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Daily Local News – February 23, 2017

Indiana legislators aren’t going along with what some called a modest request from Governor Eric Holcomb to expand Pre-K education in Indiana; Organizations with large carbon footprints will soon be able to mitigate their environmental impact by buying carbon saved by people with smaller footprints; The owner of a 1950’s ranch style home in Maxwell Manor has garnered the support …

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Daily Local News – February 22, 2017

Monroe County Plan Commission members heard from local residents last night while considering a rezoning request for the property once known as the Short Stop Gas Station; The Monroe County Commissioners are hiring an appraiser to conduct a financial impact study on the city of Bloomington’s proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of County land; The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is …

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Daily Local News – February 21, 2017

Indiana students could evenutally be sitting for a new standardized test; The number of Hoosiers earning workforce certificates has jumped significantly; The Department of Homeland Security has released a set of memos to implement President Trump’s plan to crack down on immigrants who are in the country illegally; The Bloomington Police Department is holding on to records that could help …

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Southern Indiana Residents Upset by Planned Housing Development

Residents of a low-income neighborhood in southern Indiana say the city government is forcing them out of their homes to clear the way for a private developer.

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Daily Local News – February 20, 2017

A bill to create an independent commission to draw legislative districts is poised to die in committee without being voted on; Solar energy advocates continued their criticism of Senate Bill 309; On Saturday, March 4th the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra will present “Scene Change: Music of Latin America” at the Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington. FEATURE Residents of a low-income neighborhood …

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Daily Local News – February 16, 2017

Members of the Bloomington Solidarity Network denounced recent local economic development efforts in a City Council meeting; Plans for a multi-family development on Bloomington’s southwest side receives mixed responses from Bloomington Plan Commission members; The Indiana Department of Transportation is looking for new members for its Americans with Disabilities Act Community Advisory Working Group. FEATURE An actor, playwright, and proud …

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Better Beware – Millennials and Taxes

Surprise! Now it’s younger people who are being victimized most successfully by scammers, who have been ramping up their internet skills. Here’s what they’re doing as tax-time approaches.

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Daily Local News – February 15, 2017

County residents and officials showed up at last night’s county council meeting to protest the City of Bloomington’s proposed annexation of seven areas bordering the city limits; On Monday, Indiana Senate Bill 420 was discussed at the statehouse in Indianapolis; The City of Bloomington Animal Shelter reports they experienced reduced intake and euthanasia rates last year; An assistant professor with …

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Daily Local News – February 14, 2017

An online petition aimed at getting Indiana Senator Todd Young to hold a town hall meeting with his constituents has garnered more than 12,000 signatures; Monroe County officials are keeping an eye on proposed legislation that would severely limit a county’s ability to fund solid waste management districts through property taxes; The Bloomington Police and Fire departments discussed efforts to …

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Daily Local News – February 13, 2017

Trace levels of lead have been discovered in the soil at the site of a former water tank owned by the City of Bloomington Utilities; Indiana transportation officials have announced yet another change to the Interstate 69 construction schedule; The city of Bloomington hired an interim director of planning and transportation two weeks after the departure of the former director; …

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