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Daily Local News – February 1, 2016

A piece of legislation presented by the Indiana Forest Alliance to protect forests was denied a hearing last week; Indiana University has been ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative universities by Reuters News; Ellettsville Town Council member Brian Mobley raised concerns last week with the amount the town was spending on improvements to Police department offices; The American Heart …

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The Daily Local News – January 28, 2016

Bloomington celebrates diversity this weekend with the 13th annual Pride Film Festival at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre; Hoosiers may no longer have to drain their bank accounts to receive food stamps; PBS correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, founder of the Under-Told Stories Project will open a Media School speaker series tomorrow afternoon; The lead plaintiff from the Supreme Court decision that …

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Daily Local News – January 26, 2016

The Indiana Department of Education has released its A-F accountability grades 2015; Last night the Ellettsville Town Council put out a preliminary notification for potential builders, officially stating the intent to build a new town hall for the city; Marsh has announced the closure of their West Side Store at 3600 West Third Street; Deadlines for Individual Artist Program grants …

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Daily Local News – January 25, 2016

Local attorney Ken Nunn may be getting involved in the city’s water problems; The Monroe County Plan Commission also issued a call-out for residents of Harrodsberg, Ellettsville, Smithville, Sanders and Stinesville for appointments to the Rural Community Advisory Committee; A northern Indiana conservation group, Dunes Action, is warning the public about proposed legislation in the Indiana Statehouse. FEATURE Employees of …

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Daily Local News – January 21, 2016

The city of Bloomington is expecting to receive $110,000 in grants from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development; A bill in the Indiana Statehouse would prohibit state agencies including universities from regulating firearms and ammunition on their properties; Indiana has been given a D- for reproductive health and rights by the Population Institute in Washington DC. FEATURE A …

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Daily Local News – January 20, 2016

In a new study Indiana University scientists have discovered that information in the brain travels through hubs not unlike air traffic; The Sustainability Coordinator for the city of Bloomington, Jacqui Bauer, presented the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability with information about the city’s development of a Certified Tech Park last week; In 2015 investigators with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security …

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Daily Local News – January 19, 2016

At a Bloomington town hall meeting on Friday, Mayor John Hamilton’s Interim Economic development director Linda Williamson fielded questions about the city’s ongoing development of a 60+ acre Certified Tech Park just west of downtown; A new bill introduced at the statehouse last week could have serious consequences for journalists and activists seeking access to video from police body cameras; …

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Daily Local News – January 14, 2016

The chair of the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Byron Bangert, spoke to the City Council last night about the need to protect local restaurant workers; The Monroe County Health Department has accepted a $15,000 grant to help pay the costs of the County’s new syringe-exchange program; The Bloomington Technology Partnership has announced that the next session of Bloomington Code School …

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Daily Local News – January 13, 2016

Bloomingfoods has announced it’s hiring a permanent general manager, nine months after the resignation of longtime GM George Huntington;The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is launching a year long initiative this MLK Day;Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton has launched a new feature for the City of Bloomington’s website, aimed at providing greater transparency and accountability. FEATURE Last night Indiana Governor Mike …

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Daily Local News – January 12, 2016

The former chancellor of Bloomington’s Ivy Tech Community College campus says he wants to be a Monroe County Commissioner; The state legislature is weighing three competing plans to dramatically increase Indiana’s spending on road maintenance; State Senator Ron Alting from Lafayette is concerned about the safety of referees at sporting events; The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has …

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