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City Budget Shows Little Change

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry released his budget proposal for Fort Wayne’s 2019 fiscal year Thursday morning. On its surface, there aren’t many differences between the latest proposal and those of recent years. Controller Gary Morr confirms the city’s goals differ little from last year: fully enable police and fire protection, adequately fund parks projects, provide $31.1 million for streets and road projects, and provide excellent services to the citizens for the least possible cost. Notably...

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Arts and Culture

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World Premiere Delivers Big Laughs, Bigger Message To Stage

This weekend, all for One productions is premiering a clever new comedy by Fort Wayne playwright, Michael Wilhelm, at the Arts Lab Black Box Theatre.

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State News

Indiana Finance Authority Board Member Micah Vincent discusses the Toll Road deal. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

New Indiana Toll Road Deal Gets Final Approval

The Indiana Finance Authority gave final approval to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s $1 billion deal with the Indiana Toll Road company.

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WBOI Presents

WBOI Presents: An Evening With Ron Elving

How Deep Is Our Commitment to Democracy? That is the central question of this week's episode of WBOI Presents. NPR Senior Editor and Washington Desk Correspondent Ron Elving visited Fort Wayne last month.

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The Trump administration’s third round of tariffs to be imposed on China includes handbags, a product made by northeast Indiana-based Vera Bradley.

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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry released his budget proposal for Fort Wayne’s 2019 fiscal year Thursday morning.

 

On its surface, there aren’t many differences between the latest proposal and those of recent years.

 

Controller Gary Morr confirms the city’s goals differ little from last year: fully enable police and fire protection, adequately fund parks projects, provide $31.1 million for streets and road projects, and provide excellent services to the citizens for the least possible cost.

 

New Indiana Toll Road Deal Gets Final Approval

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Indiana Finance Authority Board Member Micah Vincent discusses the Toll Road deal. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Indiana Finance Authority gave final approval to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s $1 billion deal with the Indiana Toll Road company.

Experts looking for cancer-causing chemicals in Franklin say, so far, they don’t see a widespread problem in the city. But recent sampling results show more investigation is needed. 

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This weekend, all for One productions is premiering a clever new comedy by Fort Wayne playwright, Michael Wilhelm, at the Arts Lab Black Box Theatre.

Businesses that don’t factor in environmental risks could face financial consequences. That was one of the topics at Wednesday's 21st annual Pollution Prevention Conference in Indianapolis. 

School reviews in Indiana are changing again this year as part of the state’s renewed approach to school improvement.

Each year the state reviews schools with at least two years of failing letter grades, to look at different aspects of a school’s operations and figure out how they can improve. 

The latest state report on the number of children determined to have died because of abuse or neglect came out today. The analysis details the deaths of 59 Hoosier children killed in 2016.

There were 77 children who died in 2015.

The report found children 3-years-old and younger are at the highest risk for abuse and neglect, which is consistent across the U.S. 

Child Welfare Agency Proposes Changes To State Law

Sep 19, 2018
The Department of Child Services wants legislators to change some of the laws that govern the child welfare agency. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Department of Child Services wants legislators to change some of the laws that govern the child welfare agency.

Lawmakers debated those proposed changes in a study committee Wednesday.

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