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Annexation is back on the agenda for Bloomington after it won a legal battle with the state. The plan would bring more than 9,000 acres and 14,000 people into the city. But the proposal is a hard sell for some non-city residents.

Downtown Bloomington has seen a boom in apartment building over the past decade. The demand for student housing continues but is there a tipping point?

And, parents of Indiana University students gathered at the Sample Gates to protest the university’s vaccination policy.

Those stories and the latest news headlines from across the state, right now on Indiana Newsdesk.

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June 11, 2021

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Bloomington Annexation, Student Housing Boom | Indiana Newsdesk

Annexation is back on the agenda for Bloomington, but the proposal is a hard sell for some non-city residents. The demand for student housing continues, but is there a tipping point. And parents protest IU’s vaccination policy.

June 10, 2021

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Hundreds Protesting IU’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

More than a hundred protestors gathered in front of the Sample Gates Thursday to protest Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine policy.

June 10, 2021

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Bloomington Counselor Offers EMDR Therapy Following Military Trainings

Tom Phelps, a licensed mental health counselor, said he wanted to help people, especially veterans with PTSD, process the sounds of war.  

June 10, 2021

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Jimmie Johnson and Phyllis Jenshak have been neighbors for about 17 years.

Bloomington's Annexation Proposal A Hard Sell For Some Non-City Residents

Bloomington’s mayor wants to catch up on the size of the city by annexing property in Monroe County’s jurisdiction into the city. The city’s last annexation took place in 2004.

June 8, 2021

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Hamilton To Ask Council For "Multi-Million" Chunk Of Rescue Plan For Housing

The City of Bloomington is preparing to roll out its long-term strategy for addressing housing insecurity and homelessness within the next few weeks.

June 7, 2021

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Artists Create Paint-By-Numbers Mural On Walls Of Bloomington Glass Center

Volunteer artists braved the heat and cicadas Saturday afternoon outside Bloomington’s Creative Glass Center making a 27-foot “paint by numbers” mural to hang on the center’s walls near the northern entrance of Switchyard Park.

June 7, 2021

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Brood X Cicada Population On Par With 2004 Emergence

He said the total population of cicadas is currently peaking with the latest emergence at the end of last week. He anticipates a handful of late arrivals but says majority of the population will taper off by the end of June.

June 4, 2021

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Scott Co. Ends Needle Exchange, Dredging Lake Lemon | Indiana Newsdesk

Scott County ends a needle exchange program. Indiana University is still requiring vaccinations for all student, staff, and faculty, but they won’t have to submit proof. And plans are approved to dredge Lake Lemon.

June 4, 2021

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City of Bloomington Begins Construction On Two-Way Protected Bike Lane

Once finished, the path will be almost three-quarters of a mile long and the first two-way protected bike lane in the city.

June 4, 2021

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Lake Lemon Dredging Project To Begin in 2022

Conservation managers say the health of the lake is at risk unless a massive dredging project is completed. 

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May 28, 2021

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Airport Volume Increasing, Indy 500 Diversifying | Indiana Newsdesk

How airports and airlines are handling the increase in travelers after the loosening of COVID restrictions. Roger Penske’s initiative to diversify IndyCar racing. And truckers are asking the state to increase the number of parking spots at rest stops.

May 28, 2021

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Majority-Women Team To Make History At This Year's Indianapolis 500, Part Of Broader Effort

Simona De Silvestro drives for Paretta Autosport and will be the only woman driver in the field of 33 cars. But that’s not the only unique aspect of Paretta. The team is made up of mostly women, about 70%.

May 28, 2021

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As Indianapolis International Airport Emerges From COVID-19, The Travelers Are Different

Leisure travelers are returning quickly, but that can’t be said for more lucrative business travelers.

May 28, 2021

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EPA Moves To De-List Bloomington Superfund Sites

The EPA took steps this month to remove Neal’s landfill, Lemon Lane landfill and Bennet Stone Quarry superfund sites from its EPA’s National Priorities List.

