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IU GLBT Alumni Association Launches Groundbreaking Scholarship Campaign Helping The LGBT Student Community

The Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Association has launched the nation’s first-ever scholarship campaign devoted to assisting GLBT students and promoting leadership on GLBT concerns. According to Doug Bauder, coordinator at the IU GLBT Student Support Services Office, the GLBT Alumni Association organized this dual scholarship. One of the scholarships aims to help GLBT students who are cut …

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Online Video Contest Remembering MLK Now Accepting Submissions

The City of Bloomington’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission is accepting submissions for a video contest. Special Projects Coordinator Craig Brenner says that all participants have to do is post their submission on Youtube and then submit the URL online by the deadline which is December 13, 2013. There will be voting by the public. Brenner hopes …

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Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennet Under Scrutiny For Questionable Tactics While In Office

State Democrats are keeping the pressure on Indiana’s Inspector General as an investigation continues into former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett’s actions while in office. Yesterday, Tom LoBianco of the Associated Press reported that Bennett’s office had kept Republican party campaign contributor databases on Education Department computer servers. The AP report also alleged that Bennett directed Education Department staffers …

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Daily Local News – September 12, 2013

State Democrats are keeping the pressure on Indiana’s Inspector General, as an investigation continues into former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett’s actions while in office; The Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Association has launched the nation’s first-ever scholarship campaign devoted to assisting GLBT students and promoting leadership on GLBT concerns; The Bloomington Walk to End Alzheimer’s, put …

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Daily Local News – September 11, 2013

Last night in an unanimous decision, the Monroe County Council renamed the Community Services Grant Program in honor of the late Sophia Travis; The Monroe County Airport will close its main runway for two months to repair a sinkhole, according to officials who spoke to the County Commission last week; On Monday, a city utilities engineer said construction crews were …

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Local General Electric Plant To Layoff One Third Of Employees

Management at the local GE Appliances plant has informed its hourly employees that one third of them will be laid off. Carven Thomas, President of Local 2249 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers at the Bloomington plant, confirmed this today. He told us that he wouldn’t be able to provide us with much detail on the layoffs until he …

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People’s State Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended, Money Recovered

Following a bank robbery Monday afternoon, a suspect has been apprehended and detained by the Bloomington Police Department, charged with two counts of robbery and a charge of resisting law enforcement. According to Captain Joe Qualters with the Bloomington Police Department, money was taken from the People’s State Bank located at 301 East Winslow Road, and all of that money …

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Judge Claims “Right to Work” Law Violates Indiana Constitution

The controversial ‘Right to Work’ pushed through by the State Republicans last year suffered its first legal setback last week. This law forbids unions from forcing employees covered by their collective agreements to pay dues or service fees to the union which negotiated and enforces the particular employment agreement. On Thursday, Judge John Sedia, of Lake County, ruled that the …

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Senator Coats Proposes Legislation To Delay Obamacare

Senator Dan Coats has proposed legislation to delay the implementation of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) until at least 2015. Coats says the Act’s mandates are driving up insurance premiums and forcing businesses to cut workers’ hours or even jobs so that employers can avoid the act’s expensive legal requirements. Moreover, he says, some families are having to switch their health …

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Brown County State Park To Host Photography Workshop

Brown County State Park is offering a workshop for photographers on October 19th. Gary Moore will teach some of the tips and techniques he used to document landscapes in his photo book called Brown County Mornings. Park Naturalist Jim Eagleman says the workshop is open to all photographers, including novices. “It will start with a 7:30 a.m. Lake Straw visit. …

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