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Daily Local News – April 28, 2015

An event to show support for the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal is scheduled for this Thursday night. Governor Mike Pence has named Matt Lloyd as his new Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Strategy. This Friday marks the revival of a tradition in Bloomington called First Fridays. The Town of Ellettsville is getting ready for Opening …

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Daily Local News – April 27, 2015

Bloomington’s connection to a city in Nicaragua; Indiana University is offering free counseling services to students following the murder of IU senior Hannah Wilson on Friday; The I-69 Development Partners Team has announced overnight road closures on State Road 37 at Rockport Road; State health officials say the HIV outbreak in Scott County is continuing to grow; State legislators held …

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Daily Local News – April 23, 2015

The state government is pitching in $60,000 to help Monroe County win an energy conservation prize; The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is hosting what it calls a Dog Walk and Pooch Party this weekend on the north side of town; U.S. Senator Dan Coats, of Indiana, renewed his call today for a repeal of the medical device tax that …

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Daily Local News – April 22, 2015

Bloomington is facing rapidly escalating costs for disposal of sludge from its wastewater treatment facility; School voucher demand in Indiana is leveling off, according to a report from Indiana University’s Center for Evaluation and Education Policy published last month; Five new religious congregations have received state grants to reduce their energy consumption; The Monroe County Commissioners considered an application last …

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Daily Local News – April 21, 2015

The Indiana State Department of Health reports today the number of recorded cases of HIV in southeastern Indiana this year has risen to 135; A federal lawsuit charges IU Health and HealthNet Inc. with putting low-income pregnant women and their newborn babies at risk by committing fraud and taking taxpayer money; A bill that looks destined for approval in the …

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Daily Local News – April 20, 2015

Monroe County has announced an impromptu closure of the County Courthouse tomorrow; Bloomington’s local co-op grocery is undergoing major challenges; On Friday, Governor Pence signed new legislation that allows for individuals to obtain and use overdose intervention drugs; Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor and former Democratic presidential candidate, is set to visit Bloomington on Wednesday; At a work session …

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Daily Local News – April 16, 2015

Last night the Bloomington City Council voted to give downtown drivers back 2 hours of free parking each day; A bill which would likely oust Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz as chair of the State Board of Education passed in the House this week; A state audit by the Indiana Department of Correction has given the Monroe County Community …

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Daily Local News – April 15, 2015

The state Senate today voted to repeal Indiana’s Common Construction Wage Law; Freedom Indiana announced a new campaign today, just less than two weeks after the group helped force state legislators to amend the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA); The Bloomington Plan Commission has approved a redevelopment plan for the northeast corner of the College Mall; Indiana University has …

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Daily Local News – April 14, 2015

The state senate today is debating a bill that would end Indiana’s common construction wage, The local transportation planning authority continues to show its discontent with the state’s handling of Interstate 69 construction, The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District is moving ahead with setting up its new recycling facility, Planned Parenthood locations in Bloomington and Columbus are offering free …

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Daily Local News – April 13, 2015

More than a hundred people have signed a petition to address what they say is a crisis at Bloomington’s food cooperative; The reported number of HIV cases in Southeastern Indiana has increased to 106; Former soldier Rory Fanning is coming to Indiana University tomorrow to give a talk titled, “Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military …

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