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Daily Local News – June 23, 2016

In its meeting last night, the City Council had its first round of discussions about a electrical substation slated for the northwest corner of Rogers and West 11th Streets; The organization Visit Bloomington has just published two new travel guides for the Monroe County area; Cook Medical has partnered with the Broadview Learning Center and IVY Tech Community College to …

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Daily Local News – June 16, 2016

The Bloomington City Council last night approved allocating $280,000 in Jack Hopkins Social Service Funding to 24 area nonprofits; Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Todd told the County Council this week that Community Corrections needs new resources to handle roughly 220 additional offenders it will see due to a 2014 rewrite of the criminal code; The Bloomington Creative Glass …

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Bloomington City Council Opposes Pence’s Stance Against Syrian Refugees

City Council members unanimously approved a resolution opposing Governor Pence’s actions to withhold support for Syrian refugees. City Clerk, Nicole Bolden, read the resolution aloud: “The measure opposes Governor Pence’s actions to withhold support from Syrian refugees; and welcome Syrian refugees to our state and our community. The resolution documents the widespread suffering of Syrians, the unconstitutional nature of the …

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Standing Room Only – The Candidates’ Forum

On September 29, 2015, the League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County hosted two candidate forums, the first with mayoral candidates John Hamilton and John Turnbull, the second with City Council At Large candidates Tim Mayer, Jennifer Mickel, Andy Ruff, Susan Sandberg and Scott Tibbs. Audience questions formed the basis of the discussion, facilitated by a panel composed …

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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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Bloomington City Council Borrows $48 Million Dollars for TIF District

The Bloomington City Council voted last night to borrow up to forty-eight million dollars for the city’s Redevelopment District, also known as the downtown TIF district. The bond funds are to be used to finance infrastructure work in the district. Mayor Mark Kruzan lobbied for the measure at the May 13th meeting of the council. Kruzan spoke again last night. …

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City Council Considers Barbecue Smoke

The Bloomington City Council dealt with smoking last week. Not cigarette smoking but rather meat smoking, specifically smoke exhaust from barbecue grilling at the Short Stop Food Mart on Smith Road. The issue came up after the business owner asked the Council to approve an expansion of the building’s seating capacity. The smoke issue came up because the increase in …

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Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 1 Democrats

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Host Doug Storm is joined by District 1 candidates for the Democratic nomination to run for the Bloomington City Council seat in November. Guests Chris Sturbaum (incumbent) Kevin Easton Previous Candidate Conversations Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 4 Democrats Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 3 Democrats Related Democracy for Monroe County Forum, 3/31 Music: …

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Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 4 Democrats

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Host Doug Storm welcomes the candidates vying for the Democratic party nomination to run for the District 4 Bloomington City Council seat: Dave Rollo, the incumbent, and the challenger, Philippa Guthrie. Music “The Candidate” by Urge Overkill “The Politics Of Dancing” by Re-flex Credits Producer & Host: Doug Storm Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

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Bloomington City Council Takes a Stand Against New Indiana Bill

The Bloomington city council took a stand against the Religion Freedom Restoration Act last night. The entire Council co-sponsored a resolution opposing the law. Council member Darryl Neher read the resolution aloud during the meeting. He called for it to be sent to state leaders, including Governor Pence and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie. Michael Mcrobbie, reading the resolution, states …

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