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Daily Local News – March 27, 2017

The city of Bloomington has finished its six-day series of meetings about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of Monroe County land; A group of Bloomington residents demanded that a landlord cancel debt for a tenant who they say rented a rat-infested apartment; Indiana Doctors are likely to be limited to prescribing a 7-day supply of opioid painkillers to …

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City of Bloomington to Hold Meetings on Proposed Annexation

The city of Bloomington is holding meetings all week about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of county property. Mayor John Hamilton has proposed incorporating the areas into the city. The city government would be responsible for providing services to the areas, including trash pickup and police. Some affected property owners have voiced concerns about increased taxes and other …

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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 13, 2017

Trace levels of lead have been discovered in the soil at the site of a former water tank owned by the City of Bloomington Utilities; Indiana transportation officials have announced yet another change to the Interstate 69 construction schedule; The city of Bloomington hired an interim director of planning and transportation two weeks after the departure of the former director; …

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COB Utilities Releases Statement on Soil Containing Lead

Trace levels of lead have been discovered in the soil at the site of a former water tank owned by the City of Bloomington Utilities. According to a press release from the city of Bloomington, these levels were higher than what is allowed by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The tank was in use from 1954 – 2015 before …

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Daily Local News – January 26, 2017

Jackson Creek Middle School’s Principal has received backlash after his letter to African American and bi-racial students went viral on Facebook; Local tech company Envisage Technologies is on track to get funding from the city of Bloomington for a planned expansion of the company’s offices. SPECIAL FEATURE President Donald Trump has reignited debate about the Dakota Access Pipeline. WFHB reporter …

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Bring It On! December 12, 2016

Leila Randle and William Hosea speak with Rafi Hassan, the Director of the City of Bloomington’s Office of Safe and Civil Cities. Safe and Civil Cities is a program within the Community and Family Resources Department (CFRD) and functions to improve public safety, address issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Rafi shares updates of the past year, 2016, and looks …

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Daily Local News – December 1, 2016

The state of Indiana has offered seven million dollars in tax breaks to Carrier Corporation in a deal that is expected to keep about a thousand manufacturing jobs in Indianapolis; The city of Bloomington is asking for feedback on a broad range of ideas that could affect the future of the downtown area; Preparations are underway for the Fifth Annual …

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Daily Local News – November 17, 2016

The City of Bloomington is now taking bids for installing solar panels on the roofs of city hall and the police department; Cyclists and pedestrians on South Walnut Street can expect to be rerouted until July of next year thanks to construction of a new apartment complex; The Indiana State Police have announced they are planning a Sobriety Checkpoint at …

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Daily Local News – October 13, 2016

Ivy Tech Community College has a new transgender inclusive policy; 24 of the 28 signs erected by the City of Bloomington to discourage panhandling have been reported missing by the city; The Ellettsville Town Council deliberated on Monroe County’s new public safety tax this week; Indiana Legal Services recently won a $400,000 grant from the Criminal Justice Institute to provide …

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