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City of Bloomington Moves Forward on Renovating Dimension Mill

The City is making progress on renovating the old Dimension Mill on West 11th Street. The old mill is within the Certified Tech Park. In last night’s meeting of the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, the city’s Economic and Sustainability Director, Alex Crowely, said he’d like to move from design approval to financial approval in the next two months. “The Dimension Mill …

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Grant Program Providing Snacks to Elementary School Ends

A program that provided afternoon snacks to Fairview Elementary School students has hit a roadblock. Monroe County Community School Corporation spokesperson, Andrew Clampitt, says the grant that funded the program has just ended, leaving many students without afternoon snacks. Clampitt says free afternoon snacks are particularly at Fairview Elementary, where a particularly high rate of students receive free and reduced …

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Bloomington Chooses Local Firm to Manage Study on Waste Processing Facility

The Monroe County Solid Waste Management Board has approved contracting with local firm Kessler Consulting for a feasibility study on a mixed waste processing facility, also known as a MRF. In the Board’s meeting last week, Solid Waste Management District Executive Director Tom McGlasson, Jr., said Kessler’s $84,000 bid was chosen over four other firms in part because of the …

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Hola Bloomington – April 14, 2017

Locutora Luz Maria Lopez nos presenta a el profesor Rodrigo Armijos, Abdul Balogun y Kyle invitados especiales de IU School of Public Healh. Nos cuentan sobre lo que se proponen iniciando un programa de evaluacion del bienestar y estado de salud de la populacion latina. Speaker Luz Maria Lopez introduces Professor Rodrigo Armijos, Abdul Balogun, and Kyle from IU School …

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Hola Bloomington – April 7, 2017

Locutora Maria Auxi Viloria entrevista a Policia Norma Rodriguez y Cadete Ulises Cortes sobre su trabajo en Indiana University Police Department- Bloomington. Speaker Maria Auxi Viloria interviews Police officer Norma Rodriguez and Cadet Ulises Cortes about their job at Indiana University Police Department-Bloomington.

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Charles Murray Event At IU Denounced As “Highly Irresponsible”

Indiana University students, faculty and staff have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist who is slated to speak on campus next week. The speaker, Charles Murray, is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist who uses “racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the …

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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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