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Former County Council Member Critical of Process and Data Used for Addressing Pay Raise Request

Former Monroe County Council member, Scott Wells, is critical of both the process and the data used for addressing a recent request to raise the pay of the County Commissioners. The Commissioners had requested a roughly 24 percent pay increase next year. The Council rejected the request last week. Wells addressed the County Council on Tuesday. He first addressed the …

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IU to Invest $300 Million to Develop Solutions for the Planet’s Most Pressing Problems

In other university news, IU has announced it plans to invest $300 million over the next five years to develop solutions for QUOTE “some of the planet’s most pressing problems” UNQUOTE. A press release called the new Grand Challenges program the most ambitious research program in the university’s history. The university has not decided which issues it hopes to address. …

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Students Against State Violence Rally

A student organization at Indiana University is rallying tonight against what they call an extreme rape culture in Bloomington. The group Students Against State Violence organized the event after a rape was reported behind Kilroy’s Dunnkirk on August 29th. An Indiana Daily Student article about the incident states that an IU police officer witnessed two people behind the bar at …

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Daily Local News – September 10, 2015

A student organization at Indiana University is rallying tonight against what they call an extreme rape culture in Bloomington; In other university news, IU has announced it plans to invest $300 million over the next five years to develop solutions for “some of the planet’s most pressing problems;” Former Monroe County Council member, Scott Wells, is critical of both the …

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EcoReport – September 10, 2015

Fund Drive Week! This week is fund drive. Our regular Feature will air next week. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:14 — 26.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Sander’s Ballot Arrives In Bloomington

With the presidential election looming, many candidates are turning to grassroots efforts on college campuses. Students have formed Indiana University Students For Bernie Sanders. Freshman Christian Pathic and one of the Co-Founders of the chapter says Sanders’s relatability is a key factor. Pathic Staties that Sanders is not here to criticize anyone running against him and that Sanders’s policies are …

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Film Director Spheeris to Appear at IU Cinema

Los Angeles based director Penelope Spheeris is coming to the IU Cinema this Friday for a 75-minute public interview. The event starts at 3. It is free, but ticketed. Spheeris’s documentaries highlight the evolution of the punk and heavy metal scene in LA over the years as well as the chaos that often comes with rock n’ roll. She was …

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Better Beware! – Sweepstakes Losers

If robocalls were a disease, it would be an epidemic – over 150,000 complaints a month now. There is some hope, though, and here’s some ways to defend yourself against the attacks. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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More Information Is Necessary On Plastic Bags Ban

A proposal to ban single-use bags at stores in Bloomington has been delayed until more research can be done. The President of the Bloomington city Council, Dave Rollo, reported on the progress of the Bring Your Own Bag initiative last night during a meeting of the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability. He said that the city council was sympathetic to the …

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Daily Local News – September 9, 2015

A proposal to ban single-use bags at stores in Bloomington has been delayed until more research can be done; A Bloomington man is suing the city government and the state police as a result of an incident that happened in January; With the presidential election looming, many candidates are turning to grassroots efforts on college campuses; Los Angeles based director …

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