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Daily Local News – August 23, 2016

Richland Township is $100,000 short on their obligation to the Town of Ellettsville to provide fire protection; Last week the Monroe County Commissioners approved changes to the county’s personnel policies; Morgan county residents got their first look at the planned path of I-69, section 6 recently at Martinsville High School; Phone scamming is on the rise, and Indiana Attorney General …

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Daily Local News – August 22, 2016

A Washington D.C.-based law firm is looking for landowners to sue the federal government over a new pedestrian trail that reaches southwest from Bedford; Indiana Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Mike Pence, has released new information about his personal finances as part of a financial disclosure report; The final numbers for attendance for the 2016 Indiana State Fair showed …

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Daily Local News – August 18, 2016

Mayor John Hamilton announces plan to increase affordable housing in Bloomington; Levels of disinfectant byproducts in Bloomington’s drinking water are on the decline; Mayor John Hamilton announced upcoming changes in Bloomington’s sanitation program; the Bloomington Plan Commission gives conditional approval to rezone six acres to allow for a student oriented apartment complex; Classes at Indiana University begin on Monday, and …

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Daily Local News – August 17, 2016

Indiana University has begun installing light fixtures along the pathways in Dunn’s Woods, according to an article in The Herald-Times; A group of local Democrats have founded a new organization, called the Richland-Bean Blossom Organization, to build a presence in the western part of Monroe County; The Monroe County Plan Commission is looking for a updated approach to its unified …

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Flooding Overwhelms Bloomington Sewers

Today Bloomington saw its first extended period without rain in nearly a week. The heavy precipitation during the past several days has caused several issues around town, including with the city’s sewer system. The Bloomington Utilities Department reported several cases of sewage overflowing into the streets this week. To find out why that’s happening, and what the city is doing …

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Daily Local News – August 16, 2016

A group of white nationalists, anti-Muslim activists and self-described patriots have hit a roadblock in their plans to hold a get-together in central Indiana; Mayor Hamilton’s office has released the findings of the Innovation Task Force, a six month project by a group of city, community, and university leaders to improve the efficiency of local government; The Monroe County Metropolitan …

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Daily Local News – August 15, 2016

Tech companies who helped create the master plan for Bloomington’s Certified Tech Park are raising concerns about the design;  an area developer is suing the town of Ellettsville for refusing their proposal to build a new apartment complex; City of Bloomington Utilities issued a series of sanitary sewer overflow advisories; the Bloomington Utilities Service Board reviewed a $40.5 million budget request …

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Daily Local News – August 11, 2016

Regular visitors to Seminary Park voiced dissent this afternoon following Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton’s announcement that a police surveillance camera would be installed there; Monroe County Commissioner Patrick Stoffers has warned the County Council they will likely need to invest in professional guidance for the County Treasurer and Auditor’s offices; Multiple Indiana business and civic leaders plan to introduce a …

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Daily Local News – August 10, 2016

Earlier today a jury in Brown County found 51-year-old Daniel Messel guilty for the murder of 22-year-old Indiana University student Hannah Wilson in May of last year; The Indiana Institute for Working Families has released their annual findings on the status of workplace policies that provides support for working families; Hoosiers can now vote to decide what the new Indiana …

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Bloomington to Increase Police Presence, Surveillance Downtown and In Parks

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With just a few days before the kick off of Welcome Week at Indiana University, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton this morning announced plans to crack down on panhandling, surveil city parks and increase police presence downtown. At a press conference this morning, Hamilton laid out a plan that also included forming committees tasked with evaluating public safety downtown and making recommendations …

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