Home > News > Headlines (page 11)

Headlines

Daily Local News Headlines

Indiana Dept. of Corrections Cancels Contract with Healthcare Provider

The Indiana Department of Corrections has discontinued its contract with Corizon Health, the private corporation that handles most of the state’s inmate healthcare. Corizon announced last week that it would be laying off about 700 employees in 22 locations around the state. The contract, which is worth $100 million a year, is being taken up by Pittsburg-based Wexford Health Sources. …

Read More »

City of Bloomington to Hold Meetings on Proposed Annexation

The city of Bloomington is holding meetings all week about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of county property. Mayor John Hamilton has proposed incorporating the areas into the city. The city government would be responsible for providing services to the areas, including trash pickup and police. Some affected property owners have voiced concerns about increased taxes and other …

Read More »

Hola Bloomington – March 17, 2017

Locutoras Minerva Sosa y Norma entrevistan a nuestras invitadas especiales Cynthia Roberts, Jeanette Clausen y Taylor Roberts sobre la organizacion CUBAmistad. Speakers Minerva Sosa and Norma interview our special guests Cynthia Roberts, Jeanette Clausen and Taylor Roberts on CUBAmistad.

Read More »

“They’re Not Listening To Us” — Protesters Disrupt Speech, Demand Sanctuary Campus

Protesters disrupted a State of the Campus speech yesterday by Indiana University Provost Lauren Robel. The group held a sign reading “Sanctuary Campus” and questioned Robel about how the university would protect undocumented students from the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrants. For several minutes Robel continued her address, as protesters stood silently, holding the sign in front of her. But …

Read More »

Bloomington Plan Commission Reviews Plans for New Development

The Bloomington Plan Commission gave a favorable review to plans for a multi-family development at 2182 West Tapp Road in its meeting last night. Last night’s review included clarification on a request from the city for a 30-year commitment to include workforce housing in the development. Workforce housing units are cheaper to rent and are set aside for people with …

Read More »

Public Access Advocates: Pence Broke No Laws, But Created Dilemmas

Vice President Mike Pence created serious public access issues when he used a private email account for public business, but he didn’t break the law. That’s according to public access officials in Indiana. The Indianapolis Star reported last week that Pence used a private AOL account for government business while he was Governor of Indiana. Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke …

Read More »

Toby Strout, Longtime Director of Middle Way House, Passes Away

The longtime director of Middle Way House, Toby Strout, has died at the age of 71. Strout led the organization for almost three decades before retiring last year. Middle Way House has a mission to end violence, both structural and interpersonal, in the lives of women and children. Strout oversaw major changes at the organization. During her tenure, Middle Way …

Read More »

Monroe County Community School Corporation to Keep Existing Bathroom Policy

The Monroe County Community School Corporation will not be changing their gender neutral bathroom policy after President Trump rescinded Obama’s guidelines protecting transgender students last week. Andrew Clampitt is a spokesperson for the school corporation. “We kind of look at this in a different way than a lot of other school corporations and communities. We’re already such a rich, diverse …

Read More »

State House Passes Bill for ISTEP Replacement

Indiana students could eventually be sitting for a new standardized test. It’s called I-LEARN, and it would replace the current, decades-old ISTEP. House Bill 1003 proposing the new exam passed through the Indiana House yesterday with a vote of 67 to 31. It requires that students in grades 3-8 take a standardized exam. Students in grades 9 through 12 would …

Read More »

Future of Redistricting Bill Uncertain

A bill to create an independent commission to draw legislative districts is poised to die in committee without being voted on. The bill, coauthored by House speaker Brian Bosma, has support from both Republicans and Democrats in the House. But the bill’s progress has been halted by Representative Milo Smith, a Republican from Columbus. He chairs the House Elections Committee, …

Read More »