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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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IU Files Lawsuit Challenging Fetal Tissue Regulation

Indiana University filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging fetal tissue regulation in House Enrolled Act 1-3-3-7. The legislation states “a person who intentionally acquires, receives, sells, or transfers fetal tissue commits unlawful transfer of fetal tissue.” The offense is a level five felony. IU challenges this claim due to the fact that the university performs scientific research on aborted and miscarried …

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Bloomington City Council Met to Discuss New Local Income Taxe

Last night the Bloomington City Council had its first public conversation about whether to support a new local income tax. The point-two-five percent tax would provide more funding to the Monroe County 911 Dispatch Center. Some of the money would also theoretically go to police, fire departments and courts throughout the County. But it’s not clear exactly how the majority …

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Purvi Patel Case Returns to Courts for First Appeals Hearing

Purvi Patel’s case was back in court this week as judges from the Indiana Court of Appeals held the first hearing in her attempt to challenge the state’s conviction and prison sentence. Patel was convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent in 2015 and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. The charges were filed under two separate and seemingly contradictory …

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Indiana University Joins ACLU in Fetal Tissue Lawsuit

Indiana University is joining a lawsuit challenging Indiana’s new abortion law, saying it could jeopardize hundreds of millions of dollars in research funding, as well as threaten researchers with felony prosecution. The law, House Enrolled Act 1337, mandates that all fetal remains be cremated or buried, as well as criminalizing any transfer of fetal tissue. IU conducts research into neurological …

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