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Daily Local News – February 2, 2017

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton responded to President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration in last night’s City Council meeting; The City Council approved a reimbursment agreement with Envisage Technologies for the costs of enlarging its office space in Fountain Square Mall; Local state legislators are split over a bill that could expand syringe exchange programs in Indiana; Starting this week, …

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Daily Local News – February 1, 2017

Traffic is expected to be particularly slow on State Road 37 north of Bloomington tomorrow morning; More than 130 members of the Bloomington Refugee Support Network met at the Monroe County Public Library last night to discuss plans for going forward; The City of Bloomington tests the levels of disinfectant byproducts, or DBPs, every month; Old downtown Ellettsville has been susceptible to flooding …

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Daily Local News – January 31, 2017

A federal court has struck down a controversial Indiana law regulating the vape industry; The city of Bloomington is still taking public comment on its plans for a Tech Park; The city of Bloomington is moving forward with plans for the reconstruction of West 17th Street; After marching for women’s rights earlier this month, local supporters are meeting again to …

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Daily Local News – January 30, 2017

Repercussions from President Trump’s executive order banning refugees, immigrants, and travelers from seven Middle Eastern countries are developing around the state; The Bloomington-based Indiana Recovery Alliance is expressing serious disapproval over Senate Bill 499; Another piece of pending legislation, HB1002, would increase fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, and present a potential for highway tolling; The League of Women Voters invites …

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Daily Local News – January 26, 2017

Jackson Creek Middle School’s Principal has received backlash after his letter to African American and bi-racial students went viral on Facebook; Local tech company Envisage Technologies is on track to get funding from the city of Bloomington for a planned expansion of the company’s offices. SPECIAL FEATURE President Donald Trump has reignited debate about the Dakota Access Pipeline. WFHB reporter …

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Daily Local News – January 25, 2017

The Indiana Attorney General is voicing opposition to a bill that would expand needle exchange programs in Indiana; The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Troopers from the Indiana State Police are reportedly taking initiatives to teach drivers to spot human trafficking;Plans for the Switchyard Park in Bloomington could be expanded to include an additional entrance, a dog park, and expanded pavilion space;All …

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Daily Local News – January 24, 2017

The Fort Wayne man who attacked a woman wearing a headscarf outside a Bloomington restaurant in 2015 will not serve any jail time, a Bloomington court ruled yesterday; Bloomington’s high poverty rate and low housing affordability are closely linked, according to a new report; The Monroe County Board of Commissioners renewed an agreement with The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis …

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Daily Local News – January 23, 2017

A weekend of anti-Trump activities kicked off in Bloomington this past Friday, featuring workshops workshops, marches, and a standing-room-only rally at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater; A separate group of anti-Trump protesters took to the streets of Bloomington later on Friday night; Global protests continued this past Saturday, including a women’s rally in Indianapolis that was attended by many local residents. FEATURE …

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Daily Local News – January 19, 2017

Bloomington is about to conduct what officials believe is the city’s first ever community-wide scientific survey; The Indiana House of Representatives has drafted a new bill regarding abortion, and activist organizations have started to resist; The City Council gave its final approval for a four-year collective bargaining agreement between the City of Bloomington and Professional Firefighters Local 586; The extension …

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Daily Local News – January 18, 2017

Last night, brand new Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb focused much of his first State of the State address on the Hoosier economy; That was the director of the Indiana Institute for Working Families, Jessica Fraser, speaking this afternoon with WFHB News Director Joe Crawford; The Board of Trustees for the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation approved a five thousand dollar …

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