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New Senate Bill Excludes Certain Segments of LGBTQ Community

A recently filed bill, Senate Bill 100, seeks to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s nondiscrimination laws. However, many more bills like this may come through soon. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce supports such a bill but has yet to endorse any specific proposal. Senate Bill 100 was created by Republican Senator Travis Holdman with language that …

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I-69 Development Continues to Cause Environmental Concerns

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence joined state and local leaders opening section 4 of Interstate 69. Afterward Pence led a caravan to open the new 27 miles between U.S. 231 and State Road 37, just south of Bloomington. Purdue University researchers estimate that commuters will save about 18 minutes of travel time with this new stretch of highway. One of …

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Monroe County Government Loses Tax Court Battle With CVS

The Monroe County government has lost another tax court battle with CVS. This second ruling in less than a year could save the corporation tens of thousands of dollars a year on its property taxes. County Assessor Judy Sharp says other taxpayers will probably have to make up the difference. “Any time that someone gets their property assessments lowered- and …

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Bring It On! – December 7, 2015

William Hosea and Leila Randle welcome Amina B. Pierson, Assistant Vice President of Community & Economic Development for Fifth Third Bank. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Leila invites Amina Piersen to discuss the ways to combat holiday stress and personal finance, and how her experience building and managing community partnerships aids outreach programs for Fifth Third Bank. To …

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Solar Project for City Hall Proposal is Approved

A solar project for City Hall two years in the making is becoming more of a reality, after the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission last week approved the project’s proposal. Jacqui Bauer is the city’s sustainability coordinator. She says installing the solar panels would be a part of a larger project: replacing City Hall’s 20 year old roof. “The amount of money …

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New Election Fund Established To Balance Annual Costs

Last week the County Commissioners authorized the establishment of a new election fund. The Monroe County Election and Voter Registration Fund is authorized by recently passed state legislation and was recommended by the County Council. County Attorney, Jeff Cockerill, noted that the purpose of the fund is to spread annual election costs over the election cycle. The plan is to …

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MCCSC Considers Later Start Times for Students

Experts around the country having been calling for later start times for middle and high school students. Currently middle school and high school MCCSC start at 7:40am and ends at 2:55pm, while elementary students start at 8:35pm and end at 3:50pm. Various ‘town hall style’ meetings were held earlier this year where parents and students challenged the early start time …

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Interstate 69 Debate and Construction Continue; A Meeting Tonight and Section 4 Ceremony Planned

Last month, the completion date for Section 4 of Interstate 69 was in question due to the amount of work that needed to be done. However, the Herald Times reports today that an opening ceremony for Section 4 has been scheduled for one week from today. Governor Mike Pence is expected to be in attendance at the event December 9th, …

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Jared Fogle Sentenced to Fifteen and a Half Years in Prison

Former Subway sandwich spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15 and a half years in federal prison today after pleading guilty to charges of child pornography possession and paying for sex with minors. A federal judge also sentenced Fogle to a lifetime of supervision after his release and a fine of $175,000. The judge’s sentence went even further than what …

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Indiana Supreme Court will not Consider Appeal from John Myers II

The Indiana Supreme Court decided unanimously not to consider an appeal from John Myers II, the man convicted of killing IU student Jill Behrman in 2000. Myers recieved a 65-year sentence for the student’s murder. Behrman was 19-years-old and a freshman when she disappeared during a bike ride in Bloomington. Her remains were found three years later by hunters in …

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