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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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Bloomingfoods Closing Elm Heights Store

The Bloomingfoods board of directors announced today that the co-op will be closing down the Elm Heights location in May as part of their consolidation process in the face of financial strain. Both the Elm Heights store and the commissary kitchen employ up to 50 workers, who are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. While a …

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Monroe County Emergency Dispatch Center additional funding

Monroe County residents may be paying an additional tax to fund the Monroe County Emergency Dispatch Center and other safety initiatives. A proposed ordinance to create the tax would eventually have to gain approval from the County Income Tax Council. The first stop for the proposed ordinance, though, is the Ellettsville Town Council. If the ordinance passes, it will next …

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Recent Bill Allows Use of High-Powered Firearms While Hunting

Later this year, Indiana hunters will be free to use high-powered rifles and handguns to kill deer. Indiana lawmakers passed House Bill 1231 earlier this year. Phil Bloom, from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, explained the recent legislature, “What it does is it provides additional equipment choices for people who deer hunt. Beyond what we already have for legal …

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BMV Extends Hours to Increase ID Cards Ahead of Election

Next Monday and Tuesday, branches of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will stay open late. The purpose is to allow more time for issuing ID cards and driver’s licenses that will be used for identification at polling stations for the election. Note that these license branches will only be processing new, amended or replacement ID cards, licenses and learner …

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