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Daily Local News – September 5, 2016

Native Americans from around the country continue to protest in North Dakota today, in opposition to an oil pipeline they say threatens a major water supply; Despite attempts by Governor Mike Pence and conservative groups to block the entry of Syrian refugees, they continue to settle in Indiana; On Friday, Monroe County Commissioners declined to accept the county treasurer’s monthly …

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Daily Local News – September 1, 2016

The City of Bloomington and developer HM Mac have come to a final agreement on how much of a tax break it will give on what’s been dubbed the Chocolate Moose project; the City Council give Duke Energy its approval to build a controversial substation in the Maple Heights neighborhood; the Monroe County Council approved a 2017 budget of $2.5 …

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Daily Local News – August 31, 2016

The Indiana University Police Department has decided to implement police body cameras on campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis, with the stated goal of improving officer accountability and police-community relations; The Bloomington City Council conducted four nights of departmental budget hearings last week; There may soon be another place that Twitter cannot go. The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that Indiana …

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Daily Local News – August 30, 2016

A new investigative report from the Indianapolis Star has revealed that the state of Indiana has spent millions of dollars on tax incentives for companies that offshored more jobs than they created; The Indiana State Department of Health reports the infant mortality rate amongst the state’s black population is twice that of the overall state average; City parks officials are …

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Daily Local News – August 29, 2016

Police arrested a third suspect today in an apparent robbery that ended in the killing of a 26-year-old Bloomington woman; Five Indiana counties have established syringe exchange programs (SEP), following a change in Indiana law last year; A preliminary plan for reconstructing existing roadways and intersections as part of a Sample Road connection project have been submitted by Butler, Fairman …

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Daily Local News – August 25, 2016

The Ellettsville Town Council is considering charging $150 for each public records request of police body camera and dash cam footage; Filmmaker and social worker Christine Kim is screening her latest film about pets and homelessness in Bloomington Monday; Organizers are preparing for the fifth annual Garlic Fest next weekend in downtown Bloomington; In its work session this week, the …

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Daily Local News – August 24 2016

Indiana University Bloomington is denying that it violated Title IX in a case involving a former IU student and Delta Tau Delta fraternity member; Once again, Indiana University Bloomington is included in the Campus Pride List of the top lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or LGBTQ)-friendly colleges and universities; The Bicentennial Class of 2020 at Indiana University claims the highest …

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Better Beware – Telephone Scams

Telephone Scams Here’s how to handle unwanted calls and identify probable scammers with Caller-ID. And now there’s good news about those d*** robocalls!

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Saturday is the 4th Annual Makevention Maker’s Fair

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Fans of the maker movement, and those just curious about creative approaches to tools and materials, will find inspiration and entertainment this Saturday at Makevention, Bloomington’s annual maker fair featuring the work of area inventors, programmers, builders, and artists. The free all-ages event, now in its fourth year, takes place at the Monroe County Convention Center in downtown Bloomington, and …

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Daily Local News – August 23, 2016

Richland Township is $100,000 short on their obligation to the Town of Ellettsville to provide fire protection; Last week the Monroe County Commissioners approved changes to the county’s personnel policies; Morgan county residents got their first look at the planned path of I-69, section 6 recently at Martinsville High School; Phone scamming is on the rise, and Indiana Attorney General …

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