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Daily Local News – September 15, 2015

The Bloomington Plan Commission has approved the construction of a new apartment complex on the city’s south side; Indiana University Bloomington has already begun to receive applications for its new engineering programs; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has appointed a new head of operations; In other District news, at that same meeting County Plan Commissioner Scott Wells accused …

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Daily Local News – September 14, 2015

The Bloomington City Council has recommended the city provide emergency funding for its largest homeless shelter, the facility that has long been known as Martha’s House; This morning the city of Bloomington announced six winners of its annual National Hispanic Heritage Month Awards; Bloomington is ranked among the top 100 most livable American cities in a list released today by …

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Daily Local News – September 10, 2015

A student organization at Indiana University is rallying tonight against what they call an extreme rape culture in Bloomington; In other university news, IU has announced it plans to invest $300 million over the next five years to develop solutions for “some of the planet’s most pressing problems;” Former Monroe County Council member, Scott Wells, is critical of both the …

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Daily Local News – September 9, 2015

A proposal to ban single-use bags at stores in Bloomington has been delayed until more research can be done; A Bloomington man is suing the city government and the state police as a result of an incident that happened in January; With the presidential election looming, many candidates are turning to grassroots efforts on college campuses; Los Angeles based director …

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Daily Local News – September 8, 2015

Organizers of the sixth annual Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale say it helped divert roughly 60 tons of donated items from the landfill; Local officials say a landmark tree in Bloomington’s Seminary Square will be no longer come February; The section of I-65 that was closed for emergency bridge repairs just south of Lafayette has now reopened; The chief liaison …

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Daily Local News – September 7, 2015

The Monroe County Commissioners have given the go-ahead to setting up a needle exchange program in the county; A wedding barn business north of Harrodsburg will have to shut down at the end of this year; Today marks the 4th day of WFHB’s 2015 Fall Pledge Drive; The Monroe County Council has recommended approving a $906,000 budget for the County …

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Daily Local News – September 3, 2015

The Bloomington City Council has officially added Veteran Status and Housing Status” to the list of protected classes in the Bloomington Human Rights Ordinance;The city of Bloomington has reached a deal with a firm to develop about half of what the city calls The Trades District;The Monroe County Commissioners won’t be getting the raise they asked for next year;Indiana Attorney …

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Daily Local News – September 2, 2015

An estimated 6,000 people attended Pride Summerfest in downtown Bloomington this past Saturday, according to organizers of the event; Ja’Tovia Gary and Stefani Saintonge are coming to the IU Cinema this Friday to discuss their film collective “The New Negress Film Society”; Work and labor will be the focus of this Fall’s “Themester” at Indiana University; With hunting season approaching, …

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Daily Local News – September 1, 2015

Governor Pence announced the creation of a new anti-drug task force in a press conference this morning; An IU student has started a petition to urge university administration to adopt a climate action plan; This summer’s above average rainfall is leaving Indiana farmers with profit losses and damaged crops in their corn and soybean yields; Monroe County is moving forward …

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Daily Local News – August 31, 2015

State health officials say they are continuing to investigate additional cases of HIV in southeastern Indiana, more than six months after the outbreak was announced; State Superintendent Glenda Ritz will be speaking at Bloomington High School South next week; A plan for a new Chrysler dealership on South Walnut Street has cleared the final hurdle needed to get approval from …

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