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Hundreds of Students Walk Out for Gun Reform

Over 500 Monroe County Community School Corporation high-schoolers walked out of class this morning at 10 a.m., as part of a national protest for gun reform. The students gathered at the Monroe County Courthouse, in downtown Bloomington, before marching to Third Street Park. Seventeen year-old Caleb Poer, a Bloomington High School North student, was one of the primary organizers of …

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Daily Local News – April 18, 2018

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The Bloomington Police Department is gearing up for ‘America’s largest college weekend; Members of Bloomington’s Black Lives Matter Chapter are expected to show up at a city council meeting again this evening; The Bloomington Board of Public Works approved an agreement yesterday that could expedite a Monroe County bridge project on Country Club Road by a month; Monroe County Commissioners declared April 20th, …

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Bloomington High School Students to Walkout for Gun Reform

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Bloomington High School students will walk out of class this Friday, as part of a nation-wide protest aimed at gun reform. The walkouts take place on April 20, the 18th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Bloomington High School North student Caleb Poer, an organizer for the walkouts in the Monroe County Community School Corporation, said he expects around …

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Rep. Pierce Tours Yellowwood’s Back Country Logging

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State Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) toured logging areas of Yellowwood State Forest last week. Pierce says he hiked through the Back Country area, where a Department of Natural Resources contractor is removing 1,700 trees, with the Indiana Forest Alliance’s Dave Seastrom. Pierce says the Indiana DNR designated Yellowwood’s Back Country area back in the ‘80’s, in an effort to preserve …

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Bloomington Students Against Assault Weapons Host ‘Town Hall For Our Lives’

Members of Bloomington Students Against Assault Weapons are pressing for answers, in a quest for solutions to gun violence. The group led a town hall on Saturday, April 7, to which they extended invitations to state and congressional representatives and candidates. “We know this issue runs deeper and wider than just guns,” Bloomington High School North student Sarah Hannon said, …

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Indiana Among Worst States for Women’s Economic Equality

A report looking at the economic opportunity for women across the country, gave Indiana a ‘D’ for the second year in a row. The report is published by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a non-profit group that conducts research and policy analysis for inequality issues facing women. The report is split into six different categories; political participation, employment and …

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Standing Room Only: League of Women Voters Legislative Update

On January 6, the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County gathered with five local representatives for an update on legislative action. Legislators in attendance were District 60 Rep. Peggy Mayfield, R-Martinsville; District 62 Rep. Jeff Ellington, R-Bloomington; District 61 Rep. Matt Pierce, D-Bloomington; District 46 Rep. Bob Heaton, R-Terre Haute; and District 40 state Sen. Mark Stoops, D-Bloomington.

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Daily Local News – January 18, 2018

Indianapolis is among 20 cities being considered for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters; Bloomington is looking for area artists to construct a bicentennial song; Officials from IU, the city of Bloomington, Monroe County and the state legislature came together over the weekend for the Bicentennial Kickoff Event in the Monroe County Government Center; After 178 amendments over five months, the Bloomington City Council adopted …

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Daily Local News – January 30, 2017

Repercussions from President Trump’s executive order banning refugees, immigrants, and travelers from seven Middle Eastern countries are developing around the state; The Bloomington-based Indiana Recovery Alliance is expressing serious disapproval over Senate Bill 499; Another piece of pending legislation, HB1002, would increase fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, and present a potential for highway tolling; The League of Women Voters invites …

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Indiana Recovery Alliance Voices Concern Over Proposed Legislation

The Indiana Recovery Alliance is expressing serious disapproval over Senate Bill 499. The bill, if passed, would allow individuals to be charged with possession of narcotics even  if they don’t have any on their person. If a person is either suffering symptoms of acute opioid overdose, or if they received an intervention drug to relieve their overdose, they could be charged …

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