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VandeWiele Seeks Voter Information Privacy

In the July 20th meeting of the Monroe County Election Board, Democratic representative Carolyn VandeWiele sought to reassure voters that Indiana law protects their private information VandeWiele’s statement came after a request last month by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity asked Secretaries of States for an expansive set of information on individual voters, including Hoosiers. VandeWiele said Indiana …

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Hola Bloomington – July 21, 2017

Host Maria Auxi Viloria and Jonathan De La Cruz interviewed Jane “Juanita” Walter and Alma Lebrato about El Centro Comunal Latino and the service they provide. Locutores Maria Auxi Viloria y Jonathan De La Cruz entrevista Jane “Juanita” Walter y Alma Lebrato sobre El Centro Comunal Latino y los servicios que ofrecen.

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A New Indiana Law Could Prevent ‘Water Wars’ between Indiana and Kentucky

A new Indiana law could prevent so-called ‘water wars’ between Indiana and Kentucky, according to New Albany’s News and Tribune. House Enrolled Act Twelve Eleven sets up the Trans-border Water Resources Authority, which will assess who has rights to water resources shared among Indiana and neighboring states. The Water Resources Authority panel established in the law can also broker agreements …

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Developer Tabbed for Convention Center Expansion

The Monroe County Convention Center Advisory Commission has selected a developer for a proposed convention center expansion. Indianapolis-based Sun Development and Management Corporation outshone two competitors to gain the Commission’s favor. In the commission’s July 11th meeting, Commission member Patrick Stoffers explained why he felt Sun Development is the better choice. The 90-year-old convention center building is located at West …

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“Lot of Lessons” to Be Learned from I-69 Mistakes

State officials admitted the I-69 project has suffered from mistakes at this month’s State Budget Committee hearing, according to the Indiana Business Journal. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Luke Kenley said he believes “there are a lot of lessons” to be learned from how the state handled the project, especially from the failed partnership with a private developer for Section 5 …

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Hola Bloomington-July 14, 2017

Noticias, leyes y politica con Carlos Bakota y Luis Hernandez. News, law, and politics with Carlos Bakora and Luis Hernandez.

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Supreme Court Lets Indiana Robocall Law Stand

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to review Indiana’s anti-robocall law. A lower court upheld the robocall ban in January and the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case means the law will stay in place. The law prohibits companies from making pre-recorded calls to peoples’ phones without their consent. A company called Patriotic Veterans, Inc. had been seeking …

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Bloomington Residents Urged to Install Solar Panels by End of Year

The Solarize Bloomington Initiative is beginning its second phase, encouraging residents to install solar panels before the end of the year. The program is a collaboration between the City of Bloomington and the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network, or SIREN. Bloomington is encouraging residents to go solar before the end of 2017, instead of waiting until 2018, when the state’s …

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Drag Queen Storytime Sparks Debate

A new addition to Monroe County Public Library’s children’s programming has sparked heated public debate on the Herald Times’ website. On July 21st, the library is scheduled to host two local drag queens, as they read stories to children and sing songs while dressed in drag. The event was planned by the children’s librarians at the Monroe County Public Library. …

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Bob Knight Accused of Groping Intelligence Staff

Former Indiana University Men’s Basketball coach Bob Knight is back in the headlines. According to a Washington Post investigation, Knight allegedly groped four female staff members during a speaking engagement in 2015 at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Knight was invited to speak at the military intelligence agency by his long-time friend and current director of the NGA, Robert Cardillo. …

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