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Developer Tabbed for Convention Center Expansion

The Monroe County Convention Center Advisory Commission has selected a developer for a proposed convention center expansion. Indianapolis-based Sun Development and Management Corporation outshone two competitors to gain the Commission’s favor. In the commission’s July 11th meeting, Commission member Patrick Stoffers explained why he felt Sun Development is the better choice. The 90-year-old convention center building is located at West …

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“Lot of Lessons” to Be Learned from I-69 Mistakes

State officials admitted the I-69 project has suffered from mistakes at this month’s State Budget Committee hearing, according to the Indiana Business Journal. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Luke Kenley said he believes “there are a lot of lessons” to be learned from how the state handled the project, especially from the failed partnership with a private developer for Section 5 …

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Daily Local News – July 17, 2017

Speck Mellencamp, son of singer/songwriter John Mellencamp, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with public intoxication and resisting law enforcement; State officials admitted the I-69 project has suffered from mistakes; The Monroe County Convention Center Advisory Committee has selected a developer for the proposed convention center expansion; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District budget for 2018 may include a …

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Daily Local News – July 13, 2017

A new standing order from the state’s Health Commissioner will make a non-addictive drug used to reverse opioid overdoses, more widely available; Monroe County Commissioners approved funding for renovations to improve security at the Community Corrections building; Tomorrow is the pretrial hearing for the man accused of arson and theft to a Ellettsville daycare center. FEATURE The son of a …

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Better Beware: Snake Oil Claims Still With Us

W.C. Fields joked about scam artists and snake oil salesmen a century ago. We’re still being bombarded by ads for questionable products and outright fallacious claims even today.

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Martinsville, Morgan County Scramble To Provide Ambulance Service

When their sole ambulance provider unexpectedly pulled out of a service agreement, Martinsville and Morgan County were left scrambling to pick up the slack. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us a story about local government success.

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Supreme Court Lets Indiana Robocall Law Stand

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to review Indiana’s anti-robocall law. A lower court upheld the robocall ban in January and the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case means the law will stay in place. The law prohibits companies from making pre-recorded calls to peoples’ phones without their consent. A company called Patriotic Veterans, Inc. had been seeking …

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Bloomington Residents Urged to Install Solar Panels by End of Year

The Solarize Bloomington Initiative is beginning its second phase, encouraging residents to install solar panels before the end of the year. The program is a collaboration between the City of Bloomington and the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network, or SIREN. Bloomington is encouraging residents to go solar before the end of 2017, instead of waiting until 2018, when the state’s …

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Daily Local News – July 12, 2017

The Solarize Bloomington Initiative is beginning its second phase, encouraging residents to install solar panels by the end of the year; The Bloomington Plan Commission approved site plans for 3809 South Sare Road; The Indiana Arts Commission is accepting nominations for Indiana State Poet Laureate; The US Supreme Court will not review Indiana’s anti-robocall law. FEATURE When their sole abulance …

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Daily Local News – July 11, 2017

Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain says he’s instructing his deputies to reserve use of the anti-opioid drug Naloxone for themselves, due to a shortage of the drug; A new addition to Monroe County Public Library’s children’s programming has sparked heated public debate on the Herald Times’ website; Several of the nation’s largest internet-based companies are staging a protest on Wednesday, …

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