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January 3, 2011

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Dozens of New County Officials Take Oath

It was a proud day for the dozens of county officials who were sworn into office Saturday.

January 3, 2011

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Evansville Mayoral Race Could Play Key Role in 2012 Slates

The race to be the next mayor of Evansville could go a long way toward deciding how the 2012 political slate will look statewide.

January 3, 2011

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BMV Branches to No Longer Stock Tags/Plates

Starting today, license plates and registration tags will no longer be available at BMV branches.

January 3, 2011

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IU Prospect Charged with Underage Drinking

Bloomington Police have arrested 18 year old D’Angelo Roberts for illegal consumption of alcohol.

January 3, 2011

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Polar Bear Plunge Draws Record Crowd

More than a hundred plungers brought in the New Year by diving into the freezing water at Lake Monroe.

January 4, 2011

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Hoosiers Report Problems With Unemployment Website

Officials say an increase in site traffic caused a delay in Hoosiers being able to file for their unemployment benefits.

January 4, 2011

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Indiana Legislative Session to Focus on Budget/Education

Education changes proposed by Governor Mitch Daniels range from changing how teachers are evaluated to reducing the scope of collective bargaining.

January 4, 2011

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Lawmakers Ready For Meet-and-Greet, Start of Session

For some, the start of the Indiana General Assembly’s 2011 session is a time to meet new faces. For others, it’s a continuation of work already being done.

January 4, 2011

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Endangered Peregrine Falcon Shot and Killed Near New Albany

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking information involving the shooting and subsequent death of a 16 year old Peregrine Falcon.

January 4, 2011

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YMCA Plans for Future Growth on County’s Northwest Side

The YMCA is planning for future growth by expanding its services on Monroe County’s northwest side.

January 4, 2011

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MCCSC School Board Holds Meeting to Ensure Compliance

The MCCSC reached an agreement with a Bloomington resident concerning appropriate action with regards to alleged violations of Indiana's public meeting laws.

January 5, 2011

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Hoosier Congressmen Take Oath of Office, Promise Action

One of the first acts of members of the U.S. House will be voting on a repeal of the federal health care reform laws.

January 5, 2011

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Vigo County Sheriff Retires After Almost a Decade

A Vigo County Sheriff has spent almost a decade serving the community. At the end of 2010, his tenure as sheriff will end.

January 5, 2011

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Columbus Now Expecting More Visits From Asian Investors

Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong now says he’s expecting at least five visits from representatives of Asian companies he visited late last year.

January 5, 2011

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New Year’s Resolution 2011: Gym Etiquette

Millions of Americans are preparing for life changes for the new year. Memberships at health clubs soar, as do the grunts to power lift weight off.

January 5, 2011

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IU’s Doss to Enter NFL Draft

An IU Football team member has announced his intention to enter the NFL draft this spring.

January 5, 2011

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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Commemorates 100 Years

An organization founded on Indiana University’s campus celebrates its founder’s day.

January 6, 2011

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Cost of Heating Homes Often Depends on Fuel Source

This winter’s bills could largely depend on the source of the heat.

January 6, 2011

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IN Secretary of State Sworn in Amid Fraud Allegations

White is under investigation into whether he committed voter fraud.

January 6, 2011

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First Days of 2011 Session Could Portend Next Two Years

The 2011 Indiana General Assembly has begun and lawmakers say its early days may help forecast how ashift in power will affect the Statehouse.

January 6, 2011

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IN Congressman Accuses China of Unfair Trade Practices

Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky is speaking out against unfair Chinese trade practices.

January 6, 2011

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Former Police Chief Accused of Theft

A former Brazil city police chief is accused of stealing grant money for personal use.

January 6, 2011

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Sprouts From Illinois Farm

Contaminated alfalfa sprouts leads to multi-state salmonella outbreak.

January 6, 2011

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Hyland Once Again Appointed As MCCSC Interim Superintendent

After several tense weeks of meetings,Timothy Hyland has now been selected to temporarily lead the MCCSC.

January 7, 2011

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Increased Gas Prices Affect Transit Companies

Retail gas prices reach more than $3 per gallon, but, public transportation companies also feel the tug in their budgets.

January 7, 2011

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Brown County Tourism Breaks Records in 2010

Revenue generated from a 5% innkeepers tax was the highest it has been in 10 years.

January 7, 2011

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Borders Officially Closes in Bloomington

The 25,600 square foot bookstore and cafe is closing after about 16 years in Eastland Plaza.

January 10, 2011

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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Tuesday

Forecasters from the National Weather Service are predicting another 3 to 6 inches of snow by Tuesday evening.

January 10, 2011

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Bill Would Deny Funding to Groups That Perform Abortions

Rep. Pence has introduced legislation that would deny funding to organizations that perform abortions.

January 10, 2011

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Local Bookstores Still Finding Ways to Stay Open

A local bookstore owner explains how she’s been able to stay in business during the uncertain economy.

January 10, 2011

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Local Congressman Responds to Arizona Shooting

Congressman Todd Young says he hopes this incident is isolated and not indicative of a general trend in politics.

January 10, 2011

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U.S. Attorney Collects a Profit

The United States Attorney for Southern Indiana said his office collected more money from criminal and civil penalties in 2010 than it spent.

January 10, 2011

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Mayor Goodnight to Co-chair IACT Legislative Committee

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will be co-chairing the 2011 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Legislative Committee.

January 11, 2011

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Winter Weather Advisory Extended

The winter weather advisory has been extended and is now in effect until 9 Wednesday morning.

January 11, 2011

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State of the State Address Live Tonight on WFIU/WTIU

WFIU will air the governor’s address live Tuesday at 7p.m.

January 11, 2011

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Justice Shepard to Give State of the Judiciary Wednesday

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard will give his 24th State of the Judiciary.

January 11, 2011

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Snowfall Means a Break For Some, Work For Others

The Bloomington Street Division has its thirty-six truck fleet out in full force as snow continues to fall.

January 11, 2011

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Local Representatives Respond to State of State Address

Representatives Peggy Welch and Matt Pierce issued responses following Governor Mitch Daniel's annual address to the legislature.

January 12, 2011

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Hoosier’s Health Ranks in Bottom 4th of Nation

A national survey reveals Indiana ranks 38th when it comes to the health of its population.

