Herald Times: Prosecutor, judge candidates raise thousands toward campaigns

Candidates for judgeships and prosecutor lead the Monroe County field in money raised for the primary election.


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AP: Democrats target 2 Indiana US House seats in election

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats running for Congress in Indiana are showing reinvigorated signs of life after years of brutal defeats, raising liberal hopes that a “blue wave” could reach the state and help them retake two districts where they’ve lost control in recent years.

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Monroe County Democrats create executive director position

The Monroe County Democratic Party has created a new paid position of executive director.

Kaisa Goodman, who is currently the party’s treasurer, will start serving in the role March 15. 

“Kaisa brings energy, experience and vision to local Democratic politics,” Mark Fraley, the chairman of the local Democratic Party, said in a news release. “Her passion and dedication will ensure the party is successful well into the future.”

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Herald Times: Democrats face crowded primary, with dozen contested races

Local Democrats will have some tough choices to make during the upcoming primary election, with a dozen contested races expected on this year's ballot — several more than the contested races for Republicans.

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Herald Times: Democratic Party to host events on getting involved

The Monroe County Democratic Party will host two events on Saturday for residents interested in running for public office or volunteering.

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Herald Times: Local issues, national politics will influence voters in 2018

Combating an ongoing opioid epidemic. Justifying the adoption of a controversial 1 percent food and beverage tax to help fund the expansion of the Monroe Convention Center. Better representation on township boards to ensure residents have fire protection service they want.

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Herald Times: Sims named as new city councilman

For more than two decades, Bloomington resident Jim Sims has served on a number of local boards, commissions, committees and organizations throughout the community.

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Resource Guide for City Council At-Large Caucus

Here you will find links to candidate forums, articles, and statements from the candidates running in the caucus for City Council At-Large

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6 Democrats vie for open city council seat

Herald-TimesSix Bloomington Democrats are hoping to fill the vacancy on the city council following the retirement of a veteran council member last month.

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Celebrating Pride Month

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In the United States, June is observed as LGBT Pride month. LGBT pride celebrations and parades are held around the world in an effort to defy the stigmatization and sometimes criminalization and persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and to advocate for equality for people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Yet some people question why we need a Pride month, or pride parades, especially now that marriage equality is the law of the land. But our history and our current political and cultural atmosphere indicate there is still a need for pride celebrations.

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