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Daily Local News – September 1, 2015

Governor Pence announced the creation of a new anti-drug task force in a press conference this morning; An IU student has started a petition to urge university administration to adopt a climate action plan; This summer’s above average rainfall is leaving Indiana farmers with profit losses and damaged crops in their corn and soybean yields; Monroe County is moving forward …

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Daily Local News – February 5, 2013

Emergency Management Director James Commerford announced an easement to “yellow” this afternoon; The City of Bloomington is seeking feedback from the public on a new update to its ADA Transition Plan; The Indiana office of utility consumer counselor is accepting public comment regarding a Vectren Energy request to increase utility rates for improvements in the transmission and storage of natural …

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Cold Weather Creates Chilly Sitution For Utilities Department

The Bloomington Utilities Department has dealt with an increase in water main breaks and customer service issues due to the cold weather in recent weeks. On January 27th Tom Axson, the department’s assistant director of transmission and distribution, told the Utilities Service Board there had been eight broken water mains reported in the previous ten days. “We’ve also responded to …

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Tips To Safely Deal With Winter Weather

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management, or IDEM, has issued a press release detailing ways to deal with winter weather while staying safe and environmentally friendly. If you use chemical salts to melt ice off your sidewalk, be sure not to over apply or allow the salts to fall on your lawn or garden, since excess salts can be damaging …

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Winter is Coming in the Form of Snow

Get ready for winter – it’s coming two weeks early this year. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Bloomington and the rest of the WFHB listening area, starting  at ten o’clock tonight and running through midnight tomorrow night. A strong low pressure front is pushing through the area, bringing with it the potential for heavy …

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Weekend storm swept through the Midwest, see how it affected Bloomington

The wind and rain storm that swept through Indiana, as well as its neighbors to the west and northeast, set records according to the National Weather Service. John Kwiatkowski, Science and Operations Officer in the Indianapolis provided information on the amount of rain that fell during the period, the sustained wind gusts, and tornado activity in south central Indiana. “People …

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Bloomington May Soon See Drought Conditions

An area of near-drought conditions is creeping closer to Bloomington, according to the federal drought monitor, a joint effort of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Nebraska. A band of parched counties stretches across the center of the state with the “abnormally dry” zone just touching the northern reaches of Monroe County and extending a third …

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