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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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Daily Local News – November 20, 2017

The State’s Alcohol Code Revision Commission is recommending the sale of alcohol at convenience and grocery stores from noon to 8pm on Sundays. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking nominations for six openings on the state’s Trails Advisory Board. The conservative Political Action Committee backing President Donald Trump in Indiana, has endorsed northeastern Indiana Representative Jim Banks. An …

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Daily Local News – November 16, 2017

A month after 1000 lbs. of toxic waste was dumped in Lake Michigan by US Steel, another spill has being reported; Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s visit to an Indianapolis Colts game reportedly cost the Indianapolis Police Department over $14,000; The IU Dance Marathon raised a record-breaking 4.2 million dollars over last weekend for Riley Children’s Hospital; …

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Daily Local News – November 15, 2017

The Owen County Prosecutor’s Office is levelling charges against the President of the Owen County Commission, Don Minnick.    The Bloomington Animal Shelter will be closed until 3pm tomorrow and Friday, due to construction.   Monroe County Community School Corporation is taking the first steps toward reviewing its school board district lines.    The Monroe County Community School Corporation board approved teacher raises …

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Daily Local News – November 14, 2017

A group calling itself the ‘Night Owls, Paint and Exteriors,’ or NOPE, spray painted hundreds of trees in Yellowwood State Forest over the weekend in an attempt to thwart logging efforts; Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch poured a newly-minted Indiana coin in Vincennes this morning; The Bloomington Plan Commission approved another apartment complex to be built on South Walnut Street; …

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IFA’s Seastrom Vows Fight Against Yellowwood Timber Sales

Dave Seastrom of the Indiana Forest Alliance says last week’s sale of more than 1700 trees in Yellowwood State Forest isn’t the end for environmental activists. The IFA is now mounting a campaign to encourage Governor Eric Holcomb to nullify the sale of timber in the Forest. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Seastrom in today’s WFHB Feature Report.

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