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Tea Party Express

A steady downpour did not sully the spirits of the hundreds of people who turned out in Third Street Park Sunday for the Bloomington stop on the Tea Party Express, a caravan of conservative speakers and performers on their way to the National Taxpayer March scheduled for September 12 in Washington. San Diego radio host Mark Williams and vice chairman …

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Baron Hill: Healthcare Town Hall (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday night Congressman Baron Hill held a local town hall forum on healthcare. More than 800 people filled the auditorium of Bloomington High School North, almost evenly divided between advocates of healthcare policy reform and those opposed to it. It’s hard to say how many of those in attendance were local residents, as we do know that there were entire …

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Baron Hill: Healthcare Town Hall (Part 1 of 2)

Last night Congressman Baron Hill held a local town hall forum on healthcare. More than 800 people filled the auditorium of Bloomington High School North, almost evenly divided between advocates of healthcare policy reform and those opposed to it. It’s hard to say how many of those in attendance were local residents, as we do know that there were entire …

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Printpack Tax Abatement: Pro and Con

Bloomington Economic Development Corporation director Ron Walker and local resident Chris Foster present different views on a tax abatement for Printpack, a packaging company shuttering its Bloomington facility while fishing for a good deal to build a much larger plant. The company wants Monroe County to grant it $2.8 million in tax abatements. What will the county council offer to …

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IU Tuition Rebates for Good Grades

Indiana University president Michael McRobbie announces a plan to give “incentive grant” tuition rebates to in-state undergraduate students who maintain good grades. The announcement appears to be tied to state senator Luke Kenley’s threat to withhold capital project funding if IU does not rescind its recent tuition hike. Kenley is using his position as chair of the state budget committee …

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Twin Lakes Recreation Center Opening

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department unveils a new look for the former Bloomington SportsPlex, purchased by the city and renamed the “Twin Lakes Recreation Center”. IU men’s basketball coach Tom Crean and Bloomington native and basketball star Jared Jeffries of the New York Knicks were the celebrity guests at Saturday’s ribboncutting ceremony. We take you on-location to …

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Youth Services Bureau: Iris Kiesling

The Youth Services Bureau is a county shelter and counseling program that houses troubled teens. Monroe County Commissioners want to move YSB into the county court system. This will put the shelter into a different part of the county budget, under the leadership of juvenile court judges, and would make the shelter eligible for more grant money to expand its …

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Chris Gaal: Sexual Assault Response Team

Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Gaal announces the creation of the new Sexual Assault Response Team designed to improve the community’s response to sexual assault incidents. For the last two years, Gaal has spearheaded an effort to draft a written protocol and led fundraising efforts to assist in the creation of a new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at Bloomington …

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Freshman Frenzy! Welcome Ceremony

It’s Move-In Day for the 7,000 freshmen arriving in town, as Bloomington residence halls opened at 8 a.m. for these new IU students. Today IU President Michael McRobbie and Provost Karen Hanson greeted students and their families in McNutt, Briscoe and Foster residence halls, then presided over the official freshman induction ceremony at 3 p.m. Our news team went on-location …

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Everybody’s Bloomington: Arts and the Economy

Bloomington city officials have launched a new monthly talk show to explore B-town news and events. The half-hour program is called “Everybody’s Bloomington”, produced at the studios of our media partner CATS, Community Access Television Services. The latest episode features the two top figures in the mayor’s office of economic development: Danise Alano and Miah Michaelsen. We feature an excerpt …

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