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Daily Local News – May 11, 2016

The Indiana University Art Museum received a donation of 15 million dollars today from IU alumni Sidney and Lois Eskenazi, according to a press release from the museum; A two-year-old legislative rewrite of the Indiana criminal code is forcing local communities to deal with an increase in low level felons. As a result of the rewrite, fewer low-level offender go …

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Daily Local News – May 10, 2016

Governor Mike Pence has selected a nominee to be appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court; Indiana drivers headed to Louisville will soon be paying as much as four dollars to cross into Kentucky; After many years of requiring customers to fill out paper forms, the Bloomington Utilities Department has moved some of its operations online; Uncertainty about possible legislative changes …

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Daily Local News – May 9, 2016

Indiana University student Drew Ash has announced he plans to run for State Legislature as an Independent in the November election; Indiana University has terminated Jacob’s School of Music professor Guo Ping Wang following allegations of sexual assault; The Bloomington Plan Commission was assured last week the long-time ice cream parlor, the Chocolate Moose, has a bright future; Each year …

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Daily Local News – May 5, 2016

Monroe County surveyor Kevin Enright has passed away, according to a report in the Herald-Times. Enright died yesterday, according to the newspaper, which cited an email from Monroe County officials; Officials in Indiana and across the country took note of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30th; Poll workers who helped out with early voting in Monroe County are …

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Daily Local News – May 4, 2016

Monroe County residents broke recent records for voter turnout during the primary election yesterday; The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received its first doses of Naloxone today for use by patrol officers and jail employees; The Monroe County Council’s Compensation Work Group has presented three potential mechanisms for increasing wages for county employees; Comcast customers will soon be seeing a variety …

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Daily Local News – May 3, 2016

As of five o’clock this afternoon, thirty-one point four percent of the registered voters in Monroe County had cast ballots in the primary election; Bloomington mayor John Hamilton has announced new steps to move forward with the development of a technology park adjacent to City Hall. FEATURES Hundreds of Ted Cruz supporters, protesters and curious onlookers descended on a shopping …

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Daily Local News – May 2, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, is scheduled to be speaking in Bloomington at the Wagon Wheel Market on South Walnut Street; Monroe County received an infusion of a little more than three million dollars last week as the result of a deal made at the Statehouse during the final hours of this year’s legislative session; Indiana University recently announced that …

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The Daily Local News – April 28, 2016

More than 3,000 people packed the IU Auditorium last night to see Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders give a speech; Brown County voters will decide on Tuesday whether property owners should provide support to the Brown County Career Resource Center and the school district’s general fund; This week, the Monroe County Community Corrections Program was awarded an additional grant fund …

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Daily Local News – April 27, 2016

The Bloomingfoods board of directors announced today that the co-op will be closing down the Elm Heights location in May; The I-69 Development Partners Team have announced continued intermittent overnight closure of both northbound and southbound lanes on State Road 37; Earlier this month, a 28-year-old bald eagle was spotted for the first time since being rescued back in 1987; …

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Daily Local News – April 26, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders will be speaking at a rally Wednesday evening at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington; forensic anthropologists were excavating a site along South Rogers Street today after unidentified human remains were found there; the Kmart store on the east side of Bloomington is scheduled to be closed by July; Monroe County residents may …

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