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Daily Local News – March 23, 2017

The Bloomington City Council approved a new sanitation automation plan; Local veterans expressed mixed opinions about their government-funded health care at the Monroe County courthouse; The 2017 College Readiness Report says nearly one-fifth of recent Indiana high school graduates are not academically prepared to take college courses, specifically in the subject of math; The most recent Census Bureau report shows …

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Daily Local News – March 2, 2017

Members of the Bloomington City Council approve a resolution calling on the US Congress to enact a revenue neutral carbon fee on fossil fuels; A former dog kennel in Monroe County will get new life as a facility for children with autism; The City of Bloomington is one of three cities chosen to participate in the 2017 Map Box Cities …

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Daily Local News – February 23, 2017

Indiana legislators aren’t going along with what some called a modest request from Governor Eric Holcomb to expand Pre-K education in Indiana; Organizations with large carbon footprints will soon be able to mitigate their environmental impact by buying carbon saved by people with smaller footprints; The owner of a 1950’s ranch style home in Maxwell Manor has garnered the support …

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Daily Local News – February 16, 2017

Members of the Bloomington Solidarity Network denounced recent local economic development efforts in a City Council meeting; Plans for a multi-family development on Bloomington’s southwest side receives mixed responses from Bloomington Plan Commission members; The Indiana Department of Transportation is looking for new members for its Americans with Disabilities Act Community Advisory Working Group. FEATURE An actor, playwright, and proud …

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Daily Local News – February 9, 2017

The Bloomington City Council show support for Mayor John Hamilton’s proposed annexation of seven areas just outside the city’s municipal boundaries; Another in a long series of tax court battles between CVS and the Monroe County government is scheduled for tomorrow morning; A new agriculture technology startup called The Bee Corp has been launched by former Indiana University students; The …

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Mayor Hamilton Proposes Annexation of Nearby Land

Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, is asking the City Council to annex more than 15 square miles of land into the City of Bloomington. Hamilton made this announcement on Friday: “City boundaries have been adjusted many times. Expanding the city limits to incorporate the urbanized areas surrounding the city. Despite the ongoing growth in those urbanized areas of the county since …

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Daily Local News – February 2, 2017

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton responded to President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration in last night’s City Council meeting; The City Council approved a reimbursment agreement with Envisage Technologies for the costs of enlarging its office space in Fountain Square Mall; Local state legislators are split over a bill that could expand syringe exchange programs in Indiana; Starting this week, …

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Daily Local News – January 19, 2017

Bloomington is about to conduct what officials believe is the city’s first ever community-wide scientific survey; The Indiana House of Representatives has drafted a new bill regarding abortion, and activist organizations have started to resist; The City Council gave its final approval for a four-year collective bargaining agreement between the City of Bloomington and Professional Firefighters Local 586; The extension …

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Top Stories of 2016: Funding Public Safety

Today is number 7 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at the public safety income tax that Monroe County officials approved this year. Officials questioned how local governments would spend the additional $7 million per year and others said the tax was approved without a solid plan. An average …

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Daily Local News – December 15, 2016

The Bloomington City Council is amending its ordinance regarding cell towers to add back regulations that were struck in 2015; The Monroe County Council is considering a tax break for Bloomington based AB BioTechnologies, Inc.; The County Council also held further talks about buying a parcel of land next to the County Airport worth $1.2 million; Drivers traveling in Louisville …

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