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Daily Local News – May 18, 2016

Today President Obama doubled the salary threshold for overtime pay protections, potentially increasing pay for millions of Americans who hadn’t been getting paid for working overtime; City of Bloomington residents may see a 22% increase in their water and sewer rates starting next year. The proposed rate increase was presented to the Utilities Service Board on Monday; Indiana University released …

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Daily Local News – May 17, 2016

In anticipation of the five year anniversary of the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, the Bloomington Police Department has released a statement saying “the case continues to be a priority for the investigators assigned and there is work being done on the case literally every day”; Work has resumed on I-69 Section 5 through Bloomington after contractual disputes halted construction earlier …

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Daily Local News – May 16, 2016

Members of the public called for the resignation of County Auditor Steve Saulter at a meeting of the Monroe County Commissioners on Friday; The organization, Feeding America, estimates that about one in five children in Monroe County struggles with food insecurity; The Bloomington Parks Foundation has partnered with the city’s parks and recreation department in an effort to replace trees …

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Daily Local News – May 5, 2012

Last night, the Bloomington City Council showed favor for new changes to its municipal sign ordinance in order to comply with a recent US Supreme Court ruling; One in five Americans has a tattoo, according to a survey released by Harris Interactive. The Federal Drug Administration says that this rise in tattoos has led to a rise in infections; In …

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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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