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Daily Local News – September 24, 2013

The Indiana Skills2Compete Coalition released a report yesterday that finds a growing number of unfilled ‘middle skills’ jobs; A tool for monitoring the local impact of global climate change has recently been given an assurance of funding for at least the next few years; The Local Council of Women will hold a discussion on communicable diseases and immunizations at the …

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Report Shows Recovery Has Not Benefited Most Hoosiers

A recently released report into income and poverty in Indiana has concluded that the continuing recovery from the great recovery has not benefitted most Hoosiers. The report, entitled ‘No Progress’, from the Indiana Institute for Working Families, there has been no significant change in the poverty rate for the state, since the recession supposedly ended last year, and average incomes …

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Daily Local News – September 23, 2013

A report released today entitled “No Progress” from the Indiana Institute for Working Families shows there has been no significant change in the poverty rate for the state; A law that requires increased reporting from Bloomington’s pawn shops passed the City Council September 18th; The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center is making a call for submissions for the 2014 …

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Daily Local News – September 20, 2013

A Bloomington protest against the Keystone XL pipeline is scheduled for 9am tomorrow morning; In a recent statement representing campus laborers,  Peter Kaczmarczyk of the CWA Local 4730 describes his outrage at Indiana University’s decision to lay off and relocate 50 workers from the physical plant department and cut the hours of many others; The 2013 Distinguished Asian Pacific American …

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“Jobs For Hoosiers” Bill Requires Unemployed To Meet With WorkOne Counselors After Fourth Week Of Benefits

Hoosiers getting unemployment insurance will face new requirements thanks in part to the “Jobs For Hoosiers” bill recently signed into effect by Governor Mike Pence. This bill affects those who have recently filed for unemployment benefits. In their fourth week of unemployment, the bill requires them to go to a local WorkOne center for a review of their work search …

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Daily Local News – September 19, 2013

The Tocqueville Program at Indiana University Bloomington will kick off the fall 2013 series tomorrow; The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce  will hold an  Education Forum with Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz in Bloomington on October 1st; On Monday the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation approved a field trip to Germany, despite concerns from some Board members; South Central Indiana’s late …

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Indiana Superintendent Glendta Ritz to Speak at an Education Forum In Bloomington

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce will hold an Education Forum with Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz in Bloomington on October 1st. The Chamber has been hosting Education Forums for three years. Last year they focused on early childhood education. This year, they return to the topic of public instruction. The keynote speaker Glenda Ritz is the incumbent Superintendent of Public …

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Fall Tocqueville Lecture Series On the Limits of Capitalism Begins Friday

The Tocqueville Program at Indiana University Bloomington will kick off the fall 2013 series Friday. The program was founded in 2009, says Director of the Tocqueville Program, Aurelian Craiutu. “The main goal of the program is to organize a series of lectures and conferences that will bring theoretical foundations of American democracy to campus,” Craiutu says, “We are holding lectures …

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Edgewood High School Approved For Pricey Field Trip To Germany

On Monday the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation approved a field trip to Germany, despite concerns from some Board members. Amy Norris, the German teacher at Edgewood High School, asked for permission to take a group of students to Lingen, Germany, next summer. Board member Randy Wright questioned the safety of trips overseas. Wright referred to Board member Debra Walcott, …

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Daily Local News – September 18, 2013

The newly signed Jobs For Hoosiers bill has implications for unemployment insurance recipients in Indiana; The Bloomington Public Works Department moved forward last week with a project to rebuild one block of a historic brick street between 7th and 8th streets; At its September 5th meeting, the Ellettsville Plan Commission discussed but delayed a vote on revisions to the Town …

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