January 12, 2011

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Chief Justice Shepard Delivers 24th State of Judiciary

Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard, in his State of the Judiciary speech Wednesday, outlined both challenges and changes affecting the state’s legal system.

January 12, 2011

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IU Law Prof Wants Better Numbers, Ratings Changes

An Indiana University law professor is calling on the American Bar Association to clear up how law schools are rated.

January 13, 2011

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State Lawmakers Debate Smoking Ban

State lawmakers are debating a bill that would ban smoking in public places.

January 13, 2011

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Rep Young Pledges to Repeal Health Reform, Cut Fed Budget

Indiana’s 9th District Congressman Todd Young plans on supporting a repeal of President Obama’s current health care plan.

January 13, 2011

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Terre Haute Councilman Expects Bennett Veto Overridden

A Terre Haute city councilman says he thinks Mayor Duke Bennett’s first-ever veto will be overridden at this evening’s council meeting.

January 13, 2011

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Daniels Comments on Where He Wants Money to Go

Marianne Holland talked to Governor Daniels about his message to Hoosiers and where he wants to see state money spent in the coming two years.

January 14, 2011

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Terre Haute Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto

The Terre Haute city council voted Thursday night to overturn Mayor Duke Bennett's first-ever veto.

January 14, 2011

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Julie Thomas Named Council President

Julie Thomas is taking the helm as the next president of the Monroe County Council.

January 14, 2011

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Proposed Budget Includes Deep Education Cuts

Governor Daniels' proposed budget flatlines almost all spending and cuts money to schools and higher education.

January 14, 2011

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Thousands of Hoosiers Waiting for Disability Services

Currently in Indiana, 22,000 people with developmental disabilities are on a Medicaid waiver waiting list.

January 14, 2011

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Administrators Give Feedback on Daniels Education Proposal

Veach said he’s glad the governor wants education to be at the forefront, but not at the expense of student’s futures.

January 14, 2011

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Terre Haute City Council Votes for Smoke Free Public Places

The Terre Haute City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to make all public places smoke free by July 2012. But it wasn’t without compromise.

January 17, 2011

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Former Reagan Aide Pushing for Pence Presidential Run

A former aid to President Ronald Regan has launched a campaign to Mike Pence to make a 2012 presidential run.

January 17, 2011

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Kruzan to Officially Announce Mayoral Candidacy Tomorrow

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan plans to officially announce his bid for re-election tomorrow morning.

January 17, 2011

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Indiana University Events Recognize MLK’s Legacy

Saturday was the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, south central Indiana celebrated his life with a series of community events.

January 18, 2011

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Bloomingtion Celebrates MLK Day With Address By Famed Poet

The keynote address was given by Sonia Sanchez; a poet, professor and lecturer on black culture and literature.

January 18, 2011

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Kruzan Officially Announces Mayoral Bid

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan is officially planning to seek a third term in office.

January 18, 2011

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New Law Would Require English Only on Gov Docs

A bill passed out of committee Tuesday would require all official state documents in Indiana to be printed solely in English.

January 18, 2011

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State Changing Way It Calculates Economic Forecasts

The state of Indiana is once again changing the way it calculates its economic forecasts.

January 18, 2011

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BMV to Offer Spay/Neuter Licence Plates

Spay Neuter Services of Indiana has created a license plate that will benefit low-income Hoosier pet owners.

January 18, 2011

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Pending Showers Purchase Leads to Lease Revenue Questions

Monroe County's Commissioners are hosting a public meeting Wednesday discussing the county’s pending Showers building purchase.

January 18, 2011

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Kruzan Announces Decision to Run for Third Term as Mayor

This morning at the John Waldron Arts Center in downtown Bloomington, Kruzan announced his decision to run for his third term as the city’s mayor.

January 18, 2011

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IU Student Dies After Being Found Unconscious at Frat House

A teenager who was found unconscious and not breathing at the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house has died.

January 19, 2011

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Forecasters Predicting Another 3-6 Inches of Snow Thursday

A Winter Storm Advisory is in effect until 1 A.M. Friday.

January 19, 2011

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State’s Charter School System Could Expand

Indiana's charter school program could expand under new laws.

January 19, 2011

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Statewide Smoking Ban Advances

The Indiana House Public Health Committee is advancing a smoking ban proposal.

January 19, 2011

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IU Extends Condolences to Family of Deceased Student

IU officials are extending their condolences to the family of a student who died after being found unconscious at a fraternity house.

January 19, 2011

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Indiana Looking to Expand ‘Do Not Call’ List

Indiana is looking to extend its Do Not Call policy to cell phones.

January 19, 2011

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IU Theatre Renovations Complete

The newly renovated ‘original’ facility opened this semester. Learn more about the space and new plans for summer theatre in Bloomington.

January 20, 2011

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Commissioners Agree to Lease for Showers Purchase

The Monroe County Commissioners voted Wednesday to take the next step needed to purchase the north portion of the Showers building.

January 20, 2011

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Indiana House Authorizes Changes to IU, BSU Trustees

A bill passed out of the Indiana House Thursday would change the way trustees are elected at Indiana and Ball State Universities.

January 20, 2011

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Indiana Considers Texting While Driving Ban

Legislators are considering two bills this session that would place restrictions on texting while driving.

January 20, 2011

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Snowflake Size Contributes to Overall Accumulation

South Central Indiana is expected to get 3-6 inches of snow today. The National Weather Service says the size of the snowflakes affects total accumulation.

January 20, 2011

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School Delays and Closures Being Reported Friday

The winter weather advisory remains in effect until 9 A.M. Friday.

January 20, 2011

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Columbus Survey Looks for Welcoming Factors

Heritage Fund officials say they hope to understand how people feel about Columbus and to build a more welcoming community.

January 20, 2011

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Ban On “Spice,” Similar Chemicals Passes Indiana Senate

The Indiana Senate has passed a bill which would curtail sales of currently legal hallucinogens like a synthetic marijuana called “K2” or “Spice.”

January 20, 2011

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Bloomington Resident to Appear on American Idol

Bloomington's Jeremy Gotwals will be debuting on American Idol tonight. He paid a visit to the Office of the Mayor this morning to share his excitement.

