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Daily Local News – January 8, 2018

Ellettsville officials look for ways to spur economic development; A report released from the Indiana State Department of Health says that 25 people have died from flu complications across the state this season; The city of Bloomington completed a two-year attempt at reducing deer populations at Griffy Lake last week. FEATURE Newly-named Indiana state poet laureate Adrian Matejka says Bloomington …

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City, County Proclaim January 4 WFHB Day

Today is officially WFHB Day in Monroe County, and WFHB Community Radio Day in the City of Bloomington. Both the county and the city signed proclamations, recognizing the station’s 25th anniversary. WFHB first began transmitting at 91.3 FM on Monday, January 4, 1993. Monroe County Commissioner introduced the measure during yesterday’s county commissioner’s meeting. Commissioner Julie Thomas cited WFHB’s volunteer …

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Rep. Pierce Proposes Voluntary Euthanasia Bill

State Representative Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) is filing legislation that would provide Indiana with a “death with dignity law.” Pierce says his proposal, which was announced today, would enable individuals with terminal illnesses to request voluntary euthanasia. According to a press release from Rep. Pierce’s office, House Bill 1157 would allow an adult diagnosed with a terminal disease that will end …

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Daily Local News – January 4, 2018

HEADLINES Bloomington Democratic State Representative Matt Pierce files legislation for voluntary euthanasia; the Monroe County Commissioners are gearing up for the county’s 200th anniversary, saving taxpayer money with new property tax software, and approved new monitoring equipment for the Community Corrections Department; The Commission on the Status of Women is seeking applicants for their annual awards; and both the city …

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Daily Local News – January 2, 2018

We’ll continue our best of 2017 with stories from around your community— In today’s Daily Local News, we hear how an organization encourages local women to run for public office, and hear from public officials about their experience as women in public office; we’ll also hear about increasing financial constraints on child support services as the opioid epidemic continues to …

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Daily Local News – January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! We continue our ‘Best of 2017’ with stories from around your community— In today’s Daily Local News, the city of Bloomington and Monroe County join a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, the city advances measures to curb downtown student apartments, a public education advocacy group challenges Ellettsville’s Seven Oaks Classical School in a federal lawsuit, and Indiana takes …

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Daily Local News – December 27, 2017

On today’s Daily Local News Episode, we’ll take a retrospective on some of our best reporting from 2017: Cook Pharmica was sold to New Jersey-based Catalent Incorporated in September; a series of inappropriate social media messages from Kilroy’s bars draws community condemnation; Dan Wakefield, a longtime friend of Kurt Vonnegut, co-edited five previously unpublished Kurt Vonnegut short stories which were discovered at …

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Daily Local News – December 25, 2017

This retrospective edition of the Daily Local News highlights some of our best reporting from 2017; New Leaf-New Life’s volunteer-run addiction program is forced out of Monroe County jail; Bloomington’s annexation efforts are thwarted by last minute legislative changes; And a foreclosure case in Bloomington that could alter the rental landscape. We’ll also hear an interview with Indiana State Poet …

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Daily Local News – December 20, 2017

HEADLINES A small plane crash in south eastern Indiana claimed three lives over the weekend; Monroe County Commissioners are taking a first step in updating county code to reflect a 2007 ordinance regarding solid waste facilities; The City of Bloomington is gearing up to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Monroe County and the city’s establishment; The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development …

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Daily Local News – December 19, 2017

The Indiana Director of the Department of Child Services announced her resignation; changes in the Environmental Protection Agency’s toxicity standards mean the city of Bloomington will save money on Switchyard Park; Indiana Senate Democrats have begun putting together a legislative agenda for 2018; and The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County received its single largest donation to date. FEATURE …

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