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Daily Local News – September 28, 2015

A census report from the Indiana Institute for Working Families has found that more than one-third of Hoosiers live below self-sufficiency levels; Parents of students in local schools are expressing opposition to the gradual shortening of summer break; The state’s utility regulators are inviting residents in Ellettsville to comment on a proposed water rate increase. FEATURE Earlier this month, the …

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Daily Local News – September 24, 2015

The Bloomington City Council will vote tonight on providing funds for the emergency homeless shelter formerly known as Martha’s House; Another homeless shelter, the Interfaith Winter Shelter, is also seeking funds for its operations; Bloomington city officials gave the final approval this week for another mixed-use, multi-story building project along the B-Line Trail; Monroe County Clerk Linda Robbins is warning …

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Daily Local News – September 23, 2015

A panel discussion titled “Who’s responsible for Sustainability?” is planned for tomorrow in Bloomington; Local conservative activist Robert Hall says he is making contact with Republican voters as he plans to run for Congress next year; The Saudi Arabian government is looking to reform its education system with the help of experts at Indiana University; The Brown County Convention and …

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Daily Local News – September 22, 2015

Earlier today both of Indiana’s U.S. senators voted in favor of a ban on most late-term abortions; IU-Bloomington is moving to compost much of its food waste; The People’s Art Fair is looking for new participants for their event, which takes place October 3rd. FEATURE Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis addressed a full house last night at the …

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Daily Local News – September 21, 2015

Civil rights activist and Congressman, John Lewis, will be appearing at Indiana University’s auditorium tonight; The 22nd Annual Lotus Music and Arts Festival will be swinging into action this weekend with events beginning on Thursday; Monroe County has changed its zoning regulations to allow for the development of solar farms; Indiana University has announced it will award the prestigious Thomas …

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Daily Local News – September 17, 2015

The former CEO of Angie’s List says he is forming a coalition aimed at promoting anti-discrimination laws in Indiana; The League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County is hosting three local candidate forums starting Monday, September 28; The Bloomington Plan Commission has approved the construction of a controversial apartment complex at 2780 South Walnut Street Pike; The Monroe …

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Daily Local News – September 16, 2015

The Indiana State Board of Education voted today to instruct state officials to issue a new batch of A through F grades to each school in the state; The statewide grassroots organization that successfully fought a constitutional marriage amendment and campaigned against the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has a new legislative project; The Monroe County Council heard a report …

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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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