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Daily Local News – June 15, 2016

General Electric announced today that it plans to close its refrigerator plant in Bloomington; Workers in Monroe County will be paying more local taxes next year; A member of the Bloomington Utilities Service Board is urging the city to examine how it charges customers for water; Congressman Andre Carson announced Thursday that 4-point-3 million dollars in federal grant money will …

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Daily Local News – December 15, 2015

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is working on a new master plan for Monroe Lake, for the first time in 48 years; The Ellettsville Town Council unanimously approved a measure today that would hike utility rates for consumers across town; The Monroe County Election Board has levied a thousand dollar fine against City Council member Steve Volan for delinquent …

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EcoReport – December 10, 2015

In today’s Eco-Report feature: What’s in your water? The safety of the local water supply has been called into question in recent weeks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in …

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What’s in the Water: Erin Brockovich Questions the Bloomington Utilities Department

The safety of the local water supply has been called into question in recent weeks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story for today’s WFHB Community report. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Bloomington Utilities Department has been getting plenty of calls lately from residents wondering about what’s in the water. For one thing, the Department issued a report in October …

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Local Water Shows Increased Levels of Disinfectant Chemicals

The Bloomington Utilities Department notified residents earlier this month that there have been increased levels of disinfectant chemicals in the local drinking water. These chemicals are known as HAA5 and TTHM. They are a byproduct of chlorine, which is used by the Department at its water treatment plant to purify the water supply. In a recent report to the Bloomington …

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Daly Local News – August 25, 2015

Two Bloomington residents launched a crowdfunding campaign yesterday to bring a cat cafe to Bloomington. Elizabeth Retting and Jessie Wang are hoping to raise $25,000 to lease a space on Kirkwood Avenue to open “City Kitty and Brews”; A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Indiana House representative Eric Koch (pronounced “cook”) of Bedford. The lawsuit, brought by several citizen’s …

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IDEM Asks For Public Comment On Water Quality and Supply

The state wants public input into its decision making process on designating which watersheds in Indiana may be unfit for use. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management  has issued a notice that is it seeking public comment on a draft list of what it refers to as impaired waters. This process happens every two years. This biennial review, in turn, …

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Daily Local News – October 30, 2013

Trick-or-treat hours in Bloomington have been postponed to Friday, due to severe weather concerns on Halloween night; Last week Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz announced she is suing all ten members of the Indiana State Board of Education for allegedly violating Indiana’s ‘Open Door’ law; On October 24th, the Bloomington Board of Zoning Appeals gave permission for a company to …

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