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February 17, 2017

 

The City of Bloomington's monthly test results for levels of Disinfectant By-Products showed a rise, but they remain within the allowable limits.

Bloomington DBP Numbers Rise, Stay Within Allowable Limits

The levels of disinfection by-products are still within the allowable limit at the start of 2017.

February 17, 2017

 

Indiana statehouse

Statehouse Update: Roads Bill, Vetoes, Study Committee On Guns

The House approved a tax-raising road funding bill, lawmakers voted to override Mike Pence’s vetoes and a House committee amended a gun regulations bill.

February 17, 2017

 

golden dome

Notre Dame President Says No To Sanctuary Campus Designation

The President said a public declaration of Notre Dame as a sanctuary campus could draw attention to vulnerable students.

February 17, 2017

 

Monroe County Commissioners, from left: Patrick Stoffers, Julie Thomas and Amanda Barge.

Monroe County Votes Down Adding E-Cigs To Smoking Ban

Public testimony at the County Commissioner's meeting was split on the issue.

February 17, 2017

 

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Purdue University Tackles Cheating, Academic Dishonesty

School officials say the university had more than 180 cases of academic dishonesty last semester.

February 17, 2017

 

East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

How a new disaster declaration might help East Chicago, state needle exchange challenges and the important role bison are playing in land preservation.

February 17, 2017

 

Five years ago, the General Assembly created a school choice program to help low-income students get out of failing schools. Today, more middle class families and students who never attended public schools are using the vouchers. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

GOP Plan: Failing Private Schools Could Appeal To Keep Vouchers

Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, has proposed a plan to allow failing private and religious schools to appeal to keep receiving publicly funded vouchers.

February 17, 2017

 

Hamilton Address

Hamilton’s State Of City: ‘I Really Like Bloomington’s Prospects’

Hamilton announced the approval of a $2 million upgrade to the Animal Shelter and $150,000 to create an independent community financial institution.

February 17, 2017

 

The Tippecanoe County Health Department has been working on a proposal for a syringe exchange program for more than a year.

Locals Could Soon Approve Needle Exchanges, But Still Lack Funding

Syringe exchange programs still face significant opposition from some officials, and funding the programs remains the largest barrier.

February 16, 2017

 

Solar panels behind Sheridan Elementary School. Sheridan Community Schools is one of the first completely solar powered districts in the state. Under the current version of SB 309, Sheridan would only receive the retail rate for excess energy generated for another 30 years.

Reworked Net Metering Bill Passes Senate Committee

Lawmakers passed an amended version of the bill that drew more than 5 hours of public testimony last week.

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