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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)
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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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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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Hundreds from around the state attended the event in Hamilton County. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
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Public health and public safety leaders gathered in Carmel to find ways to collaborate to address the opioid epidemic in Hoosier communities.

Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Kristina Box says many are responding to the addiction crisis in Indiana.

Purdue Reaches Deal To Send Papa John's Money Back

Aug 14, 2018
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Purdue University President Mitch Daniels confirms the school has reached an agreement to return a gift made by Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter.

Purdue’s Trustees earlier this month said they would “offer” to return the gift the Schnatter Family Foundation had made to endow an entrepreneurship center within the Krannert School of Management.

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he hasn’t made up his mind about President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
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U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) will meet Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

OUCC: State Should Deny Vectren New Gas Plant

Aug 14, 2018

A consumer advocate group is urging the state to deny Vectren’s proposal to build a $780 million natural gas plant. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor says Vectren needs to explore all its options. 

Roncalli High School guidance counselor says she may lose her job after administrators found out she is married to a woman.

IDOE: Bullying Data Reflects Improved Reporting Process

Aug 13, 2018

Data from schools across the state shows a sharp increase in bullying, but the numbers could be a bit misleading. That’s because the state recently changed how schools are required to collect and report the data.

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U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) hosted a roundtable with law enforcement, medical officials and advocates Monday morning to discuss the opioid epidemic in northeast Indiana.

State Lawmakers, Advocates Discuss Medical Marijuana

Aug 11, 2018
Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) says medical marijuana legalization is a realistic goal for the 2019 session. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A Republican state lawmaker says medical marijuana legalization is a realistic goal for the 2019 session.

Indiana farmers anticipate high yields for corn and soybeans. But coupled with retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. from China, Canada and Mexico, farmers’ income could continue to be depressed.

Hoosier Farmers Hit Twice With Trump Tariffs

Aug 10, 2018

Fifth generation Elkhart County farmer Mike Morehouse comes from a family that’s been working the land for more than 150 years. Growing corn and soybeans, he recently bought a new grain bin to store his corn.

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