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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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Daily Local News – February 24, 2015

An electronics repair company has announced it plans to cut 320 jobs at its location in Bloomington; Today is the deadline for bills to get a second reading in the Indiana State legislature; In other news from the legislature, a Senate Joint Resolution with the potential to harm Indiana lakes and rivers was defeated by the Indiana State Senate today; …

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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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