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I-69 Section 5 Delayed Again

The deadline for completing Section 5 of Interstate 69 has been pushed back again. That’s according to a report today in the Herald-Times. The new target date for completion is August 31st of next year, a full 22 months after the original deadline. The newspaper cites information released by the Indiana Finance Authority, which also announced last week it intends …

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Triple Homicide Suspect Found Dead

A man suspected in the deaths of three people in Washington County was found dead this morning by deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Richard Lee Burton, age 46, was found dead in his vehicle in Hoosier National Forest. Sheriff Brad Swain told WFHB that a citizen saw Burton’s vehicle and called the department, and that deputies were expecting …

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Daily Local News – June 5, 2017

A man suspected in the deaths of three people in Washington County was found dead this morning by deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department; The deadline for completing Section 5 of Interstate 69 has been pushed back again; A special judge will be appointed to handle the city of Bloomington’s lawsuit against the state for blocking the city’s annexation …

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Daily Local News – June 1, 2017

The city of Bloomington has just been awarded a grant from the EPA to test for hazardous substances and petroleum contamination along the B-Line Trail; Eagle Pointe Golf Resort has reopened for business after being shut down by the Indiana Department of Revenue for tax violation; The Willie Streeter Community Gardens are still offering garden plots and raised beds for …

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Daily Local News – May 31, 2017

The city of Bloomington paid $228,000 to fix a culvert below Third and Lincoln streets in April. Bloomington residents can use a new interactive map to find out when city streets will be paved this summer. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced it will be providing $10 million in grants for nonprofit organizations aiming to help STEM teachers. …

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Daily Local News – May 30, 2017

Unfilled records requests from Vice President Mike Pence’s term as governor have created a backlog for the Indiana governor’s office; Governor Holcomb has signed a bill with the goal of preventing suicide throughout Indiana; Bloomington startup, Switchyard Brewing Company, has signed a long-term lease for the former Jake’s Night Club building at 419 North Walnut Street; Monroe County residents are …

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Daily Local News – May 25, 2017

Bloomington’s Lighthouse Christian Academy was the focus of discussion on Capitol Hill at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos congressional subcommittee hearing; The Bloomington Board of Parks Commissioners authorized a pilot program that will employ residents experiencing homelessness and unstable housing to clean city parks; Bloomington City Council members expressed concerns about a proposed law that would allow bicyclists to ride on …

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Daily Local News – May 24, 20127

The City of Bloomington is challenging the constitutionality of legislation passed by the Indiana General Assembly last month that stopped the City’s annexation effort. The Monroe County Redevelopment Commission last week approved contracting with engineering firm DLZ for a preliminary design to extend Profile Parkway. The Town of Ellettsville is increasing its storm water fees to help pay for projects …

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Daily Local News – May 23, 2017

The state of Indiana promotes the use of a test that favors white men over other groups; A new organization coming to Bloomington will be encouraging young women to run for political office; Former Owen County auditor Angie Lawson left a Kentucky federal prison this morning after completing a 20-month sentence for theft; A company seeking to rebuild a gas …

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Workforce Housing at Adams Village

Adams Village on West Tapp Road is one more new housing complex that would dedicate a percentage of its units to what’s termed as workforce housing. In this instance, the developer, Regency Consolidated Residential, voluntarily offered workforce housing to the city without having to be asked. But being located in the city’s southwest quadrant, how accessible will it be to …

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