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Elected Officials on Healthcare Reform

The courthouse lawn was the site today for yet another local rally for healthcare reform, but this one was different: each and every speaker is an elected government official. These local officials called on Indiana’s Congressional delegation to pass healthcare reform before going on recess. Rally organizers say Congress has the best opportunity in a generation to fix our broken …

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Alex Jarvis: Renewable Energy in the Indiana Economy

Bloomington resident Alex Jarvis was once known as the drummer for some of our best local rock bands, but today Jarvis is an expert on solar energy. He recently visited our studio to talk about his work with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, how solar energy works and how the average person can use it, and how the solar industry …

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Ellettsville Town Planner Frank Nierzwicki Fired

Ellettsville planning director Frank Nierzwicki was fired last night in a somber meeting of the Ellettsville town council. Ellettsville is now left with just one employee in its planning department, assistant plan director Connie Griffin, who takes over Nierzwickiís responsibilities until the council decides whether to restaff the planning director position or contract with an outside consultant to continue meeting …

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Beloved Hooligan: Evan Farrell Tribute Sculpture

Hear a touching tribute to Evan Farrell, a beloved local musician who perished in a fire in December 2007 as city officials unveil a sculpture on the B-Line Trail created in his memory, on his birthday. Friends of Farrell say the kinetic metal sculpture perfectly captures Farrellís creative free spirit. We take you on-location with dad Ken, fellow musician Simon …

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Steve Volan: Community Recycling Facility

Media reports that the new city budget “sailed” through its first review aren’t exactly accurate, at least not if you were watching the July 23 final session. That budget review focused on the Public Works budget, which includes the budget for city sanitation services. The sanitation budget was the ONLY budget to NOT get preliminary approval by the city council. …

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Healthcare, Healthy Planet

As federal lawmakers debate a new energy bill AND a healthcare bill, Bloomington residents rallied today in front of the Monroe County Courthouse. The version of the energy bill that passed the House of Representatives was significantly weakened by industry lobbyists and would repeal a key portion of the Clean Air Act, opening the door for as many as 100 …

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Envisage Technologies: Bloomington Expansion

The Bloomington-born company Envisage Technologies is getting a leg up from the City to expand its operations from offices on the east side to the Fountain Square space on the downtown square formerly occupied by Finelight. The company will invest $967,000 to relocate its current southeast Bloomington operation developing software applications for military and law enforcement training. Envisage is set …

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Calnali: Bloomington’s Newest Sister City

Friends of Hidalgo is an Indiana non-profit organization that has provided support to the people of Calnali, Mexico for the last eighteen years. Today the Bloomington Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center hosted a ceremony to mark a new stage in this multicultural relationship. The city of Calnali is located in the state of Hidalgo, and today Bloomington hosted an entourage …

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