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Daily Local News – February 1, 2017

Traffic is expected to be particularly slow on State Road 37 north of Bloomington tomorrow morning; More than 130 members of the Bloomington Refugee Support Network met at the Monroe County Public Library last night to discuss plans for going forward; The City of Bloomington tests the levels of disinfectant byproducts, or DBPs, every month; Old downtown Ellettsville has been susceptible to flooding …

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Daily Local News – January 31, 2017

A federal court has struck down a controversial Indiana law regulating the vape industry; The city of Bloomington is still taking public comment on its plans for a Tech Park; The city of Bloomington is moving forward with plans for the reconstruction of West 17th Street; After marching for women’s rights earlier this month, local supporters are meeting again to …

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Daily Local News – January 30, 2017

Repercussions from President Trump’s executive order banning refugees, immigrants, and travelers from seven Middle Eastern countries are developing around the state; The Bloomington-based Indiana Recovery Alliance is expressing serious disapproval over Senate Bill 499; Another piece of pending legislation, HB1002, would increase fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, and present a potential for highway tolling; The League of Women Voters invites …

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Daily Local News – January 26, 2017

Jackson Creek Middle School’s Principal has received backlash after his letter to African American and bi-racial students went viral on Facebook; Local tech company Envisage Technologies is on track to get funding from the city of Bloomington for a planned expansion of the company’s offices. SPECIAL FEATURE President Donald Trump has reignited debate about the Dakota Access Pipeline. WFHB reporter …

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Daily Local News – January 25, 2017

The Indiana Attorney General is voicing opposition to a bill that would expand needle exchange programs in Indiana; The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Troopers from the Indiana State Police are reportedly taking initiatives to teach drivers to spot human trafficking;Plans for the Switchyard Park in Bloomington could be expanded to include an additional entrance, a dog park, and expanded pavilion space;All …

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Daily Local News – January 24, 2017

The Fort Wayne man who attacked a woman wearing a headscarf outside a Bloomington restaurant in 2015 will not serve any jail time, a Bloomington court ruled yesterday; Bloomington’s high poverty rate and low housing affordability are closely linked, according to a new report; The Monroe County Board of Commissioners renewed an agreement with The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis …

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Daily Local News – January 23, 2017

A weekend of anti-Trump activities kicked off in Bloomington this past Friday, featuring workshops workshops, marches, and a standing-room-only rally at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater; A separate group of anti-Trump protesters took to the streets of Bloomington later on Friday night; Global protests continued this past Saturday, including a women’s rally in Indianapolis that was attended by many local residents. FEATURE …

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Daily Local News – January 19, 2017

Bloomington is about to conduct what officials believe is the city’s first ever community-wide scientific survey; The Indiana House of Representatives has drafted a new bill regarding abortion, and activist organizations have started to resist; The City Council gave its final approval for a four-year collective bargaining agreement between the City of Bloomington and Professional Firefighters Local 586; The extension …

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Daily Local News – January 18, 2017

Last night, brand new Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb focused much of his first State of the State address on the Hoosier economy; That was the director of the Indiana Institute for Working Families, Jessica Fraser, speaking this afternoon with WFHB News Director Joe Crawford; The Board of Trustees for the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation approved a five thousand dollar …

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Public Safety Tax Won’t Be Magic Bullet in Ellettsville

Local officials are finding the public safety tax may not fund as many public safety needs as they anticipated. Reporter Sarah Vaughan has more from the Town of Ellettsville.

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