May 28, 2021

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Truckers Urge Indiana & Other States To Upgrade Rest Areas

While rest areas give drivers a chance to stretch their legs or use the bathroom during a long trip, they are essential for long haul truckers.

May 28, 2021

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Opposition From Republican Officials Grows Against IU COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

The vast majority of the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus sent a letter to IU Thursday, expressing “grave concerns” over what they call its “heavy-handed mandate.”

May 27, 2021

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Bloomington's Switchyard Dog Park A Place To Let Your Pups Run Free

But there are places in the city where you can let your dog run free. The newest is a nearly seven-acre dog park at Switchyard Park.

May 21, 2021

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History Through Headlines: The Inaugural Little 500

The Little 500 returns this weekend after the coronavirus pandemic forced its cancelation for the first time in race history.

May 21, 2021

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Syringe Exchange Debate, Refugee Resettlements | Indiana Newsdesk

Advocates are boosting efforts to promote Scott County’s syringe service program. Indiana resettlement groups are eager to resume their work helping refugees. And hundreds of Native American remains were returned to southern Indiana.

May 21, 2021

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Columbus Looking To Become Indiana's First 'Bee City'

Columbus hopes to join more than 200 other cities already designated as bee cities, but it would become the first in Indiana.

May 21, 2021

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Refugee Organizations Face Uphill Climb In Returning To Pre-Trump Levels

President Joe Biden recently raised the cap on the number of refugees the U.S. accepts to 62,500, a reversal of Trump-era policy of lowering the level for years.

May 20, 2021

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Indiana University Repatriates 700+ Native American Remains To Angel Mounds

Glenn Black discovered the remains during digs at the southern Indiana site between 1939 and 1964, but modern techniques have changed the way the mounds are studied.

May 19, 2021

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Healthcare, Recovery Workers Host Town Hall On Scott County Syringe Service Program

With the future of Scott County’s syringe service program (SSP) in jeopardy, advocates are upping efforts to promote it.

May 17, 2021

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Brood X Has Arrived In Indiana. What Now?

Researchers predict Bloomington will be one of the places hardest-hit by the periodical cicadas, with millions expected to emerge over the next couple of days to begin molting and mating.

May 14, 2021

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Construction Surge, Koryta Makes Mark In Hollywood | Indiana Newsdesk

The state’s latest push to encourage people to get vaccinated. Local officials acted swiftly to reinstate mask orders after a new state law. Bloomington native and best-selling author Michael Koryta talks about his new film starring Angelina Jolie.

May 14, 2021

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Pedestrian Advocates Say 'No Turn On Red' Ordinance A Step In The Right Direction

The report from the city Traffic Commission pitches the signs as a way to advance Bloomington’s Comprehensive and Transportation plans: it’ll improve pedestrian access and prioritizes safety and accessibility over capacity.

May 14, 2021

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City Council Adopts Duplex Zoning Ordinance, New UDO Zoning Map

Bloomington city council rejected an amendment, passed the duplex zoning ordinance, and adopted the new zoning map Thursday night.

May 14, 2021

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Bestselling Author Michael Koryta Making His Mark On Hollywood

Bloomington native Michael Koryta's thriller novel "Those Who Wish Me Dead" starring Angelina Jolie premieres Friday in theaters nationwide and HBO Max.

May 11, 2021

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It's Not The First Time Indiana's Governor And Legislature Have Been At Odds Like This

According to University of Indianapolis history professor A. James Fuller, what we’re seeing now pales in comparison to what happened during the Civil War, when Oliver Morton was governor.

May 7, 2021

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Restaurants Searching For Workers, Cicada Emergence | Indiana Newsdesk

Restaurants that survived the last 14 months, are now struggling to find workers. Get ready – here come the cicadas, we’ll answer your questions. And how new public restrooms means festivals are back in Spencer.

May 7, 2021

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Restaurants Are Struggling To Find Workers, But Is There Really A Shortage?

The recovery for owners might be more harder than originally thought.

