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John Hamilton Wins Mayoral Race as Democrats Sweep Bloomington City Elections

Democrats swept the city elections in Bloomington yesterday. The Democratic nominees won races for mayor, city clerk and all nine spots on the City Council. Perhaps the most closely watched race was between John Hamilton and John Turnbull, who were both seeking the job of mayor. Hamilton, the Democrat, received a total of 77% of the vote. Turnbull ran as …

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Daily Local News – November 4, 2015

Democrats swept the city elections in Bloomington yesterday; A new report issued by a non-partisan national watchdog group of investigative journalists charges there is a lack of federal and state accountability for public money used to fund charter schools; The Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads is holding its annual meeting on tomorrow to discuss the need for citizen involvement in …

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WFHB’s Bring It On is seeking a new engineer

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WFHB’s African American public affairs show, Bring It On, is seeking a board engineer for live broadcasts beginning ASAP. Bring It On airs each Monday evening from 6-7 p.m. Training is available. This is a volunteer position but for-credit internships are available for students. Job description below: Bring It On Board Engineer Run the broadcasting board during live public affairs …

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2015 ELECTION RESULTS: Bloomington and Ellettsville


100% of precincts reporting     CITY OF BLOOMINGTON   Mayor John Hamilton (D): 77% John Turnbull (R): 23%   City Clerk Nicole Bolden (D): 100%   City Council District 1 Chris Sturbaum (D): 67% Dave Nakarado (L): 33% City Council District 2 Dorothy Granger (D): 100% City Council District 3 Allison Chopra (D): 72% Nelson Shaffer (R): 29% City …

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Interchange – Tracking Subversives: Alan Wald On the Development of the Literary Left

Alan Wald (2011)

According to or my guest, Alan Wald, the aim of the literary radical is “to endow history with meaning.” Literary radicalism is less a noun than a verb….It’s a work in progress, an evolving tradition of activism and commitment obsessed with its own identity. Its orders, its achievements, its efficacy.* We track three “subversives” in our program and offer their …

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Ins and Outs of Money – What’s in the Cards for the Future?

Increased security “pin and chip” credit cards are becoming the norm outside the USA—you don’t want to be caught on a trip overseas without one. Hear what to do to prepare for the transition when it arrives here. Produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library.

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Switchyard Brewing Company Opening South of Downtown

Switchyard Brewing Company is a Bloomington brew pub that started in 2014. Since then, owners Kurtis Cummings and Michael Korus have been brewing their beer in holding tanks in their garage. Now the company is beginning to develop. Reporter Hannah Boone has more on the company’s new location and growing fanbase.

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Activate! – All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center: Gina Gordon

LINKS All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center All-Options Peer Counseling Advocate & Office Support Escorts for Choice Middle Way House Crisis Line

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Daily Local News – November 3, 2015

A new study has cast doubt on the benefits of what are commonly known as TIF (“tiff”) districts; November has officially been declared National Runaway Prevention Month in Monroe County. FEATURE Switchyard Brewing Company is a Bloomington brew pub that started in 2014. Since then, owners Kurtis Cummings and Michael Korus have been brewing their beer in holding tanks in …

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The Future of Switchyard Park

In June, the City of Bloomington approved selling borrowing forty-seven million dollars to finance infrastructure work for the newly consolidated downtown Tax Increment Financing district. Twenty-five million dollars of that amount is to be used for development of Bloomington’s Switchyard Park. This park is planned for a roughly 58-acre piece of land on Bloomington’s south side, formerly used as a …

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