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Daily Local News – April 18, 2017

The City is making progress on renovating the old Dimension Mill on West 11th Street; The city of Bloomington expects to pay about $230,000 to repair the intersection at 3rd and Lincoln streets downtown; Monroe County is still waiting to hear whether its two-year Monroe County Energy Challenge has placed in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition; The Indiana Youth …

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Daily Local News – April 17, 2017

A program that provided afternoon snacks to Fairview Elementary School students has hit a roadblock; A 17-year-old from Mooresville is being tried as an adult for an incident which included an attempt to shoot a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy; A local property management company was the target of protest last week; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management Board has approved …

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Indiana General Assemby Passes Law to Decrease Risk of Cervical Cancer

The Indiana General Assembly this year passed a bill aimed at reducing deaths from cervical cancer among Hoosier women. Representative Sharon Negele of Indianapolis authored the bill, which has now been signed into law. In a press release last week, Rep. Negele said: “The disease is almost entirely preventable by receiving regular screenings, avoiding certain risk factors and getting vaccinated …

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Daily Local News – April 13, 2017

Critics and supporters of vaping lobby the Bloomington City Council as they consider including e-cigarettes in the city ordinance banning smoking in public places; Indiana lawmakers continued their push this week to pre-emptively bar universities from establishing policies to protect undocumented students; Indiana lawmakers are reportedly considering reviving a bill that would allow domestic violence victims to carry guns without …

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Daily Local News – April 12, 2017

The Monroe County Council has put plans for a new library branch in a holding pattern, citing concerns about annexation; Revisions to a town ordinance governing the floodplain overlay district could prove expensive for some Ellettsville residents; A City of Bloomington press release announced the results of the city’s monthly water testing program; A bill to create a new state …

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Daily Local News – April 11, 2017

A bill is headed to the Governor’s desk that would expand the list of people who are authorized to carry guns into the Indiana Statehouse; College Democrats and Republicans at Indiana University ask Monroe County to create a vote center on campus; Frustration continues for members of the policy committee of the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization over an incomplete …

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Daily Local News – April 10, 2017

Indianapolis-based online review company Angie’s List is pulling their advertising from Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor”; Indiana University has announced they are restricting use of Franklin Hall in connection with to an appearance by controversial author Charles Murray; An Indiana University student group kept up their push for IU to commit to protecting undocumented students; The U.S. Census Bureau …

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Charles Murray Event At IU Denounced As “Highly Irresponsible”

Indiana University students, faculty and staff have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist who is slated to speak on campus next week. The speaker, Charles Murray, is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist who uses “racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the …

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Daily Local News – April 6, 2017

Students, faculty and staff at Indiana University have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist Charles Murray, who is slated to speak on campus; A group of IU students marched through campus and into the provost office to demand more social justice education on campus, along with other demands; The Indiana Senate has approved a bill allowing government agencies …

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Daily Local News – April 5, 2017

It’s Fund Drive at WFHB. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch may have lifted portions of his book from uncited sources including the Indiana Law Journal. In legal news from Monroe County, one hundred children are still in need of advocates to shepherd them through the court system. This week the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved a resolution giving Monroe County government …

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