May 7, 2021

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Bloomington's Charlie Bird To Be Immortalized In Upcoming Children's Book

The book is called “Charlie Bird Loves Bloomington,” and it features Charlie and Porowski doing their favorite activities around town — whether it’s biking the B-line trail or dancing at the famers market.

May 7, 2021

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Housing Industry Booms Through Pandemic

Many industries came to a standstill during the pandemic, but the home construction business has thrived.

May 7, 2021

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No, Cicadas Won't Eat Your Flowers: Here's What To Expect Before Brood X Arrives

Brood X (pronounced "Brood Ten"), is the group of periodical cicadas that emerges from the dirt once every 17 years to shed their crunchy exoskeletons, sing, mate and usher their babies back into the dirt before the cycle starts anew.

May 6, 2021

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Glenn Close Costume Collection Now On Display At Eskenazi Art Museum

Actors don’t normally keep their costumes. So Close says it’s now automatically in her contract that she keeps her costumes.

May 6, 2021

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How Many Downtown Apartments Are Too Many? That's An Ongoing Question

On the corner of 11th Street and College Avenue in Bloomington, construction workers race to complete another downtown apartment complex.

May 6, 2021

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Credited With Slowing The HIV Outbreak, Scott County's Needle Exchange Now In Jeopardy

In 2015, Scott County was the epicenter of a severe HIV outbreak spurred by intravenous drug use. A syringe service program helped slow the epidemic, but county commissioners feel it might be time to end them.

May 3, 2021

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Owen County Unveils New Public Restrooms In Downtown Spencer

Residents and local officials gathered in Spencer Monday to celebrate the grand opening of the town’s new public restroom facility – complete with a “ribbon cutting” of a roll of toilet paper.

April 30, 2021

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Vaccine Availability Increasing, Annexation, Emerald Ash Borer | Indiana Newsdesk

State health officials are redoubling their efforts to make it easier to get COVID-19 shots. Bloomington is resuming its annexation process. And we talk to experts about how to handle the invasive emerald ash borer.

April 30, 2021

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Little 500 Back On This Year, But At Later Date With Fewer Teams

Instead of the traditional April race dates, the men’s and women’s races will be on a Wednesday, May 26. And because the race will come well after the end of IU’s spring semester, and graduation - some teams had to drop out.

April 30, 2021

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Governor Signs Controversial Wetlands Bill Into Law

Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a controversial bill into law that takes away state protections for many of Indiana’s wetlands.

April 30, 2021

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"We've Hit A Wall": Vaccine Hesitancy Worries Health Officials, Especially In Rural Areas

The Indiana Department of Health called a news conference Wednesday to provide updates on the vaccine rollout and discuss trends. It began with a literal plea from the health commissioner for Hoosiers to get vaccinated.

April 29, 2021

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Emerald Ash Borer Populations Continue Posing Safety Hazard In Indiana

The Emerald Ash Borer has expanded to more than 30 states since first appearing in Michigan in 2002, but Indiana’s worst days are in the past.

April 23, 2021

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State Budget Priorities, UDO, Pandemic Hotel Bookings | Indiana Newsdesk

A look at the state’s spending priorities. Graduation ceremonies are just a couple weeks away, why it’s important to read the fine print before booking a hotel. And one of the greatest threats to native plant species.

April 23, 2021

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Booking A Hotel For IU's Commencement? Take Caution, Experts Say

IU Bloomington is hosting its undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 8.

April 23, 2021

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This Flowering Tree Is Everywhere In Indiana — And It's Crowding Out Native Species

Midwestern springtime is heralded by the return of birdsong and sunshine, but warmer temperatures also mark new growth cycles for invasive – and sometimes stinky – plant species.

April 23, 2021

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Republicans Call 2021 Legislative Session 'Transformational;' Democrats Praise Progress

The session ended on a note of bipartisanship, with almost every Democrat joining Republicans to vote for the new state budget.

April 22, 2021

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How Could Changes To The UDO Impact Bloomington's Core Neighborhoods?

One of the most controversial measures being considered is legalizing duplexes in most of the core neighborhoods, where they are currently not allowed.

