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Lawsuit Filed Against State in Case of Lapsed Insurance Approval

Indiana Legal Services has sued the state of Indiana for neglecting an Ellettsville woman’s health insurance application for six months. While the woman, Regina Malloy, waited to hear back from the state, she racked up thousands of dollars of debt from doctor visits, lab fees, and an MRI. That’s all according to a report in the Herald-Times. Malloy had applied …

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Black Lives Matter Rally Coverage – 7/16/16

WFHB reporters were at the Courthouse Square in downtown Bloomington this weekend covering what turned out to be one of the largest political rallies the city has seen in recent years. The Black Lives Matter rally was organized following the recent police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Minneapolis. The event began with a …

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Evan Bayh Replaces Baron Hill on Democratic Senate Ticket

Democratic candidate for US Senate, Baron Hill, announced today that he is withdrawing from the race. Hill will be replaced on the ticket by Evan Bayh, the former Governor of Indiana and Senator who left the Senate in 2010. Bayh will be facing off against the Republican candidate, Todd Young, in November. Young is the current representative for Indiana’s 9th …

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Monroe Co. Prosecutor’s Office Releases Statement After Plea Deal

The Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement today expressing its frustrations over a case involving a former IU student and two separate accusations of rape. The former student, John Enochs, spent one day in jail and will serve one year of probation after pleading guilty to battery with moderate injury as part of a plea deal. Both of the …

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SCOTUS Ruling May Affect Indiana ACLU Lawsuit

The Supreme Court issued a decision today that may change the landscape of abortion law in Indiana. By a 5-3 margin, the court struck down laws in Texas that imposed tougher standards on abortion clinics and would have forced many to close. The court focused on two specific parts of the law. The first required doctors at abortion clinics to …

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GE Plant Closure Prompts Employment Agency to Begin “Rapid Response”

Ahead of the Bloomington GE Facility closure, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and WorkOne South Central Indiana have announced the activation of the state’s Rapid Response team.  The team takes action when a significant layoff or plant closure occurs, connecting displaced employees with employment assistance. WorkOne will soon provide skill assessment sessions with GE employees, help them with resumes, …

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Bloomington LGBTQ+ and Ally Communities Hold Vigil for Victims of Nightclub Attacks

Bloomington’s LGBT community is reacting to the deadly shooting in Orlando, where a gunman attacked a gay nightclub during “Latin Night” and left 49 victims dead. Bloomington PRIDE and the PRISM Youth Community will be holding a candlelight vigil Tuesday night on the steps of City Hall, beginning at 7:30pm(EST). Additionally, the Back Door is having a letter writing event …

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Mayor Hamilton Raises Support for Facility to Assist Low-Income Seniors

Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, called a press conference today to show support for a project that would serve low-income senior citizens. The real estate company, Evergreen Partners, has been planning a 115-unit assisted living facility for seniors who earn less than 60 percent of the area median income. The $22M facility is planned for south Sare Road on the southeast …

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Construction Begins on Downtown B-LINK Trail System

Construction began three weeks ago on a new trail in Bloomington. The trail, called the “B-Link,” connects Henderson and Walnut streets. It leads to what will become Switchyard Park, and is expected to be finished in November of this year. The total cost estimate is over $770,000. According to an article in The Herald Times, nearly $338,000 of the project …

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Bloomington Utilities Begin 2-Month Process of Flushing Fire Hydrants

The City  of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) begins its regular summer fire hydrant flushing today—a program that continues through early August. From today through Friday, June 10th the area affected will be from West Gifford Road, south to West Leonard Springs Road. The eastern boundary is State Road 37 and the western boundary will be West Airport Road.  Customers may experience …

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