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City of Bloomington Moves Forward on Renovating Dimension Mill

The City is making progress on renovating the old Dimension Mill on West 11th Street. The old mill is within the Certified Tech Park. In last night’s meeting of the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, the city’s Economic and Sustainability Director, Alex Crowely, said he’d like to move from design approval to financial approval in the next two months. “The Dimension Mill …

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Interchange – Demythologizing Marches and the Promise of Direct Action

We open with “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye because it is the title track from his 1971 album–one that for me expresses both the popular awareness of the catastrophic actions of Western Militarism and Capitalism–but as well seems a kind of funeral dirge on the capability of protest movements to make real difference as opposed to a cosmetic one. …

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How a Foreclosure Case Could Alter the Landscape of the Bloomington Rental Market

A prominent Bloomington landlord is facing a massive foreclosure case that could change the landscape of the Bloomington rental market. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story.

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Daily Local News – April 18, 2017

The City is making progress on renovating the old Dimension Mill on West 11th Street; The city of Bloomington expects to pay about $230,000 to repair the intersection at 3rd and Lincoln streets downtown; Monroe County is still waiting to hear whether its two-year Monroe County Energy Challenge has placed in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition; The Indiana Youth …

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Bring It On! – April 17, 2017

Co-Anchors Amrita Myers and Cornelius Wright invite William Palomo and Esmeralda Martinez to speak about the IU UndocuHoosiers Alliance, and their hopes to treat IU as a campus sanctuary for undocumented immigrant students and various immigration policies. Also, Liz Mitchell joins the Bring It On! cast to speak about a unique and special church restoration project in the French Lick. …

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Daily Local News – April 17, 2017

A program that provided afternoon snacks to Fairview Elementary School students has hit a roadblock; A 17-year-old from Mooresville is being tried as an adult for an incident which included an attempt to shoot a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy; A local property management company was the target of protest last week; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management Board has approved …

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Indiana General Assemby Passes Law to Decrease Risk of Cervical Cancer

The Indiana General Assembly this year passed a bill aimed at reducing deaths from cervical cancer among Hoosier women. Representative Sharon Negele of Indianapolis authored the bill, which has now been signed into law. In a press release last week, Rep. Negele said: “The disease is almost entirely preventable by receiving regular screenings, avoiding certain risk factors and getting vaccinated …

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Grant Program Providing Snacks to Elementary School Ends

A program that provided afternoon snacks to Fairview Elementary School students has hit a roadblock. Monroe County Community School Corporation spokesperson, Andrew Clampitt, says the grant that funded the program has just ended, leaving many students without afternoon snacks. Clampitt says free afternoon snacks are particularly at Fairview Elementary, where a particularly high rate of students receive free and reduced …

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Bloomington Chooses Local Firm to Manage Study on Waste Processing Facility

The Monroe County Solid Waste Management Board has approved contracting with local firm Kessler Consulting for a feasibility study on a mixed waste processing facility, also known as a MRF. In the Board’s meeting last week, Solid Waste Management District Executive Director Tom McGlasson, Jr., said Kessler’s $84,000 bid was chosen over four other firms in part because of the …

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Activate! – Shay Upadhyay: Monroe County Youth Council

Shay Upadhyay has been volunteering at WonderLab Museum since she was in the 7th grade, and has been a dedicated volunteer ever since. In her four years at WonderLab, Shay has donated over 600 hours of her time and talent, working in development, membership, and the volunteer department, the birthday program, outreach events, summer enrichment camps, and more! In recent …

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