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City of Bloomington to Hold Meetings on Proposed Annexation

The city of Bloomington is holding meetings all week about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of county property. Mayor John Hamilton has proposed incorporating the areas into the city. The city government would be responsible for providing services to the areas, including trash pickup and police. Some affected property owners have voiced concerns about increased taxes and other …

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Daily Local News – March 9, 2017

The State Board of Education has denied the request for a waiver from Seven Oaks Classical School in Ellettsville; Travel on West 17th Street, east of North Crescent Road will be delayed tomorrow, according to I-69 Development Partners; The Bloomington Plan Commission got its first look at a proposed apartment complex that would surround the downtown Fifth Third Bank on …

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Daily Local News – March 8, 2017

Protesters disrupted a State of the Campus speech yesterday by Indiana University Provost Lauren Robel; The City of Bloomington has run into a potential roadblock in its plans to buy a strip club on South Walnut Street; The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved amending  the city’s consulting contract with urban design firm Anderson Bohlander to design infrastructure in the Trades District; Bloomington Mayor …

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Daily Local News – March 7, 2017

The Bloomington Plan Commission gave a favorable review to plans for a multi-family development at 2182 West Tapp Road in its meeting last night; 37 Indiana University Bloomington graduates are volunteering with the Peace Corps in 20 different countries this year; Devour Btown has announced their third annual 14-day dining event, which will start Monday, March 20th, and continue through …

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Daily Local News – March 6, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence created serious public access issues when he used a private email account for public business, but he didn’t break the law; Monroe County Commissioners approved  an agreement with the county jail’s Collective Bargaining Unit last week; A bill being considered in the Indiana legislature would introduce four new Class A misdemeanors for the misuse of unmanned …

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Daily Local News – March 2, 2017

Members of the Bloomington City Council approve a resolution calling on the US Congress to enact a revenue neutral carbon fee on fossil fuels; A former dog kennel in Monroe County will get new life as a facility for children with autism; The City of Bloomington is one of three cities chosen to participate in the 2017 Map Box Cities …

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Daily Local News – March 1, 2017

The Monroe County School Board gave its final approval last night to a 2.5 million dollar bus contract with Michigan based Auxilio Services. An initiative to add another access point to Ellettsville’s Heritage Trail is moving forward.The Bloomington Board of Public Works has approved a request from the developers of Patterson Pointe to allow a parking boulevard to encroach into …

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Daily Local News – February 28, 2017

A two-year state budget proposal is moving on to the Indiana Senate; The Indiana House has approved a measure creating a new requirement for abortion providers to inform patients about so-called “abortion reversal” procedures; Five states in the U.S. do not have legislation targeting hate crimes–Indiana being one of them; A fundraising event tomorrow night is supporting the efforts of …

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Daily Local News – February 27, 2017

An Owen County judge has accepted a plea agreement in the case of Shaylyn Ammerman’s murder; A former assistant director of IU’s Office of Student Ethics has been sentenced for possession of child pornography, a level six felony; The Indiana House of Representatives has approved a gun bill allowing people with civil protective orders to carry a handgun without a …

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Daily Local News – February 27, 2017

An Owen County judge has accepted a plea agreement in the case of Shaylyn Ammerman’s murder; A former assistant director of IU’s Office of Student Ethics has been sentenced for possession of child pornography, a level six felony; The Indiana House of Representatives has approved a gun bill allowing people with civil protective orders to carry a handgun without a …

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