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MCCSC Considers Later Start Times for Students

Experts around the country having been calling for later start times for middle and high school students. Currently middle school and high school MCCSC start at 7:40am and ends at 2:55pm, while elementary students start at 8:35pm and end at 3:50pm. Various ‘town hall style’ meetings were held earlier this year where parents and students challenged the early start time …

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Interstate 69 Debate and Construction Continue; A Meeting Tonight and Section 4 Ceremony Planned

Last month, the completion date for Section 4 of Interstate 69 was in question due to the amount of work that needed to be done. However, the Herald Times reports today that an opening ceremony for Section 4 has been scheduled for one week from today. Governor Mike Pence is expected to be in attendance at the event December 9th, …

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Jared Fogle Sentenced to Fifteen and a Half Years in Prison

Former Subway sandwich spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15 and a half years in federal prison today after pleading guilty to charges of child pornography possession and paying for sex with minors. A federal judge also sentenced Fogle to a lifetime of supervision after his release and a fine of $175,000. The judge’s sentence went even further than what …

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Indiana Supreme Court will not Consider Appeal from John Myers II

The Indiana Supreme Court decided unanimously not to consider an appeal from John Myers II, the man convicted of killing IU student Jill Behrman in 2000. Myers recieved a 65-year sentence for the student’s murder. Behrman was 19-years-old and a freshman when she disappeared during a bike ride in Bloomington. Her remains were found three years later by hunters in …

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Public Comment on Seven Oaks Classical School Ends Tomorrow

Public comment on the charter for Seven Oaks Classical School ends tomorrow. Seven Oaks is a charter school that would open in the fall of 2016 at the Eagles Landing Mall building in Ellettsville. A member of the Seven Oaks board, Terry English, has said the school would have a more conservative approach to education than other local public schools. …

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State Representative, Matt Ubelhor, Resigns from the House of Representitives

State Representative Matt Ubelhor has resigned from the House of Representatives. Ubelhor was the majority whip and announced this week that he is resigning on December 1. He stated that he can’t continue his job and also serve as a citizen legislator because his job at Peabody Energy is moving. Ubelhor has been in the House since 2010. He represents …

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New Bill May Extend Civil Rights to LGBTQ Community; Some Lawmakers Seek to Move Past This Issue

In the wake of the Religious Freedom bill from earlier this year, Indiana’s LGBTQ community may be facing another bill about legalized discrimination. State Senate President David Long of Fort Wayne has informed state legislators that they will see a bill in the near future that may extend ‘anti-discrimination protections’ while also allowing people to claim ‘religious freedom’ to deny …

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Changes Set to Take Place in I-STEP Re-scoring Process

Confusion continues to surround student scores on the standardized test known as the I-STEP. The Indiana Department of Education has now issued a change in the process for re-scoring the test this year. Re-scoring is a process in which graders re-evaluate the written portions of the standardized test. Students whose tests are re-scored are then assigned the higher of the …

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Syrian Refugees Redirected From Indianapolis Arrival

A family of Syrian refugees had been set to land in Indianapolis today, according to a report in the New York Times. But at the last minute the refugees were redirected to Connecticut after Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced Indiana would not be accepting more refugees. The family of three had been waiting in Jordan for three years to be …

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Hospital Re-utilization Steering Committee to Hold Third Public Meeting

This coming Monday the Hospital Site Reutilization Steering Committee will be holding its third public meeting. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Bloomington City Council Chambers. With the Bloomington Hospital moving to a new location, the current hospital grounds will have to be repurposed. Nothing is currently set in stone as the project of determining what should be …

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