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Daily Local News – February 16, 2016

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is trying to reclaim grant money from two companies operating in the state; The Bloomington Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Committee has approved a project aimed at making local intersections safer and more accessible for pedestrians; Yesterday the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission heard an update on plans for a Certified Tech Park; Indiana State Representative …

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Water Contamination Problem Linked to Treatment Plant

Procedures at Bloomingon’s water treatment plant appear to be contributing to the high levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water. That’s according to recent input from two outside agencies. Staff from the Bloomington Utilities Department met on Friday with officials at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and consultants from Black and Veatch, a company the city has …

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Daily Local News – February 15, 2016

Procedures at Bloomingon’s water treatment plant appear to be contributing to the high levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water; The Bloomington Fire Department is beginning the beta testing phase of a new software designed to enhance the department’s response to emergency calls; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board approved a contract last week aimed at addressing a problem with …

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Daily Local News – February 11, 2016

Beginning tomorrow, the Monroe County Public Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak’s popular children’s book; Indiana’s congressional delegation is asking President Obama to directly intervene in an ongoing issue involving adopted children from the Democratic Republic of Congo; In a meeting on Monday, the Bloomington Plan Commission discussed proposed changes to the …

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Daily Local News – February 10, 2016

Two cases of mumps have been confirmed on Indiana University Bloomington campus; The State Health department has announced the first case of Zika virus in Indiana; A new member of the Ellettsville Town Council brought up what he said could be a potential conflict of interest at meeting this week; Credit card skimmers were found inside of Bloomington gas pumps …

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Daily Local News – February 9, 2016

Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellsperman announced this afternoon she is resigning from state government; Two bills are moving through the Statehouse that would allow pharmacists to deny pseudoephedrine sales to suspicious customers; The Indiana University Board of Trustees have approved a room and board price increase for the upcoming school year; The League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe …

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Daily Local News – February 8, 2016

Indiana University’s Associate Dean of Students and Title Nine Director Jason Casares is on paid administrative leave following sexual assault allegations made by a colleague; A bill is moving through the Indiana General Assembly that could stop an initiative to ban single-use plastic bags in Bloomington; In its meeting last week, the Monroe County Election Board received an update on …

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Daily Local News – February 4, 2016

Last night members of the Bloomington City Council sounded off on the Indiana legislature’s recent shooting down of Senate Bill 344; Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives have pushed forward a bill intended to limit the power of state environmental regulators; State Senator Mark Stoops has authored Senate Bill 128, a proposal that would increase funding for the Monroe …

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Daily Local News – February 3, 2016

What became known as the Anti-RFRA (“rifra”) bill died in the Indiana Senate yesterday before making it to the floor for a vote; House Bill 1201, which will require animal care facilities to spay or neuter pets before adoption from the facility, is making its way through the Indiana Statehouse; The Indiana House of Representatives has unanimously voted to support …

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Daily Local News – February 2, 2016

The City of Bloomington is reporting lower levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s drinking water compared to last year; The Bloomington Public Works Department has been given permission to close sidewalks or streets without having to get the permits beforehand; At a work session last week, the Monroe County Council addressed payroll errors between the last paychecks county employees …

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