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Daily Local News – July 28, 2016

Despite an expected loss of state funding, Monroe County’s day reporting program for juvenile offenders is positioned to continue operations; The county council also heard about efforts to fully fund a 35-hour-a-week Problem Solving Court Program Director; The race for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat could become the most expensive general race in Indiana state history, according to political observers; Downtown …

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Better Beware – Contractor Questions

Anybody who needs to hire someone to work around their home or business needs to ask some important questions before agreeing. Here’s how to stay safe and confident.

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Daily Local News – July 27, 2016

Caveat Emptor, the book store that has held a spot on the Bloomington square for 45 years, is not closing after all; The Monroe County Tax Council is holding a work session tonight at 7pm at City Hall to set a process by which townships can apply for a portion of the new public safety tax; Members of the City’s …

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Kickstarting the Bloomington Creative Glass Center

Abby Gitlitz was born and raised in Bloomington. At her high school, she was introduced to stained glass. After years away, she returned home to found the Bloomington Creative Glass Center. Taylor Haggerty has the story.

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Bloomington Planning and Transportation Director Christy Langley Discusses the Growth Policies Plan

The City’s Growth Policies Plan, also known as the GPP or the Comp Plan, covers a broad range of topics such as land use, housing, environmental protection and transportation, among other issues. The GPP is the guiding document for the City in setting policies and ordinances. Sarah Vaughan spoke with Planning and Transportation Director Christy Langley about the portion of …

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Republican Nominee Holcomb Once Attacked Opponent For Funding Kinsey, Bestiality, Etc.

A group of Indiana Republicans chose Eric Holcomb to run for governor during a private meeting today. Holcomb has been the Lieutenant Governor since he was appointed to the position in March. In the gubernatorial race, Holcomb replaces Mike Pence, who was forced to bow out after he announced he would run for vice president alongside Donald Trump. Although Holcomb …

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Interchange – Lynchings on Loop: How Terror Goes Viral

Anti-lynching banner flew outside NAACP headquarters in midtown Manhattan from the early 1900s until 1938. (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/COURTESY OF THE NAACP)

Courtney Baker on the double-edged power of images of black suffering and death. For “Lynchings on Loop” Courtney Baker, author of Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death joins us to talk about the history of images of black pain, the malleable and incomplete nature of the image, and how to proceed in our current media-saturated …

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Daily Local News – July 26, 2016

A group of Indiana Republicans chose Eric Holcomb to run for governor during a private meeting today; The Hemlock Cliffs Trail Area in Bedford has recently been closed for camping; In a meeting earlier this month, the Monroe County Council okayed the County Commissioners using bond money to fund a wide range of projects, including the purchase of new financial …

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Daily Local News – July 25, 2016

Indiana Legal Services has sued the state of Indiana for neglecting an Ellettsville woman’s health insurance application for six months; A pool of mosquitoes in Greene County has tested positive for the West Nile virus; The Buskirk Chumley Theater will soon be able to upgrade its cinematic equipment; The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved changes to the county’s zoning …

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Linked-In Learning: Facing a New Trend of Online Classrooms

Bloomington High School South has begun to incorporate online courses into its curriculum. Now students are able to retake classes they failed – or begin working on college courses – all online. But some say a computer screen can’t completely replace a classroom. Student journalist, Alexis Davis, reported on the story. Each Monday during June and July, the Daily Local …

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