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Daily Local News – December 4, 2017

US Senate Republicans passed their tax bill over the weekend; Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform is running attack ads against Sen. Todd Young for his support of the tax bill; Indiana’s largest environmental gathering, Greening the Statehouse, drew crowds at the Hendrix County Fairgrounds Saturday; Indiana University School of Public Health Professor Debby Herbenick hosts the 22nd edition of the …

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Daily Local News – November 30, 2017

The director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued an opinion-editorial piece defending the agency’s logging in Yellowwood State Forest; Indiana Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young push for the adoption of the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act; The Community Justice and Mediation center is taking applications for a 40-hour training program for residents interested in learning …

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Daily Local News – November 29, 2017

The Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH) Task Force is holding the second part of their lecture series tomorrow in Indianapolis. Spectators bringing alcohol into Brown County High School sporting events are fueling a proposed policy change. The former Muncie Police Chief is suing the city and its mayor for back pay, after he claims he was forced …

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Daily Local News – November 28, 2017

The Monroe County Council will discuss a proposed 1% food and beverage tax in their meeting this evening; A South Bend law firm has alleged that hospitals and hospital systems across the state have defrauded taxpayers of 300 million dollars; State Road 135 through downtown Nashville in Brown County will be closed on Saturday; This Saturday also marks the return …

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Tech Startup Investors Gather Here Thursday

The city of Bloomington will host the inaugural Angel Investing Conference, part of the 2017 Dimension Mill Annual seminar, November 30 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The conference will feature an exhibition on seven of Bloomington’s tech startups as well as a networking reception. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Brian Payne, assistant director of Small Business Relations for the …

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Commissioners Hear Residents Protest Proposed Waste Transfer Facility

Monroe County residents continue to protest a waste transfer station proposed by Indiana Green Transfer and Recycling. Half a dozen area residents complained to Monroe County Commissioners last week about the smell and debris the North Angelina Lane facility would create as well as its potential impacts on water and air quality, traffic, and property values. Social worker Susan Burke …

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Enrollment Miscalculation Leaves Public Schools $9 Million Short

Miscalculation in enrollment is leaving a $9.3 million hole in state funding for public schools. The Indiana Department of Education’s annual student headcount shows some 6000 more students enrolled in public schools than lawmakers had budgeted for. According to state statute, in the event tuition support exceeds the state’s annual appropriation, the Department of Education must proportionately reduce the amount …

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Daily Local News – November 27, 2017

Miscalculation in enrollment is leaving a $9.3 million hole in state funding for public schools; The Lawrence County Sheriff is looking for a suspect who allegedly held a woman at gunpoint and attempted to tie her up; The US Post Office is extending hours of operation for two Bloomington locations and one in Bedford for the holiday season; Democratic State …

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Daily Local News – November 22, 2017

The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning holiday-goers that road work and lane restrictions will still be in place along highway 37 during Thanksgiving. Project-based Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, or ‘STEAM’ curriculum continues to be a priority at the Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation. The Edgewood Junior High band, choir and dance teams are preparing for 2018 …

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Daily Local News – November 21, 2017

An Indianapolis city councilman is being asked to resign from his post by fellow Republicans; Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he will restrict the use of Cannabidiol Oil to those in the state suffering from seizures who sign a registry; The proposed plan to develop a waste transfer station on Bloomington’s Northwest side is stirring up controversy; Road work …

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