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Bloomington Transit creates plan for new route optimization

April 18th, 2019 No comments

The white concrete building in the heart of downtown, labeled with “BT” seafoam green lettering, has been Deb Albertson’s second home for the past 15 years. The 55-year-old Bloomington native who has been commuting to work using Bloomington Transit she since she moved in 2003.

“My vision isn’t great, and I know I can rely on the public transportation to get me to places,” she says. “I even have the schedules memorized. I can’t remember what my life was before Bloomington Transit. Granted, I do have bad memory.”

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Local restaurants push back against chains

April 18th, 2019 No comments

Green basil grows in pots in sunny front windows of local restaurant Farm Bloomington, the second Certified Green restaurant in Bloomington and only the fifth in Indiana. Facing downtown Kirkwood Avenue, Farm is full of recycled furniture and locally sourced food, but 20-year-old Bloomingtonian Satchel Wyatt fears the threat of encroaching chain restaurants on the local flavor.

“I like chain restaurants, even in important places.” Wyatt said. “I just don’t like seeing local businesses fail because of competition from huge companies.”

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Political scientist, Ryan Conway becomes farmer and environmental advocate

April 2nd, 2019 No comments

A Bloomington Food Policy council meeting seems perfectly usual until a tall bearded sustainability expert with a 6-month-old Belgian Malinois puppy on a leash walks in, determined to change Bloomington’s food network.“

For me a political scientist to suddenly convert myself into being a farmer just seemed like this amazing challenge that would teach me so much about the real work and the food system,” a 34-year-old policy coordinator from St. Louis, Ryan Conway said.

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Bloomington residents prefer books, bookstores to e-readers and the internet

March 26th, 2019 No comments

Though their reading is often split between physical texts and e-books, Bloomington residents prefer books when reading for pleasure, according to four random interviews conducted downtown on Feb. 13.

For local fiction writer Ian Woollen, 61, the distinction between the two is functionality.

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On The Beat – Environment

February 21st, 2019 No comments


Jan. 31, 2109

Mitch Smith, Julie Bosman and Monica Davey, New York Times

The polar vortex and extreme cold in Chicago and the Midwest caused eight deaths, including a University of Iowa student. These record-breaking low temperatures rose 70 to 80 degrees only days after.

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POS scannables

September 12th, 2018 No comments

This is a test of the POS quote boxes. They are used only in the POS story.

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