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Supreme Court Lets Indiana Robocall Law Stand

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to review Indiana’s anti-robocall law. A lower court upheld the robocall ban in January and the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case means the law will stay in place. The law prohibits companies from making pre-recorded calls to peoples’ phones without their consent. A company called Patriotic Veterans, Inc. had been seeking …

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Bloomington Residents Urged to Install Solar Panels by End of Year

The Solarize Bloomington Initiative is beginning its second phase, encouraging residents to install solar panels before the end of the year. The program is a collaboration between the City of Bloomington and the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network, or SIREN. Bloomington is encouraging residents to go solar before the end of 2017, instead of waiting until 2018, when the state’s …

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Daily Local News – July 12, 2017

The Solarize Bloomington Initiative is beginning its second phase, encouraging residents to install solar panels by the end of the year; The Bloomington Plan Commission approved site plans for 3809 South Sare Road; The Indiana Arts Commission is accepting nominations for Indiana State Poet Laureate; The US Supreme Court will not review Indiana’s anti-robocall law. FEATURE When their sole abulance …

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Daily Local News – July 11, 2017

Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain says he’s instructing his deputies to reserve use of the anti-opioid drug Naloxone for themselves, due to a shortage of the drug; A new addition to Monroe County Public Library’s children’s programming has sparked heated public debate on the Herald Times’ website; Several of the nation’s largest internet-based companies are staging a protest on Wednesday, …

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Rise To Run Helps Young Women Rise To Their Political Aspirations

Rise to Run is a national organization working at the grass roots level to install confidence and skill in young women with political aspirations. The organization’s local branch has been holding a series of information sessions. Last week’s session drew a crowd of 45 women in a range of ages. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan attended last week’s session, …

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Daily Local News – July 10, 2017

Former Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight allegedly groped four female staff members during a speaking engagement in 2015; Yogi’s Bar & Grill will close it’s doors at the end of July; Bloomington’s League of Women Voters is sponsoring a 1.8-mile walk, the Gerrymander Meander, on Sunday; Citizens may apply for vacant seats on Bloomington’s Commission on Hispanic and Latino …

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Bob Knight Accused of Groping Intelligence Staff

Former Indiana University Men’s Basketball coach Bob Knight is back in the headlines. According to a Washington Post investigation, Knight allegedly groped four female staff members during a speaking engagement in 2015 at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Knight was invited to speak at the military intelligence agency by his long-time friend and current director of the NGA, Robert Cardillo. …

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Yogi’s Closes After IU Buyout

Yogi’s Grill & Bar will close its doors for the last time at the end of this month. The popular sports bar sold its lot to Indiana University last August, and had until August of next year to vacate their property. Yogi’s manager Patrick Cullen said the decision to close the business early was largely in deference to staff members. …

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Mayor: Increased Enforcement Will Continue

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton stated that increased law enforcement presence of People’s Park and the downtown area had been effective during a press conference this afternoon. Hamilton– flanked by Police Chief Mike Diekhoff and Community & Family Resources Director Beverly Calendar Anderson— told the crowd gathered in the Monroe County Public Library’s auditorium that the city plans to crack down …

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Daily Local News – July 6, 2017

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton held a press conference on the increased law enforcement presence at People’s Park and in the downtown area; Demand for social workers has increased as a result of the opioid drug epidemic; Eli Lilly is working with Pfizer to create an alternative pain killer; Residents of Monroe and Owen County filed more than 2,400 federal tax …

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