January 20, 2011

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Indiana Convention Center a Big Step Forward for City

The 275 million dollar Indiana Convention Center officially opened today with speeches from Governor Mitch Daniels and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.

January 20, 2011

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Local Businesses Prepared for Winter Weather

Many families have been stocking up on emergency supplies, in case they become stuck in their car or home for an extended period of time.

January 21, 2011

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Primary Elections Filing Opens

Candidates for mayor, city clerk and other positions could officially declare their candidacy starting Wednesday.

January 21, 2011

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Bartholomew, Brown County Big Brothers, Big Sisters to Merge

With the strain of the economy, Brown and Bartholomew County Big Brothers, Big Sisters chapters are looking to merge in an effort to continue providing services

January 21, 2011

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Weather Advisory Hinders Schools, Businesses

Freezing temps affect surrounding counties, causing delays and closures.

January 21, 2011

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Vigo County Schools Make Changes to Security Procedures

After several acts of violence across the nation, Vigo County has decided to make changes to their school board security policies.

January 21, 2011

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Bill Would Add Cell Phones to Indiana’s Do Not Call List

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is supporting a bill that will make it much more difficult for telemarketers to reach you on your cell phone.

January 23, 2011

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County Commisioner and CFC Inc Debate Land Use Plan

Land commissioners are hoping for a better quality of life with the new land use plan.

January 23, 2011

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John Hamilton to Face Kruzan in Mayoral Primary

Bloomington resident John Hamilton announced yesterday that he will run for mayor of Bloomington.

January 24, 2011

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Indiana Tea Party Groups Send Message of Unity

Tea Party Groups from across Indiana are trying to send a message of unity.

January 24, 2011

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Cases of Flu Deaths Grossly Under Reported

Healthcare providers across the state have reported higher numbers of flu-like symptoms in the last week.

January 24, 2011

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Bloomington Hospital Now IU Health Bloomington Hospital

Bloomington Hospital is now called IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Find out what the name change means for patients and employees.

January 25, 2011

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Republican Majority Pushes to Restrict Abortions

House Republicans pushing for "sanctity of human life act" and the "abortion provider prohibition act."

January 25, 2011

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VP Biden Plans Indiana Visit Wednesday

Vice-President Joe Biden is visiting a battery manufacturing plant in Greenfield on Wednesday.

January 25, 2011

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Amended Smoking Ban Could Face Final Vote Today

Several exemptions have been included in a statewide smoking ban the state legislature is debating.

January 25, 2011

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Committee Examines Ways to Save Money in Local Government

A new House committee met for the first time Tuesday to discuss ways to make local and state governments more efficient.

January 25, 2011

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Cold Weather Causing a Major Drop in Blood Donations

American Red Cross blood donations for the month of January are at a 10 year low.

January 25, 2011

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School Bullying in Spotlight at Indiana General Assembly

Legislators in the General Assembly are considering a bill that would force schools to take a more active role in preventing bullying.

January 25, 2011

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Sex Offenders May Be Required to Wear GPS Tracking Device

Under terms of a bill passed by the Indiana Senate Tuesday, some sex offenders would be required to wear GPS tracking devices.

January 25, 2011

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City Officials Searching for Park Ambassadors

Bloomington's Park and Recreation Department is seeking park ambassadors to report on park safety concerns.

January 25, 2011

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Residents Claim Referendum Money Not Distributed Fairly

Some residents who worked to get the referendum passed now say the money is not being distributed fairly.

January 26, 2011

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MCCSC Committee Presents Official Plan for Ref Money Use

The committee expects the school board to tweak the current recommendations based on community input.

January 26, 2011

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House Approves Texting Ban Bill

Now that it has passed in the House, the state Senate will consider a bill that outlaws texting while driving.

January 26, 2011

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Republican Congressmen Respond to State of the Union

Two of Indiana's congressmen say the President's State of the Union address did not call for enough cuts to federal spending.

January 26, 2011

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Proposed Bill Would Limit Teacher Bargaining Options

One of Governor Mitch Daniels’ main initiatives in reforming education is getting support from a Senate Committee.

January 26, 2011

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Biden Visits Greenfield Battery Maker

Vice President Joe Biden visited a Hancock County lithium-ion battery maker today to reaffirm America’s commitment to clean, electric vehicles.

January 26, 2011

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Holiday World Expecting Record Number of Job Applications

Officials with Holiday World expect to handle a record number of job applications to fill 2,100 seasonal positions.

January 26, 2011

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Bed Bugs May Be Cause for Mental Health Concern

About 50-percent of Americans are allergic to bed bugs.

January 27, 2011

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Referendum Money Draws Public Comment

Tensions were high last night at a public meeting held to discuss the potential use of MCCSC referendum dollars.

January 27, 2011

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Officials Say State Economy Might Never Fully Recover

State budget officials say the state economy will likely never reach the level it might have hit had the recession never happened.

January 27, 2011

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Terre Haute Expecting 150 New Jobs

150 Sony jobs are expected to move to a factory in Terre Haute.

January 27, 2011

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Sources: Pence Will Not Pursue Presidential Run

Sources say Representative Mike Pence plans to announce he will not run for President and instead will consider launching a campaign for governor.

January 27, 2011

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Indiana State University Continues to See Growing Enrollment

Indiana State University is continuing to see growing numbers of students.

January 27, 2011

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Indiana’s Mercury Production Among the Highest in Nation

Indiana is in the top five among states for the highest levels of mercury pollution.

January 27, 2011

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Vote Center Bill Clears House Committee

The House Elections and Apportionment Committee approved the bill, which already passed the senate.

January 27, 2011

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New Alcohol Laws Could be Overturned Soon

A bill being considered by the Indiana House could overturn an ID requirement for buying alcohol which is just a year old.

January 28, 2011

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Pence Plans State Listening Tour

Pence is leaving his options open after announcing he won't run for President.

January 28, 2011

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Monroe County Dems Want More Party Voice in Statehouse Talks

This week may have seen the first of a series of skirmishes illustrating the gulf between minority Democrats and the Republican majority in the Statehouse.

January 28, 2011

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MCCSC Administrator Explains New Proposed Positions

MCCSC Director of Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Cameron Rains, explains the role preventionists and interventionists in the schools.

