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IU Trustees Encouraging Development of Women and Minority Owned Businesses

Last Thursday, during a board meeting at Indiana University East in Richmond, IU trustees talked about the contracts awarded by the school to businesses owned by minorities, women, and veterans. Governor Mike Pence set diversity targets for all state purchasing from the Indiana government. According to trustee Patrick Shoulders, IU considers those aspirational goals. The aim is to encourage the …

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Monroe County School Diversity Offical Declares Most Minority Employees ‘Satisfied’

On Tuesday a newly assigned diversity official at the Monroe County Community School Corporation said minority employees there are mostly pleased with their work environment. Diane Hanks, the corporation’s diversity and talent specialist, said her office held forums last month for employees from underrepresented groups. “Generally the employees were satisfied and feel comfortable in their respected environment,” Hanks said, “Their …

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Bloomington Telecomm Council Working to Fund Visit from Net Neutrality Scholar Susan Crawford

The Bloomington Telecommunications Council continued its discussions Dec. 3 about bringing telecommunications scholar Susan Crawford to Bloomington. The council has encountered issues getting funding for the visit, and last month it requested $5,500 dollars from the city Board of Public Works. New Council member Jo Throckmorton asked another member, Duane Busick, why the Council would push for the visit from …

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As Recycling Prices Go Up, City Votes To Fund Materials Recovery Facility

The Board president of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District announced plans Nov. 21 to renew discussion about a controversial recycling facility. At a meeting of the District’s Citizens Advisory Committee, Board President Steve Volan said he would reintroduce a measure that was voted down earlier this year. The measure would allocate $60,000 to study the feasibility of building …

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The Strike Mic – December 10, 2013

This week on The Strike Mic, Indiana University Assembly member Luke O’Donovan speaks about his fundraising efforts to help pay for an ongoing criminal trial, involving an alleged homophobic hate crime.

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Local photographers donate portrait sessions

Blueline Media Productions again partnered with the South Central Community Action Program, to provide a free day of holiday portraits for low-income families in Bloomington on Sunday.

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Indiana State Police Investigating Shooting That Resulted In Death of Nashville Man

The Indiana State Police are investigating a Thanksgiving night police shooting that resulted in the death of a Nashville man. That night, Brown County Sheriff’s deputies and a Nashville Town Marshall’s officer arrived at a home on Annendale Drive in Nashville, after receiving a tip that Troy Harden was there. Harden was wanted on two Bloomington warrants for probation violations. …

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IU Microscope Chromosome Images In Running for GE Contest

Two exceptional research images, taken at Indiana University’s Light Microscopy Imaging Center, are finalists in the International GE Cell Imaging Competition. Last year the center won the contest with an image of a dividing cell. Imaging Center manager and research scientist Jim Powers gives background on the competition, and explains why IU has a good chance to take home the …

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Bloomington City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Same-Sex Marriage in Response to HJR6

The Bloomington City Council passed a resolution in support of same-sex marriage yesterday. The four-page resolution was a response to House Joint Resolution 6, which seeks to add a same-sex marriage ban to the Indiana Constitution. One of the resolution’s sponsors, Council Member Susan Sandberg, defended the council’s choice to take a position on the issue. “This is the right …

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Winter is Coming in the Form of Snow

Get ready for winter – it’s coming two weeks early this year. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Bloomington and the rest of the WFHB listening area, starting  at ten o’clock tonight and running through midnight tomorrow night. A strong low pressure front is pushing through the area, bringing with it the potential for heavy …

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