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Progress Continues On Tunnel Project Despite Groundwater Issues

Construction crews have spent the last year working on the Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel, as part of a broad effort to improve water quality in the city’s rivers.

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Arts and Culture

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Area Songwriters Finding A Voice Through Trubble Troubadours

Summit City Songwriter Showcase, now known as Trubble Troubadours, was founded a little less than three years ago by Fort Wayne musician, Adam Baker, to provide support and a performance platform for local and regional songwriters.

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State News

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HIV, Hepatitis C Clinic To Open In Hammond

State officials say an HIV and Hepatitis C clinic opening in Hammond is the first of its kind. Franciscan Health announced the multi-specialty clinic this month with a blessing and open house. The clinic will be open Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon, and will offer services that include screenings and connections to care and support. Jolietta Holliman is Hepatitis C program director for Franciscan Health. She says the clinic will provide a variety of services, including assistance for those...

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Delaware County Commissioners Approve New Jail Plan

15 hours ago

The Delaware County Commissioners have approved a plan to turn a former Muncie middle school into a new county jail.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, no changes to the proposal were made after a community-organized forum was held to show organized opposition.

With no amendments and no discussion, the county’s three commissioners unanimously approved a plan to turn the former Wilson Middle School building on Tillotson Avenue and 26th Street into a justice center and 500-bed jail.

Dead Swans With High Lead Levels Found In Hammond

15 hours ago

A northwest Indiana birdwatcher found 18 dead swans in George Lake in Hammond, and six of their bodies had high levels of lead. 

Katy Anderson

Purdue University Fort Wayne hosted two-hundred and sixty two international students from forty-nine different countries this semester.   

Margaux Pintelon is an exchange student from Belgium, who happens to love audio storytelling. So, we gave her a recorder and asked her to interview other exchange students about their experiences in the U.S.

ACA Decision Won't Impact Hoosiers, For Now

16 hours ago

Indiana was one of 20 states involved in the lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The ruling will not impact Hoosier health care right now.

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Construction crews have spent the last year working on the Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel, as part of a broad effort to improve water quality in the city’s rivers.

Lawmakers Face Tight Budget After New Revenue Forecast

18 hours ago
State fiscal analysts present the State Budget Committee with a new revenue forecast. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A new state revenue forecast gave lawmakers good news and bad news Monday. The good news: Indiana will have more than $800 million in new money for the next state budget.

UE Fires Theatre Professor Accused Of Harassment

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The University of Evansville (UE) has fired a theatre professor who was accused of racial and sexual harassment by a former student.

Buttigieg not running for re-election

18 hours ago
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
City of South Bend

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has announced he will not seek a third term in a Monday morning press conference.

Buttiegieg said he has been consulting with colleagues, friends and family about his decision.

Dennis Intermediate School Remains Closed

20 hours ago

Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond will remain closed until January, after a 14-year-old exchanged gunfire with police and died at the school last week. School officials say Dennis students resume school Wednesday, but classes will meet at the high school.

Ball State Sees 28 Percent Test Optional College Applications

Dec 14, 2018

More than a quarter of high school students who hope to join Ball State University in the fall of 2019 are submitting applications without standardized test scores.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, this is the first year SAT or ACT scores are optional for admission to the Muncie school.

When Ball State announced in July it would become a “test-optional” university, it wasn’t the first Indiana college to do so.  But it was the largest public university on the list.

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