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Contracts Approved For Next Phase Of State Boulevard Realignment

Fort Wayne’s City Council approved three separate contracts to advance onto the second phase of the State Boulevard realignment Tuesday night.

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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

Pollution Prevention Conference Highlights Environmental Risks In Business

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. 

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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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Do Larger Classes Mean Fewer Students Stay At Ball State?

Sep 10, 2018

Ball State University has found a curious correlation in its enrollment numbers over the last few years.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, school officials are now asking whether larger-than-normal freshman classes caused a downturn in how many of those students stayed for year two.

Last year’s freshman class at Ball State set a record – 4,002 students. And university student affairs officials say the Muncie school has seen an above-average class size for the past eight years.

(WFIU/WTIU News)

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the authorization of an Ellettsville charter school. The judge says the group of public school advocates that brought the challenge didn’t establish adequate legal standing.

The Indiana Coalition for Public Education Monroe County filed the lawsuit last year challenging Grace College and Seminary’s authorization for Seven Oaks Classical School.

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Paul McCartney will play his first concert ever at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum next June.

 

On Monday, Coliseum officials announced the June 3 stop as part of a stateside leg of McCartney’s Freshen Up Tour, currently performing in Canada.

 

Tickets for the Coliseum concert will go on sale Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. local time. They will be available at Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

 

Mental Health a Focus at School Safety Conference

Sep 10, 2018

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick says mental health is an increasing part of the school safety conversation.

Thousands of school leaders and safety specialists gathered in downtown Indianapolis Monday for the School Safety Academy, the largest of such conferences to date. 

McCormick referenced the creation of a Social-Emotional and Behavior Wellness assistant director. The position in the Indiana Department of Education works across agencies at the state and local levels to encourage conversations about mental health in schools.

Buckeye Partners

Officials have scooped up or vacuumed up much of the more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel that leaked into the St. Mary’s River in Adams County Friday.

 

The fuel was being transported through a pipeline under the water in the river. The pipeline is operated by Buckeye Partners out of Texas.

 

As a batching line, the pipeline in Decatur often transports a variety of finished fuel products, such as jet fuel and gasoline, said Marty White, a spokesman for Buckeye at the incident command center in Adams County.

The state has released this year’s ISTEP scores to schools and corporations after running into grading issues late last month. The results were initially scheduled to be made public last week.

The State Department of Education sent out a statement Monday saying the fix for a 10th grade math question increased 27,813 student scores. A second issue dealing with data collection on some paper exams affected 115 students across grade levels.

Indiana FOP Endorses Donnelly In Senate Race

Sep 10, 2018
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), left, receives an endorsement from the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police and its president Bill Owensby, right. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana’s largest law enforcement officers organization endorsed Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) Monday in the state's pivotal U.S. Senate race.

The Indiana Fraternal Order of Police calls Donnelly one of its strongest advocates in Congress. 

Hoosiers Demand Climate Action In Soggy March

Sep 9, 2018

About 100 people braved the rain to attend the Rise for Climate Action march at the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday. Speakers focused on midterm elections and how climate change harms underserved communities. 

Phil Nicholls

Sarah McQuaid is an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist living in rural England, with five solo albums under her belt, and a drive to connect with her fans on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Following outcry from a national professors group, Purdue University Global has begun the process of doing away with non-disclosure agreements for faculty.

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