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Motorcycle Adventurer Lives By The Roll Of The Dice

He’s been travelling across two continents on a motorcycle for the past year. Bloomington native Isaac Simonelli moved to Southeast Asia, lost everything gambling, and worked for a newspaper in Thailand before venturing across Asia and Africa on his motorcycle. He’s been rolling a set of dice to determine everything from what road to take, what country to visit next, …

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“High-Level Meth Dealer” Arrested by Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police arrested a man accused of being a “high-level methamphetamine dealer” in Monroe County last week. State troopers arrested 44-year-old Paxton Davis on felony charges of possession and dealing methamphetamines on Wednesday. Davis allegedly had over a kilogram of methamphetamines in his possession. An Indiana State Police press release alleges Davis was receiving shipments of methamphetamines stuffed in …

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Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period Begins Tomorrow

Open enrollment for the Healthcare Marketplace begins this Wednesday November 1st. Health insurance prices in Indiana have risen by an average 20 percent, as weakened protections for the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces have allowed insurance providers to opt out of the public exchanges. The Indiana Department of Insurance’s website posted approved health insurance rates for the exchange in September. The …

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Daily Local News – October 30, 2017

Open enrollment for the Healthcare Marketplace begins Wednesday, November 1st; Indiana State Police arrested a man accused of being a “high-level methamphetamine dealer” in Monroe County last week; The Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the annual Community Arts Awards; The Indiana State Police and Gov. Eric Holcomb jointly released a Halloween safety video on …

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Daily Local News – October 26, 2017

President Donald Trump today issued a national health emergency declaration in regards to the nationwide opioid epidemic; Monroe County’s Emergency Management Director is working to connect citizens and governmental units with Everbridge, the county’s free notification system; The Bloomington City Council voiced less than unanimous support for a proposed zoning code change to accommodate sexually-oriented businesses; IU Health Bloomington and …

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Daily Local News – October 25, 2017

The Ellettsville Town Council approved a tax break for the developers of a housing project scheduled to replace the Lenzy Hayes trailer park on State Road 46 in Ellettsville. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s office is introducing an informational website to combat opioid abuse within the state. The Indiana State Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Study Committee heard from opponents of …

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Daily Local News – October 24, 2017

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill appeared on the television show ‘Fox and Friends’ this morning; Regulatory agencies approved Bloomington’s Cook Pharmica’s sale to New Jersey-based Catalent; The Richland-Bean Blossom School Board voted last night to close Stinesville Elementary School next year. FEATURE Bloomington’s Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter is now solely operated by Wheeler Mission. The winter shelter, which was hosted …

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Veteran Reporter David Shuster Talks Facts, Opinion, and Civility

Veteran journalist and Bloomington native David Shuster spoke about the role of journalism in promoting civility and fact-driven opinion during a fundraiser Saturday for the Center for Justice and Mediation. Shuster has worked for a wide variety of news outlets including CNN, Fox News, and Al Jazeera America. He currently is an anchor and managing editor for global news service …

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State Hires Law Firm To Handle Pence Email Requests

The state of Indiana has hired a private law firm to handle public requests for former Governor Mike Pence’s private email records. Governor Eric Holcomb’s office has received over 50 requests for information contained in two private AOL email accounts used by Pence when he was the state’s chief executive. The Associated Press is among several organizations that have filed …

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Daily Local News – October 23, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence attended his son’s wedding at Brown County State Park this weekend; The State of Indiana is hiring a private law firm to administer public requests for Vice President Mike Pence’s email records; Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed an executive order detailing steps to allocate funds from Indiana’s share of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation agreement; A 2017 …

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