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Daily Local News – August 27, 2015

A state tax court has ruled in favor of a Bloomington CVS store that was seeking to cut its property taxes; The Monroe County Council has passed a resolution in support of establishing a needle-exchange program in the county; The parade for Bloomington’s annual Lotus Music and Arts Festival is expected to be bigger than ever this year. FEATURE Last …

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Daily Local News – August 26, 2015

A student and a parent raised complaints last night about the start time for middle and high school students at local public schools; Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer says there has been a startling increase in heroin and opiate-related deaths in Monroe County; The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded the City of Bloomington a grant worth almost $10,000; Seasonal workers …

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Daly Local News – August 25, 2015

Two Bloomington residents launched a crowdfunding campaign yesterday to bring a cat cafe to Bloomington. Elizabeth Retting and Jessie Wang are hoping to raise $25,000 to lease a space on Kirkwood Avenue to open “City Kitty and Brews”; A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Indiana House representative Eric Koch (pronounced “cook”) of Bedford. The lawsuit, brought by several citizen’s …

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Daily Local News – August 24, 2015

Two years ago, the Bloomington Police Department requested the military supply them with a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, according to a database compiled by the magazine Mother Jones; The U.S. Navy has awarded Indiana University a one-point-six-six million dollar grant to fund education in what are known as the STEM fields; Monroe County officials are moving forward with the process …

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Daily Local News – August 20, 2015

The IU Office of Sustainability is hosting the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale this Saturday for the sixth year in a row; The Bloomington Community Farmers Market will host a panel discussion about Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs, on September 14th; Bloomington city officials are looking to increase spending for public safety next year. FEATURE An IU law professor says a battle …

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Daily Local News – August 19, 2015

Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has announced he will support the nuclear deal with Iran; In the race for governor, John Gregg is now the only remaining Democratic candidate; A local group calling itself Bring Your Bag Bloomington is asking the Bloomington City Council to address the issue of plastic bag use at grocery stores and other businesses in Bloomington; …

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Daily Local News – August 18, 2015

Indiana University has just signed one of the largest apparel contracts in the history of college athletics; The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning incoming college students to be aware of delays along the route to Bloomington; A study on the sustainability of Bloomington has found mixed results; Hoosier Energy is proposing to build a photovoltaic solar power farm west …

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Daily Local News – August 17, 2015

Monroe County Council member Shelli Yoder announced today she plans to run for Congress again; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District’s Board of Directors got a concise breakdown of expenditures on the County’s new recycling facility last week; Commuters who make use of State Road 45, or 2nd Street, should be aware of a single lane closure that may …

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Daily Local News – August 13, 2015

The Monroe County Community School Corporation is working on a strategy to get voters to renew a supplemental school funding tax. At a work session on Tuesday, the Corporation’s Board of Trustees discussed the logistics of an upcoming referendum vote; Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan has joined 35 other Indiana mayors to officially endorse Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg; Lieutenant Governor …

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Daily Local News – August 11, 2015

Two nurses at IU Health have been acquitted of the disciplinary actions the hospital corporation issued earlier this year after they attempted to unionize the nursing staff; The Monroe County Public Library has teamed up with the Bloomington-Monroe County League of Women Voters on a project aimed at educating local citizens about elections; The City of Bloomington Parks and Rec …

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