April 16, 2021

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Monroe Co. Broadband Build Could Be Model For Future Investment

A partnership between the area’s REMC and Smithville Fiber made it possible.

April 16, 2021

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Healthcare Workers Scramble Amid J&J Pause, Fight Vaccine Skepticism

The FDA’s decision Monday to pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine over fears of blood clotting was met with a flurry of activity.

April 16, 2021

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Vaccine Hesitancy, Child Tax Credit, Broadband Access | Indiana Newsdesk

Indiana paused its use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine – ahead, the potential blow to public confidence in all of the vaccines. More on a tax program aimed a reducing child poverty. And the challenge getting broadband internet to all Hoosiers.

April 16, 2021

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Local Leaders Waiting On Guidance To Spend Millions Of Rescue Plan Funding

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett says the city’s first deposit of The American Rescue Plan Act fund is supposed to arrive by May 11. The problem is, he can’t start working on what to do with it.

April 16, 2021

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Hoosiers Hopeful After IRS Announces Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Start July

The federal COVID relief package includes an expanded child tax credit for 2021 that for the first time will include direct payments to families. The IRS announced Tuesday payments will start July. Some have hailed the plan as a new direction for anti-poverty policy.

April 13, 2021

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Pharmacists Rush To Combat COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Following FDA's J&J Pause

Pharmacists are often the first, and in some cases, the only health care providers in rural Indiana communities.

April 13, 2021

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Bob Ross Exhibit In Muncie Draws Visitors Despite Pandemic

The curator hopes that visitors will walk away empowered to be fearlessly creative.

April 9, 2021

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Wetland Protections, Dillinger's Jailbreak Car, COVID Update | Indiana Newsdesk

A controversial bill that would remove protections for Indiana’s wetlands is another step closer to becoming law. Crown Point residents welcomed home a police car that infamous gangster John Dillinger used in his jailbreak. And an exhibited dedicated to Bob Ross.

April 7, 2021

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Indiana AG Todd Rokita To Begin Big Tech Censorship Probe

Legal experts agree private companies are not subject to the First Amendment, therefore can censor any voices they choose, but Rokita hopes to understand how companies craft policies and whether they break any Indiana laws.

April 7, 2021

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Black Vultures Are Causing Problems On Farms, Purdue Needs Help Researching Them

Black vultures have been harassing and sometimes killing calves, costing Indiana cattle farmers money. Purdue University researchers need farmers’ help to study the problem so they can come up with solutions.

April 7, 2021

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Indiana Lawmakers Dial Back Controversial Wetlands Bill

The bill change also alters mitigation requirements, which Republican Rep. Harold Slager, of Schererville, said is meant to help property owners cut down costs associated with wetlands upkeep.

April 6, 2021

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Plan Commission Finishes UDO Hearings, Final Recommendation Passes On To City Council

The month-long hearing process has resulted in significant additions to the local zoning law. Most notably, legalizing duplexes in many of Bloomington’s core neighborhoods despite heavy community pushback.

April 3, 2021

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Police Car Stolen By Dillinger Returned To Indiana

A police vehicle stolen by infamous gangster John Dillinger in 1934, was returned to Lake County Indiana.

April 2, 2021

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GOP Inclusivity, COVID Cases Increase, Hoosier Basketball | Indiana Newsdesk

Minorities wonder how Indiana’s GOP of all White people can represent the whole state. COVID cases rise as restrictions loosen. The Hoosier women’s historic NCAA Tournament run ends and the IU men’s team has a new coach.

April 2, 2021

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Indiana Democrats, Republicans Hoping For More Diverse Legislature After Heckling Incident

The state GOP says increasing diversity within the party is a grassroots effort, and won't happen overnight.

April 1, 2021

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Teri Moren Agrees To Contract Extension At Indiana

The university and Moren agreed to a contract extension through 2027, increasing her annual average compensation to $862,500.

April 1, 2021

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Remembering Razed Neighborhood At Second And Rogers

In the 1950s, Second and Rogers was the type of neighborhood that no longer exists - a neighborhood where nobody locked their door, and kids spent every hour of sunlight in the park. 

