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Daily Local News – December 14, 2017

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners have joined with the City of Bloomington in a class action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors; The City of Bloomington Utilities Department announced plans to begin selling water in bulk next year; Monroe County Treasurer Jessica McClellan has changed the county’s investment policy in order to take advantage of rising interest rates; Concerned …

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Commissioners Hear Residents Protest Proposed Waste Transfer Facility

Monroe County residents continue to protest a waste transfer station proposed by Indiana Green Transfer and Recycling. Half a dozen area residents complained to Monroe County Commissioners last week about the smell and debris the North Angelina Lane facility would create as well as its potential impacts on water and air quality, traffic, and property values. Social worker Susan Burke …

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Daily Local News – November 27, 2017

Miscalculation in enrollment is leaving a $9.3 million hole in state funding for public schools; The Lawrence County Sheriff is looking for a suspect who allegedly held a woman at gunpoint and attempted to tie her up; The US Post Office is extending hours of operation for two Bloomington locations and one in Bedford for the holiday season; Democratic State …

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Daily Local News – November 2, 2017

The Indiana Daily Student issued an Op-Ed piece in regards to the forceful retirement of their Director of Student Media; New changes to Bloomington’s zoning code will open up more areas to sexually-oriented businesses; The Bloomington City Council heard initial results from the city’s recent salary compensation survey; The Monroe County Commissioners have declared November as ‘National Runaway Prevention Month’. …

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Daily Local News – October 19, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners are calling on the Richland Bean Blossom Community School Board to rethink closing Stinesville Elementary School; The Monroe County Commissioners also approved an ordinance creating an opioid awareness commission; The city Bloomington is replacing water mains across town, causing disruptions in water services; The City of Bloomington’s lawsuit against Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will not be dismissed. …

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Daily Local News – September 20, 2017

Richland Bean Blossom Community Schools continue to feel the financial effect of losing students to Seven Oaks Classical School, a charter school now in its second year. The Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s ’Leaf webcam’ is up and running, in preparation for the turn of season. Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard in Bloomington is holding a meeting over the issues of …

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Monroe County Gives Grants To 10 Local Drug Treatment Organizations

Monroe County Commissioners are distributing more than $55,000 in grants to ten local organizations for their work in drug treatment, prevention, and support services. The grants come through the Monroe County CARES Board, a coordinating council for the Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana. The awards are given in three categories: treatment, justice, and prevention. Commissioner Amanda Barge announced …

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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 17, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners make good on their commitment to help fund weekend operations at Shalom Community Center; An invasive freshwater fish is threatening Midwestern waterways, including those in Bloomington; State health officials are urging Indiana residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites amid an increase in West Nile virus cases across the state. FEATURE A study by …

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Daily Local News – July 13, 2017

A new standing order from the state’s Health Commissioner will make a non-addictive drug used to reverse opioid overdoses, more widely available; Monroe County Commissioners approved funding for renovations to improve security at the Community Corrections building; Tomorrow is the pretrial hearing for the man accused of arson and theft to a Ellettsville daycare center. FEATURE The son of a …

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