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Daily Local News – February 22, 2018

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In a two hour special session on Tuesday, City Council members heard members of the public  voice their concerns over Bloomington Police Department’s  purchase of an armored vehicle; The Indiana Legislature voted on amendments today to a Republican-sponsored bill that would require parents’ written permission for their children to be taught about human sexuality; An initiative to give Cook Group its own …

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City Council Moves to Restrict Downtown Development

Bloomington City Council members are working to limit the heights of new, downtown development. In their ongoing revision of the city’s comprehensive plan, council members voted unanimously to remove language that would increase building heights to achieve maximum residential density. In last night’s meeting, Council member Isabel Piedmont-Smith authored the amendment to strike the language from the plan. She says …

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Councilmember Volan Advocates for More Transparency in Recycling Services

Seven years after it was first considered, Monroe County’s plans to open a materials recovery facility are still in limbo. Last week, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with one of the strongest proponents of the facility, also known as a MRF (“murf”). Steve Volan is a member of the Bloomington City Council as well as the Monroe County Solid …

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MRF Voted Down

By Joe Crawford Proponents of a major recycling operation vowed to keep fighting for the project after it was voted down a second time on a technicality. The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District’s Board of Directors called an emergency meeting August 15th to effectively redo a vote on a materials recovery facility, also known as a MRF. The previous …

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