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Daily Local News – June 29, 2017

A federal court has blocked some provisions of a new abortion law from taking effect; The Bloomington City Council has approved the development of pocket neighborhoods as a conditional use in single family and core neighborhoods; Bloomington sanitation services will operate on their normal schedule this July 4th. FEATURE Phil Ford is the author of “Dig: Sound and Music in …

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Daily Local News – June 22, 2017

The Sycamore Land Trust has acquired two square miles, or 115 acres, that will be added to the Bean Blossom conservation area; Bloomington City council members take their time with one of two proposed ordinances aimed at encouraging more affordable housing in the city; The U.S. Justice Department announced it will help twelve cities, including Indianapolis, develop strategies in hopes …

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Daily Local News – June 15, 2017

A task force recommends the city of Bloomington hire more police, increase patrols, develop a new jobs program and take other steps aimed at addressing “downtown safety and civility issues”; The Bloomington City Council awards more than 285 thousand dollars in Jack Hopkins Social Service Funds to 22 Bloomington social service agencies; The City of Bloomington put two adjacent vacant …

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Daily Local News – June 8, 2017

Indiana University’s Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition and fees at the Bloomington campus starting next year; The Bloomington City Council could not agree whether to give Bloomington-based developer Naples LLC a tax cut in exchange for including workforce housing in its new apartment complex; The Indiana Child Abuse Registry has been launched one month earlier than scheduled; The …

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Daily Local News – June 1, 2017

The city of Bloomington has just been awarded a grant from the EPA to test for hazardous substances and petroleum contamination along the B-Line Trail; Eagle Pointe Golf Resort has reopened for business after being shut down by the Indiana Department of Revenue for tax violation; The Willie Streeter Community Gardens are still offering garden plots and raised beds for …

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Daily Local News – May 25, 2017

Bloomington’s Lighthouse Christian Academy was the focus of discussion on Capitol Hill at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos congressional subcommittee hearing; The Bloomington Board of Parks Commissioners authorized a pilot program that will employ residents experiencing homelessness and unstable housing to clean city parks; Bloomington City Council members expressed concerns about a proposed law that would allow bicyclists to ride on …

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Affordable housing project really affordable?

Last week Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced he would ask the city to effectively give a point-six-acre piece of land to a local nonprofit that would build a housing complex there. Rents at the one- and two-bedroom apartments would range from $550 to $850. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with the director of the organization seeking to build the …

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Daily Local News – May 18, 2017

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are working with the American Civil Liberties Union to challenge Indiana’s newest abortion law; The Indiana Department of Health has released a report on Opioid abuse throughout the state; The Bloomington City Council  approved a request to amend a planned unit development; A group of Indiana prosecutors continued their campaign seeking to dissuade the …

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Daily Local News – May 11, 2017

Plans for an apartment complex are inching forward after the City Council gave its support in a straw poll; Ellettsville’s Town Marshal says town residents will see three new police vehicles on the road by the summer; Another Marsh Supermarkets location is facing possible closure after an announcement by the company; Local students have received honors recently for their work …

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Daily Local News – May 4, 2017

Seven of Indiana’s nine congress people voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act; The Bloomington City Council expressed their disappointment with the Indiana legislature; A prosecutor in Muncie is actively fighting the development of a syringe exchange program in the city; Indiana’s 2017 trout stream season has opened and will continue through the end of the year. FEATURE …

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