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Confusion Over Law Could Delay A-F School Grades

The Indiana State Board of Education voted today to instruct state officials to issue a new batch of A through F grades to each school in the state. That’s despite the fact the legal status of the school grading system has been called into question in recent weeks. According to the Journal Gazette, the Indiana Department of Education is leading …

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Former County Council Member Critical of Process and Data Used for Addressing Pay Raise Request

Former Monroe County Council member, Scott Wells, is critical of both the process and the data used for addressing a recent request to raise the pay of the County Commissioners. The Commissioners had requested a roughly 24 percent pay increase next year. The Council rejected the request last week. Wells addressed the County Council on Tuesday. He first addressed the …

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IU to Invest $300 Million to Develop Solutions for the Planet’s Most Pressing Problems

In other university news, IU has announced it plans to invest $300 million over the next five years to develop solutions for QUOTE “some of the planet’s most pressing problems” UNQUOTE. A press release called the new Grand Challenges program the most ambitious research program in the university’s history. The university has not decided which issues it hopes to address. …

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Students Against State Violence Rally

A student organization at Indiana University is rallying tonight against what they call an extreme rape culture in Bloomington. The group Students Against State Violence organized the event after a rape was reported behind Kilroy’s Dunnkirk on August 29th. An Indiana Daily Student article about the incident states that an IU police officer witnessed two people behind the bar at …

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Sander’s Ballot Arrives In Bloomington

With the presidential election looming, many candidates are turning to grassroots efforts on college campuses. Students have formed Indiana University Students For Bernie Sanders. Freshman Christian Pathic and one of the Co-Founders of the chapter says Sanders’s relatability is a key factor. Pathic Staties that Sanders is not here to criticize anyone running against him and that Sanders’s policies are …

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Film Director Spheeris to Appear at IU Cinema

Los Angeles based director Penelope Spheeris is coming to the IU Cinema this Friday for a 75-minute public interview. The event starts at 3. It is free, but ticketed. Spheeris’s documentaries highlight the evolution of the punk and heavy metal scene in LA over the years as well as the chaos that often comes with rock n’ roll. She was …

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More Information Is Necessary On Plastic Bags Ban

A proposal to ban single-use bags at stores in Bloomington has been delayed until more research can be done. The President of the Bloomington city Council, Dave Rollo, reported on the progress of the Bring Your Own Bag initiative last night during a meeting of the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability. He said that the city council was sympathetic to the …

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Deal Made to Develop Trades District

The city of Bloomington has reached a deal with a firm to develop about half of what the city calls The Trades District. Last night Mayor Mark Kruzan told the City Council that officials have signed a deal with the Indianapolis-based company, Flaherty & Collins. The business has agreed to develop a six-acre piece of land just east of Rogers …

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Veteran and Housing Status Now a Protected Class In Bloomington

The Bloomington City Council has officially added Veteran Status and Housing Status” to the list of protected classes in the Bloomington Human Rights Ordinance. City Clerk, Regina Moore, provided a synopsis of the motion. The sponsor of the ordinance, Council member Dorothy Granger, is a staff member at WFHB. “The term Veteran Status is defined as a veteran of the …

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Venison Exchange Program Begins Soon

With hunting season approaching, Indiana has started up its venison exchange program which allows hunters to donate their game. This is the fifth year for the program, which is called Give In Game. The program is conducted by Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Division. It is a program that anyone in Indiana can sign up for. Every …

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