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Daily Local News – January 11, 2016

Duke Energy is building a 17 megawatt solar facility 40 miles southwest of Bloomington; the Bloomington Utilities Department is advising residents to take precautions to avoid frozen and burst water pipes; Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s meeting on Friday, Plan Commission member Richard Martin brought up what he considered disconcerting news about the I-69 extension and hospital access; The Bloomington Board …

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Daily Local News – December 17, 2015

The City of Bloomington’s Parks and Recreations department has identified areas on the east side of town as an underserved area; Decarcerate Monroe County is holding an event this weekend to celebrate the latest issue of The Abolitionist; This Saturday and Sunday, reindeer and other Arctic animals will be at Wonderlab; The former Federal Reserve Board vice chair and director …

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Daily Local News – December 16, 2015

Monroe County Community School Corporation board members lambasted the state legislature at the end of a meeting last night; City officials have offered mostly praise for a new set of conceptual designs for the Switchyard Park; The Bloomington Commission on Sustainability is setting its agenda for the new year. FEATURE Rent in Bloomington is higher on average than in any …

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Daily Local News – December 15, 2015

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is working on a new master plan for Monroe Lake, for the first time in 48 years; The Ellettsville Town Council unanimously approved a measure today that would hike utility rates for consumers across town; The Monroe County Election Board has levied a thousand dollar fine against City Council member Steve Volan for delinquent …

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Daily Local News – December 14, 2015

Indiana Limestone Company is moving approximately 20 jobs to downtown Bloomington; News via Social Media creates “information bubbles”; The Third Annual Crimson Film Festival will be held tomorrow beginning at 9pm. FEATURE The political economist and historian Gar Alperovitz speaks in Bloomington about connecting community members to what he calls “anchor institutions.” ACTIVATE Salvation Army Food Pantry (Part 2) Part …

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Daily Local News – December 9, 2015

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence joined state and local leaders opening section 4 of Interstate 69; Monroe County has rejected the donation of a large office building from Hoosier Energy and the Indiana Department of Transportation; A recently filed bill, Senate Bill 100, seeks to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s nondiscrimination laws. FEATURE On Saturday, a …

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Daily Local News – December 8, 2015

The Catholic archdiocese of Indianapolis has settled the first Syrian family in Indiana since Governor Pence announced his intention to block the arrival of any more refugees from Syria; At a Bloomington City Council meeting last week, council member Darryl Neher announced a grant of $150,000 from the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association to the Community Sheltering Project, formerly known as …

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Monroe County Government Loses Tax Court Battle With CVS

The Monroe County government has lost another tax court battle with CVS. This second ruling in less than a year could save the corporation tens of thousands of dollars a year on its property taxes. County Assessor Judy Sharp says other taxpayers will probably have to make up the difference. “Any time that someone gets their property assessments lowered- and …

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Bring It On! – December 7, 2015

William Hosea and Leila Randle welcome Amina B. Pierson, Assistant Vice President of Community & Economic Development for Fifth Third Bank. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Leila invites Amina Piersen to discuss the ways to combat holiday stress and personal finance, and how her experience building and managing community partnerships aids outreach programs for Fifth Third Bank. To …

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Long Term: A Decades-Long Fight To Preserve Bloomington’s Courthouse Square

On December 2nd, the Bloomington City Council approved the establishment of Courthouse Square Historic District. This resolution places the area roughly bounded by 4th, Walnut, 7th, and College under the protection of Title 8 of the municipal code. This section gives the city control over any proposed change or demolition of the buildings in the district. Duncan Campbell has been …

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