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Kilroy’s Social Media Posts Draw Ire

Bloomington residents are upset over a tweet issued by Kilroy’s Recess as well as an outdoor chalk sign posted a week ago. The bar on Kirkwood, which replaced Kilroy’s on Kirkwood, reopened Thursday. Near midnight on Friday, the business’ Twitter account tweeted at billionaire sports investor and Indiana University alumnus Mark Cuban: “Come check out your old place. Spoiler: we …

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MCCSC, Brown County Schools Halt “Lunch Shaming”

After community outcry, the Monroe County Community School Corporation put an end to so-called ‘lunch shaming,’ Brown County Schools are following suit. Lunch-shaming — the practice of taking away a student’s lunch and replacing it with a cheaper “school approved” lunch, once they had exceeded their lunch account balance, was discontinued by MCCSC last month. MCCSC Spokesperson Andrew Clampit said …

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Daily Local News – August 28, 2017

United Way of Monroe County hires Efrat Feferman as new Executive Director; After the Monroe County Community Schools Corporation halted “lunch shaming,” Brown County schools are following suit; The City of Bloomington’s Blucher Pool Wastewater Treatment Plant has a pervasive mold problem; Bloomington residents are upset over social media posts issued by Kilroy’s Recess bar; The City of Bloomington’s Human …

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Daily Local News – August 24, 2017

Forfeiture laws have been challenged in Indiana by two lawsuits; The city of Bloomington has officially updated its municipal code, allowing bicyclists to ride on certain sidewalks around the city; The Bloomington Board of Park Commissioners approved a cull to remove up to one hundred deer at Griffy Lake nature preserve this winter. FEATURE Kate Hess Pace comes from a …

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Daily Local News – August 23, 2017

Excise police arrested or ticketed over 100 people in Bloomington last weekend. The Monroe County Community School Board continues to take heat over deficiencies in its bus service during the first days of the 2017-2018 school year. During a public comment period, many community members took issue with the way DeMuth and the school board have handled the situation. FEATURE …

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Daily Local News – August 22, 2017

Jim Sims was elected to the Bloomington City Council last night by the Monroe County Democratic Caucus; Yesterday, the Bedford and Lawrence County Times-Mail ran an editorial piece submitted to them by Indiana Attorney General, Curtis Hill; The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, a World War 2 heavy cruiser that fought in the Pacific, was discovered this weekend on the …

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Daily Local News – August 21, 2017

Today’s solar eclipse crossed the American mainland, peaking above Bloomington at around 2:20 this afternoon, and Bloomington residents took to rooftops and meadows, with solar viewers and pinhole cameras. If you’ve been thinking that there are more students than usual in Bloomington, you’re not wrong. On Friday, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton released a statement condemning ‘bigotry, hate and extremism.’ The …

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Daily Local News – August 17, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners make good on their commitment to help fund weekend operations at Shalom Community Center; An invasive freshwater fish is threatening Midwestern waterways, including those in Bloomington; State health officials are urging Indiana residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites amid an increase in West Nile virus cases across the state. FEATURE A study by …

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Daily Local News – August 16, 2017

Design plans for Indiana University Health’s new Bloomington Hospital were unveiled on Friday.   Investing in quality Pre-K and celebrating Bloomington’s Bicentennial are two new priorities in the city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.   If you’ve noticed heavier than usual traffic this week, it might be because today is the official move-in day for Indiana University Bloomington students.   …

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Daily Local News – August 15, 2017

A week after Donald Trump was elected president of United States, George Nathaniel Stang sprayed the walls of Saint David’s Episcopal Church in Brown County with a swastika, anti-gay epithets, and “Heil Trump.”; The Monroe County Public Safety Tax Committee will fund six more dispatches for the county’s Central Emergency Dispatch; The Emerald Ash Borer has been wreaking havoc on …

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