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February 15th, 2018 by

A TOWN OF 3,200 WAS FLOODED WITH NEARLY 21 MILLION PAIN PILLS AS ADDICTION CRISIS WORSENED, LAWMAKERS SAY

Jan. 31, 2018

Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post

In the last decade, 21 million prescription painkillers shipped to Williamson, West Virginia. “‘These numbers are outrageous, and we will get to the bottom of how this…was…unleashed across West Virginia,’ Reps. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) said

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DARRYL NEHER WILL BE NEW CEO OF LOCAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Dec. 24, 2017

Barb Berggoetz, Bloom Magazine

Habitat for Humanity named Darryl Neher CEO in September 2017. Neher hopes to address housing affordability issues in Bloomington. “It’s an exciting time for this organization…it’s an important time for this community to tackle… housing affordability,” he said.

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PERFORMANCES PUSH BLOOMINGTON TO BE MORE LGBT-FRIENDLY

Nov. 30, 2017

Chuhan Jie, The Bloomington Beat

The Back Door, on S. College Avenue, hosts drag shows twice a week that are open to the public as an attempt to reach outside of the LGBTQ+ community. “It’s an opportunity for anybody to express themselves in whatever way they want,” Marie Papineschi said.

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RENT HIKES, HOUSING INSECURITY CONTRIBUTE TO BLOOMINGTON’S UNNAFORDABILITY

Nov. 30, 2017

Keenan Lacy-Rhodes, The Bloomington Beat

Bloomington is one of the most expensive cities in Indiana to live in, according to the Wall Street Journal. Potential renters blame students for high rent prices. This is common in college towns because of high housing demands.

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CHANGING THE ‘US AND THEM’ FEELING IN BLOOMINGTON IS ‘IMPERATIVE’

Nov. 14, 2016

Susan M. Brackney, The Limestone Post

The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network improves opportunities for volunteers. “What we want to have is an explanation of…why it’s important…versus ‘Hey, Come Volunteer!’” said Lucy Schaich. “We [already] have a whole website with hundreds of opportunities to come volunteer.”

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