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Daily Local News – September 10, 2013

The controversial ‘Right to Work’ pushed through by the state republicans last year suffered its first legal setback last week; Senator Dan Coats has proposed legislation  to delay the implementation of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) until at least 2015; Management at the local GE Appliances plant has informed its hourly employees that one third of them will be laid …

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Daily Local News- September 9, 2013

Enrollment for the fall semester at Indiana University Bloomington is up, compared to last year’s numbers; Once again, the Bloomington campus of IU has announced a theme for this academic year’s cultural activities; Bloomington peace groups will hold a vigil on 9/11 to oppose the possible attack on Syria. Correspondent Chris Martin has more; The Indiana University Office of Sustainability …

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Daily Local News – September 6, 2013

The USDA released their latest report: Household Food Security in the United States in 2012; On September 4th the Monroe County Board of Zoning Appeals gave permission to build a house on a lot that is smaller than allowed by County ordinances; The documentary “Black Gold” will be showing at the IU cinema this weekend, hosted by Fair Trade Bloomington. …

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Blood Drive To Be Held At Farmer’s Market This Saturday

For the first time, the City of Bloomington partners with the American Red Cross for the blood drive at Famers’ Market this Saturday. Nancy Woolery, Health Project Manager for the City of Bloomington said blood type positive O is still in highest demand but she encouraged citizens to donate any type of  blood. “In the summer blood donations drop because …

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Probation Department Works On Reducing Repeat Offendors

When a criminal offender leaves the Monroe County correctional system and completes her or his probation, the hope is that person won’t be brought before a judge again. The county Probation Department is especially concerned with the offender’s future behavior: the lower the overall recidivism rate, the better the department is doing its job. The only problem is the Probation …

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Romanian IU Students Protest Mining Project in Rosia Montana

The Romanian Student Organization at Indiana University is protesting Friday against an invasive mining project that was supported by the Romanian government in 2007. The Romanian government has signed their approval for the project to commence. The area that has been affected by this project is Rosia  Montana, Romania. Alexandra Cotofana, a first-year graduate student in the Anthropology Department and …

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ImagineBloomington Holds Workshop To Hear Back From The Community

The City of Bloomington Planning Department is holding a workshop on September 12th. This workshop will help with gathering public input on community goals for ImagineBloomington to help update the Growth Policies Plan. Senior Long Range Planner, Nate Nickel gave us some background on the Growth Policies Plan. “Growth Policies Plan is the city’s comprehensive plan and was adopted in …

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Senator Coats Travels To Gather Hoosier Opinions On Syria

Indiana Senator Dan Coats wants to know what Hoosiers think about any U.S. military intervention in Syria in the near future. This week he is traveling across the state, talking to citizens about their reactions to the Syrian crisis and soliciting opinions about possible American involvement in that civil war. Senator Coats has been outspokenly critical that President Barack Obama …

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Bloomington May Soon See Drought Conditions

An area of near-drought conditions is creeping closer to Bloomington, according to the federal drought monitor, a joint effort of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Nebraska. A band of parched counties stretches across the center of the state with the “abnormally dry” zone just touching the northern reaches of Monroe County and extending a third …

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Daily Local News – September 5, 2013

This afternoon, Chief Probation Officer Linda Brady announced that the Probation Department is moving to become an “Evidence-based Organization”; The City of Bloomington Planning Department is holding a workshop to gether public input on community goals for ImagineBloomington;An area of near-drought conditions is creeping closer to Bloomington, according to the federal drought monitor; The City of  Bloomington is partnering with …

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