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Indiana's Contentious U.S. Senate Race Comes Down To The Wire

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this year. And Indiana’s race is one of the most contentious in the country – outside groups alone have spent more than $45 million here since May.

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Arts and Culture

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Directing New Energy Into City's Philharmonic Youth Orchestras

Valparaiso, Indiana's Troy Webdell , a noted conductor and educator, is the new director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's revitalized Youth Orchestras.

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State News

The chambers of the Indiana House were full for testimony on medical cannabis. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Medical Marijuana Considered By Committee

For the first time, Hoosier lawmakers considered medical marijuana in a study committee. The committee heard several hours of testimony at the Statehouse.

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WBOI Presents

Anne Gregory

WBOI Presents: Access to Behavioral Health Services

The full title of this week's episode of WBOI Presents is Access to Behavioral Health Services: A Matter of Social Justice.

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ANDY LAVERGHETTA, KATY ANDERSON, MOLLIE SHUTT

WBOI Presents: September News Roundup 2018

Courtesy/FWPhilharmonic

Valparaiso, Indiana's Troy Webdell, a noted conductor and educator, is the new director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's revitalized Youth Orchestras.

Tick Project Takes A Deeper Look At Disease

Oct 19, 2018

A project to track ticks in Indiana hosted student scientists at Purdue University last week. The students have been involved in the statewide collection of ticks to better understand what diseases they carry. 

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this year. And Indiana’s race is one of the most contentious in the country – outside groups alone have spent more than $45 million here since May.

Indiana Unemployment Rate Holds Steady In September

Oct 19, 2018
Indiana’s private sector added jobs last month while the state’s labor force extended its growth streak. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana’s private sector added jobs last month while the state’s labor force extended its growth streak.

Groups Discuss Future Of Michindoh Aquifer

Oct 18, 2018
Barb Anguiano / WBOI

 

Concerned Citizens of DeKalb County, or CCDC, hosted an informational meeting yesterday regarding the Michindoh Aquifer. Residents in the tri-state area are concerned about a plan to sell water from the aquifer to the Toledo suburbs. The Michindoh Aquifer, a portmanteau of the three states it touches; Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, is a prominent source of water for the corners of the three states.

Medical Marijuana Considered By Committee

Oct 18, 2018
The chambers of the Indiana House were full for testimony on medical cannabis. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

For the first time, Hoosier lawmakers considered medical marijuana in a study committee. The committee heard several hours of testimony at the Statehouse.

Wikicommons

Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services received nearly $700,000 in state funds to help with lead paint remediation.

The city will partner with the Allen County Department of Health to identify children with elevated blood lead levels, and then help remove lead paint from their homes, homes where they attend daycare or homes where they visit frequently.

Plans for a controversial recycling and waste-processing facility in Gary hit a snag this week. The city council reversed its decision to approve the project. 

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis announced plans to acquire West Lafayette-based Endocyte for $2.1 billion.

Anne Gregory

The full title of this week's episode of WBOI Presents is Access to Behavioral Health Services: A Matter of Social Justice.

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