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Daily Local News – August 3, 2017

IN-DOT announces the closure of two roads around highway 37 in preparation of Interstate 69; The Monroe County Parks and Recreation Board is exploring the possibility of repurposing a building for use as a MRF (Materials Recovery Facility); The Nashville Town Council will host a public hearing next week to discuss the proposed annexation of forest land owned by Big …

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INDOT Releases New Estimate of I-69 Completion

Indiana transportation officials have announced another change to the Interstate 69 construction schedule. In today’s announcement, the Indiana Finance Authority and the Indiana Department of Transportation said they expect Section 5 of the interstate to be completed by May of 2018. That’s seven months later than the date they announced in December; but it’s also three months earlier than the …

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Daily Local News – February 9, 2017

The Bloomington City Council show support for Mayor John Hamilton’s proposed annexation of seven areas just outside the city’s municipal boundaries; Another in a long series of tax court battles between CVS and the Monroe County government is scheduled for tomorrow morning; A new agriculture technology startup called The Bee Corp has been launched by former Indiana University students; The …

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Construction Begins on Downtown B-LINK Trail System

Construction began three weeks ago on a new trail in Bloomington. The trail, called the “B-Link,” connects Henderson and Walnut streets. It leads to what will become Switchyard Park, and is expected to be finished in November of this year. The total cost estimate is over $770,000. According to an article in The Herald Times, nearly $338,000 of the project …

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Daily Local News – January 12, 2016

The former chancellor of Bloomington’s Ivy Tech Community College campus says he wants to be a Monroe County Commissioner; The state legislature is weighing three competing plans to dramatically increase Indiana’s spending on road maintenance; State Senator Ron Alting from Lafayette is concerned about the safety of referees at sporting events; The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has …

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Daily Local News – August 18, 2015

Indiana University has just signed one of the largest apparel contracts in the history of college athletics; The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning incoming college students to be aware of delays along the route to Bloomington; A study on the sustainability of Bloomington has found mixed results; Hoosier Energy is proposing to build a photovoltaic solar power farm west …

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EcoReport – July 30, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature: On July 24th, the U.S. government charged two California activists with terrorism because of their involvement in releasing minks from fur farms. But private industries and the U.S. government have been active for decades trying to brand actions taken in defense of animals and the environment as criminal or terrorist acts. In September of 2012, EcoReport …

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Business and Government Mingle at I-69 Summit

This week the convention center downtown played host to hundreds of politicians, businesspeople and government workers interested in the new I-69, both in Indiana and beyond. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on hand for the I-69 Summit and he brings us this report.  Work continues on sections 4 and 5 of I-69 in Indiana. Those portions will take …

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I-69 Construction continues to Damage Waterways

More than fifteen months after the issue first surfaced, Interstate 69 construction is still damaging waterways in Monroe County. That’s according to members of the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s policy committee. At a meeting September 12th, Committee member Scott Wells showed photos of brown tap water and streams contaminated with sediment. Wells said local officials need to keep pressure …

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I-69 Construction Erosion Problems In Bloomington Go Unanswered From INDOT

Bloomington and Monroe County officials pushed for answers June 13 about erosion problems that have persisted for more than a year along the planned route of Interstate 69. The policy committee of the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization submitted questions months ago to the Indiana Department of Transportation. They asked about contaminated waterways along section 4 of the interstate, which …

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