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Daily Local News – March 13, 2014

On March 7th the Monroe County Commission approved thirty-five voting sites for the midterm elections this year; The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce has come out in opposition to the City of Bloomington’s Conditional Use Ordinance, which will limit the ability of standardized restaurants to expand or locate in the Courthouse Square and University Village overlays downtown; Indiana University Bloomington’s …

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Daily Local News – March 12, 2014

A measure requiring scrutiny of new chain restaurants downtown cleared another bureaucratic hurdle on Monday. The Bloomington Plan Commission recommended approving the new rule; The Hoosier National Forest has acquired two hundred and forty-five acres of new land, marking the end of a process that took about twelve years; The Bloomington Utilities Department is replacing a long-time contractor who facilitated …

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Daily Local News – March 11, 2014

Fairview school has a new plan to address perceived deficiencies in the language abilities of its students; Yesterday Indiana Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats joined the rest of the United States Senate in the unanimous passage of the Victims Protection Act of 2014; Duke Energy’s controversial goal-gasification plant in Edwardsport, Indiana is again being challenged before state regulators; Indiana …

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Daily Local News – March 10, 2014

Within the two thousand page Obamacare law is a two-point-three percent excise tax on the total sales of medical devices that are used in hospitals every day; A local group has scheduled a public meeting for tomorrow evening to discuss ISTEP and other standardized testing in local schools; On March 5th a proposed cell tower southwest of Bloomington cleared a …

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Daily Local News – March 7, 2014

The Jennifer Resolution Act, which urged the legislative council to study the issue of involuntary commitment of persons with substance use disorders, was turned down for a hearing by Senator Brent Steele; As warm weather and March Madness approach, Indiana State Police are ramping up drunk driving enforcement on Indiana’s roads; The future of a seven-acre urban forest remains unclear …

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Science on a Sphere is Here!

Science on a Sphere, a project from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, has arrived on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus. This makes IU one of only four universities in the country to have the resource. The sphere is housed in the university’s new Cyber-Infrastructure Building, and its unique effects are being used by everyone from data-research students to digital artists. …

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Daily Local News – March 6, 2014

A bill that will increase recycling efforts in Indiana was passed on Tuesday; As Spring approaches, owners of shallow ponds and lakes will have to watch out for fish kills due to the accumulation of snow and ice this winter; The City of Bloomington Arts Commission has announced that revised guidelines and applications are available for the April Cycle of …

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Daily Local News – March 5, 2014

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan is planning another attempt to limit the number of chain restaurants downtown; The economic divide between the so-called one percent and the other ninety-nine has been growing across the country, and even more so in Indiana according to a new study from The Indiana Institute for Working Families; Republican Indiana State Senator Brandt Hershman is proposing …

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Daily Local News – March 4, 2014

The Bloomington Plan Commission voted February 24th to fast-track approval for a thirty-five home subdivision in what is currently an urban forest along the B-Line Trail; Senator Joe Donnelly received the announcement on February 28th that a state of emergency in Indiana has been extended to March fifteenth, due to extremely cold weather affecting propane supply; Indiana University plans to …

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Daily Local News – March 3, 2014

The Indiana House has voted in favor of Senate Bill 101, which further criminalizes trespassing within the agricultural industry; An economic researcher at Ball State University has found that the percentage of working-age people in Indiana currently employed or looking for work has been declining since the onset of the Great Recession in 2008, and is likely to stay low …

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