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Daily Local News – February 4, 2016

Last night members of the Bloomington City Council sounded off on the Indiana legislature’s recent shooting down of Senate Bill 344; Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives have pushed forward a bill intended to limit the power of state environmental regulators; State Senator Mark Stoops has authored Senate Bill 128, a proposal that would increase funding for the Monroe …

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Daily Local News – February 3, 2016

What became known as the Anti-RFRA (“rifra”) bill died in the Indiana Senate yesterday before making it to the floor for a vote; House Bill 1201, which will require animal care facilities to spay or neuter pets before adoption from the facility, is making its way through the Indiana Statehouse; The Indiana House of Representatives has unanimously voted to support …

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Daily Local News – February 2, 2016

The City of Bloomington is reporting lower levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s drinking water compared to last year; The Bloomington Public Works Department has been given permission to close sidewalks or streets without having to get the permits beforehand; At a work session last week, the Monroe County Council addressed payroll errors between the last paychecks county employees …

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Daily Local News – February 1, 2016

A piece of legislation presented by the Indiana Forest Alliance to protect forests was denied a hearing last week; Indiana University has been ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative universities by Reuters News; Ellettsville Town Council member Brian Mobley raised concerns last week with the amount the town was spending on improvements to Police department offices; The American Heart …

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The Daily Local News – January 28, 2016

Bloomington celebrates diversity this weekend with the 13th annual Pride Film Festival at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre; Hoosiers may no longer have to drain their bank accounts to receive food stamps; PBS correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, founder of the Under-Told Stories Project will open a Media School speaker series tomorrow afternoon; The lead plaintiff from the Supreme Court decision that …

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Daily Local News – January 26, 2016

The Indiana Department of Education has released its A-F accountability grades 2015; Last night the Ellettsville Town Council put out a preliminary notification for potential builders, officially stating the intent to build a new town hall for the city; Marsh has announced the closure of their West Side Store at 3600 West Third Street; Deadlines for Individual Artist Program grants …

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Daily Local News – January 25, 2016

Local attorney Ken Nunn may be getting involved in the city’s water problems; The Monroe County Plan Commission also issued a call-out for residents of Harrodsberg, Ellettsville, Smithville, Sanders and Stinesville for appointments to the Rural Community Advisory Committee; A northern Indiana conservation group, Dunes Action, is warning the public about proposed legislation in the Indiana Statehouse. FEATURE Employees of …

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Daily Local News – January 21, 2016

The city of Bloomington is expecting to receive $110,000 in grants from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development; A bill in the Indiana Statehouse would prohibit state agencies including universities from regulating firearms and ammunition on their properties; Indiana has been given a D- for reproductive health and rights by the Population Institute in Washington DC. FEATURE A …

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Daily Local News – January 20, 2016

In a new study Indiana University scientists have discovered that information in the brain travels through hubs not unlike air traffic; The Sustainability Coordinator for the city of Bloomington, Jacqui Bauer, presented the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability with information about the city’s development of a Certified Tech Park last week; In 2015 investigators with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security …

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Daily Local News – January 19, 2016

At a Bloomington town hall meeting on Friday, Mayor John Hamilton’s Interim Economic development director Linda Williamson fielded questions about the city’s ongoing development of a 60+ acre Certified Tech Park just west of downtown; A new bill introduced at the statehouse last week could have serious consequences for journalists and activists seeking access to video from police body cameras; …

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