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Daily Local News – May 10, 2017

The city of Bloomington says it spent more than $770,000 as it sought to annex about 10,000 acres of Monroe County land this year. Ellettsville Town Council President Scott Oldham began the council’s meeting Monday night by acknowledging the recent loss of two public servants, and went on to approve a 20- year contract with the City of Bloomington Utilities …

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National Bikes Month Brings Special Events to Bloomington

A City of Bloomington press release announced that May is National Bikes Month. To celebrate biking, the City’s Planning and Transportation Department will be working with Monroe County Government, IU’s Bicycle Program, and the Monroe County Library to provide several special events. One upcoming event is on Wednesday, May 10th — a six-to-seven mile “Historic District Bike Ride” that will …

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Peace and Planet Before Profit – Earth Day Rally

Norm Holy speaks with Tomi and James Allison, of the local chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, who are working to organize an Earth Day Demonstration on April 22 at noon on Bloomington’s Courthouse Square to rally support for environmental protections.

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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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