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Southern Indiana Residents Upset by Planned Housing Development

Residents of a low-income neighborhood in southern Indiana say the city government is forcing them out of their homes to clear the way for a private developer.

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Daily Local News – February 20, 2017

A bill to create an independent commission to draw legislative districts is poised to die in committee without being voted on; Solar energy advocates continued their criticism of Senate Bill 309; On Saturday, March 4th the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra will present “Scene Change: Music of Latin America” at the Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington. FEATURE Residents of a low-income neighborhood …

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Daily Local News – February 16, 2017

Members of the Bloomington Solidarity Network denounced recent local economic development efforts in a City Council meeting; Plans for a multi-family development on Bloomington’s southwest side receives mixed responses from Bloomington Plan Commission members; The Indiana Department of Transportation is looking for new members for its Americans with Disabilities Act Community Advisory Working Group. FEATURE An actor, playwright, and proud …

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Better Beware – Millennials and Taxes

Surprise! Now it’s younger people who are being victimized most successfully by scammers, who have been ramping up their internet skills. Here’s what they’re doing as tax-time approaches.

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Daily Local News – February 15, 2017

County residents and officials showed up at last night’s county council meeting to protest the City of Bloomington’s proposed annexation of seven areas bordering the city limits; On Monday, Indiana Senate Bill 420 was discussed at the statehouse in Indianapolis; The City of Bloomington Animal Shelter reports they experienced reduced intake and euthanasia rates last year; An assistant professor with …

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Daily Local News – February 14, 2017

An online petition aimed at getting Indiana Senator Todd Young to hold a town hall meeting with his constituents has garnered more than 12,000 signatures; Monroe County officials are keeping an eye on proposed legislation that would severely limit a county’s ability to fund solid waste management districts through property taxes; The Bloomington Police and Fire departments discussed efforts to …

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Daily Local News – February 13, 2017

Trace levels of lead have been discovered in the soil at the site of a former water tank owned by the City of Bloomington Utilities; Indiana transportation officials have announced yet another change to the Interstate 69 construction schedule; The city of Bloomington hired an interim director of planning and transportation two weeks after the departure of the former director; …

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Local Groups Hold LGBTQ Youth Assistance Training

According to the Centers for Disease Control, LGBTQ high school students experience higher rates of certain health risks than heterosexual youth. Sam Harrell is a county services specialist with Middle Way House, and an adult leader with Prism Youth Community. PRISM is an inclusive group offering social support for LGBTQ+ youth. Harrell and the Indiana Youth Institute are partners in a …

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INDOT Releases New Estimate of I-69 Completion

Indiana transportation officials have announced another change to the Interstate 69 construction schedule. In today’s announcement, the Indiana Finance Authority and the Indiana Department of Transportation said they expect Section 5 of the interstate to be completed by May of 2018. That’s seven months later than the date they announced in December; but it’s also three months earlier than the …

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COB Utilities Releases Statement on Soil Containing Lead

Trace levels of lead have been discovered in the soil at the site of a former water tank owned by the City of Bloomington Utilities. According to a press release from the city of Bloomington, these levels were higher than what is allowed by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The tank was in use from 1954 – 2015 before …

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