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Standing Room Only: Advocacy 102

On Wednesday, August 17th, Bloomington’s Building a Thriving and Compassionate Community hosted an event entitled “Advocacy 102” at the city council chambers. They brought in Lisa Marchal, who is the senior Global Grassroots Associate for RESULTS. RESULTS is a nationwide advocacy group that teaches citizens how to properly write to their officials and advocate for issues important to them. Lisa …

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Bring It On! – June 27, 2016

On Today’s Bring It On, William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome radio personality William Morris, and Bloomingtonian Donald Griffin, Jr. to discuss the fascinating work of real estate and more specifically how Blacks can get involved in this lucrative arena. William Morris is an attorney who is with Indiana Legal Services. His father was the first Black to become a …

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Standing Room Only – The Be More Awards Honor Local Volunteers

On March 29th, 2016, the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network hosted the Be More Awards honoring local volunteers who have shown exceptional commitment to community service. Awards were given in ten categories, including education and literacy, health and wellness, arts and culture, environmental sustainability, service to youth, service to families, service as a board member and lifetime service. A Judges …

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Aerial Photos of Bloomington Approved for Property Assessment

The Monroe County Commission approved a $271,000 contract on February 21 with a company that plans to take aerial photographs of the entire County. The company, Pictometry International Corporation, would fly over the area to take high-resolution pictures for the County Assessor’s office. Assessor Judy Sharp said one way her staff uses images like these is to detect changes in …

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Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennet Under Scrutiny For Questionable Tactics While In Office

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State Democrats are keeping the pressure on Indiana’s Inspector General as an investigation continues into former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett’s actions while in office. Yesterday, Tom LoBianco of the Associated Press reported that Bennett’s office had kept Republican party campaign contributor databases on Education Department computer servers. The AP report also alleged that Bennett directed Education Department staffers …

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The Council for Community Accessibility Accepts Nominees For Awards

The City of Bloomington’s Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) is seeking nominees for the annual awards ceremony that will take place on October 29th. This year the event will take place at Bell Trace, off of 10th Street,  and starts at 6:30, Special Projects Coordinator, Craig Brenner says. There will be a keynote speaker who served in Iraq and tragically …

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