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COB Utilities Releases Statement on Soil Containing Lead

Trace levels of lead have been discovered in the soil at the site of a former water tank owned by the City of Bloomington Utilities. According to a press release from the city of Bloomington, these levels were higher than what is allowed by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The tank was in use from 1954 – 2015 before …

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Daily Local News – February 9, 2017

The Bloomington City Council show support for Mayor John Hamilton’s proposed annexation of seven areas just outside the city’s municipal boundaries; Another in a long series of tax court battles between CVS and the Monroe County government is scheduled for tomorrow morning; A new agriculture technology startup called The Bee Corp has been launched by former Indiana University students; The …

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Daily Local News – February 8, 2017

IU students organized a demonstration today responding to white nationalist flyers posted on campus; As four-year graduation rates on the main Indiana University continue to climb, regional campuses lag behind; The Chocolate Prom will be held at Rhino’s Youth Center this Saturday, February 11th from 7 to 11 pm; Indiana University’s Center of Excellence for Women in Technology will host its fourth annual …

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Daily Local News – February 7, 2017

City Administrators are moving toward buying software they say will make almost every city financial transaction available to the public; Nine area nonprofits will soon be getting a boost from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in the form of community block grants; An anti-abortion Women’s Care Center has opened next to the Bloomington Planned Parenthood facility on …

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Daily Local News – February 6, 2017

Around 90 employees at Crane Army Ammunition Activity will be spared from the effects of President Trump’s federal hiring freeze; Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, is asking the City Council to annex more than 15 square miles of land into the city; The Bloomington Environmental Commission has published their strategy and recommendations for cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions in the …

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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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