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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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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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Daily Local News – April 6, 2016

The Buskirk Chumley Theater is on track to implement more than $88,000 in audio equipment upgrades; The talk show host and Indiana University alumnus Tavis Smiley has established $50,000 in new scholarships for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs; This Sunday, from 1 to 4 pm, the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department will host the 31st Annual Children’s Expo. …

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Daily Local News – April 5, 2016

The Indiana Farm Bureau is pushing federal lawmakers to sign the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP; The Monroe County Commissioners are supporting day reporting programs for youth as an alternative to secure detention (jail?); The I-69 Development Partners Team has announced the closure of both northbound & southbound lanes on State Road 37 from That Road to Sample Road; In …

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Daily Local News – April 4, 2016

Indiana University says it will not redo any of the sexual misconduct hearings performed under the supervision of former Associate Dean of Students, Jason Casares, who resigned after sexual misconduct charges; The Bloomington City Council may soon change the city’s rules related to demolition and demolition delay of historic structures; A  study from the Indiana Business Research Center shows that …

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Daily Local News – March 31, 2016

The Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission has just begun a meeting in which they’re scheduled to decide the fate of the Chocolate Moose ice cream stand; Work is scheduled to begin tomorrow on the construction of an 8-foot wide side path on West Bloomfield Road, beginning slightly west of Landmark Avenue and extending to Basswood Drive; Bloomington Transit has received an …

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