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Daily Local News – March 10, 2016

Indiana University freshman Haley Rial got a rough start to her college career. According to a Herald Times report, Rial alleged she was sexually assaulted at a fraternity party last September and filed a complaint a few days later; A new bill allowing “canned hunting” facilities in Indiana has been sent to Gov. Pence this week to sign — or …

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Daily Local News – March 9, 2016

The Kiwanis Club of Bloomington and the Bloomington Islamic Center are partnering to host a series of panels about Muslim life and culture; Bloomington Police Officer, William Abram, responded to a call of a possible sexual assault in downtown Bloomington on November 9th, 2014. Almost 16 months later, Abram has been awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery; Bloomington Mayor Hamilton …

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Daily Local News – March 8, 2016

The City of Bloomington will be testing more regularly for cyanobacterial toxins caused by harmful algae blooms beginning this summer; Jails in Southern Indiana struggle to house higher numbers of female inmates than they were originally designed to accommodate; Area schools are taking the ISTEP test this week; Last Friday Governor Mike Pence signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 91. …

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Daily Local News – March 7, 2016

Although it’s been a relatively mild flu season in Indiana, the state is currently seeing an upswing in cases. On Friday, the Monroe County Commissioners heard a request to amend the development plan for the Westside TIF district. Indiana University police took action last week when a suspicious package was found outside the Student Services Office at 408 N. Union …

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Daily Local News – March 3, 2016

The Bloomington City Council unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership last night; Over the past month, members of the Indiana Senate and House have been going back and forth over two bills that legislate how to fund the repair of local roads; Hemp from marijuana plants can be used in a variety of eco-friendly ways: for fiber, food …

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Daily Local News – March 2, 2016

The nonprofit organization Centerstone has been awarded a 1.4 million dollar grant for a five-year program to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitus C in young populations; The National Network to End Domestic Violence has released the results of its 10th annual report; Starting at the end of March, the Bloomington Police Department will be hosting a Rape Aggression …

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Daily Local News – March 1, 2016

The Indiana State Department of Health launches a new hotline service this week. It’s aimed at reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate; A road construction project on the north side of Bloomington involves the removal of trees that are potential habitat for the endangered Indiana bat; Indiana University announced it has received the highest possible financial rating by Standard and Poor’s …

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Daily Local News – February 29, 2016

A prominent local activist, environmental advocate, and WFHB volunteer, Lucille Bertuccio, passed away on Saturday; A committee in the Indiana legislature has passed two bills aimed at preventing methamphetamine production to full House of Representatives; The largest service event in the world is coming to Monroe County this spring; At a town hall meeting in Bedford last week, Indiana Attorney …

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Daily Local News – February 25, 2016

Monroe County Community Schools Superintendent Judy DeMuth announced changes to the school day, starting next school year; The Bloomington City Council approved funding last night in support of Mayor John Hamilton’s effort to provide training for City employees; Indiana teachers are expressing serious concern about House Bill ten-oh-four, which is expected to get a final vote in the State Senate …

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Daily Local News – February 24, 2016

Indiana University has officially recorded six cases of the mumps; A report from Ball State University suggests an increase in Indiana’s gasoline tax is needed; The Indiana Senate Public Policy Committee recently performed a hearing on House Bill 1201; Indiana’s First Lady Karen Pence held a reception for grant recipients from the Indiana First Lady Charitable Foundation yesterday; The Department …

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