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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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Daily Local News – October 15, 2015

Republican candidates for the Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District will take part in a debate tonight at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium; Indiana University, the Kelley School of Business, and Whirlpool are partnering to build a Habitat for Humanity house that will be donated to a single mother of three upon completion; Last week the Monroe County Solid Waste Management …

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Daily Local News – October 12, 2015

A group that’s working to determine the future of the Bloomington Hospital site downtown is seeking public input this week; Roadsnacks, an “infotainment” website, has used its unique criteria to reach the conclusion that Bloomington is Indiana’s 9th drunkest city; With about 7 months left until Indiana’s primary election, student groups at IU are forming to support presidential candidates; Monroe …

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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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