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Daily Local News – January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! We continue our ‘Best of 2017’ with stories from around your community— In today’s Daily Local News, the city of Bloomington and Monroe County join a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, the city advances measures to curb downtown student apartments, a public education advocacy group challenges Ellettsville’s Seven Oaks Classical School in a federal lawsuit, and Indiana takes …

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Daily Local News – November 21, 2017

An Indianapolis city councilman is being asked to resign from his post by fellow Republicans; Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he will restrict the use of Cannabidiol Oil to those in the state suffering from seizures who sign a registry; The proposed plan to develop a waste transfer station on Bloomington’s Northwest side is stirring up controversy; Road work …

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Daily Local News – September 14, 2017

Members of the Bloomington Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee reported improvements on Interstate 69 construction since INDOT took over the project; The construction of Interstate 69 is making it difficult for personnel at the Northern Monroe Fire Territory to respond to calls in the western and northern parts of Monroe County; The Monroe County Public Library is putting on a …

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Daily Local News – August 31, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners declared today Overdose Awareness Day; Bloomington Police announced that they will be setting up sobriety checkpoints and increasing patrols over the Labor Day weekend; The Indiana Department of Transportation will be hosting a series of Interstate 69 public meetings next month; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson cautions Hoosiers to watch out for opportunistic scams in the …

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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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Daily Local News – June 5, 2017

A man suspected in the deaths of three people in Washington County was found dead this morning by deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department; The deadline for completing Section 5 of Interstate 69 has been pushed back again; A special judge will be appointed to handle the city of Bloomington’s lawsuit against the state for blocking the city’s annexation …

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I-69 Developer Disrupts Road Project in Tunisia

The financially-troubled multinational company responsible for building and maintaining Section 5 of Interstate 69 has now reportedly disrupted a major road project in Tunisia. Tunisie Autoroutes, which is responsible for managing highways in Tunisia, has just cancelled a contract with Isolux Corsan, which had been hired to build a 13-mile stretch of motorway there. According to Africa Intelligence, the financial …

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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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I-69 Development Continues to Cause Environmental Concerns

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence joined state and local leaders opening section 4 of Interstate 69. Afterward Pence led a caravan to open the new 27 miles between U.S. 231 and State Road 37, just south of Bloomington. Purdue University researchers estimate that commuters will save about 18 minutes of travel time with this new stretch of highway. One of …

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Daily Local News – December 9, 2015

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence joined state and local leaders opening section 4 of Interstate 69; Monroe County has rejected the donation of a large office building from Hoosier Energy and the Indiana Department of Transportation; A recently filed bill, Senate Bill 100, seeks to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s nondiscrimination laws. FEATURE On Saturday, a …

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