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Candidates For Bloomington Mayor and City Council

The following candidates have filed to run for mayor of Bloomington or one of the nine positions on the City Council. Their names will appear on the ballot during the primary election May 5.   Mayor – John Hamilton (D) – John Linnemeier (D) – Darryl Neher (D) – John Turnbull (R)   City Council   District 1 – Kevin …

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Daily Local News – February 10, 2015

Governor Mike Pence has signed an executive order to shorten the length of the 2015 ISTEP+ test; Local peace groups are sponsoring an event tomorrow covering the United States relationship with Iran; A new hotel seems headed to the heart of downtown Bloomington; FEATURE In the wake of the recent attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo as well as …

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Daily Local News – February 9, 2015

The Monroe County Commissioners approved a measure on Friday that signals the beginning of a southern bypass around Bloomington; The city of Bloomington has cancelled its controversial plan to kill deer in the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve; The Indiana House of Representatives is expected to vote today to approve a bill that would strip power from Glenda Ritz, the State …

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Daily Local News – February 5, 2015

Bloomington’s status as a bicycle-friendly community has been elevated to gold-level by the League of American Bicyclists;The Indiana Department of Corrections punished a prisoner after he publicly proclaimed his innocence;The city of Bloomington officially launches its Black History Month events tonight with a program in the City Council chambers FEATURE The race for the next mayor of Bloomington has begun. …

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Daily Local News – February 4, 2015

Ridership for Bloomington Transit Services has continuously increased over the past decade, according to new statistics from Bloomington Transit; Monroe County will say No More to domestic violence and sexual assault next week with an interactive awareness event and community service project; New flood hazard maps for Brown County have been released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA; …

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Daily Local News – February 3, 2015

Earlier today a committee in the Indiana Senate moved forward a bill that could expand bus service in Monroe County;The city of Bloomington has hired two full-time employees to manage the increasing problem of invasive vegetation;Officials at the Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation raised concerns about funding for public education at a school board meeting last month. FEATURE Indiana, …

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Daily Local News – February 2, 2015

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles found another $2 million of overcharges it levied on state residents; A construction company is in the midst of moving five historic houses in the University Courts neighborhood to make way for a new fraternity house; Monroe County officials are in talks with companies that could be paid to help establish a specific character …

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Daily Local News – January 29, 2015

This afternoon Governor Mike Pence axed his plans for a state-run news service; The Monroe County Council heard a summary of 2014 county finances during their work session on Tuesday; A new Indiana bill would require high school students to pass an immigration test in order to graduate; Monroe County Public Library Director Sara Laughlin gave her final State of …

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Daily Local News – January 28, 2015

Indiana is one of only three states that operates under a “dead voter law” which eliminates the ballot of any voter who dies before election day; The Monroe County Solid Waste District is having trouble finding a company to build its new recycling facility; The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, or IURC, has announced that, starting next Saturday, all local calls …

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Daily Local News – January 27, 2015

The Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 has been approved; A bill has moved forward in the Indiana State Senate to a provide coordinator to the Hoosier Women Veterans Program; The congressman who represents most of the WFHB listening area has introduced another bill to limit President Obama’s power. FEATURE A bill sponsored by Indiana State Representitive Eric Koch, from Bedford, could …

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