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Daily Local News – July 10, 2017

Former Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight allegedly groped four female staff members during a speaking engagement in 2015; Yogi’s Bar & Grill will close it’s doors at the end of July; Bloomington’s League of Women Voters is sponsoring a 1.8-mile walk, the Gerrymander Meander, on Sunday; Citizens may apply for vacant seats on Bloomington’s Commission on Hispanic and Latino …

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Local Legislators Discuss Renewable Energy Bills

About 75 area residents turned up Saturday morning for the League of Women Voters’ annual Legislative Update, held at Bloomington City Hall. Six state legislators were invited, but only three were present for the session: Representatives Matt Pierce and Jeff Ellington, and state Senator Mark Stoops. After updating the public on high profile issues including road funding, a proposed cigarette …

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Daily Local News – February 6, 2017

Around 90 employees at Crane Army Ammunition Activity will be spared from the effects of President Trump’s federal hiring freeze; Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, is asking the City Council to annex more than 15 square miles of land into the city; The Bloomington Environmental Commission has published their strategy and recommendations for cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions in the …

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Daily Local News – October 4, 2016

10/04/16 The Monroe County chapter of the League of Women Voters has canceled several forums that were scheduled for this week; Seven year old Liliana Hernandez and six year old Rene Pasztor were found dead in a car in Fort Wayne last week, several hours after an Amber alert was issued for the children; Students at a West Lafayette elementary school started a petition to …

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League of Women Voters and Monroe County Hold Legislative Update Session

The League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County held its last update for the 2016 legislative session on Saturday. State Senator Mark Stoops along with State Representatives Matt Pierce and Jeff Ellington reported on the status of several bills at the halfway point in the legislative session. Stoops reported that Senate Bill 128 to expand access to mass …

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Daily Local News – February 9, 2016

Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellsperman announced this afternoon she is resigning from state government; Two bills are moving through the Statehouse that would allow pharmacists to deny pseudoephedrine sales to suspicious customers; The Indiana University Board of Trustees have approved a room and board price increase for the upcoming school year; The League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe …

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The League of Women Voters Host Mayoral Candidates

The city of Bloomington is just three weeks away from its next round of city elections. Perhaps the most closely watched race is between two candidates for mayor, John Hamilton and John Turnbull. On September 28th, the local chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted a forum where a panel asked questions of Hamilton, the Democrat in the race, …

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Get to know your local candidates Part 2 of 6

On Tuesday, September 22, in the Bloomington City Council Chambers six candidates discussed their qualifications for public office in Monroe County. The session consisted of expert commentary and Audience Q&A. Candidates for clerk include Linda Robbins (D) Jacob Franklin (R) Candidates for Recorder include Eric Schmitz (D) and Jeff Ellington (R) Candidates for Judge include Valeri Haughton and Karen Wyle …

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