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FDA says Rise in Tattoos has Led to a Rise in Infections

One in five Americans has a tattoo, according to a survey released by Harris Interactive. The Federal Drug Administration says that this rise in tattoos has led to a rise in infections. Americans are seeing infections from both unsterile equipment and contaminated ink. But despite warnings from the FDA, Evil by the Needle’s owner, Jamie Rio, says that she hasn’t …

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Jacob’s School of Music Professor Removed After Allegations of Sexual Assault

Indiana University has terminated Jacob’s School of Music professor Guo Ping Wang following allegations of sexual assault. IU school officials filed a police report last Wednesday stating that the attempted sexual assault occurred last November. According to the police report, the crime consisted of both attempts to commit rape and forcible fondling. Wang had been on leave since March twenty-eight …

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IU Undergraduate Student Announces Plans for State Legislature Bid

Indiana University student, Drew Ash, has announced he plans to run for State Legislature as an Independent candidate in the November election. That’s according to a report in the Herald-Times. Ash, a junior in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), has never campaigned for a political position before. He will be running against Matt Pierce, the …

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Early Voting Poll Workers are Still Waiting for Checks

Poll workers who helped out with early voting in Monroe County are still waiting for checks they should have received already. The County’s Elections Supervisor, Tree Martin, told the County Election Board today that the payments were late. Martin said her office turned in the payroll information on time. The checks should have been mailed to workers on Friday. But …

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Officials in Indiana Take Part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Officials in Indiana and across the country took note of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30th. Although areas such as Monroe County have 24-hour locations where residents can return leftover prescription medication, the day is intended to bring awareness to the dangers of unused drugs. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller explains. ” This is something we’ve done with …

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Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton Announces New Steps for Development of Technology Park

Bloomington mayor John Hamilton has announced new steps to move forward with the development of a technology park adjacent to City Hall. Hamilton is recommending the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission partner with the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation to renovate the Dimension Mill building, which is part of the old Showers complex. The BEDC would redesign the building to attract entrepreneurial support …

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Ted Cruz Makes Stop in Bloomington Ahead of Indiana Primaries

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is scheduled to be speaking in Bloomington at the Wagon Wheel Market on South Walnut Street. An event schedule posted at Event Brite dot com indicated the speech would begin at 5:30. The stop comes just one day before Indiana’s primary election, during which Cruz is hoping to upset the Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump. Cruz …

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Speaks at IU Auditorium

More than 3,000 people packed the IU Auditorium last night to see Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders give a speech. A line began forming outside the Auditorium early yesterday morning, hours before the doors opened at 5pm. After the building was filled to capacity last night, thousands of people still remained in line, unable to get in. Sanders spoke briefly …

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Indiana Earthskills Gathering Features Hands-on Workshops on Skill-Building

Ever wonder how to make moccasins, identify herbs to use for medicine, or learning other wilderness, earth-friendly skills? On the weekend of May 13-15, Indiana will have its first “Earthskills Gathering,” a family friendly event that features hands-on workshops on skill-building: making things by hand, learning about nature, camping, theatre, music, storytelling and theater. Monique Philpop, one of the event …

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Voters Will Decide Whether Property Owners Should Provide Support to the Brown County Career Resource Center

Brown County voters will decide on Tuesday whether property owners should provide support to the Brown County Career Resource Center and the school district’s general fund. Brown County taxpayers are in the final year of paying a 1-cent tax to support the career center. Officials say the referendum is needed to keep the career center open and help maintain the …

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