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Diocese Promises Release Of Names Of Alleged Abusers

The names of those credibly accused of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will soon be known. Bishop Kevin Rhoades made the promise Friday afternoon, during a press conference called in response to the Pennsylvia grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church there. “If the Pennsylvania grand jury report taught us anything, it’s that victims deserve to see the names of their abusers made public for all to see, for everyone...

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Fiesta Fort Wayne Delivers Blast Of Late Summer Celebration To Community

Fiesta Fort Wayne, a nearly forty year old tradition, takes place this Saturday, in Headwaters Park. As the largest Latino event in northeast Indiana, the all-day festivities attract festivalgoers from around the tri-state area, and feature traditional music, dance and food, as well as educational programs and presentations. To get a real feel for the flavor of this joyful, end of August celebration, WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with festival coordinator, Fernando Zapari, to discuss the event's...

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Indiana Native Tracks The Freedom Riders And Their Message

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Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced the creation of a cabinet-level position to help expand affordable broadband solutions for rural communities. Scott Rudd, right, will serve as Director of Broadband Opportunities. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

State Establishes Broadband Expansion Director To Focus On Rural Communities

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced Thursday the creation of a cabinet-level position to help expand affordable broadband solutions for rural communities.

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WIKICOMMONS

The Trap Door: Coming Of Age

This week on WBOI Presents, we bring you The Trap Door: Coming Of Age storytelling showcase. In the four stories still to come, we'll hear about puberty, drug addiction, and how going to see "Transformers" led to the end of a relationship.

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This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central tells us about cosmic rays. What is this form of radiation, where does it come from, and can is hurt us?

WIKICOMMONS

This week on WBOI Presents, we bring you The Trap Door: Coming Of Age storytelling showcase. In the four stories still to come, we'll hear about puberty, drug addiction, and how going to see "Transformers" led to the end of a relationship.

A private religious school’s plan to terminate a guidance counselor’s job for her marriage to a woman is throwing the state’s voucher system into the spotlight once again. The school received more than $1.5 million through school vouchers last year.

Rebecca Green / WBOI/NIPR

The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission took the first step in approving a special tax district for the area around the proposed Electric Works project.

The 25-year Tax Increment Financing District, or TIF district, will capture the property tax revenue from the area and put it into the redevelopment and improvement of the property.

 

The proposed TIF District will have to be approved by the Plan Commission, the Fort Wayne City Council and then one more time by the Redevelopment Commission, according to city officials.

IDEM Tests Homes, Wells, Sewers In Franklin

Aug 15, 2018

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is doing more testing for chemicals that could be causing rare child cancers in Franklin. That includes re-testing air in homes that showed high levels of PCE and TCE in the report by the Edison Wetlands Association. 

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he’ll continue to review Kavanaugh’s record and watch his confirmation hearing before he decides whether to back him. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Joe Donnelly's office)
Lauren Chapman

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) met Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for what the Hoosier lawmaker describes as a “wide-ranging conversation.”

One in five American children has or will have a serious mental illness - and at least half of them won’t get treatment. (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

One in five American children has or will have a serious mental illness – and at least half of them won’t get treatment.

The Indiana Commission on Improving the Status of Children wants every school district in the state to have personnel to help integrate what’s called social emotional learning into the classroom – essentially, education that improves mental health.

SWA/City of Fort Wayne

The City of Fort Wayne last week announced its contractor for Phases II and III of the riverfront development, but making the move official hit a technical snag Tuesday night.

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On Tuesday, Allen Superior Judge Stanley Levine announced his intention to retire in December, closing out two decades on the bench and a 55-year legal career.

Gun violence is now recognized as a public health issue in Indianapolis, after the City County Council passed a non-binding resolution. 

Ahmad Moore came to support the proposal with his daughter and members of his church. He says violence is a real problem in the city. 

"If you don’t be the change, if you don’t make your voice heard, then you’re basically saying that you agree with the way things are," says Moorie. 

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