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Daily Local News – March 1, 2016

The Indiana State Department of Health launches a new hotline service this week. It’s aimed at reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate; A road construction project on the north side of Bloomington involves the removal of trees that are potential habitat for the endangered Indiana bat; Indiana University announced it has received the highest possible financial rating by Standard and Poor’s …

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Daily Local News – February 29, 2016

A prominent local activist, environmental advocate, and WFHB volunteer, Lucille Bertuccio, passed away on Saturday; A committee in the Indiana legislature has passed two bills aimed at preventing methamphetamine production to full House of Representatives; The largest service event in the world is coming to Monroe County this spring; At a town hall meeting in Bedford last week, Indiana Attorney …

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Daily Local News – February 25, 2016

Monroe County Community Schools Superintendent Judy DeMuth announced changes to the school day, starting next school year; The Bloomington City Council approved funding last night in support of Mayor John Hamilton’s effort to provide training for City employees; Indiana teachers are expressing serious concern about House Bill ten-oh-four, which is expected to get a final vote in the State Senate …

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Daily Local News – February 24, 2016

Indiana University has officially recorded six cases of the mumps; A report from Ball State University suggests an increase in Indiana’s gasoline tax is needed; The Indiana Senate Public Policy Committee recently performed a hearing on House Bill 1201; Indiana’s First Lady Karen Pence held a reception for grant recipients from the Indiana First Lady Charitable Foundation yesterday; The Department …

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Daily Local News – February 23, 2016

IU Health has announced they are increasing the minimum wage for clinical and non-clinical employees at their hospitals to eleven dollars an hour; The Bloomington Utilities Department is collecting more data about disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water; The Indiana Department of Environmental Management recently fined the medical waste disposal company Medassure $11.250 for accepting containers of medical waste, some …

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Daily Local News – February 22, 2016

The City of Bloomington Utilities Department reports there was an accidental chlorine release into Clear Creek last week; The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved an education and job training agreement between the Monroe County Jail and the non-profit organization, New Leaf New Life; The Indiana Right to Life organization announced that the Commonwealth of Kentucky is suing Planned Parenthood …

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Daily Local News – February 18, 2016

Earlier today, a man with a hatchet reportedly attacked a Brown County High School student in downtown Nashville; Last night Bloomington City Council President Andy Ruff shared a letter of protest he wrote to the state legislature regarding House Bill 105; Yesterday, Sarah Hempstead of Schmidt Associates presented what was called a place-making proposal for the Westside Economic Development area; …

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Daily Local News – February 17, 2016

The Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is pursuing grant funding in support of developing K through 12 STEM programming; All Indiana State officials are referred to as “he” in the laws that define their duties; A grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute aims to help the Indiana State Police develop a statewide youth education initiative; SustainIU Week, an …

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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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