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Daily Local News – November 17, 2015

Bloomington Police responded to a reported armed sexual assault at around 3:08 a.m. this morning at Brownstone Terrace Apartments off of East 14th Street; Yesterday, Governor Pence announced that Indiana would no longer be accepting Syrian refugees into the state, following the discovery of a counterfeit Syrian passport on one of the dead assailants in the Paris attacks; The School …

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Daily Local News – November 16, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced today that state agencies are suspending the resettlement of more Syrian refugees; All 17 Indiana University students in France have been reported safe after the terror attacks that took place in Paris on Friday; Bloomington’s Mayor-elect John Hamilton has announced the members of his Transition Advisory Committee; The Bloomington Commission on Sustainability heard a report …

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Daily Local News – November 12, 2015

A lawsuit filed by a Bloomington landlord is forcing the city to redo an eight-year-old set of sweeping changes to its zoning law; After a heated three-hour public meeting last week, the group behind the proposed Seven Oaks Classical School is pushing forward with plans to set up a charter school in Monroe County;The Director of the Monroe County Public …

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Daily Local News – November 11, 2015

Starting at 6 p.m. today, the Monroe County Fair Board is holding a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Plaza on the Monroe County Fairgrounds; A legislative panel has suggested 11 fixes to Indiana’s teacher shortage; The Indiana State Board of Education has unanimously rejected a proposal to have Indiana high school education move toward college and career preparation …

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Daily Local News – November 10, 2015

Last night the Bloomington Plan Commission heard the leading proposal for development of the so-called Core Property area of Bloomington’s Certified Technology Park; A panel of economists at the IU Kelley School of Business have released a list of predictions for the US economy heading into 2016. FEATURE Michael Honey, a Professor of Labor and Ethnic Studies and American History …

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Daily Local News – November 9, 2015

56 percent of Indiana residents are in favor adding LGBT anti-discrimination protections to the law, according to a survey by Ball State University and WISH-TV in Indianapolis; The Indiana Department of Transportation says they’re working to keep traffic moving in spite of major construction on Interstate 69. FEATURE One of the most clear challenges for a person or a family …

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Daily Local News – November 5, 2015

Indiana University’s Fifth Annual Traditional Powwow is this Saturday at noon; An upcoming environmental forum will delve into state environmental issues like water quality and coal ash lagoons; Last night the Bloomington City Council grappled with the future use of the now-empty Jill’s House on the north side of town. FEATURE Last night the manager of Bloomington’s Downtown Recycling Center, …

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Daily Local News – November 4, 2015

Democrats swept the city elections in Bloomington yesterday; A new report issued by a non-partisan national watchdog group of investigative journalists charges there is a lack of federal and state accountability for public money used to fund charter schools; The Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads is holding its annual meeting on tomorrow to discuss the need for citizen involvement in …

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Daily Local News – November 3, 2015

A new study has cast doubt on the benefits of what are commonly known as TIF (“tiff”) districts; November has officially been declared National Runaway Prevention Month in Monroe County. FEATURE Switchyard Brewing Company is a Bloomington brew pub that started in 2014. Since then, owners Kurtis Cummings and Michael Korus have been brewing their beer in holding tanks in …

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Daily Local News – November 2, 2015

The Interfaith Winter Shelter opened its doors last night for the first time in seven months; Bloomington Parks and Recreation staff have recommended several fee increases for using city facilities; Voters will choose the next mayor of Bloomington as well as all 9 members of the City Council tomorrow. FEATURE In June, the City of Bloomington approved selling borrowing forty-seven …

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