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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

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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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Daily Local News – April 12, 2016

A movement to unionize graduate student employees has been announced at Indiana University; Ellettsville Fire Chief Mike Corman says a back-up ambulance is helping with an increase in emergency service calls; In other business, Council member Brian Mobley said he’s been receiving emails and phone calls from residents concerned about a water quality violation; The Department of Near Eastern Languages …

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Daily Local News – April 11, 2016

Former Monroe County Council president Vic Kelson has been named the new director of the City of Bloomington Utilities Department; Last week Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Valeri Haughton appealed a $250 fine she was issued for missing a campaign finance reporting deadline; There has been a spike in voter registration in Monroe County this year. FEATURE The fear of …

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Daily Local News – April 7, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit today challenging the state’s new abortion law;The Bloomington Utilities Service Board has been asked to partner with a team from IU’s School of Environmental and Public Affairs on a large scale water resource study; This week the Bloomington Board of Public Works heard a request from Vectren Energy for a …

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