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Daily Local News – October 29, 2015

A recent study by the research firm, Good Jobs First, has found that when Indiana targets economic development at small businesses, most of the money still goes to big companies; Next Wednesday, Bloomington will be visited by the Reverend William Barber to speak about the Moral Mondays movement; Construction of 28 luxury condos in Bloomington’s downtown is to begin soon; …

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Daily Local News – October 28, 2015

Governor Mike Pence has reversed his position about whether teachers should be punished for students’ ISTEP scores, at least for this year. Pence outlined his new position in a letter to state Superintendent Glenda Ritz yesterday; The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has won their challenge against a law that would have made it a level six felony for …

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Daily Local News – October 26, 2015

Some state representatives in Indiana are pushing for the state to pass a hate crime law; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has agreed to buy a property that’s allegedly been contaminated by the County landfill; The Indiana State Board of Education is considering implementing cut scores for the 2014-2015 ISTEP testing; The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Board has …

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Daily Local News – October 22, 2015

The Bloomington City Council passed a resolution last night in support of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky; The local property management company, CFC Properties, has taken a serious interest in the overpopulation of crows and other birds in downtown Bloomington in the past few weeks; Indiana Governor Mike Pence heard some pushback yesterday afternoon as he was celebrating what …

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Daily Local News – October 21, 2015

The Bloomington Police department has released new information on the murder-suicide case involving an IU student late last month; The Calendar Committee for the Monroe County Community School Corporation has recommended changes that would extend summer vacation for students; Last night the Monroe County Plan Commission adopted a plan for the 2-mile fringe around the city of Bloomington. FEATURE A …

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Daily Local News – October 20, 2015

Today, IU released its first-ever climate survey on sexual assault on the Bloomington campus; The rate of road accidents across the region is holding steady, and the death rate from these crashes is about half of the national rate; The energy equivalent of three millions gallons of gasoline was saved in preserving just two historic buildings in downtown Bloomington; A …

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Daily Local News – October 19, 2015

Bloomington police say a Muslim woman was attacked last night by a 19-year-old IU student at the Sofra Cafe on South Walnut Street; The Bloomington City Council has officially approved a budget for next year; Monroe County attorney Jeff Cockerill gave an update last week on a project to alter the aesthetic in part of Bloomington’s west side; Three Indiana …

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Daily Local News – October 15, 2015

The State Board of Education delayed voting yesterday on cut scores that will determine which students pass this year’s ISTEP exam; A public forum this coming Monday will discuss how raising the minimum wage for low income workers has become more than just a political issue, but a battle with lives at stake; At a meeting last night, the Monroe …

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City Is Reminding Local Businesses Of Smoking Ordinance

Because of a growing number of complaints, smoking ordinance are reminding businesses about the city’s smoking ordinance. Citizens of Bloomington are reminded that smoking is not permitted inside businesses, or even on outdoor patios. The ordinance was first proposed in 2003 by Dr. Anthony Pizzo, a pathologist and former city council member. The ordinance is intended to protect citizens from secondhand …

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Daily Local News – October 14, 2015

A group of local conservatives plans to protest a speech tomorrow by Secretary of State John Kerry; The Monroe County Council considered a balanced budget during its final budget hearing yesterday; Because of a growing number of complaints, Bloomington officials are reminding businesses about the city’s smoking ordinance. FEATURE The city of Bloomington is just three weeks away from its …

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