January 28, 2011

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Low Income Earners Are Eligible For Bigger Tax Refunds

Low to moderate income residents in Bloomington can now file their federal and state tax returns free.

January 31, 2011

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Central Indiana Braces for Ice Storm

A winter storm hitting Indiana this week will bring ice to the central and southern part of the state and snow to the north.

January 31, 2011

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Flags at Half Staff in Marion County for Fallen Officer

The Indianapolis community is responding to the death of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer David Moore.

January 31, 2011

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School Districts Summers Shorten as Snow Days Pile Up

A snowy winter has caused local school districts to cancel a large-than-normal number of school days this year.

January 31, 2011

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Funding Source Questioned for State Plan to Reduce Obesity

The Indiana Department of Health has announced a ten-year plan aimed at lowering the state's obesity rate.

January 31, 2011

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Daniels: State Preparing for Severe Winter Storm

Governor Daniels says the state will monitor an approaching winter storm, but for now at least, state government will operate as normal tomorrow.

January 31, 2011

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Zacharias Pre-Trial Conference Rescheduled

Mark Zacharias made his first court appearance today, but his pre-trial conference was rescheduled to April.

January 31, 2011

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Smoking Ban Passes Through House

A bill to ban smoking in public places is on its way to the state senate.

January 31, 2011

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Bill Pushes for More Electronic Learning

A bill that would expand what is considered a textbook is moving on to the Indiana House.

January 31, 2011

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Vote Centers Get Support From County Clerks

Monroe County officials are crossing their fingers in hopes that a bill allowing all Indiana Counties to use vote centers is passed.

January 31, 2011

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Bedford Residents Remember Great Ohio River Flood of 1937

It’s the anniversary of the Great Ohio River Flood of 1937 and a community that played a significant role in the recovery is remembering the anniversary.

January 31, 2011

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Ice Prompts Closures as Officials Prepare for Next Impact

Freezing rain...sleet...and snow will begin across the area by this afternoon.

February 1, 2011

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Slideshow – Ice Blankets South-Central Indiana

Ice has covered most of WFIU's listening area this morning, with more on the way.

February 1, 2011

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Winter Blast Impacting Air Travel

Flights across the nation have been impacted again because of the ice storm.

February 1, 2011

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Vigo County Hit Hardest By Power Outages

Power outages are being reported across the area, but the area hardest hit is Vigo County.

February 1, 2011

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IU Canceling Classes Until 1 PM Wednesday

IU Bloomington has canceled classes until 1 pm Wednesday.

February 1, 2011

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If State Smoking Ban Fails, City Bans Could Be Reevaluated

Mayors of some Indiana cities with partial smoking bans say they’re watching the statewide debate on the topic.

February 1, 2011

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Weather Cancels Statehouse, State Agency Operations

Governor Mitch Daniels has joined leaders of the Indiana House and Senate in closing down state operations.

February 2, 2011

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Closures and Power Outages Continue Today in Bloomington

Monroe County is facing several thousand power outages and a number of closures as the winter storm warning remains in effect.

February 2, 2011

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Travel Advisories Remain in Effect

Much of Indiana remains under a travel advisory today because of either snow, ice, or downed trees.

February 2, 2011

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Share Your Winter Photos!

Share your winter weather photos with us and we'll include them in our gallery at indianapublicmedia.org.

February 2, 2011

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About 50,000 Without Power Statewide

Duke Energy and REMC crews are out across the state working to restore power to customers.

February 2, 2011

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Police Suggest Traveling with Winter Kit

Local officials are urging people to stay indoors and postpone traveling plans due to the continued winter weather bearing down on the state.

February 2, 2011

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Municipal Salt Reserves Taxed, But Ready For One More Storm

Most municipal salt reserves aren’t taxed yet, but more severe weather could prove problematic.

February 2, 2011

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Red Cross Opens Emergency Shelters in Greene, Monroe Co

Due to extensive power outages across south-central Indiana, the Red Cross has opened several emergency relief shelters.

February 2, 2011

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Flights Slowly Return to Indy Airport

Business is slowly going back to normal at the Indianapolis Airport as the ice storms make their way east of the Hoosier state.

February 2, 2011

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More Oversight of Manure Storage Moving Through Statehouse

A bill requiring state oversight of satellite manure storage facilities is gaining support in the Indiana General Assembly.

February 2, 2011

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Lights Out Until Friday for Some Duke Energy Customers

Pam Chapman of Duke Energy says crews have been working around the clock to fix power lines and restore electricity to the Bloomington area.

February 3, 2011

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Montford Point Marines Saluted During Black History Program

A living legacy was saluted at Bloomington’s Black History Month Kick-off celebration.

February 3, 2011

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Shelters to Remain Open Until Power is Restored

Many area shelters plan to stay open until power is restored to all the residents in their area.

February 3, 2011

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New Deadly Infection Spreading Through Indiana

A life-threatening bacterial infection is making its way through Indiana hospitals.

February 3, 2011

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Many in Bloomington, Terre Haute Still Without Power

Thousands still in the dark following the latest round of nasty weather. Duke crews are working around the clock.

February 3, 2011

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Rural Roads Still Icy in Places

Now that primary roads are treated, crews are shifting their focus to gravel roads.

February 3, 2011

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After Ten Amendments Defeated, Vote Center Bill Moves On

It appears the first bill to reach the Governor’s desk this legislative session may be one requiring that vote centers be used in all Indiana counties.

February 4, 2011

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MCCSC Meets With Sen. Simpson to Discuss School Funding

Bloomington State Senator Vi Simpson takes questions from MCCSC board members Martha Street and Kelly Smith about budget projections.

February 4, 2011

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John Hamilton Outlines Economic Development Plan

Bloomington Mayoral candidate John Hamilton says his plans for economic development include creating more sustainable jobs and green jobs.

February 4, 2011

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Flimmaker Spike Lee Plans Bloomington Lecture

Filmmaker Spike Lee plans to visit Bloomington later this month to deliver a lecture.

February 4, 2011

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First Candidate Officially Enters Governor’s Race

Jim Wallace is the first candidate to officially announce his intentions to run for Indiana Governor.

February 4, 2011

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Sunday Festivities Feature Football, Friends and Fatty Foods

With the Super Bowl quickly approaching many people are getting ready for their annual game-day festivities.

