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The Race is on for Political Positions In Bloomington

Races have officially begun for political positions at the city of Bloomington. All candidates were required to file by last week.  Monday was the deadline for candidates to reconsider and withdraw their names from the ballot. There are now four candidates for mayor of Bloomington. That’s three Democrats and one Republican. Another Democratic candidate, Adam Mikos (MY-cuss), filed to run …

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Indiana’s Economic Recovery Has Been Slower Than Most

A new report finds that the current national economic recovery is leaving Indiana households behind, ranking us 34th in the nation. According to new data released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development think-tank, Indiana has among the lowest rates of small business ownership in the nation, ranking 48th for microenterprise ownership. Microenterprise ownership is defined as a business with fewer …

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Candidates For Bloomington Mayor and City Council

The following candidates have filed to run for mayor of Bloomington or one of the nine positions on the City Council. Their names will appear on the ballot during the primary election May 5.   Mayor – John Hamilton (D) – John Linnemeier (D) – Darryl Neher (D) – John Turnbull (R)   City Council   District 1 – Kevin …

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Interchange – Shadows Are Black: Slavery’s Long Setting

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Tonight’s show, Shadows are Black: Slavery’s Long Setting, features a discussion on the text and context of Herman Melville’s 1855 novella “Benito Cereno.” “Benito Cereno” is clearly about slavery; but it also seems a deep meditation on the limits of the mind; on the ignorance of other ways to be minded; on the commonality of humanness (for “good” or “bad”). …

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Local Citizens Sound Off On Islam

In the wake of the recent attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo as well as continued fighting the group known as ISIS, there has been increased scrutiny of Islam in American media. Last night WFHB correspondent Sophia Saliby was on hand for a local conversation about Islam.

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Bloomington Plan Commission Approves New Hotel Downtown

A new hotel seems headed to the heart of downtown Bloomington. Last night the city Plan Commission approved plans for a 146-room hotel known as the Graduate. The hotel is planned for the corner of Kirkwood Avenue and Lincoln Street. Currently the Old National Bank is on that site, but there are plans for the bank to build a new …

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Daily Local News – February 10, 2015

Governor Mike Pence has signed an executive order to shorten the length of the 2015 ISTEP+ test; Local peace groups are sponsoring an event tomorrow covering the United States relationship with Iran; A new hotel seems headed to the heart of downtown Bloomington; FEATURE In the wake of the recent attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo as well as …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Time to Start Your Vegetable Garden!

With the freezing temperatures and snowfalls, you might think it’s way too early to start thinking about raising a garden. For Stephanie Solomon of Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, though, this is the perfect time of year to start seeds indoors for earlier harvests of vegetables—and savings.

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Gov. Pence Promises To Shorten ISTEP+ Assessment

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by David Murphy Governor Mike Pence has signed an executive order to shorten the length of the 2015 ISTEP+, which is scheduled to be administered in March. The order is Pence’s response to the uproar that followed last week’s announcement that this year’s tests would take more than twice as much time for students to take as they did last …

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Activate! – Broadview: Mary Hawkins

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MCCSC Adult Education volunteer Mary Hawkins talks about working with ESL students at Broadview Learning Center. Also, volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS MCCSC Adult Education Broadview Learning Center ESL Tutor at Broadview Learning Center Bloomington Worldwide Friendship Host Lotus Education and Arts Foundation

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