterday; The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has won their challenge against a law that would have made it a level six felony for …

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Daily Local News – October 26, 2015

Some state representatives in Indiana are pushing for the state to pass a hate crime law; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has agreed to buy a property that’s allegedly been contaminated by the County landfill; The Indiana State Board of Education is considering implementing cut scores for the 2014-2015 ISTEP testing; The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Board has …

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Daily Local News – October 22, 2015

The Bloomington City Council passed a resolution last night in support of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky; The local property management company, CFC Properties, has taken a serious interest in the overpopulation of crows and other birds in downtown Bloomington in the past few weeks; Indiana Governor Mike Pence heard some pushback yesterday afternoon as he was celebrating what …

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Daily Local News – October 21, 2015

The Bloomington Police department has released new information on the murder-suicide case involving an IU student late last month; The Calendar Committee for the Monroe County Community School Corporation has recommended changes that would extend summer vacation for students; Last night the Monroe County Plan Commission adopted a plan for the 2-mile fringe around the city of Bloomington. FEATURE A …

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Daily Local News – October 20, 2015

Today, IU released its first-ever climate survey on sexual assault on the Bloomington campus; The rate of road accidents across the region is holding steady, and the death rate from these crashes is about half of the national rate; The energy equivalent of three millions gallons of gasoline was saved in preserving just two historic buildings in downtown Bloomington; A …

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