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On The Beat – Civic Life

February 21st, 2019 by

BLOOMINGTON FIREFIGHTERS HAVE NEW TECHNOLOGY TO SAVE LIVES

Jan. 30, 2019

Susan M. Brackney, Bloom Magazine

Every minute counts for firefighters when saving lives. To buy extra time, Bloomington Fire Department has provided new in-mask thermal imaging technology. This allows firefighters to get easier images of spaces.



BLOOMINGTON OFFERS COMMUNITY SAFE PLACE TO STAY WARM DURING COLD

Jan. 30, 2019

Alex Hardgrave, Indiana Daily Student

City of Bloomington government is offering spaces for the homeless to go to avoid being exposed to the dangerously low temperatures this winter. Locations include local fire stations, Twin Lakes Recreation Center, City Hall and the police training center.



VETERANS WILL HAVE MORE ACCESS TO PRIVATE HEALTH CARE UNDER NEW V.A. RULES

Jan. 30, 2019

Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times

Veterans will have options for faster and better health care. Those who live more than 30 minutes  from local Veteran Affairs will have opportunities to seek health care from private facilities outside the department.



HOUSE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PAY FOR FEDERAL WORKERS IN WAKE OF SHUTDOWN

Jan. 30, 2019

Emily Tillett, CBS News

 A bill has passed to increase pay for federal workers who missed two paychecks during the government shutdown. With threats of another shutdown in future, the bill was passed to avoid the same struggles in the future.



BLOOMINGTON COMMUNITY CONFLICTED OVER DEER CULL AT GRIFFY LAKE NATURE PRESERVE

 Nov. 29, 2018

 Mark Alvarado, Bloomington Beat

The overpopulation of deer at Griffy Lake has been a controversial topic in Bloomington. Council members determined that a regular hunt done by qualified hunters would be the best solution, but the city did not receive enough applications to proceed.