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Daily Local News – September 11, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners distribute more than $55,000 in grants to ten local drug treatment, prevention and support organizations; Indiana officials tell Hoosiers how to protect themselves after the Equifax data breach; City of Bloomington Utilities will keep water account balances unclaimed for seven years. FEATURE Five previously unpublished Kurt Vonnegut short stories, found in the Indiana University Lilly Library, will …

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Daily Local News – September 6, 2017

The City of Bloomington continues to move forward in its development of the Dimension Mill “co-working space”. The Indiana Distiller’s Guild is launching an effort to gain a presence in the Statehouse. The Bloomington Sanitation Division is phasing out their old system of picking up recycling and trash, and phasing in a new model. FEATURE: Inmates incarcerated in Monroe County …

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Daily Local News – September 5, 2017

The site of the now-demolished ABB manufacturing plant on Bloomington’s west side, is being considered as a location for a cardboard recycling plant; After being cited for multiple tax code violations, Eagle Point Golf resort is now prohibited from doing business; The Indiana Department of Transportation announced new lane restrictions across Highway earlier this week. FEATURE The Monroe County Court …

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Daily Local News: Labor Day Special – September 4, 2017

It’s labor day in America, and in lieu of our Daily Local News segment, we’ve aired two interviews about the state of labor in Indiana. In our first interview, WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Andrew Bradley, a Senior Policy Analyst for the Indiana Institute for Working Families, about so-called Right to Work legislation, and the labor market across …

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Daily Local News – August 31, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners declared today Overdose Awareness Day; Bloomington Police announced that they will be setting up sobriety checkpoints and increasing patrols over the Labor Day weekend; The Indiana Department of Transportation will be hosting a series of Interstate 69 public meetings next month; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson cautions Hoosiers to watch out for opportunistic scams in the …

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Daily Local News – August 30, 2017

Late last week, the Indiana State Police arrested 20 people in a multiple county crackdown on methamphetamine use. Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton joined public officials around the country yesterday, when he signed a letter of solidarity, expressing support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The City Council begins its review of the city’s proposed 2040 Comprehensive …

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Daily Local News – August 29, 2017

Indiana Police say they’re worried about a repeatedly proposed Indiana bill that would no longer require residents to receive a permit in order to carry a gun; The Bloomington City Council will meet tonight in its first of several scheduled deliberations over the city’s Comprehensive Plan; The Town of Ellettsville Town has hired a new police officer and a new …

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Kilroy’s Social Media Posts Draw Ire

Bloomington residents are upset over a tweet issued by Kilroy’s Recess as well as an outdoor chalk sign posted a week ago. The bar on Kirkwood, which replaced Kilroy’s on Kirkwood, reopened Thursday. Near midnight on Friday, the business’ Twitter account tweeted at billionaire sports investor and Indiana University alumnus Mark Cuban: “Come check out your old place. Spoiler: we …

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MCCSC, Brown County Schools Halt “Lunch Shaming”

After community outcry, the Monroe County Community School Corporation put an end to so-called ‘lunch shaming,’ Brown County Schools are following suit. Lunch-shaming — the practice of taking away a student’s lunch and replacing it with a cheaper “school approved” lunch, once they had exceeded their lunch account balance, was discontinued by MCCSC last month. MCCSC Spokesperson Andrew Clampit said …

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Daily Local News – August 28, 2017

United Way of Monroe County hires Efrat Feferman as new Executive Director; After the Monroe County Community Schools Corporation halted “lunch shaming,” Brown County schools are following suit; The City of Bloomington’s Blucher Pool Wastewater Treatment Plant has a pervasive mold problem; Bloomington residents are upset over social media posts issued by Kilroy’s Recess bar; The City of Bloomington’s Human …

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