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Monroe County Commissioners Support Alternative to Jail for Juveniles

The Monroe County Commissioners are supporting day reporting programs for youth as an alternative to secure detention. The day reporting program is implemented in conjunction with the local non profit Family Solutions. County Chief probation officer Troy Hatfield tells the Commissioners that the Monroe County Public Library is an invaluable partner with the County’s Juvenile Alternative Detention Initiative. “One of …

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Democracy for Monroe County Hosts Monroe County Commission Debate

Last week, the organization Democracy for Monroe County hosted a debate featuring the Democratic candidates for an open seat on the Monroe County Commission. Audience members heard from three candidates: Amanda Barge, Rick Dietz, and John Whikehart. Among the many questions asked by moderator Scott Wells was a question regarding the coming expansion of I-69, and the benefits and disadvantages …

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A Conversation with Monroe County Commission Candidate Paul White, Sr.

After nearly three decades on the Monroe County Commission, Iris Kiesling has announced she is stepping aside next year. So far three residents have announced plans to run for her spot, representing District 3. Earlier this afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with one of those candidates. Paul White, Sr. is the only Republican so far to announce he’s …

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Daily Local News – April 7, 2014

The Bloomington City Council is scheduled to vote this coming Wednesday on a resolution to hire sharpshooters to cull deer in Griffy Nature Preserve; The Monroe County Commission endorsed a nationwide minimum wage increase on Friday; The office of the Indiana State Chemist and Seed Commissioner is seeking approval for the production of industrial hemp; The first day of early …

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Daily Local News – December 4, 2013

At a meeting November 27th, the Monroe County Commission approved the purchase of more than four hundred thousand dollars of equipment, software, and supplies for a new emergency dispatch center; Two research images, taken at Indiana University’s Light Microscopy Imaging Center, are finalists in the International GE Cell Imaging Competition; Congressman Todd Young will meet with constituents individually and in …

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Daily Local News – August 28, 2013

Four anthropology students from Indiana University are taking their funding request to the public; Last week the Monroe County Commissioners  heard a proposal to spend  more than $1.2 million on new software for the County’s emergency dispatch system; Monroe County Community School Corporation and City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation are teaming up this year to keep students active during …

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Daily Local News – August 27, 2013

The Monroe County Commission approved a new law August 23rd aimed at keeping homeless people from sleeping on the Courthouse lawn; Airline passengers should be prepared to face higher ticket prices and less service if the proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines goes through, according to a local expert on anti-trust and consumer law; State Representative Peggy Mayfield …

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