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Bloomington Rallies To Support Victims of Charlottesville Terrorism

Organizations gathered at the Monroe County Courthouse yesterday in a show of solidarity for the victims of Saturday’s terrorist attack on counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. White supremacists gathered in the historic college town to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, calling their event the ‘Unite the Right Free Speech Rally.’ After repeated clashes …

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Bart Everson, From Local TV Slacker-Provocateur to Atheist Religion Author

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the first episode of Rox, also known as J and B on the Rox, arguably the most controversial show ever to air on public access TV in Bloomington. The program generated outrage and calls for its removal during its hay day in the early and mid 1990s. It has also been one of …

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Yogi’s Closes After IU Buyout

Yogi’s Grill & Bar will close its doors for the last time at the end of this month. The popular sports bar sold its lot to Indiana University last August, and had until August of next year to vacate their property. Yogi’s manager Patrick Cullen said the decision to close the business early was largely in deference to staff members. …

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Mayor: Increased Enforcement Will Continue

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton stated that increased law enforcement presence of People’s Park and the downtown area had been effective during a press conference this afternoon. Hamilton– flanked by Police Chief Mike Diekhoff and Community & Family Resources Director Beverly Calendar Anderson— told the crowd gathered in the Monroe County Public Library’s auditorium that the city plans to crack down …

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Daily Local News – July 3, 2017 (Audio Storytelling Special)

In today’s special episode of the Daily Local News, we’ll hear stories of local culture and commerce. We have one report about a family of Hoosier auctioneers, and another about a local drag queen who finds inspiration from his family members. And we have a report about the changes happening in the local grocery market and how the local cooperative …

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Matlock Heights Merits Historic Designation

The Matlock Heights Neighborhood has received a historic designation from the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission. It’s the first neighborhood of Mid-Century Modern homes in the State of Indiana to receive this classification.

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Mayor’s Task Force Officially Recommends More Police, Other Changes Downtown

A task force today recommended 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.” Mayor John Hamilton’s Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force officially presented their report at City Hall. Other suggestions include more enforcement of panhandling laws, installation of a public restroom …

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Daily Local News – May 31, 2017

The city of Bloomington paid $228,000 to fix a culvert below Third and Lincoln streets in April. Bloomington residents can use a new interactive map to find out when city streets will be paved this summer. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced it will be providing $10 million in grants for nonprofit organizations aiming to help STEM teachers. …

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DLN Feature – Mother Hubbards Cupboard

Employees and volunteers at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard food pantry find themselves advocating for more than just food security. Correspondent Sarah Vaughan has more in Today’s Community Report

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Standing Room Only: Student Stories Part Three

In early April, a group of students taught by Rachel Bahr at the The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship told their stories. Their themes ranged from dealing with a campsite disaster to embracing friendship no matter what. The commonality was that each storyteller learned something new. We hear stories by Trevor Shaw, Emanuel Courter, Amy Martin, Jared Stewart, Payci Wu, …

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