February 4, 2011

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New Council Finds Business Leaders Optimistic About 2011

Inside Indiana Business has partnered with Walker, an Indianapolis based consulting and data company, to create the Indiana Business Council.

February 4, 2011

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Purdue Welcomes Wind Farm, Denies Coal-Fire Boiler

Purdue is taking a green step into more environmentally friendly energy options.

February 4, 2011

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No Waivers for Inclement Weather Cancellations

There will be no waivers given to any school districts for days they had to cancel this week due to the blizzard and ice storm.

February 4, 2011

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Senate Rejects Bill That Would Extend Summer Vacation

The senate has rejected an attempt to force schools to extend summer vacation from June 10th through Labor Day.

February 4, 2011

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Energy Co. Funding Project to Ready Site for Redevelopment

The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation has been awarded $20,000 from Duke Energy

February 4, 2011

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More Hoosiers Reporting Child Abuse

More than 24,000 cases of child abuse were reported in the state of Indiana in 2009

February 4, 2011

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MCCSC Officials Voice Opinions Concerning Superintendency

WFIU sat down with MCCSC educators, administrators, and school board members to discuss the future of the district’s leadership.

February 5, 2011

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Inclement Weather Means Overtime for USPS Workers

This week’s inclement weather may not have stopped the post office from delivering mail, but it certainly slowed the process down.

February 5, 2011

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Monroe Co. Library Purchases New Energy Efficient Bookmobile

The Monroe County Public library describes it as “lean, green and high-tech.” WTIU’s Noel Brennan shows us the library’s new energy-efficient bookmobile.

February 7, 2011

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Mourdock Plans to Challenge Lugar for Senate

For the first time since he was elected to the Senate, Richard Lugar will face an opponent in the primaries.

February 7, 2011

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I-Step Testing Could Be Entirely Web-based by 2014

The Indiana Department of Education hopes to make I-Step testing all online by 2014.

February 7, 2011

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IU Doctoral Students Uncover Glitch in Facebook’s Security

A team of Indiana University doctoral students is responsible for finding a glitch in Facebook's security protocol.

February 7, 2011

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Indiana Microbreweries Score Big on Super Bowl Sunday

According to several Indiana brewers, Super Bowl Sunday was a big win for Bloomington beer sales.

February 8, 2011

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Airport Parking Lot Closed After Partial Roof Collapse

The weight of snow and ice caused part of a roof canopy to collapse over the weekend at the Indianapolis Airport.

February 8, 2011

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Economist Predicts More Job Creation in Coming Months

The US unemployment rate fell almost half a percentage point in January.

February 8, 2011

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Young Hoosiers Ask Legislature to Protect Financial Aid

Students will gather at the statehouse today, calling on legislators to protect funding for financial aid.

February 8, 2011

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Indianapolis Super Bowl Committee Learns From Dallas

Members of the Indianapolis Super Bowl Committee say they learned from Dallas' successes and failures during this year's Super Bowl.

February 8, 2011

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Residents, Activists, Plead with State Budget Committee

The House Ways and Means Committee heard two hours of testimony from the public Monday about programs slated for cuts.

February 8, 2011

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Flu Status Increases To “Widespread”

The CDC raised Indiana's flu status on Monday from regional to widespread.

February 8, 2011

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First Case of White Nose Syndrome Discovered in Indiana

The first case of White Nose Syndrome in Indiana was discovered in Endless Cave in Washington County.

February 8, 2011

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Shalom Center Offering Adult Ed. Classes

Shalom Community Center, began holding free, on-site GED preparation classes starting January 25.

February 8, 2011

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Group Presents Counter Budget to MCCSC

Members of the Ad Hoc “Respect the Referendum” Committee say their plan is more in line with the original intent of the November ballot issue.

February 8, 2011

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Indiana to Get Census Information this Week

U.S. Census data for Indiana is expected to be released Thursday.

February 8, 2011

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House Committee Approves Amendment to Ban Gay Marriage

The committee voted 8-4 along party lines Monday to approve a resolution defining marriage as solely between one man and one woman.

February 8, 2011

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Senate Begins Discussions on Sentencing Reform Bill

The Indiana Senate’s Corrections Committee has begun discussion on a bill which addresses criminal sentencing reform.

February 8, 2011

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Not All City Council Members Seeking Re-Election

Some are seeking another term while others are deciding to take time off for various reasons.

February 8, 2011

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Jackson Creek Trail Named One of State’s Best

Bloomington residents don’t have to go very far to enjoy one of the state’s best trails.

February 8, 2011

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New Information Commons Opens on IU Campus

At a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today, Indiana University officials opened a new information commons giving students a new place to work and study.

February 8, 2011

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Survey Reveals Growing Pessimism about Public Schools

A new survey reveals Hoosiers are growing more pessimistic about public schools.

February 9, 2011

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Third Republican Considers Gubernatorial Run

A former state attorney general is considering a run for the governor's seat.

February 9, 2011

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House Approves Charter School Bill

The House voted Tuesday to approve a bill designed to reform the state's charter school system.

February 9, 2011

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Bill on Illegal Immigration Issues Heads to Senate

The Hispanic community is raising concerns about a bill, requiring among other things, all government documents to be printed in English.

February 9, 2011

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Bill Would Put Dissolvable Tobacco Behind the Register

The Indiana House Public Policy committee is advancing a bill to keep dissolvable tobacco behind the register.

February 9, 2011

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: James Carville, Mary Matalin

Political strategists James Carville and wife Mary Matalin will headline the eighth annual O’Bannon Institute for Community Service fundraising dinner.

February 9, 2011

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Neher Running for Bloomington City Council

A new candidate has entered the democratic primary for Bloomington’s city council.

February 9, 2011

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MCPL to Teach Young Adults about Money

The Monroe County Public Library is beginning a financial education project that targets 15 to 29 year olds.

February 9, 2011

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Educators/Parents Rally at Statehouse

More than a thousand Indiana teachers and parents attended a rally yesterday at the Statehouse.

February 9, 2011

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Gryphon Adding 60 Jobs in Bloomington

Sixty new jobs are coming to Bloomington by 2013.

