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Top Stories of 2016: Interstate 69 Woes

Today is number 9 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at the continued difficulties with converting State Road 37 into Interstate 69. The process has been marred by tragic accidents, subcontractor walk-offs and complaints about bad communication. The Top Stories of 2016 is a production of the WFHB News …

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Daily Local News – November 2, 2016

A crowdfunding campaign to “Save the Pub” has raised about twelve hundred dollars during the past 24 hours; The Interfaith Winter Shelter opened for its first night of the season yesterday; A hub for tourists in Brown County is changing locations next year; A study from the Indiana University School of Business finds that people in high-stress jobs with little …

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Daily Local News – October 5, 2016

A demonstration is planned tonight at 7pm to draw attention to issues at Bloomington’s Peoples Park; An event titled “Our Black Lives Matter: In Remembrance of Joseph Smedley” begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center on the IU campus; I-69 construction is reportedly back on track with a new completion schedule from contractor Isolux Corsan; …

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Daily Local News – September 20, 2016

09/20/16 Netherlands based Isolux Corsan may have trouble paying its contractors for work on I-69, but it has paid its bills with the City’s Utilities Department;In other I-69 news, the deadline for constructing the interstate has been pushed back again. The expected completion date for section five has been pushed back four more months to October of next year; An …

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Daily Local News – August 23, 2016

Richland Township is $100,000 short on their obligation to the Town of Ellettsville to provide fire protection; Last week the Monroe County Commissioners approved changes to the county’s personnel policies; Morgan county residents got their first look at the planned path of I-69, section 6 recently at Martinsville High School; Phone scamming is on the rise, and Indiana Attorney General …

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Daily Local News – August 16, 2016

A group of white nationalists, anti-Muslim activists and self-described patriots have hit a roadblock in their plans to hold a get-together in central Indiana; Mayor Hamilton’s office has released the findings of the Innovation Task Force, a six month project by a group of city, community, and university leaders to improve the efficiency of local government; The Monroe County Metropolitan …

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Daily Local News – May 17, 2016

In anticipation of the five year anniversary of the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, the Bloomington Police Department has released a statement saying “the case continues to be a priority for the investigators assigned and there is work being done on the case literally every day”; Work has resumed on I-69 Section 5 through Bloomington after contractual disputes halted construction earlier …

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Democracy for Monroe County Hosts Monroe County Commission Debate

Last week, the organization Democracy for Monroe County hosted a debate featuring the Democratic candidates for an open seat on the Monroe County Commission. Audience members heard from three candidates: Amanda Barge, Rick Dietz, and John Whikehart. Among the many questions asked by moderator Scott Wells was a question regarding the coming expansion of I-69, and the benefits and disadvantages …

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Indiana Department of Transportation Chooses Route for Final Leg of I-69

The Indiana Department of Transportation has chosen the route for the final leg of I-69. INDOT informed residents in a meeting this morning that the new highway will be built on the existing highway 37 route, all the way to I-465 in Indianapolis. INDOT decided against several competing routes, which would have had I-69 diverging from highway 37 and going …

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Daily Local News – March 29, 2016

Retirees from General Electric demonstrated outside the plant on Curry Pike earlier today. GE has just slashed their health insurance benefits; There will be no cell tower at Upper Cascades Park – at least not in the near future; The Monroe County Energy Challenge, aimed at increasing energy efficiency in homes, was launched in January of 2015 and runs through …

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