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Daily Local News – November 11, 2015

Starting at 6 p.m. today, the Monroe County Fair Board is holding a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Plaza on the Monroe County Fairgrounds; A legislative panel has suggested 11 fixes to Indiana’s teacher shortage; The Indiana State Board of Education has unanimously rejected a proposal to have Indiana high school education move toward college and career preparation …

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Daily Local News – November 10, 2015

Last night the Bloomington Plan Commission heard the leading proposal for development of the so-called Core Property area of Bloomington’s Certified Technology Park; A panel of economists at the IU Kelley School of Business have released a list of predictions for the US economy heading into 2016. FEATURE Michael Honey, a Professor of Labor and Ethnic Studies and American History …

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Daily Local News – November 9, 2015

56 percent of Indiana residents are in favor adding LGBT anti-discrimination protections to the law, according to a survey by Ball State University and WISH-TV in Indianapolis; The Indiana Department of Transportation says they’re working to keep traffic moving in spite of major construction on Interstate 69. FEATURE One of the most clear challenges for a person or a family …

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Daily Local News – November 5, 2015

Indiana University’s Fifth Annual Traditional Powwow is this Saturday at noon; An upcoming environmental forum will delve into state environmental issues like water quality and coal ash lagoons; Last night the Bloomington City Council grappled with the future use of the now-empty Jill’s House on the north side of town. FEATURE Last night the manager of Bloomington’s Downtown Recycling Center, …

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Daily Local News – November 4, 2015

Democrats swept the city elections in Bloomington yesterday; A new report issued by a non-partisan national watchdog group of investigative journalists charges there is a lack of federal and state accountability for public money used to fund charter schools; The Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads is holding its annual meeting on tomorrow to discuss the need for citizen involvement in …

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Daily Local News – November 3, 2015

A new study has cast doubt on the benefits of what are commonly known as TIF (“tiff”) districts; November has officially been declared National Runaway Prevention Month in Monroe County. FEATURE Switchyard Brewing Company is a Bloomington brew pub that started in 2014. Since then, owners Kurtis Cummings and Michael Korus have been brewing their beer in holding tanks in …

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Daily Local News – November 2, 2015

The Interfaith Winter Shelter opened its doors last night for the first time in seven months; Bloomington Parks and Recreation staff have recommended several fee increases for using city facilities; Voters will choose the next mayor of Bloomington as well as all 9 members of the City Council tomorrow. FEATURE In June, the City of Bloomington approved selling borrowing forty-seven …

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Daily Local News – October 29, 2015

A recent study by the research firm, Good Jobs First, has found that when Indiana targets economic development at small businesses, most of the money still goes to big companies; Next Wednesday, Bloomington will be visited by the Reverend William Barber to speak about the Moral Mondays movement; Construction of 28 luxury condos in Bloomington’s downtown is to begin soon; …

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Daily Local News – October 28, 2015

Governor Mike Pence has reversed his position about whether teachers should be punished for students’ ISTEP scores, at least for this year. Pence outlined his new position in a letter to state Superintendent Glenda Ritz yesterday; The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has won their challenge against a law that would have made it a level six felony for …

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Daily Local News – October 26, 2015

Some state representatives in Indiana are pushing for the state to pass a hate crime law; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has agreed to buy a property that’s allegedly been contaminated by the County landfill; The Indiana State Board of Education is considering implementing cut scores for the 2014-2015 ISTEP testing; The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Board has …

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