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Daily Local News – June 8, 2016

The Bloomington Plan Commission heard details this week about a proposed student housing complex planned for North Dunn Street. The proposed 746 bedroom complex would include fully furnished studio apartments, as well as larger apartments and and townhomes; The Bloomington Chapter of Habitat for Humanity began its seventh annual Builder’s Blitz on Monday; Fifteen teachers and school administrators have been …

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Daily Local News – June 7, 2016

Monroe County officials took feedback last night on a proposed Phase 2 of the Fullerton Pike project; In its meeting last night, the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission gave a green light to the fourth phase of a five phase plan to construct the Cascades Park Trail; The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market has received a donation from an anonymous donor of 30,000 …

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Profiles: Bloomington Clay Studio Founder Daniel Evans


Daniel Evans is the founder and current artistic director of the Bloomington Clay Studio. Daniel’s dedication to clay has taken him all over the U.S. and landed him here in Bloomington, Indiana. Anna Werner brings us his story for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced in partnership with an audio journalism class at Indiana University. A note for …

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Daily Local News – June 6, 2016

A proposed revision to federal rules is poised to bring big changes to Indiana’s payday loan industry; The Indiana Limestone Symposium begins this week at the Bybee Stone Company; The City  of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) begins its regular summer fire hydrant flushing today; Construction began three weeks ago on a new trail in Bloomington; The Indiana Archives and Records Administration …

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Daily Local News – May 25, 2016

05/25/16 An IU professor presented findings yesterday about why local residents did or did not support a plan to kill deer in the Griffy Woods in 2015; Registration for the Indiana Kids’ Election opened on May 4. Since then, nearly 400 schools have signed up for the program; Seniors in Indiana are not signing up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance …

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Daily Local News – May 24, 2016

Last night the Ellettsville Town Council threw its support behind a point two-five percent tax increase to fund county wide public safety initiatives; The death of Monroe County Public Servant Kevin Enright created a vacancy in the Monroe County surveyor position, so the precinct committee must vote to fill it on the general election ballot; A branding initiative called “Indiana …

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Daily Local News – May 23, 2016

Indiana University is joining a lawsuit challenging Indiana’s new abortion law, saying it could jeopardize hundreds of millions of dollars in research funding, as well as threaten researchers with felony prosecution; Purvi Patel’s case was back in court this week as judges from the Indiana Court of Appeals held the first hearing in her attempt to challenge the state’s conviction …

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Daily Local News – May 19, 2016

5/19/16 The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last month that the court could not require state legislators to release email records, and today some Hoosiers are asking for the court to reconsider; Yesterday the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission gave its approval to a final report on how to brand the westside TIF district, also referred to as the WEDA, or Westside …

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Daily Local News – May 18, 2016

Today President Obama doubled the salary threshold for overtime pay protections, potentially increasing pay for millions of Americans who hadn’t been getting paid for working overtime; City of Bloomington residents may see a 22% increase in their water and sewer rates starting next year. The proposed rate increase was presented to the Utilities Service Board on Monday; Indiana University released …

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Daily Local News – May 17, 2016

In anticipation of the five year anniversary of the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, the Bloomington Police Department has released a statement saying “the case continues to be a priority for the investigators assigned and there is work being done on the case literally every day”; Work has resumed on I-69 Section 5 through Bloomington after contractual disputes halted construction earlier …

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