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Daily Local News – May 31, 2017

The city of Bloomington paid $228,000 to fix a culvert below Third and Lincoln streets in April. Bloomington residents can use a new interactive map to find out when city streets will be paved this summer. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced it will be providing $10 million in grants for nonprofit organizations aiming to help STEM teachers. …

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Daily Local News – May 30, 2017

Unfilled records requests from Vice President Mike Pence’s term as governor have created a backlog for the Indiana governor’s office; Governor Holcomb has signed a bill with the goal of preventing suicide throughout Indiana; Bloomington startup, Switchyard Brewing Company, has signed a long-term lease for the former Jake’s Night Club building at 419 North Walnut Street; Monroe County residents are …

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Daily Local News – May 25, 2017

Bloomington’s Lighthouse Christian Academy was the focus of discussion on Capitol Hill at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos congressional subcommittee hearing; The Bloomington Board of Parks Commissioners authorized a pilot program that will employ residents experiencing homelessness and unstable housing to clean city parks; Bloomington City Council members expressed concerns about a proposed law that would allow bicyclists to ride on …

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Daily Local News – May 24, 20127

The City of Bloomington is challenging the constitutionality of legislation passed by the Indiana General Assembly last month that stopped the City’s annexation effort. The Monroe County Redevelopment Commission last week approved contracting with engineering firm DLZ for a preliminary design to extend Profile Parkway. The Town of Ellettsville is increasing its storm water fees to help pay for projects …

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Daily Local News – May 23, 2017

The state of Indiana promotes the use of a test that favors white men over other groups; A new organization coming to Bloomington will be encouraging young women to run for political office; Former Owen County auditor Angie Lawson left a Kentucky federal prison this morning after completing a 20-month sentence for theft; A company seeking to rebuild a gas …

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Workforce Housing at Adams Village

Adams Village on West Tapp Road is one more new housing complex that would dedicate a percentage of its units to what’s termed as workforce housing. In this instance, the developer, Regency Consolidated Residential, voluntarily offered workforce housing to the city without having to be asked. But being located in the city’s southwest quadrant, how accessible will it be to …

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Long Delayed Mixed-waste Recycling Project One Step Closer

A long-delayed recycling project in Monroe County has entered another stage. Consultants are now on the clock to complete a  feasibility study for a mixed waste processing facility, also known as a MRF (pronounced “murf”). The MRF project has been studied and debated for more than seven years. The County Solid Waste Management District has now contracted with Florida firm Kessler …

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Gray Death: A New Strain of Heroin

A new strain of heroin has been found in Greenwood, Indiana. The heroin drug cocktail is being called Gray Death. It is a mixture of synthetic opioids, including Carfentanil which is 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Across the U.S., Gray Death has caused deaths and overdoses. An Ohio police officer reportedly overdosed last month after accidentally encountering the drug …

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Daily Local News – May 22, 2017

A new strain of heroin has been found in Greenwood, Indiana; The Indiana University School of Medicine will receive $2.9 million to research chemotherapy side effects; IU Center for Evaluation and Education Policy finds correlation between residential and school segregation; Feasibility study for a mixed-waste processing facility; Bloomington’s 2017 Early Music Festival. FEATURE A proposed expansion of Adams Village will …

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Daily Local News – May 18, 2017

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are working with the American Civil Liberties Union to challenge Indiana’s newest abortion law; The Indiana Department of Health has released a report on Opioid abuse throughout the state; The Bloomington City Council  approved a request to amend a planned unit development; A group of Indiana prosecutors continued their campaign seeking to dissuade the …

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