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Funding Request For "Landing" Streetscapes Tabled

A funding request for The Landing development on in downtown Fort Wayne was tabled for later discussion in City Council Tuesday night.

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Arts and Culture

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Bluegrass Family Band Ready To Rattle The Barn

The St. John Family Band is devoted to bluegrass music , as is their 2nd annual Rattle the Barn Concert which takes place this Saurday evening, in Roanoke. Also on the playbill are Fort Wayne's Rosalind & the Way , and The Legendary Trainhoppers , as well as Lateral Blue , coming up to join the show from Nashville. To learn how and why this genre has captivated the family, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Josh St. John, and his daughters, Sophie, age 14, and Halle, age 12, to discuss their...

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State News

A committee assigned to study a potential hate crimes law did not deliver a recommendation to the full General Assembly. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Study Committee On Hate Crimes Fails To Issue Any Recommendation

A decades-long debate over whether Indiana should have an explicit hate crimes law is no closer to a resolution.

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WBOI Presents

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WBOI Presents: A Q&A With Ron Elving

NPR Senior Editor and Washington Desk Correspondent Ron Elving visited Fort Wayne last month. While he was here, he gave a lecture at Sweetwater Auditorim on the topic of America's commitment to democracy.

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The life expectancy for a person in Indiana is 77 years, but across the state that number is influenced by where you live.  

A commission that regulates pollution along the Ohio River basin isn’t giving up its authority just yet. ORSANCO — the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission — delayed its vote on whether that power is better left solely to the eight states it represents, including Indiana. 

La Cabreah HOA

Fort Wayne City Council is awaiting guidance from Mayor Tom Henry’s office on how to define the proposed annexation process of the La Cabreah neighborhood.

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An Indiana University professor who lived in the same dorm as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he called the FBI with information that could help its investigation, but they never responded.

Bill Scheuerman is a political science professor at IU and was part of the same class at Yale as Kavanaugh.

"I have some memories of him," he says. "I don't think it would be fair to share those in public. It was a long time ago."

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) says he has complete confidence in the "integrity and thoroughness" of the FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

Mufasa, the elderly stately lion who charmed visitors at Black Pine Animal Park for years, has died.

The 22-year-old male African lion had been at the Noble County animal sanctuary for about seven years. According to a media release, the park's animal health care commitee made the decision on Wednesday to "end any further discomfort" for the lion, who suffered from arthritis and a reoccuring infection in his jaw.

Governor Eric Holcomb joined city leaders from across the state to talk about infrastructure and connectivity in the Hoosier state.

Holcomb’s appearance took place at the French Lick Springs hotel during a convention of mayors and city officials that are part of the organization Accelerating Indiana’s Municipalities.

Holcomb spoke about bringing in new industry to Indiana towns to ensure the future economic vitality of the state.

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Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies will now be named after two Indiana’s longest serving public servants.

IU President Michael McRobbie announced Wednesday the school will now be called the Lee H. Hamilton and Richard G. Lugar School of Global International Studies, in honor of the former Congressman and former Senator.

IU says the two demonstrate the importance of pragmatic, nonpartisan solutions to the world’s problems.

No Republicans Appear At Delaware County Candidate Forum

Oct 4, 2018

With a month to go before the midterm elections, a Delaware County candidate forum Wednesday night was missing one big thing – Republicans.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, that led state House and Senate candidates to talk about the importance of redistricting reform in Indiana.

Of the seven General Assembly races represented, only one had a full slate on stage, because Democrat incumbent Sue Errington of Muncie is running unopposed.

Ball State University Fraternity Has National Charter Revoked

Oct 3, 2018

One of Ball State University’s oldest fraternities is being shut down after its national board of directors revoked the chapter’s charter.

Theta Chi’s Delta Kappa chapter is being shut down immediately.  Neither the school nor Theta Chi’s national organization, headquartered in Carmel, have given a specific reason for its closing.

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