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Daily Local News – October 15, 2013

The Strike Mic: a musical and informational event will address the recent layoffs of Indiana University staff;Despite it being closed and empty, a demonstration took place yesterday outside of Representative Todd Young’s Bloomington office, to protest his role in the federal shutdown; This Thursday Bloomington will host the Third Annual South Central Indiana VA Stand Down. FEATURE Monroe County Affordable …

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Daily Local News- October 14, 2014

The Freedom Indiana organization is challenging survey data results released by the Indiana Family Institute concerning how Hoosiers feel about same-sex marriage amendments. The Bloomington Food Policy Council will hold its fall quarterly public meeting next Monday at the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. A celebration of Carl Sagan Day will take place this Saturday at the Indiana Memorial Union. …

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Daily Local News – October 11, 2013

Cable Access Television Services producers at the Monroe County Public Library won four awards at the Philo Festival of Media Arts last Saturday; On October 3rd the Ellettsville Plan Commission debated several major amendments to the town’s zoning laws; Researchers at Indiana University’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and the Maurer School of Law, have been awarded a four …

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Freedom Indiana To Hold Community Meeting Sunday To Inform Hoosiers Marriage-Defining HJR-6 Bill

Freedom Indiana is holding a community meeting this Sunday, to discuss information about the organization and effects of the HJR-6 Bill. Communications Director Jennifer Wagner gives more detail on the organization. “Freedom Indiana is a bipartisan, statewide organization,” Wagner says, “We recently stood up to oppose HJR-6 that would restrict freedom for certain Hoosiers, define marriage, and harm Indiana’s economy.” …

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City Residents Lobby for Recycling Facility

A City Council discussion yesterday about next year’s budget for the city of Bloomington turned into a forum of support for a major recycling project. When the council asked for comment on the budget, five members of the public spoke in favor of building a materials recovery facility, or a MRF. A MRF would process recyclables locally, theoretically allowing local …

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IU Cinema Hosts Free Film Program Dedicated to Queer Media Artists of Color

To celebrate National Coming Out Day October 11, the Black Film Center Archive of Indiana University, several IU departments, and Bloomington PRIDE will co-sponsor a free film program at the IU Cinema. Brian Graney, archivist at the Black Film Center, talks about the program, called “Exploding Lineage! Queer of Color Histories in Experimental Media.” “The film is a curated program …

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Daily Local News – October 10, 2013

A City Council discussion yesterday about next year’s budget for the city of Bloomington turned into a forum of support for a major recycling project; To celebrate National Coming Out Day tomorrow, the Black Film Center Archive of Indiana University, several IU departments, and Bloomington PRIDE will co-sponsor a free film program at the IU Cinema; Freedom Indiana is holding …

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Daily Local News – October 9, 2013

The Indiana Department of Transportation has responded to complaints about erosion along the I-69 corridor in southern Monroe County; On September 26th, the Monroe County Election Board discussed the feasibility of moving the County’s voter registration office; The Indiana University Office of Sustainability invites people see Col. Mark “Puck” Mykleby’s visit to IU, where the Senior Fellow at the New …

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Daily Local News – October 8, 2013

A group of Indiana University Students have been meeting in the Indiana University Memorial Union every Monday evening for more than a year; The Monroe County Council held its last day of budget hearings September 19th; After some investigation at the Hoosier National Forest, where unusual rock structures have been discovered, theories are forming about the excavations. INS AND OUTS …

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Monroe County Council Still Working To Cut Back On Spending

The Monroe County Council held its last day of budget hearings September 19th. The Council continued to push departments to cut back on spending next year. At the beginning of the final hearing, County Treasurer Cathy Smith asked for permission to hire a fifth full-time employee for her office. “Frankly we have a lot of new work and have our …

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