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Some Downtown Bloomington Businesses Open Despite Cold Weather

Non-emergency county and city offices were closed today, as well as Indiana University, many IU Health Bloomington Hospital programs and all area schools. However, several local businesses had their “open” signs turned on despite the slick conditions and dangerously low temperatures. Downtown outfitter JL Waters’ “open” sign shined through the frosty windows. Employees Emily Hodapp and Kimberly Webber and their …

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Daily Local News – January 6, 2014

Chief Deputy Mike Pershing gives the latest update of road closings and power outages from the Monroe county sheriff’s office; A winter warming shelter has been set up by the local American Red Cross in Bloomington High School North’s gymnasium; The Shalom Center located at 620 S Walnut Street in Bloomington  has extended open hours until 9pm today and will …

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Daily Local News – December 17, 2013

This week on The Strike Mic, a weekend march in response to the passing of Ian Stark, and the underlying issues of social services and homelessness in Bloomington; The Bloomington Utilities Department is formally giving up on collecting almost twenty-three thousand dollars in overdue bills; Real Christmas trees are making a comeback this year, according to a specialist at Purdue …

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District 78 Representative Crouch Appointed Indiana Auditor of State

Governor Mike Pence announced today that he has appointed Indiana District 78 Representative Suzanne Crouch as Auditor of State for Indiana. Crouch fills the position vacated by Dwayne Sawyer, whom Pence appointed as Auditor in August of this year. Sawyer announced at the end of November that he would resign from the position due to family and personal concerns. Crouch …

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Witmer Approved as Monroe County School Resources Officer

At the December meeting of the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees, Jim Witmer was approved as the inaugural School Resources Officer for the district. John Carter, director of planning for MCCSC, told us more on what he will do as school resources officer. “He’ll be providing resources to staff on mediation training and foster relationships with …

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Daily Local News – December 16, 2013

At the December meeting of the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees, Jim Witmer was approved as the inaugural School Resources Officer for the district; Facebook followers of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will have the chance to talk about ice safety with Lieutenant William Browne, of DNR Law Enforcement, this Friday; Last week the Bloomington …

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Daily Local News – December 13, 2013

The state of Indiana has temporarily extended its Healthy Indiana Plan; The Monroe County Public Library is considering raises for some of its managers; New research from Indiana University has found that science journal citations reveal an industry bias against women; FEATURES Bloomington’s Baha’i Community This fall, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, issued another fatwa, or religious …

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Daily Local News – December 12, 2013

The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce opposes HJR-6; The Bloomington City Council voted yesterday to do away with the stiffest penalties for violating the city’s parking meter rules; On Tuesday a newly assigned diversity official at the Monroe County Community School Corporation said minority employees there are mostly pleased with their work environment; Last Thursday, during a board meeting at Indiana …

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City Council Lowers Parking Meter Fines

The Bloomington City Council voted yesterday to do away with the stiffest penalties for violating the city’s parking meter rules. Council President Darryl Neher introduced an amendment to city code that set a fine of twenty dollars for all parking meter violations. The amendment removed the escalating fine structure the Council passed earlier this year, which would have resulted in …

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Daily Local News – December 10, 2013

This week on The Strike Mic, Indiana University Assembly member Luke O’Donovan speaks about his fundraising efforts to help pay for an ongoing criminal trial, involving an alleged homophobic hate crime; The Board president of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District announced plans November 21st to renew discussion about a controversial recycling facility; The Bloomington Telecommunications Council continued its …

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