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Daily Local News – March 30, 2016

The Bloomington Fire Department is partnering with The American Red Cross to install smoke detectors in the community this Saturday; Almost sixteen hundred junior high and high school students at the Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation will be using Chromebooks next year; The organization, IndianaFIRST, which stands for Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology – will be holding …

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Daily Local News – March 29, 2016

Retirees from General Electric demonstrated outside the plant on Curry Pike earlier today. GE has just slashed their health insurance benefits; There will be no cell tower at Upper Cascades Park – at least not in the near future; The Monroe County Energy Challenge, aimed at increasing energy efficiency in homes, was launched in January of 2015 and runs through …

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Daily Local News – March 28, 2016

An inmate at the Monroe County Jail died over the weekend after falling from the top of his cell block; Police have charged a Gosport man with the rape and murder of a 15-month-old girl from Spencer; Indiana Governor Mike Pence vetoed a bill that would have limited the state’s ability to pass environmental regulations; The Bloomington City Council has …

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Daily Local News – March 24, 2016

Police have made no arrests and have named no suspects in the case of a missing child in Owen County;This Tuesday, Gov Pence signed off on a measure that eliminates ISTEP style exit exams for high schoolers starting in 2017. FEATURE Up next we have a selection from a new local podcast. “The Hijabi Diaries” is produced in partnership with …

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Daily Local News – March 23, 2016

The Evansville-based Lochmueller Group has been contracted to review the City of Bloomington’s water treatment operations; The Showers Building is now a designated satellite voting center for the upcoming general and primary elections; This week, grade school students across south central Indiana will experience cultures from around the world without leaving the classroom. The program, known as Lotus Blossoms, is …

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Daily Local News – March 22, 2016

Governor Mike Pence signed into law a reinstatement of mandatory minimum sentencing for dealing methamphetamine and heroin; Governor Pence signed a bill into law authorizing Indiana Department of Child Services to intervene and remove children from the custody of parents or guardians who engage in human trafficking; Last week, some Indiana farmers celebrated the passage of Senate Bill 308; The …

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Daily Local News – March 21, 2016

The Indiana Department of Transportation is collaborating with the national organization Adventure Cycles in the creation of a new national bicycle route; Local tornado sirens will be tested tomorrow in conjunction with National Severe Weather Week; Driving-related fatalities are on the rise in Indiana and across the United States; The Indiana Arts Commission has announced that legendary jazz guitarist Wes …

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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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