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Daily Local News – September 21, 2015

Civil rights activist and Congressman, John Lewis, will be appearing at Indiana University’s auditorium tonight; The 22nd Annual Lotus Music and Arts Festival will be swinging into action this weekend with events beginning on Thursday; Monroe County has changed its zoning regulations to allow for the development of solar farms; Indiana University has announced it will award the prestigious Thomas …

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Daily Local News – September 17, 2015

The former CEO of Angie’s List says he is forming a coalition aimed at promoting anti-discrimination laws in Indiana; The League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County is hosting three local candidate forums starting Monday, September 28; The Bloomington Plan Commission has approved the construction of a controversial apartment complex at 2780 South Walnut Street Pike; The Monroe …

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Daily Local News – September 16, 2015

The Indiana State Board of Education voted today to instruct state officials to issue a new batch of A through F grades to each school in the state; The statewide grassroots organization that successfully fought a constitutional marriage amendment and campaigned against the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has a new legislative project; The Monroe County Council heard a report …

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Daily Local News – September 15, 2015

The Bloomington Plan Commission has approved the construction of a new apartment complex on the city’s south side; Indiana University Bloomington has already begun to receive applications for its new engineering programs; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has appointed a new head of operations; In other District news, at that same meeting County Plan Commissioner Scott Wells accused …

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Daily Local News – September 14, 2015

The Bloomington City Council has recommended the city provide emergency funding for its largest homeless shelter, the facility that has long been known as Martha’s House; This morning the city of Bloomington announced six winners of its annual National Hispanic Heritage Month Awards; Bloomington is ranked among the top 100 most livable American cities in a list released today by …

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Daily Local News – September 10, 2015

A student organization at Indiana University is rallying tonight against what they call an extreme rape culture in Bloomington; In other university news, IU has announced it plans to invest $300 million over the next five years to develop solutions for “some of the planet’s most pressing problems;” Former Monroe County Council member, Scott Wells, is critical of both the …

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Daily Local News – September 9, 2015

A proposal to ban single-use bags at stores in Bloomington has been delayed until more research can be done; A Bloomington man is suing the city government and the state police as a result of an incident that happened in January; With the presidential election looming, many candidates are turning to grassroots efforts on college campuses; Los Angeles based director …

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Daily Local News – September 8, 2015

Organizers of the sixth annual Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale say it helped divert roughly 60 tons of donated items from the landfill; Local officials say a landmark tree in Bloomington’s Seminary Square will be no longer come February; The section of I-65 that was closed for emergency bridge repairs just south of Lafayette has now reopened; The chief liaison …

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Daily Local News – September 7, 2015

The Monroe County Commissioners have given the go-ahead to setting up a needle exchange program in the county; A wedding barn business north of Harrodsburg will have to shut down at the end of this year; Today marks the 4th day of WFHB’s 2015 Fall Pledge Drive; The Monroe County Council has recommended approving a $906,000 budget for the County …

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Daily Local News – September 3, 2015

The Bloomington City Council has officially added Veteran Status and Housing Status” to the list of protected classes in the Bloomington Human Rights Ordinance;The city of Bloomington has reached a deal with a firm to develop about half of what the city calls The Trades District;The Monroe County Commissioners won’t be getting the raise they asked for next year;Indiana Attorney …

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