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Indiana Dept. of Corrections Cancels Contract with Healthcare Provider

The Indiana Department of Corrections has discontinued its contract with Corizon Health, the private corporation that handles most of the state’s inmate healthcare. Corizon announced last week that it would be laying off about 700 employees in 22 locations around the state. The contract, which is worth $100 million a year, is being taken up by Pittsburg-based Wexford Health Sources. …

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Daily Local News – March 20, 2017

The city of Bloomington is holding meetings all week about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of County property; The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation has announced five performances by global artists for the 22nd Annual Lotus Blossoms Program; State lawmakers are considering a bill that would help victims of domestic violence to obtain separate phone accounts from their …

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Community Agencies Affected by Proposed Federal Budget

The Trump administration’s budget blueprint released last week would ax grants that help fund a multitude of local programs serving the poor, the elderly, and the disabled. The cuts are part of a plan to add 54 billion dollars to the nation’s defense budget. On the chopping block are a three- billion-dollar national energy assistance program known as LIHEAP, and …

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City of Bloomington to Hold Meetings on Proposed Annexation

The city of Bloomington is holding meetings all week about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of county property. Mayor John Hamilton has proposed incorporating the areas into the city. The city government would be responsible for providing services to the areas, including trash pickup and police. Some affected property owners have voiced concerns about increased taxes and other …

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Daily Local News – March 9, 2017

The State Board of Education has denied the request for a waiver from Seven Oaks Classical School in Ellettsville; Travel on West 17th Street, east of North Crescent Road will be delayed tomorrow, according to I-69 Development Partners; The Bloomington Plan Commission got its first look at a proposed apartment complex that would surround the downtown Fifth Third Bank on …

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Daily Local News – March 8, 2017

Protesters disrupted a State of the Campus speech yesterday by Indiana University Provost Lauren Robel; The City of Bloomington has run into a potential roadblock in its plans to buy a strip club on South Walnut Street; The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved amending  the city’s consulting contract with urban design firm Anderson Bohlander to design infrastructure in the Trades District; Bloomington Mayor …

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Daily Local News – March 7, 2017

The Bloomington Plan Commission gave a favorable review to plans for a multi-family development at 2182 West Tapp Road in its meeting last night; 37 Indiana University Bloomington graduates are volunteering with the Peace Corps in 20 different countries this year; Devour Btown has announced their third annual 14-day dining event, which will start Monday, March 20th, and continue through …

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Daily Local News – March 6, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence created serious public access issues when he used a private email account for public business, but he didn’t break the law; Monroe County Commissioners approved  an agreement with the county jail’s Collective Bargaining Unit last week; A bill being considered in the Indiana legislature would introduce four new Class A misdemeanors for the misuse of unmanned …

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Daily Local News – March 2, 2017

Members of the Bloomington City Council approve a resolution calling on the US Congress to enact a revenue neutral carbon fee on fossil fuels; A former dog kennel in Monroe County will get new life as a facility for children with autism; The City of Bloomington is one of three cities chosen to participate in the 2017 Map Box Cities …

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Daily Local News – March 1, 2017

The Monroe County School Board gave its final approval last night to a 2.5 million dollar bus contract with Michigan based Auxilio Services. An initiative to add another access point to Ellettsville’s Heritage Trail is moving forward.The Bloomington Board of Public Works has approved a request from the developers of Patterson Pointe to allow a parking boulevard to encroach into …

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