February 10, 2011

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Overflow Crowd Attends Land Use Hearing

The number of attendees at a Monroe County land use hearing exceeded that allowed by the building's fire code.

February 10, 2011

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John Hamilton Reveals Community-Based Public Safety Plan

Bloomington Mayoral candidate John Hamilton says his plan to make Bloomington safer includes help from the community and data analysis.

February 10, 2011

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Senate Committee Advances Illegal Immigration Bill

The Pensions and Labor Committee voted eight-to-one Wednesday in favor of a bill that will crack down on illegal immigration.

February 10, 2011

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Neher Announces Bloomington City Council Candidacy

Indiana University senior lecturer announced that he plans to run for Bloomington's Fifth District City Council seat.

February 11, 2011

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Bill Requires Premarital Class or Higher Marriage Fees

A State Representative says her bill requiring couples to get premarital counseling or face higher marriage license fees would lower the state's divorce rate.

February 11, 2011

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Verizon Stores Now Carrying iPhone

Verizon stores across the country opened their doors early yesterday morning to allow customers first access to Apple products.

February 11, 2011

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Hoosiers Wish for Spring

Temperatures this week in Central Indiana have struggled to get out of the single digits.

February 11, 2011

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Senate Considers Taking Back State Control of Toxicology Lab

Wyss calls moving the lab to state control perhaps the most important issue the general assembly will deal with this year.

February 11, 2011

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New Speaker Means New Demeanor in Indiana House

The first few weeks of the 2011 legislative session have seen both charged language and an unexpected amount of laughs on the floor of the Indiana House.

February 11, 2011

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2010 Census Information Released for Indiana

Indiana's 2010 Census data shows a bigger, more diverse state.

February 11, 2011

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Legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway Announcer Dies

Legendary Indianapolis 500 announcer Tom Carnegie died today (FRIDAY) at the age of 91

February 11, 2011

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Fairview Expands Student Enrollment

A local school is preparing to grow one of its signature programs, even as state education spending is flatlined.

February 11, 2011

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Latino Students Oppose Indiana Senate Immigration Bill

Latino students oppose Indiana Senate immigration bill, fearing racial discrimination towards multicultural community.

February 11, 2011

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With Indiana Census Data Out, Redrawing Districts Begins

In 2011, redrawing districts could be different from how it was done in 2000.

February 12, 2011

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Sage Steele 2011 Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award

Sage Steele prepares to receive an distinguished award tomorrow at Bloomington's annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Dinner. 

February 12, 2011

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211 Day Raises Awareness About The Information Helpline

Aid agencies in Monroe and Owen County hope that their relatively new, 2-1-1 phone call can become an industry standard.

February 12, 2011

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Winter Weather Taking Toll on City Streets

The city has filled 800 of them already this winter and expects hundreds more.

February 14, 2011

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Lawsuit Against I-69 Project Cites Environmental Concerns

The suit claims the I-69 project has violated the Federal Clean Water Act.

February 14, 2011

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Department of Revenue Anticipates Notable Changes

Americans get three extra days to do their taxes this year.

February 14, 2011

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Valentine’s Day Is The Busiest Day Of The Year For Florists

Area florists are expecting a busier valentines day than in previous years.

February 14, 2011

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IU Professor Studies Link Between Foreclosure And School

IU assistant professor Ashlyn Nelson is working with researchers from various universities to see whether there's a connection between education and foreclosure

February 14, 2011

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Educators Concerned About School Board Bill

Local educators are concerned about a bill being considered by the Indiana State Senate requiring local school board nominees to declare a party affiliation.

February 14, 2011

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Bill To Cut Funding For Children Of Disabled Veterans

A bill being considered at the statehouse would cut funding for some grants including the Children of Disabled Veterans.

February 14, 2011

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Underage Tobacco Sales Decline

Results of a new report show sales of tobacco to minors are down to an all-time low.

February 14, 2011

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Bat Research Community Mystified Over White Nose Syndrome

White Nose Syndrome is not only devastating news for researchers, but also for Indiana residents.

February 15, 2011

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Service Today for Tom Carnegie

A public service will be held today in Indianapolis for announcer Tom Carnegie.

February 15, 2011

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Indiana Senate Working to Curb Meth Production

A Senate committee this morning heard arguments from both sides about the electronic tracking system.

February 15, 2011

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Dalai Lama’s Nephew Killed During ‘Walk for Tibet’

The Dalai Lama's nephew was killed yesterday during a walk to raise awareness about the Tibetan struggle for independence from China.

February 15, 2011

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Bill Would Give Businesses More Time to File Property Taxes

A bill would give businesses more time to file amended property taxes, but at a penalty.

February 15, 2011

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House Votes to Advance Gay Marriage Ban Amendment

In a Joint Resolution, the House voted 70-26 in favor of defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

February 15, 2011

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Purdue Hosting Program for Local Farmers/Growers

The Purdue University Extension is hosting a program tomorrow night for farmers and small acreage landowners.

February 15, 2011

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Norbu Saw His Walks as Continuing His Father’s Work

Jigme Norbu, the Dalai Lama’s nephew, and Tibetan activist, died last night during the “Walk for Tibet” in Florida.

February 15, 2011

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House Committee Looks at Saving Schools Money on Insurance

The House Ways and Means Committee has begun consideration of a measure which aims to save school corporations money on health insurance.

February 16, 2011

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Planned Parenthood Responds To Possible Funding Cuts

Planned Parenthood denies claims that it uses federal funds to perform abortions.

February 16, 2011

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Display to Inform Students about Benton Murals

A new installation outside a classroom at Woodburn Hall will include information about each panel of the Benton Murals.

February 16, 2011

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Decatur Township Student May Sue District

A student may sue the Indianapolis area school district, alleging officials failed to protect her from repeated racial harassment and threats of violence.

February 16, 2011

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Study Links Young Binge Drinking to Dependency Later in Life

A new study shows that adolescent drinking problems may predict a person’s dependence on alcohol in early adulthood.

February 16, 2011

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Mourners Attend Ceremony to Honor the Life of Jigme Norbu

Bloomington and the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center mourn the loss of Jigme Norbu, nephew of the Dalai Lama, Tuesday evening.

February 16, 2011

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Controversial School Vouchers Bill Passes Committee

The controversial school vouchers bill proposal passed committee by an eight to ten vote Wednesday.

