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Police Board Appointees Bring Lifetime Of Experience To New Roles

Nearly five months after Bloomington aldermen voted to create a new police advisory group , the board’s seven appointed members will meet for the first time Wednesday for an orientation session.

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Green Top Grocery owners look at their new store
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Green Top Grocery Still Finding Its Way After 7 Months

It took five years of community meetings, fundraising, and planning to open Bloomington’s first grocery store cooperative. Seven months since opening day, the work still isn’t over.

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A class-action lawsuit against the City of New York has spurred the first suit of its kind that promises cash compensation to those who say they were illegally put in solitary confinement while at Rikers Island jail complex between 2012 and 2015. As the Associated Press reports, the city will pay more than $4 million to 470 plaintiffs in the case.

Wildfires in December are the new norm for California.

In the West, they are burning hotter and more intensely than ever due to climate change, and the situation is made worse by the explosion of development in fire prone areas and past firefighting decisions. Here are three reasons the fires are massive and likely won't abate anytime soon.

1. It's nearly impossible to put out a modern mega-fire

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