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Night Owls Protest Yellowwood Logging

A group calling itself the ‘Night Owls, Paint and Exteriors,’ or NOPE, spray painted hundreds of trees in Yellowwood State Forest over the weekend in an attempt to thwart logging efforts. On Thursday, a bid to selectively log 299 acres of state forest was awarded to Hamilton Logging company. An anonymously published article in the online ‘Earth First Journal,’ by …

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Indiana Prosecutors Against Pot Decriminalization

The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys is advocating against the decriminalization of marijuana in the state. Indiana prosecutors sent a letter to the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse earlier this month, urging the commission to quote, “resist the validation of marijuana in the state.” The letter stated the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys will ask legislators to move against policies …

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Judge Rules For Marion County Man Detained On Immigration Charge

A U.S. District Judge has ruled in favor of a man who was detained by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office under the request of the federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled in favor of Antonio Lopez-Aguilar and the Indiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union last week. Judge Barker’s decision upholds a prior …

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November 10, 2017 – Hola Bloomington

Host, Carlos Bakota and Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, interview their guest John Nieto-Phillips. They also talk about Veteran’s Day. Locutor, Carlos Bakota y Luis Fuentes-Rohwer entrevistan a invitado John Nieto – Phillips. Vicepresidente de Diversidad, Equidad y Asuntos Multiculturales. Tambin comentan sobre el dia de Veteranos.

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DNR to close State Parks for Deer Hunting

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is closing 17 state parks in November for deer hunts. A press release issued yesterday listed McCormick’s Creek State Park—in Owen county, about 14 miles west of Bloomington—among 16 other state parks to close next Monday and Tuesday. Indiana DNR Chief of Natural Resources for State Parks, Anthony Sipes, says the deer culls are …

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Att’y General Sessions Addresses Ten Point Coalition

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to members of the Ten Point Coalition in Indianapolis today. He was invited by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. The Ten Point Coalition aims at reducing violent crime through employment opportunities. The organization has been lauded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its work around three Indianapolis neighborhoods. More than a dozen …

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Hundreds of Scientists Object to Yellowwood Logging PLan

More than 200 scientists and academics presented a letter to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb late last week objecting to the logging of the Yellowwood backcountry area. The letter was authored by Earlham College professor Leslie Bishop and was signed by 228 academics and scientists. The letter states that in 2002, more than 40 percent of Indiana’s State Forests were exempted …

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Hola Bloomington – November 3, 2017

El día de hoy tuvimos dos programas en HOLA Bloomington. Parte 1: Locutores Raquel Anderson y Luis Hernández hablaron sobre la situación en México, Puerto Rico y las Islas vírgenes. Nos comentaron sobre el evento “De Pueblo a Pueblo” que se lleva acabo el Lunes 6 de Noviembre en el Buskirk- Chumley. Además, Invitado Iván Meceda hablo sobre sus experiencias …

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Bloomington Police Investigating Swastika Graffiti in Downtown

The City of Bloomington Police Department is investigating four instances of so-called ‘hate-based’ graffiti since Friday. A city press release stated that the latest instance—a spray-painted swastika found on the 13th and College underpass after noon yesterday—has already been painted over. BPD Chief Mike Diekhoff says his department is investigating the incidences, and is encouraging people to call in if …

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“High-Level Meth Dealer” Arrested by Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police arrested a man accused of being a “high-level methamphetamine dealer” in Monroe County last week. State troopers arrested 44-year-old Paxton Davis on felony charges of possession and dealing methamphetamines on Wednesday. Davis allegedly had over a kilogram of methamphetamines in his possession. An Indiana State Police press release alleges Davis was receiving shipments of methamphetamines stuffed in …

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