March 31, 2021

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Holcomb Still Dropping COVID-19 Restrictions As Virus's Spread Worsens

COVID-19 statistics have all been going in the wrong direction in recent days or weeks. And State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said the state has identified the UK, Brazil, South Africa and California variants of the virus in Indiana.

March 29, 2021

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Woodson Looking To Bridge Gap Between IU's Past And Present

Mike Woodson may be a name unfamiliar to today’s players, but it is one that resonates with long-time fans of Indiana basketball. 

March 26, 2021

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Loosening Restrictions, Long-Term Care Facilities, Restaurant Relief | Indiana Newsdesk

The governor is lifting COVID restrictions. But is it too soon? Some caregiver families say they’re struggling with strict policies that make it hard to coordinate visits. And the pandemic’s toll on restaurants.

March 26, 2021

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Indiana Women Ride Defense Into NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

It’s all about defense for the Indiana women’s basketball team.

March 26, 2021

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Despite Policy Shift, Caregivers Say Nursing Home Visitation Remains A Struggle

Throughout Indiana, long-term care visitation policies vary widely. Some are adhering to the guidance; others remain fully closed to unvaccinated outside visitors.

March 24, 2021

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Indiana Officials Defend Decision To End All COVID-19 Restrictions

Indiana officials Wednesday defended the decision to end all statewide COVID-19 restrictions, weeks or months before all Hoosiers will get a chance to get vaccinated.

March 24, 2021

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Study: Drought Puts More Hoosiers With Private Wells At Risk From Arsenic

Arsenic naturally occurs in the ground, but long-term exposure to the metal in drinking water can increase your risk for all kinds of health problems — including bladder, lung, prostate, and skin cancers.

March 22, 2021

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'Forever Foreign': AAPI Hoosiers Push For Justice Amid Virus-Related Racism, Violence

In January 2020, COVID-19 wasn’t an issue on most Americans’ minds. But IU history professor Ellen Wu said she had a feeling that something that could endanger the Asian American community – beyond just a virus – was coming.

March 22, 2021

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U.S. Forest Service Recruiting Volunteers To Dig Up Invasive Garlic Mustard

Volunteers armed with gloves and plastic bags were out Saturday pulling up the plant by its roots at Blackwell Horsecamp south of Bloomington.

March 19, 2021

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Vaccine Expansion, High School Semi-State Crowds, Delivery Apps | Indiana Newsdesk

Why Indiana is not expanding vaccine eligibility as quickly as other states. Proposed legislation makes it easier to send convicted juveniles to adult prisons. And how food delivery services are cashing in at the expense of local restaurants.

March 19, 2021

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Local Health Departments Struggle To Enforce Protocols As Some High Schools Pack Gyms

Images of celebrations and crowds in high school gyms across Indiana were commonplace pre-pandemic. Now, they’re a cause for concern.

March 19, 2021

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The Mill Launches Entrepreneur Program For Formerly Incarcerated

ReBoot is a six-week program designed to help participants focus their business ideas and work to fill customer needs.

March 19, 2021

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After Splitting Sales With Delivery Services, Restaurants Eager For Dine-In Customers

After splitting sales with food delivery services for a year, many restauranteurs are hoping the waning pandemic will bring business back to their physical locations.

March 19, 2021

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Advocates Worry About Bill That Could Result In More Juvenile Incarcerations

Legislation making its way through the General Assembly could make it easier for juvenile offenders to end up serving time in adult prisons. 

March 12, 2021

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MCCSC Parent Frustrated By Required Standardized Testing After Remote Learning

Some families have called for the state to cancel standardized testing, while officials say learning loss due to remote schooling makes the tests more important than ever.

March 12, 2021

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One Year of COVID-19 In Indiana | Indiana Newsdesk Special

It’s been a year since COVID-19 arrived in Indiana. We reflect on the Hoosiers we’ve lost and those who became heroes. The pandemic ground the economy to a halt, a record number turned to foodbanks, and measuring student progress.