February 17, 2011

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49 Day Prayer Service Planned for Norbu

The Tibetan Cultural Center has planned a 49 day prayer service in remembrance of Jigme Norbu.

February 17, 2011

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Hamilton, Kruzan Disagree on Meaning of FBI Crime Stats

Bloomington’s police chief and mayor say crime statistics used by mayoral candidate John Hamilton have been misinterpreted.

February 17, 2011

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Healthcare Group Says Reform Act Will Benefit Hoosiers

A report released by the consumer healthcare group, Families USA, shows hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers could benefit from the Healthcare Reform Act.

February 17, 2011

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Red Cross Banking on Diverse Blood Supply

Recognizing efforts of the past continues to give the gift of life to millions of diverse groups today.

February 17, 2011

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Planned Parenthood At Risk of Losing State Funding

State funds given to Planned Parenthood could be eliminated under a bill making its way through the statehouse.

February 17, 2011

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Teachers and Daniels Locked in Disagreement On Ed. Reform

Teachers report that as they work to make their concerns heard, the governor’s efforts to quiet them are becoming more and more aggressive.

February 17, 2011

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House Advances New Tobacco Law

Representative Ron Bacon says the bill protects kids from buying dissolvable products containing such large doses of nicotine.

February 17, 2011

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Indiana, Kentucky Govs. Talk with Bridge Builders

Kentucky and Indiana officials addressed hundreds of potential contractors and others Wednesday, on getting the two Ohio River bridges built.

February 17, 2011

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Bill Would Eliminate Req. for Schools Admins. to be Licenced

A bill moving through the statehouse would eliminate the requirement that school administrators be licensed.

February 18, 2011

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IU Trustees Approve Room And Board Rate Increases

The Indiana University- Bloomington campus will raise room and board rates by an average of 6.3 percent in the 2011-2012 school year.

February 18, 2011

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Bill Would Allow Home-School Students to Play on Local Team

A bill that would allow Indiana home-school students to play on their local high school teams is headed to the senate.

February 18, 2011

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Bill Eliminates License Requirement to Carry a Handgun

A bill passed by the Senate Thursday would allow people to carry handguns on their own property or on someone else's property without a license.

February 18, 2011

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Welch’s Vote Against Gay Marriage Draws Criticism

Members of Bloomington's GLBT community are calling Rep. Peggy Welch after she voted for a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.

February 21, 2011

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New Bartholomew County Senior Center Opens Today

Later today, 15 years of talks will be realized when the Bartholomew County Senior Center Services in Columbus opens its new facility, the Mill Race Center.

February 21, 2011

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Indiana One Of Worst States For CO2 Pollution

Indiana has been identified as one of the ten worst states for carbon dioxide pollution.

February 21, 2011

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Bloomington Arts/Ivy Tech Study Ways Art Impacts Economy

The City of Bloomington and Ivy Tech have collaborated to join a study analyzing the way that non-profit arts organizations impact local economies.

February 21, 2011

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Indiana Delegation Heading to India

Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob will lead the state‘s first trade mission to India to establish partnerships.

February 21, 2011

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Monroe County YMCA Receives Major Grant for New Location

The Monroe County YMCA will soon be opening a new location, courtesy of a major grant.

February 21, 2011

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Actor and Author Hill Harper Speaks on Improving Literacy

As part of a Black History Month series, actor and author Hill Harper lectured to several students and community members about the importance of literacy.

February 21, 2011

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Project Will Keep Terre Haute Airport from Caving In

A 6-million dollar project to keep the Terre Haute International Airport from collapsing is underway.

February 21, 2011

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CWA Local 4730 Protests “Right to Work Bill” on IU Campus

Indiana University CWA Local 4730 President Bryce Smedley, believes the people of Indiana need to safeguard their futures as well as their rights.

February 21, 2011

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House Labor Committee Passes “Right to Work Bill” to House

Amidst pro-labor rallies in the statehouse, the House Labor committee passed a Right to Work bill to the full House Monday.

February 22, 2011

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Bill Would Change Requirements For Charter School Teachers

The Senate moved forward on a bill Monday that would change licensing requirements for teachers in charter schools.

February 22, 2011

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Indiana Senate Moves Forward Illegal Immigration Bill

Indiana law enforcement officials may soon be able to stop people purely on suspicion of being illegal aliens.

February 22, 2011

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House Democrats Don’t Appear For Roll Calls, Chamber Stalls

The Indiana House must delay business again as Democrats failed to appear for Tuesday’s roll call.

February 22, 2011

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MCCSC Voting Tonight on Ref. Money

The Monroe County Community School Board could vote this evening on how to spend money raised by the corporation’s successful funding referendum.

February 22, 2011

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Monroe County’s Land Use Plan Could Restrict Development

Opponents of Monroe County’s Comprehensive Land use plan warn the proposal could restrict development in more than half the county.

February 22, 2011

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State Troopers Won’t Be Used To Round Up Missing Democrats

Governor Daniels will not task state troopers with reconvening the Indiana House

February 22, 2011

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Kunga Norbu Speaks About Continuing Brother’s Legacy

The nephew of the Dalai Lama, Kunga Norbu, spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since his brother’s Jigme’s death last week.

February 23, 2011

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MCCSC School Board Passes Referendum Budget

The new measure partially restores many programs cut during the 2010 fiscal year.

February 23, 2011

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Bloomington Joins Statewide Effort Against Drunk Driving

The Bloomington District of the Indiana State Police is joining forces with over 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies in a crackdown on drunk driving.

February 23, 2011

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Democrats Still Missing, House Republicans Won’t Negotiate

House Democrats flee to Illinois to avoid voting on several controversial bills.

February 23, 2011

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Legislation Would Weaken Teacher Unions Bargaining Ability

The Senate Tuesday passed a bill Terre Haute Senator Tim Skinner said will significantly hurt the teaching profession.

February 23, 2011

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Motorists May Experience Sticker Shock at the Pump

Regular gas is more than three-thirty a gallon in some spots across Indiana. Analysts say the unrest in the Middle East is fueling the spikes.

February 23, 2011

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Estonian Ambassador Visits IU to Celebrate Independence Day

Reinart said he chose to visit IU because it is one of just two American universities that offers Estonian studies.

