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Charter for Seven Oaks Classical School Challenged by Lawsuit

A group of public education advocates filed a lawsuit in federal court today seeking to revoke the charter of Seven Oaks Classical School in Ellettsville. The suit was filed by the local chapter of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education, which is chaired by Monroe County Community School Board member Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer. The coalition is challenging the constitutionality of the …

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Bloomington Annexation Halted by Last-Minute Legislative Maneuver

Special interests, including the Cook Group, played a significant role in a surprise reversal of the city of Bloomington’s annexation plans. That’s according to officials at City Hall and the Statehouse today. A last-minute effort to kill the controversial annexation succeeded on Friday night, as state lawmakers approved a budget bill with language that makes it illegal for the city …

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Hola Bloomington – April 21, 2017

Entrevista con nuestra invitada especial, Mariana Torres Sojo. La jefa del Departamento de Proteccion del Consulado de Mexico en Indianapolis. Interview with our special guest, Mariana Torres-Sojo. Director of Protection Department of the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis.

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City of Bloomington Moves Forward on Renovating Dimension Mill

The City is making progress on renovating the old Dimension Mill on West 11th Street. The old mill is within the Certified Tech Park. In last night’s meeting of the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, the city’s Economic and Sustainability Director, Alex Crowely, said he’d like to move from design approval to financial approval in the next two months. “The Dimension Mill …

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Grant Program Providing Snacks to Elementary School Ends

A program that provided afternoon snacks to Fairview Elementary School students has hit a roadblock. Monroe County Community School Corporation spokesperson, Andrew Clampitt, says the grant that funded the program has just ended, leaving many students without afternoon snacks. Clampitt says free afternoon snacks are particularly at Fairview Elementary, where a particularly high rate of students receive free and reduced …

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Bloomington Chooses Local Firm to Manage Study on Waste Processing Facility

The Monroe County Solid Waste Management Board has approved contracting with local firm Kessler Consulting for a feasibility study on a mixed waste processing facility, also known as a MRF. In the Board’s meeting last week, Solid Waste Management District Executive Director Tom McGlasson, Jr., said Kessler’s $84,000 bid was chosen over four other firms in part because of the …

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Hola Bloomington – April 14, 2017

Locutora Luz Maria Lopez nos presenta a el profesor Rodrigo Armijos, Abdul Balogun y Kyle invitados especiales de IU School of Public Healh. Nos cuentan sobre lo que se proponen iniciando un programa de evaluacion del bienestar y estado de salud de la populacion latina. Speaker Luz Maria Lopez introduces Professor Rodrigo Armijos, Abdul Balogun, and Kyle from IU School …

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Hola Bloomington – April 7, 2017

Locutora Maria Auxi Viloria entrevista a Policia Norma Rodriguez y Cadete Ulises Cortes sobre su trabajo en Indiana University Police Department- Bloomington. Speaker Maria Auxi Viloria interviews Police officer Norma Rodriguez and Cadet Ulises Cortes about their job at Indiana University Police Department-Bloomington.

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Charles Murray Event At IU Denounced As “Highly Irresponsible”

Indiana University students, faculty and staff have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist who is slated to speak on campus next week. The speaker, Charles Murray, is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist who uses “racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the …

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Bloomington Utilities Board Votes to Table Contract with Isolux Corsan

The Bloomington Utilities Department is moving cautiously in its dealings with the international company responsible for building section 5 of Interstate 69. Last night, the Bloomington Utilities Service Board voted to table a contract with Isolux Corsan, which has experienced major financial problems in recent months. City attorney Chris Wheeler advised the Board to carefully consider any new deals with …

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