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Daily Local News – February 1, 2018

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The Indiana Legislature’s Short Session is set to end on March 15th and this afternoon the legislature struck down a number of bills; Indiana Senate Republicans initiate a last-minute proposal to allow 10 percent of public school districts’ teachers to be unlicensed; Indiana House Democrats say they’re worried about state of the Department of Child Services; The city of Bloomington’s …

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Daily Local News – January 31, 2017

The City of Bloomington Planning and Transportation Department is hosting a series of public meetings this coming Monday, February 5th, through Wednesday, February 7th on the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which governs land use and development throughout the City of Bloomington’s planning jurisdiction. The Monroe County Convention Center Advisory Board is voicing its commitment to public input as plans for …

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Daily Local News – January 30, 2018

The City of Bloomington is working to make travel on West Bloomfield Road easier for pedestrians and cyclists; Among the legislation up for a vote today in Indianapolis is a Payday lending bill; The city of Bloomington’s volunteer network is accepting nominations for the annual Be-More awards, which celebrate the public service of community members; Proposed hate crime legislation has …

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Daily Local News – January 29, 2018

A coalition of health and business agencies are pushing to raise the taxes on cigarette sales by $1.50; A recently published study says Indiana’s decision to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law has negatively impacted construction wages, job growth, and productivity; A Bloomington-based tech startup was awarded over $200,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation. FEATURE Associate Professor at …

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Daily Local News – January 24, 2017

The City of Bloomington’s December deer cull succeeded in culling 62 deer from the Lake Griffy Nature Preserve. The Indiana legislature is considering bills including a law that would prohibit municipalities from taxing or abolishing Air BnBs. Both the Indiana House of Representatives and the Indiana Senate have passed legislation that would allow for the sale of alcohol on Sundays. …

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Daily Local News – January 23, 2018

The City of Bloomington’s Human Rights Commission have selected Bloomington PRIDE to receive the Human Rights Award this year; A West Lafayette church found threats and hate speech on banners hung outside its fence this weekend. FEATURE When people are arrested as suspects for a crime, they are often held on bail. That money is held as a guarantee that …

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Daily Local News – January 22, 2018

Over 100 women’s rights advocates marched on the Monroe County Courthouse Square in downtown Bloomington over the weekend. FEATURE The Federal government is scheduled to reopen tomorrow, after the Senate moved forward on a spending bill earlier today. At the heart of the shutdown is an ongoing debate over immigration, specifically the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals policy, or DACA, …

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Daily Local News – January 18, 2018

Indianapolis is among 20 cities being considered for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters; Bloomington is looking for area artists to construct a bicentennial song; Officials from IU, the city of Bloomington, Monroe County and the state legislature came together over the weekend for the Bicentennial Kickoff Event in the Monroe County Government Center; After 178 amendments over five months, the Bloomington City Council adopted …

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Daily Local News – January 17, 2018

The Indiana legislature is considering two bills that would revise payday lending rules in the state; The Monroe County Plan Commission is changing a zoning ordinance to make proposed trash facilities a conditional use, instead of a permitted use; After resigning from the Indiana Department of Child Services, Mary Beth Bonaventura will be joining the office of Attorney General Curtis …

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Daily Local News – January 16, 2018

IU Health broke ground on its new Bloomington Hospital this morning; Governor Holcomb issued a proclamation this week, officially declaring January 21st through the 27th as ‘Indiana School Choice Week’; Representatives from eight Bloomington nonprofits presented their applications for Community Development Block Grant funding on January 11th at City Hall. FEATURE The Bee Corp is a Bloomington based startup that …

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