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Daily Local News – October 8, 2015

Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane has put forward a bill that would make gender identity and sexual orientation protected classes in Indiana; A local task force will host discussions tomorrow about human trafficking, protective orders and the influence of technology on domestic violence; The past two weeks have yielded over $48 million in donations to Indiana University; Last night the …

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Daily Local News – October 7, 2015

A vigil is set to begin at 7 p.m. tonight in Dunn Meadow to honor two Indiana University students who died recently; Union membership in Indiana is on the rise despite the passing of right to work legislation in 2012; The McDoel Gardens Neighborhood Association has scheduled its annual Fall Harvest Neighborhood Party, for Saturday, October 17th; A new exhibit …

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Daily Local News – October 6, 2015

The Carmel City Council voted last night to add protections for gender identity and sexual orientation to the city’s non-discrimination ordinance; Actor Jessie Eisenberg has pledged to match up to $100,000 in donations to support Bloomington’s Middle Way House; Hoosier Energy is set to begin construction next fall on a $12 million dollar facility that will produce electric power from …

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Martha’s House: The Story behind Bloomington’s Longest Running Homeless Shelter

This past June, Martha’s House Incorporated officially dissolved. The organization had run the Martha’s House emergency shelter since 2003. Located on South Rogers in Bloomington, the facility offered forty beds, on a temporary basis, to residents of Monroe, Lawrence and Owen Counties experiencing homelessness. It also provided food, clothing, and personal hygiene products to residents, as well as coaching for …

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Daily Local News – October 5, 2015

The body of 20-year-old Indiana University student Joseph Smedley was found in Griffy Lake on Friday evening; Secretary of State John Kerry will be speaking at Indiana University on October 15th; The Town of Ellettsville is moving ahead with its 2016 budget, a new town hall, and the Heritage Trail project; The Bloomington Animal Shelter is hosting Adopt-A-Dog Month throughout …

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Daily Local News – October 1, 2015

A man and woman were found dead last night in what investigators believe was a murder/suicide on the east side of Bloomington; The dedication of the Women in Government Plaza at the Monroe County Courthouse is scheduled to take place this Sunday, October 4th at 1pm; The Bloomington City Council recommended approving a 72.4 million dollar city budget last night; …

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Daily Local News – September 30, 2015

The Monroe County Community school board approved a collective agreement with its teachers yesterday; Fish and Wildlife officials are urging residents to obey fishing laws in hopes of keeping Asian carp out of Monroe Lake; Duke energy has reached a new settlement with its consumers that is expected to lower consumer costs; The City of Bloomington has set this year’s …

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Daily Local News – September 28, 2015

A census report from the Indiana Institute for Working Families has found that more than one-third of Hoosiers live below self-sufficiency levels; Parents of students in local schools are expressing opposition to the gradual shortening of summer break; The state’s utility regulators are inviting residents in Ellettsville to comment on a proposed water rate increase. FEATURE Earlier this month, the …

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Daily Local News – September 24, 2015

The Bloomington City Council will vote tonight on providing funds for the emergency homeless shelter formerly known as Martha’s House; Another homeless shelter, the Interfaith Winter Shelter, is also seeking funds for its operations; Bloomington city officials gave the final approval this week for another mixed-use, multi-story building project along the B-Line Trail; Monroe County Clerk Linda Robbins is warning …

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Daily Local News – September 23, 2015

A panel discussion titled “Who’s responsible for Sustainability?” is planned for tomorrow in Bloomington; Local conservative activist Robert Hall says he is making contact with Republican voters as he plans to run for Congress next year; The Saudi Arabian government is looking to reform its education system with the help of experts at Indiana University; The Brown County Convention and …

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