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Gov. Pence names five women to serve on Indiana Commission for Women

Five women were named by Governor Mike Pence yesterday, to serve on the Indiana Commission for Women. Marta Pincheira of Franklin, Stephanie Moore of Newburgh, Kelly Perri of South Bend, Kayevonne Dailey of Fort Wayne, and the reappointed Patzetta Trice of Indianapolis will serve on the commission, effective immediately, until the summer of 2017. Established in 1996, The Indiana Commission …

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Rep. Todd Young says he is not in the Tea Party, but some say his actions belie his words

The finger of blame for the recent crisis in Congress, which caused a federal shutdown and a near debt default, has increasingly been pointed at Republican members of Congress, especially those associated with the Tea Party caucus. Todd Young, our local representative in Washington since 2010, has often been associated with the Tea Party due to his supportive votes for …

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The Strike Mic – October 29, 2013

This week on the Strike Mic, a music and information session during the Indiana University Board of Trustee’s meeting is met with a high volume of Indiana University Police. Members of the group felt the police presence was unwarranted, and signals a growing trend of intimidation towards those who express dissent towards IU administration. Tune in every Tuesday for a …

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Local NAACP branch to sponsor open forum about the War on Drugs

Bloomington’s NAACP branch continues to take on the War on Drugs, and its effects on the local black community. The branch will sponsor a second public forum on the war a week from Tuesday. The NAACP of Monroe County sponsored a first forum in April, during which some three dozen suggestions were generated to solve some of the negative effects …

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Eight Medical Corp. relocates offices to Bloomington

Eight Medical Corporation has relocated its offices from St. Paul, Minnesota to Bloomington. The company is a medical device distributor. Its main device called the Recirculator Eight Point Zero, used to treat cavities. Dana Palazzo, project manager for Bloomington Economic Development Corporation, says quality of life was a huge factor for the corporation choosing Bloomington. “If the word gets out …

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Third Annual Bike Summit brings local bike community together to promote safety

The Third Annual Bike Summit, a yearly event the City of Bloomington holds to bring the local bicycle community together, takes place this Saturday. This year’s Summit will focus on education. Vince Caristo, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for Bloomington says they’re trying to raise awareness about the Civil Streets Initiative. “We need help and participation to get the message out …

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Bloomington Plan Commission Delays Decision For Lots Under Construction on Kirkwood

The Bloomington Plan Commission held off on making a decision October 7th about the first phase of a major development project downtown along Kirkwood Avenue. The Bloomington-based firm, GMS-Pavilion Properties, has proposed development on five different lots downtown. The project would include new apartments and a new building for Old National Bank. Planning Department Director Tom Micuda described the project …

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Bloomington Police Collect Unwanted Prescription Drugs

The Bloomington Police Department will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 26th. Department personnel will collect old, unwanted, and unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed. Joe Qualters, captain of the Department’s Detective Division, says this is a bi-annual event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. “The goal is to get all those unneeded and …

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Latest Study Finds Indiana Manufacturing Industry Strong and Growing

Earlier this month, the certified public accounting firm Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP released the results of their seventh annual Indiana manufacturing survey. The statewide study of employers in Indiana’s largest industry shows growth in Hoosier manufacturing. According to the survey, nearly 80 percent of respondents over the last two annual surveys describe their businesses as “healthy” or “stable,” while …

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IU student brings message of acceptance to Bloomington

Indiana University Junior Kaleb Crain will see the culmination of a years-long effort to spread acceptance and support for Indiana University students when Judy Sheppard  brings her lecture “The Meaning of Matthew” to Whittenberger Auditorium tomorrow evening. As an IU freshmen, Crain, a Bloomington native,  experienced hate slurs from an anti-gay demonstrator on campus,  who singled out Crain in front of …

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