March 12, 2021

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Bloomington Emergency Room Staff Feeling Strain From Year Of Pandemic

This past year has been a trying one for Dr. Drew Watters and the staff at IU Health Bloomington in many ways.

March 12, 2021

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Pandemic Highlights Importance Of Addiction Recovery Community, Programs

Statewide, overdose events increased by 50 percent in 2020, and administration of Naloxone, the drug used to reverse the effects of an overdose, increased by nearly 70 percent.

March 11, 2021

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One Bloomington Man Shares His Experience Of Loss, Recovery During COVID-19

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 12,000 Hoosiers in the last year. It’s difficult to understand the magnitude of a number like that until you start talking to people who have lost loved ones.

March 10, 2021

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Federal Government, Indiana Issue New Mandates For Nursing Home Visitation

Indiana and the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued new visitation guidance Wednesday for long-term care facility operators that effectively end year-long lockdowns in many facilities.

March 10, 2021

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Indiana Food Insecurity Has Doubled During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Almost one million Hoosiers were food insecure before 2020, about 15 percent of the state’s population. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, that number has roughly doubled.

March 5, 2021

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Vaccination Increase, Black Legislative Caucus, High Electric Bills | Indiana Newsdesk

Hoosiers 50 and older can now get the COVID vaccine, and teachers can get the shot as well. Why are customers paying higher electric bills? And how state leaders are addressing racism, equity, and civility.

March 5, 2021

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This Winter's High Energy Bills Due To Cold Weather

Even though this winter’s temperatures were average in the context of the past 30 years, there has not been a colder winter since 2014-2015.

March 5, 2021

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Black Lawmakers Asking For GOP Accountability After Heckling Incident

The head of Indiana’s House Republicans says he will not tolerate unruly behavior from his GOP colleagues.

March 4, 2021

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Ordinance Protecting Bloomington Homeless Encampments Fails

The measure would have offered certain protections to people experiencing homeless in the Bloomington community who are currently sleeping outside in public spaces.

March 3, 2021

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Indiana Opens Vaccine Registration To Hoosiers 50 And Older, Second Expansion This Week

The Indiana Dept. of Health lowered the minimum age to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to 50 years old Wednesday afternoon.

February 26, 2021

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Vaccine Site Tour, Racially Restrictive Covenants | Indiana Newsdesk

Some rural communities are facing an uphill battle to administer the vaccine. How racially restrictive covenants limited access for African-Americans to get a home during the 20th century. And an Indiana Statehouse update.

February 26, 2021

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In Rural Indiana, Volunteers Outnumber Staff In Some COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Rural health departments are working to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, and many are running into issues beyond just hesitancy.

February 25, 2021

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Here's What It's Like Inside the Monroe Convention Center Vaccination Site

Monroe County health officials are receiving and administering about 800 COVID-19 vaccines a week.

February 25, 2021

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Bloomington Officials Split On Ordinance That Would Protect Homeless Camps

The proposed law would ban the city from removing homeless encampments, like the ones seen in Seminary Park this winter, unless sufficient housing options are available.

February 25, 2021

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Black History In Southern Indiana: Racially Restrictive Housing Covenants In Bloomington

Our look back at Black history in Southern Indiana stays right here in Bloomington, where reporter Mitch Legan tackles a City Limits question: What's the city's history of racially restrictive housing covenants?

February 24, 2021

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Indiana Cracks Down On Clinics Violating COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Guidelines

Indiana officials announced Wednesday they’re cracking down on clinics that are vaccinating Hoosiers for COVID-19 who are not eligible under the state’s guidelines.

February 22, 2021

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Nationwide Gas Price Hike Being Felt In Indiana

Indiana is among 10 states that experienced the largest increase in gas prices over the past week.

February 19, 2021

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Homebound Hoosiers Vaccination, Private School Vouchers | Indiana Newsdesk

The COVID-19 vaccine age requirement is pushed back due to the winter storms. Some argue a bill expanding private school vouchers would divert funds from public education. And we visit a Tuskegee Airmen training ground in Seymour.

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