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Daily Local News – February 23, 2015

An Indiana senate bill could place further restrictions on abortion in the state. Senate Bill 334 would make it illegal to perform an abortion if the decision is based on a fetus’s sex or disability; The Indiana Youth Institute has released the 2015 Kids Count data book, an assessment of childhood wellbeing across the state; The Monroe County Solid Waste …

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Daily Local News – February 19, 2015

There’s no need to pay the parking meters in downtown Bloomington the next few days; The proposed extension of I-69 from Martinsville to Indianapolis has been a hot topic for Hoosiers, and now INDOT is providing citizens with an opportunity to express their concerns in a public forum;The Monroe County Plan Commission delayed a vote Tuesday on whether to allow …

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Daily Local News – February 18, 2015

Six short films from local artists will be part of a competition at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre this Sunday; Trash and recycling collection in Bloomington is cancelled for tomorrow; Last week the Monroe County Council discussed the need for increased public transportation in the area; A lifetime combining a love of music and public service has won an IU professor the …

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Daily Local News – February 17, 2015

The current cold snap has ended the warmer than average winter Indiana had been experiencing this year; The state is moving toward allowing Sunday alcohol sales but possibly with more restrictions that will apply to all liquor sales every day; and the construction of a long-debated recycling facility is moving forward, but not without further complications in the process. FEATURE A six-and-a-half-hour …

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Daily Local News – February, 16, 2015

The influx of proposed developments in Bloomington is raising concerns at the city’s Commission on Sustainability. Last week, Rebecca Swanson gave a report to the Commission and listed five projects that she called “eye openingly large.” She included the recent passage by the Bloomington Plan Commission of a 30-foot height variance for a hotel on Kirkwood Avenue. FEATURE Last week …

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Daily Local News – February 12, 2015

Last night the Bloomington City Council questioned the criteria for granting tax abatements;The Ellettsville town government is one step closer to restricting on-going yard sales after a Plan Commission meeting last week;A group at Indiana University is heading to Central America for spring break;Ivy Tech students and other volunteers will help low-to-moderate income families file their 2015 tax returns for …

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Daily Local News – February 11, 2015

Races have officially begun for political positions at the city of Bloomington; The Ellettsville Town Council heard another update regarding the development of the Heritage Trail during their meeting on Monday; IU students are preparing to represent the U.S. in the so called “Olympics for Theatre Design and Performance” this summer; A new report finds that the current national economic recovery …

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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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