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Daily Local News – October 21, 2015

The Bloomington Police department has released new information on the murder-suicide case involving an IU student late last month; The Calendar Committee for the Monroe County Community School Corporation has recommended changes that would extend summer vacation for students; Last night the Monroe County Plan Commission adopted a plan for the 2-mile fringe around the city of Bloomington. FEATURE A …

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Daily Local News – October 20, 2015

Today, IU released its first-ever climate survey on sexual assault on the Bloomington campus; The rate of road accidents across the region is holding steady, and the death rate from these crashes is about half of the national rate; The energy equivalent of three millions gallons of gasoline was saved in preserving just two historic buildings in downtown Bloomington; A …

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Daily Local News – October 19, 2015

Bloomington police say a Muslim woman was attacked last night by a 19-year-old IU student at the Sofra Cafe on South Walnut Street; The Bloomington City Council has officially approved a budget for next year; Monroe County attorney Jeff Cockerill gave an update last week on a project to alter the aesthetic in part of Bloomington’s west side; Three Indiana …

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Daily Local News – October 15, 2015

The State Board of Education delayed voting yesterday on cut scores that will determine which students pass this year’s ISTEP exam; A public forum this coming Monday will discuss how raising the minimum wage for low income workers has become more than just a political issue, but a battle with lives at stake; At a meeting last night, the Monroe …

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City Is Reminding Local Businesses Of Smoking Ordinance

Because of a growing number of complaints, smoking ordinance are reminding businesses about the city’s smoking ordinance. Citizens of Bloomington are reminded that smoking is not permitted inside businesses, or even on outdoor patios. The ordinance was first proposed in 2003 by Dr. Anthony Pizzo, a pathologist and former city council member. The ordinance is intended to protect citizens from secondhand …

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Daily Local News – October 14, 2015

A group of local conservatives plans to protest a speech tomorrow by Secretary of State John Kerry; The Monroe County Council considered a balanced budget during its final budget hearing yesterday; Because of a growing number of complaints, Bloomington officials are reminding businesses about the city’s smoking ordinance. FEATURE The city of Bloomington is just three weeks away from its …

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Daily Local News – October 15, 2015

Republican candidates for the Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District will take part in a debate tonight at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium; Indiana University, the Kelley School of Business, and Whirlpool are partnering to build a Habitat for Humanity house that will be donated to a single mother of three upon completion; Last week the Monroe County Solid Waste Management …

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Daily Local News – October 12, 2015

A group that’s working to determine the future of the Bloomington Hospital site downtown is seeking public input this week; Roadsnacks, an “infotainment” website, has used its unique criteria to reach the conclusion that Bloomington is Indiana’s 9th drunkest city; With about 7 months left until Indiana’s primary election, student groups at IU are forming to support presidential candidates; Monroe …

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Daily Local News – October 8, 2015

Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane has put forward a bill that would make gender identity and sexual orientation protected classes in Indiana; A local task force will host discussions tomorrow about human trafficking, protective orders and the influence of technology on domestic violence; The past two weeks have yielded over $48 million in donations to Indiana University; Last night the …

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Daily Local News – October 7, 2015

A vigil is set to begin at 7 p.m. tonight in Dunn Meadow to honor two Indiana University students who died recently; Union membership in Indiana is on the rise despite the passing of right to work legislation in 2012; The McDoel Gardens Neighborhood Association has scheduled its annual Fall Harvest Neighborhood Party, for Saturday, October 17th; A new exhibit …

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