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Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Vi Simpson speaks to IU Democrats members Tuesday at SPEA room 169.

Simpson discusses campaign strategy at IU

Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Vi Simpson, D-Ellettsville, spoke candidly of her passion for women’s rights and the dangers of electing her Republican opponent before a small crowd of 15 IU College Democrats Tuesday.


The official painting  of Gov. Mitch Daniels, by portrait artist Richard Halstead, was unveiled Tuesday at the State House in Indianapolis.

Official Gov. Daniels portrait unveiled

The portrait, which was revealed by first lady Cheri Daniels and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, will become part of the governor’s portrait collection maintained by the Indiana State Museum, also in Indianapolis, according to a press release.


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Pence leads Gregg, Boneham

Third quarter campaign finance reports were due at noon Monday, and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Mike Pence, R-6th District, lead the pack with more than $2.9 million raised.


City Council President Tim Mayer speaks to the Citizens' Academy class Thursday in the City Council Chambers. The class graduated from a nine-week interactive program in which they learned about the programs and responsibilities of local government.

City officials honor Citizens’ Academy graduates

The meeting served as the final class of a nine-week program called the Citizens’ Academy, an interactive program allowing Bloomington residents an opportunity to learn about the services, responsibilities and challenges of local government, program manager Vickie Provine said.


Early voting turnout lower than 2008

More than 400 people voted at the Curry building in downtown Bloomington Wednesday, but that number is nearly 350 shy of 2008's voter turnout on the second day of early voting.



Ryan, Biden to debate Thursday

Following a presidential debate where the main takeaway was the future of Big Bird, the vice presidential candidates have a lot of potential ground to cover.


Officials discuss prescription drug abuse

A variety of Monroe County community leaders ranging from school administrators  to prosecutors gathered Wednesday at 400 W. Seventh St. to discuss prescription drug abuse in the county.


Students continue to register to vote as clock ticks

Student volunteers with the Indiana Public Interest Research Group stood in front of the Herman B Wells Library for four hours Thursday afternoon registering voters for this year’s election.




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