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League of Women Voters Offer Chance to Speak with State Legislators

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a free, public legislative update this Saturday in Bloomington. “What we do is invite legislators to come and introduce what’s happening in state legislature right now,” President of the League, Doris Wittenberg, says, “They talk about the bills being brought forth and the interest of those particular legislators. They tell us what they …

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CATSweek: Same-Sex Marriage Resolution, Rules For Secondhand Shops, Proposed Recycling Facility

In this episode of CATSweek, produced through a partnership between WFHB and Community Access Television Services: The Bloomington City Council passed a resolution in support of same-sex marriage December 4th; The Board president of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District announced plans November 21st to renew discussion about a controversial recycling facility; On November 25th, the Ellettsville Town Council …

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As Recycling Prices Go Up, City Votes To Fund Materials Recovery Facility

The Board president of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District announced plans Nov. 21 to renew discussion about a controversial recycling facility. At a meeting of the District’s Citizens Advisory Committee, Board President Steve Volan said he would reintroduce a measure that was voted down earlier this year. The measure would allocate $60,000 to study the feasibility of building …

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Local Government Information Seminar ‘Citizens Academy’ Taking Applications

The Monroe County Citizens Academy is taking applications for this year’s fall seminars. The seminars, which are open to everyone, inform attendees about the local county government. Interim County Extension Director Amy Thompson tells us that the Academy is an opportunity for residents to learn more about how county government operates, where their local tax dollars go and the services …

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ImagineBloomington Holds Workshop To Hear Back From The Community

The City of Bloomington Planning Department is holding a workshop on September 12th. This workshop will help with gathering public input on community goals for ImagineBloomington to help update the Growth Policies Plan. Senior Long Range Planner, Nate Nickel gave us some background on the Growth Policies Plan. “Growth Policies Plan is the city’s comprehensive plan and was adopted in …

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New “Bitter Pill” Government Website Aims To Educate Hoosiers On Prescription Drug Abuse

Indiana now has a one-stop site for information on prescription drug abuse. The misuse of prescribed medications has reached epidemic proportions, according to the state Department of Health. With more Hoosiers looking for information about signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse or hoping to find out where they or their loved ones can go for help, Attorney General Greg …

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