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Daily Local News – February 13, 2017

Trace levels of lead have been discovered in the soil at the site of a former water tank owned by the City of Bloomington Utilities; Indiana transportation officials have announced yet another change to the Interstate 69 construction schedule; The city of Bloomington hired an interim director of planning and transportation two weeks after the departure of the former director; …

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Local Groups Hold LGBTQ Youth Assistance Training

According to the Centers for Disease Control, LGBTQ high school students experience higher rates of certain health risks than heterosexual youth. Sam Harrell is a county services specialist with Middle Way House, and an adult leader with Prism Youth Community. PRISM is an inclusive group offering social support for LGBTQ+ youth. Harrell and the Indiana Youth Institute are partners in a …

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INDOT Releases New Estimate of I-69 Completion

Indiana transportation officials have announced another change to the Interstate 69 construction schedule. In today’s announcement, the Indiana Finance Authority and the Indiana Department of Transportation said they expect Section 5 of the interstate to be completed by May of 2018. That’s seven months later than the date they announced in December; but it’s also three months earlier than the …

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COB Utilities Releases Statement on Soil Containing Lead

Trace levels of lead have been discovered in the soil at the site of a former water tank owned by the City of Bloomington Utilities. According to a press release from the city of Bloomington, these levels were higher than what is allowed by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The tank was in use from 1954 – 2015 before …

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Daily Local News – February 9, 2017

The Bloomington City Council show support for Mayor John Hamilton’s proposed annexation of seven areas just outside the city’s municipal boundaries; Another in a long series of tax court battles between CVS and the Monroe County government is scheduled for tomorrow morning; A new agriculture technology startup called The Bee Corp has been launched by former Indiana University students; The …

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Daily Local News – February 8, 2017

IU students organized a demonstration today responding to white nationalist flyers posted on campus; As four-year graduation rates on the main Indiana University continue to climb, regional campuses lag behind; The Chocolate Prom will be held at Rhino’s Youth Center this Saturday, February 11th from 7 to 11 pm; Indiana University’s Center of Excellence for Women in Technology will host its fourth annual …

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Daily Local News – February 7, 2017

City Administrators are moving toward buying software they say will make almost every city financial transaction available to the public; Nine area nonprofits will soon be getting a boost from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in the form of community block grants; An anti-abortion Women’s Care Center has opened next to the Bloomington Planned Parenthood facility on …

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Daily Local News – February 6, 2017

Around 90 employees at Crane Army Ammunition Activity will be spared from the effects of President Trump’s federal hiring freeze; Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, is asking the City Council to annex more than 15 square miles of land into the city; The Bloomington Environmental Commission has published their strategy and recommendations for cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions in the …

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Daily Local News – February 2, 2017

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton responded to President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration in last night’s City Council meeting; The City Council approved a reimbursment agreement with Envisage Technologies for the costs of enlarging its office space in Fountain Square Mall; Local state legislators are split over a bill that could expand syringe exchange programs in Indiana; Starting this week, …

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Daily Local News – February 1, 2017

Traffic is expected to be particularly slow on State Road 37 north of Bloomington tomorrow morning; More than 130 members of the Bloomington Refugee Support Network met at the Monroe County Public Library last night to discuss plans for going forward; The City of Bloomington tests the levels of disinfectant byproducts, or DBPs, every month; Old downtown Ellettsville has been susceptible to flooding …

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