February 23, 2011

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Democrats Undecided on Statehouse Return

House Minority Leader Pat Bauer broke his silence Wednesday afternoon, talking about the Democrats’ walkout and what would bring them back.

February 23, 2011

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Fans in Frenzy for the IU Purdue Basketball Game

With 3 hours to go before the Purdue game the scene outside Assembly Hall looks more like a tailgate.

February 24, 2011

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Monroe County Officials to Create a Voter Registration Board

The county’s population has surpassed the 125,000 mark, meaning the county must begin talks about creating a voter registration board.

February 24, 2011

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Monroe County Is on the Way to Using Vote Centers

Members of the public now have 30 days to voice an opinions on county vote centers.

February 24, 2011

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House Rules Committee Could Extend Deadline to Pass Bills

The House Rules Committee could extend the deadline to pass bills originating in the House.

February 24, 2011

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Northern Indiana Preparing for 6 Inches of Snow Tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Carroll, Warren, Tippecanoe and Howard counties for heavy snow.

February 24, 2011

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Indiana Deputy Attorney General Fired Over Twitter Post

Mother Jones magazine exposed several postings from Cox's personal twitter and blog accounts encouraging violence to Wisconsin protesters.

February 24, 2011

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Speaker Bosma Adjourns House Until Monday

The House will not have a floor session again until at least Monday after House Democrats said they wouldn’t return Thursday or Friday.

February 24, 2011

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State Treasurer Mourdock Will Run Against Lugar in 2012

Mourdock admits his five-term incumbent opponent will have more money for the campaign, but said money is not as important as constituent motivation.

February 24, 2011

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New MCPL Grant Will Help Promote Financial Literacy

The "Smart Investing at your Library" grant focuses on people ages 15-29 by teaching on several areas such as budgeting, investing and managing credit and debt.

February 24, 2011

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Habitat for Humanity Questioning Monroe County Land Use Plan

Some restrictions of the plan, like disallowing building on land with a 15 percent grade, could significantly reduce available land, resulting in higher prices.

February 25, 2011

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Planned Parenthood Could Lose All Federal Funding

Planned Parenthood may lose all it's federal funding if House Bill 1205 passes, forcing many Hoosiers to seek reproductive health care elsewhere.

February 25, 2011

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DNR Hopes to Increase Size of Fish to be Kept if Caught

DNR South Regions Fisheries Supervisor Brian Schoenung said the proposal follows research collected in recent years.

February 25, 2011

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Bill Would Penalize Releasing Exotic Animals into the Wild

State animal experts say they’re in favor of a bill which would make it a class C misdemeanor to release an exotic animal into the wild without a permit.

February 25, 2011

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Senator Simpson Discusses Jobs, Education Bills

Vi Simpson spent time this week meeting with union representatives and educators to discuss controversial right-to-work and education reform legislation.

February 25, 2011

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CountryMark Energy Confirms Significant Indiana Oil Find

The oil exploration is located on land near the Terre Haute International Airport and is part of The Illinois Basin.

February 28, 2011

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Fort Wayne Schools Suspend Seniority Rules To Save Jobs

A Northeast Indiana school board plans to consider a resolution Monday supporting the district’s teachers.

February 28, 2011

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Indiana Energy Companies Complete Merger

Northern Indiana Public Service Company completes its merger with Kokomo Gas & Fuel.

February 28, 2011

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Tornado Confirmed in Gibson County

Severe weather has ended but flooding and clean-up from last night’s storm is underway.

February 28, 2011

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House Remains Without Quorum

With no movement from either side in the Indiana House, Democrats remain in Illinois and the House remains without a quorum.

February 28, 2011

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Danny Glover Makes Appearance at Statehouse Monday

The pro-labor rallies at the Indiana Statehouse gained a celebrity boost Monday as actor Danny Glover joined the protests.

February 28, 2011

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Kokomo Firefighters Union Files Grievance Over Pay Raise

The firefighters union in Kokomo is filing a grievance against the city, stating that they were not given a 1.5% pay raise which they say was promised to them.

March 1, 2011

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Bill Banning Texting While Driving Passes Senate Committee

Though the bill passed the committee, several members raised concerns about the legislation.

March 1, 2011

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Survey Team Confirms 2 More Tornadoes During Monday’s Storm

An EF-1 tornado touched down about 5 and a half miles southwest of Jasper damaging several large metal buildings, a barn and a radio tower.

March 1, 2011

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Still No House Dems at the Statehouse

Pat Bauer said he sees progress towards negotiations, but that the progress is limited to communication through the media.

March 1, 2011

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Kokomo Hosts Public Hearing on Coal Gasification Plant

When proposed in 2006, Duke estimated the cost at over $1.9 billion. However, that cost has since been revised to nearly $3 billion.

March 1, 2011

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Community Kitchen of Monroe County Expanding Operations

Community Kitchen of Monroe County hopes to begin renovating their new facility by March.

March 2, 2011

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Monroe Co. Election Board Consider Precinct Consolidation

The option would reduce the total number of precincts open on Election Day.

March 2, 2011

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New Bill Suspends Unemployment Benefits for Failed Drug Test

Anyone failing or refusing a drug test would no longer be eligible to receive unemployment benefits until they find a job and work for eight weeks.

March 2, 2011

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House Minority Leader Says Democrats Closer to Returning

Bauer cited two labor bills in particular that Democrats need assurances about, whether by changing the legislation or dropping it entirely.

March 2, 2011

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Hostettler Touting Constitutional Interpretation Class

Former six-term, 8th District representative, John Hostettler came to Bloomington Monday to drum up business for his “Constitution Institute”.

March 2, 2011

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Vigo County Keeping Un-Vaccinated Kids Out of School

Students in Vigo County School Corporation who have not met new vaccination requirements by March 21 will kept out of school.

March 3, 2011

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Kruzan Announces New Initiatives in State of the City

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan credits an increasingly diversified economy for Bloomington’s economic success and resiliency over the past year.

March 3, 2011

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Health Fair Gives Students a Chance to Find Their Niche

Over 100 schools from across the Midwest set up tables in Alumni Hall Wednesday for Indiana University’s annual Health Programs Fair.

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