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Daily Local News – May 23, 2016

Indiana University is joining a lawsuit challenging Indiana’s new abortion law, saying it could jeopardize hundreds of millions of dollars in research funding, as well as threaten researchers with felony prosecution; Purvi Patel’s case was back in court this week as judges from the Indiana Court of Appeals held the first hearing in her attempt to challenge the state’s conviction …

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Daily Local News – May 19, 2016

5/19/16 The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last month that the court could not require state legislators to release email records, and today some Hoosiers are asking for the court to reconsider; Yesterday the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission gave its approval to a final report on how to brand the westside TIF district, also referred to as the WEDA, or Westside …

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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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