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Daily Local News – April 27, 2016

The Bloomingfoods board of directors announced today that the co-op will be closing down the Elm Heights location in May; The I-69 Development Partners Team have announced continued intermittent overnight closure of both northbound and southbound lanes on State Road 37; Earlier this month, a 28-year-old bald eagle was spotted for the first time since being rescued back in 1987; …

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Daily Local News – April 26, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders will be speaking at a rally Wednesday evening at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington; forensic anthropologists were excavating a site along South Rogers Street today after unidentified human remains were found there; the Kmart store on the east side of Bloomington is scheduled to be closed by July; Monroe County residents may …

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Daily Local News – April 25, 2016

The Indiana Men’s soccer team finished off their spring season with an international match on Sunday at the Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium; Next Monday and Tuesday, branches of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will stay open late; Later this year, Indiana hunters will be free to use high-powered rifles and handguns to kill deer; Last week …

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Daily Local News – April 21, 2016

Residents of southeast Bloomington are pushing back against a proposed subdivision at 790 East Holland Drive. The Holland Fields subdivision is planned to offer 55 parcels over 26 acres; The Indiana Limestone Symposium announced its 20th annual event to take place from June 5th through the 25th at Bybee Stone Company in Ellettsville; The City of Bloomington’s Commission on Aging …

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Daily Local News – April 20, 2016

The state of Indiana has seen a record turnout for early voting. According to the Tribune Star newspaper, sixty-thousand and thirty two ballots have been cast since April 5th; On Monday, the Bloomington Utilities Service Board approved partnering with a team from IU’s School of Environmental and Public Affairs on a large-scale water resource stud; Monroe County is considering a …

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Daily Local News – April 19, 2016

A Monroe County judge sentenced a man to 109 years in prison today for his role in a home invasion, sexual assault and attempted murder in 2014; Richland-Bean Blossom School Superintendent Mike Wilcox anticipates the opening of the new Seven Oaks Charter School in August could have a detrimental impact on the RBB school district; The Indiana Arts Commission is …

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Daily Local News – April 18, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a case that will affect the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants; There were three cases of rape reported in Bloomington over this past weekend; Indiana’s Auto Dialer law emerged unscathed this month when a federal court ruled to uphold it; State Auditor Suzanne Crouch announced this week that Indiana’s government …

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Daily Local News – April 14, 2016

More than a thousand people have signed a petition calling attention to the lack of midwives at IU Health Bloomington Hospital; Last night the Bloomington City Council showed support for combining part-time staff positions within the departments of Economic and Sustainable Development and Public Works to make one full-time customer service position with benefits; Voter turnout for Monroe County’s primary …

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Profiling Bloomington’s Complicated Relationship with Little 500

Photo by Kmetherd via Wikimedia Commons

Each April in Bloomington Little 500 comes and goes, and with it comes mixed emotions. On one hand, many IU students view it as the high point of fun in the academic year. The race itself is an effective fundraiser and provides student riders opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie. But for residents of Bloomington, Little 5 can be more …

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Daily Local News – April 13, 2016

Abortion rights activists are encouraging men to start taking part in a protest against Indiana’s HEA 1337—one of the nation’s most restrictive laws on a woman’s right to choose; The gender wage gap costs Hoosier women more than ten billion dollars a year, according to a new study from the National Partnership for Women and Families; The United Way of …

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