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Plan Commission Mulls New Parking Garage

The Monroe County government is still waiting for a verdict on their plans to build a parking garage after more than two hours of debate Monday night. The eight-story garage would be next to the County jail on Morton Street. It would have 268 spaces reserved for county employees. The County needs approval from the Bloomington Plan Commission, which heard …

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Antiracist Speech Expected to Draw Protest

An antiracist speech tonight at Indiana University is expected to draw protests. Tim Wise, an author who describes himself as an antiracist activist, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. at the Whittenberger Auditorium in the IU Memorial Union. Wise has written six books on racism and white privilege. A small white nationalist group at IU has announced it will …

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Daily Local News – March 10, 2015

Students from Batchelor Middle School in Bloomington took on issues with the No Child Left Behind Act in a documentary that just won a national award; A study out of Indiana University is bringing attention to issues with wetland areas across the country; FEATURE This year Indiana Governor Mike Pence has called for the state’s legislative session to focus on …

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Daily Local News – March 9, 2015

A study out of Indiana University shows more and more students are using the state’s school voucher program;Tonight, the employee parking garage proposal from the Monroe County Commission will once again come before the Bloomington Plan Commission;The Bloomington City Council has approved a resolution finalizing a tax cut for a development on S. Walnut St.; Virologist Susana Lopez of the …

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Daily Local News – March 5, 2015

A group concerned with environmental contamination in Bloomington is holding its first meeting this weekend; In April of this year the first ever Jan Vickers Film Scoring Award will be presented to a student from the Composition Department in the IU Jacobs School of Music; The 35th annual Arts Fair on the Square has received approval to expand this year despite opposition …

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Daily Local News – March 4, 2015

A coalition that made a name for itself by helping defeat Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban is continuing its fight this evening against another piece of legislation in the Indiana Statehouse; Another bill that is still alive in the state legislature aims to protect residents’ financial and personal data from being stolen, disseminated, or being used without the consent of the …

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Daily Local News – March 3, 2015

Indiana University released a new sexual misconduct policy today; IU Provost Lauren Robel announces the State of the Campus; For the second year in a row, IU Bloomington has increased its numbers of Peace Corp volunteers. FEATURE A bill that could expand public transportation in rural parts of Monroe County got its first reading in the Indiana House of Representatives …

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Daily Local News – March 2, 2015

Artwork by clients of Stone Belt is on display in the atrium of Bloomington City Hall; The League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County will host the panel discussion featuring state senators and representatives whose districts include Monroe County; IU-Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel will deliver the State-of-the-Campus address tomorrow afternoon at 3pm, in Franklin Hall; The Monroe County …

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Daily Local News – February 26, 2015

2/26/2015 The Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, approved the long-debated net neutrality rule today;February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month; A batch of new luxury condos are planned for construction in downtown Bloomington;The Bloomington Board of Parks Commissioners heard an update on Tuesday about invasive species at the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. FEATURE The Bloomington Chamber of …

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Daily Local News – February 25, 2015

Today, State Health officials are warning of a rapidly spreading outbreak of HIV in the Southeastern portion of Indiana; A bill that would have affected solar energy throughout Indiana seems to be dead, at least for now; Bloomington Utilities Director Pat Murphy says it’s time to increase water rates; In a recent Gallup poll Indiana was rated one of the lowest in …

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