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Daily Local News – March 23, 2017

The Bloomington City Council approved a new sanitation automation plan; Local veterans expressed mixed opinions about their government-funded health care at the Monroe County courthouse; The 2017 College Readiness Report says nearly one-fifth of recent Indiana high school graduates are not academically prepared to take college courses, specifically in the subject of math; The most recent Census Bureau report shows …

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Daily Local News – March 22, 2017

The city of Bloomington has discovered contaminants on land that is slated for an affordable housing development. The Bloomington Animal Shelter will be getting a million dollar facelift this year. The owners of Hopscotch Coffee have reportedly purchased Rainbow Bakery and plan to open a new location On Madison Street. Full time enrollment has reached an all-time high at IU …

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Daily Local News – March 21, 2017

Discussions continue tonight about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of Monroe County land into the city of Bloomington; A house bill naming protections for student journalists will be voted on this week at the Indiana Statehouse; Indiana University students are working to combat a bill proposed in the Indiana General Assembly that would make sanctuary universities illegal; A …

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Indiana Dept. of Corrections Cancels Contract with Healthcare Provider

The Indiana Department of Corrections has discontinued its contract with Corizon Health, the private corporation that handles most of the state’s inmate healthcare. Corizon announced last week that it would be laying off about 700 employees in 22 locations around the state. The contract, which is worth $100 million a year, is being taken up by Pittsburg-based Wexford Health Sources. …

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Daily Local News – March 20, 2017

The city of Bloomington is holding meetings all week about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of County property; The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation has announced five performances by global artists for the 22nd Annual Lotus Blossoms Program; State lawmakers are considering a bill that would help victims of domestic violence to obtain separate phone accounts from their …

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Community Agencies Affected by Proposed Federal Budget

The Trump administration’s budget blueprint released last week would ax grants that help fund a multitude of local programs serving the poor, the elderly, and the disabled. The cuts are part of a plan to add 54 billion dollars to the nation’s defense budget. On the chopping block are a three- billion-dollar national energy assistance program known as LIHEAP, and …

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City of Bloomington to Hold Meetings on Proposed Annexation

The city of Bloomington is holding meetings all week about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of county property. Mayor John Hamilton has proposed incorporating the areas into the city. The city government would be responsible for providing services to the areas, including trash pickup and police. Some affected property owners have voiced concerns about increased taxes and other …

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Daily Local News – March 9, 2017

The State Board of Education has denied the request for a waiver from Seven Oaks Classical School in Ellettsville; Travel on West 17th Street, east of North Crescent Road will be delayed tomorrow, according to I-69 Development Partners; The Bloomington Plan Commission got its first look at a proposed apartment complex that would surround the downtown Fifth Third Bank on …

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Daily Local News – March 8, 2017

Protesters disrupted a State of the Campus speech yesterday by Indiana University Provost Lauren Robel; The City of Bloomington has run into a potential roadblock in its plans to buy a strip club on South Walnut Street; The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved amending  the city’s consulting contract with urban design firm Anderson Bohlander to design infrastructure in the Trades District; Bloomington Mayor …

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Daily Local News – March 7, 2017

The Bloomington Plan Commission gave a favorable review to plans for a multi-family development at 2182 West Tapp Road in its meeting last night; 37 Indiana University Bloomington graduates are volunteering with the Peace Corps in 20 different countries this year; Devour Btown has announced their third annual 14-day dining event, which will start Monday, March 20th, and continue through …

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