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Daily Local News – December 7, 2017

Monroe County Plan Commission member Scott Wells announced his resignation from the commission; Indiana Attorneys and lawmakers attempt to make connections between marijuana use and opioid addiction; Democracy for Monroe County will be hosting an event to discuss and debate the cash bail system; City of Bloomington Utility crews will be working to repair a water main break on South …

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Daily Local News – October 25, 2017

The Ellettsville Town Council approved a tax break for the developers of a housing project scheduled to replace the Lenzy Hayes trailer park on State Road 46 in Ellettsville. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s office is introducing an informational website to combat opioid abuse within the state. The Indiana State Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Study Committee heard from opponents of …

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Voices in the Street: “Needle Exchanges, pros and cons”

The opioid crisis is raging and solutions are elusive. We have asked what your thoughts are regarding needle exchanges. Do they help or do they enable?

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Daily Local News – October 19, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners are calling on the Richland Bean Blossom Community School Board to rethink closing Stinesville Elementary School; The Monroe County Commissioners also approved an ordinance creating an opioid awareness commission; The city Bloomington is replacing water mains across town, causing disruptions in water services; The City of Bloomington’s lawsuit against Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will not be dismissed. …

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Daily Local News – September 28, 2017

The Cook Group reach an agreement with the City of Bloomington worth $100,000 a year; Indianapolis based developer Mecca Companies, Incorporated has received multiple incentives to increase affordable housing in Bloomington; Monroe County officials and social service agencies come together for Monroe County’s first annual opioid summit. FEATURE Veterans’ issues advocate John Tilford served as a Marine in Vietnam and …

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Daily Local News – July 13, 2017

A new standing order from the state’s Health Commissioner will make a non-addictive drug used to reverse opioid overdoses, more widely available; Monroe County Commissioners approved funding for renovations to improve security at the Community Corrections building; Tomorrow is the pretrial hearing for the man accused of arson and theft to a Ellettsville daycare center. FEATURE The son of a …

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Daily Local News – July 6, 2017

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton held a press conference on the increased law enforcement presence at People’s Park and in the downtown area; Demand for social workers has increased as a result of the opioid drug epidemic; Eli Lilly is working with Pfizer to create an alternative pain killer; Residents of Monroe and Owen County filed more than 2,400 federal tax …

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Voices in the Street: “Have you been personally affected by the current opioid crisis?”

Last week Bloomington police investigated a rash of overdoses ten of which occurred during a 24 hour period alone. As the opioid crisis rages on and its effects are felt in Bloomington voices in the street has gone and asked whether you have been personally affected by it or whether you know someone who has.

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Daily Local News – May 18, 2017

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are working with the American Civil Liberties Union to challenge Indiana’s newest abortion law; The Indiana Department of Health has released a report on Opioid abuse throughout the state; The Bloomington City Council  approved a request to amend a planned unit development; A group of Indiana prosecutors continued their campaign seeking to dissuade the …

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Study: Opioid Epidemic May Be Larger Than Once Thought

A recent study from researchers at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI indicates the opioid epidemic may be even larger than we thought. The study, published recently in the Journal of Urban Health, looked at opioid-related overdose deaths in Marion County from 2010 to 2015. The study showed decreases in deaths due to prescription opiates, but increases …

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