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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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Monroe County Creates Civil Asset Forfeiture Fund

Monroe County has created a fund to facilitate the seizure of property through a controversial process called civil asset forfeiture. On Friday, the County Commissioners approved the creation of a new civil forfeiture fund at the request of the County Prosecutor’s office. There is widespread disagreement about the legality of and justification for civil asset forfeiture, which allows government agencies …

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Federal Judge Blocks Abortion Ultrasound Requirement

A federal judge has blocked an Indiana law that would have required women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion. House Enrolled Act 1337 went into effect last year. It added the 18 hour requirement to the state’s existing ultrasound requirement. Previously, it was possible for women to have the ultrasound and the abortion procedure on …

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Hola Bloomington – March 31, 2017

Locutora Maria Auxi Viloria entrevista al Club Latinos Unidos at Indiana University. Speaker Maria Auxi Viloria interviews members from Latinos Unidos at Indiana University.

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Student Organization Petitions Indiana University on Behalf of Undocumented Students and Staff

The student organization, UndocuHoosiers Bloomington, is petitioning Indiana University to create a new full-time position to serve undocumented students and staff. The organization wants the position to be in the Office of International Students Services. The co-founder of UndocuHoosiers Bloomington, Willy Palomo, says it is the responsibility of the university to help their undocumented students. “Undocumented students have very particular …

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Hola Bloomington – March 24, 2017

Un cafecito con…Host Israel Herrera interviews our special guests about the 7th annual Spanish and Portuguese Song Festival. Un Cafecito con…Locutor Israel Herrera entrevista a invitadas especiales y nos hablan del festival de espanol y portugues.

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City of Bloomington Continues Discussions About Proposed Annexation

Discussions continue tonight about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of Monroe County land into the city of Bloomington. Another public meeting is scheduled for people to learn more and speak with city officials. It runs from six to eight in the Council Chambers at City Hall. It is the second of six sessions meant to clarify the details …

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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. …

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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 …

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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.

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