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City Council Seeking Answers On Electric Works Termination

Despite the decision of the Fort Wayne redevelopment commission to terminate its economic development agreement (EDA) with RTM Ventures on the Electric Works project, the conversation may not be dead just yet.

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Arts and Culture

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Community-led Journalism On The Ground In Southeast Fort Wayne

The weekly online magazine Input Fort Wayne is literally hitting the street this week with a new two-month series called "On the Ground Southeast."

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State News

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Indiana Lawmaker Says Schools Could Face Cuts If Offering Only Online Instruction

A top lawmaker in Indiana is warning schools they could lose out on 15 percent of state funding if they start the new school year only online.

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WBOI Presents

WBOI Presents: In Session Episode 016 Poetry

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Felisa Cockrell, an English teacher and speech coach at Wayne High School, and Aliyah Armstrong, a 2020 graduate from Wayne. Our conversation focused on poetry. How can poetry change hearts and minds in conversations about racial justice? How does the genre speak to young people? What has the pandemic been like for teachers and 2020 graduates? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

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A top lawmaker in Indiana is warning schools they could lose out on 15 percent of state funding if they start the new school year only online. 

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Stephanie Gottesman is joined by two women with direct experiences around transgender issues. Amanda L Grimes shares her story of growing up transgender in Northeast Indiana and becoming an advocate for the transgender community. She created two support groups at 3Rivers Wellness, and is working on forming a Fort Wayne LGBTQ Resource Center. Jenna Shock, a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner at Cameron Psychiatry, works with transgender clients and is the parent of a transgender teen.

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Indiana set a new record Thursday for most positive cases of COVID-19, with 1,253 new cases reported. Ten new deaths were reported.

The worst date prior to Thursday was Wednesday, with 1,039. Since early July, the daily average positive tests reported statewide have hovered around 750.

The northern Indiana utility NIPSCO will pay one of the highest fines in state history for natural gas pipeline safety violations. The state said the company failed to timely find or mark some of its pipelines — which could have caused natural gas explosions. 

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Indiana workers’ union representatives rallied today, calling for Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun to support the HEROES Act before the Senate goes on a five-week vacation starting August 7.  

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Indiana schools are reopening for the new academic year, with some reporting cases of COVID-19 among staff or students, and the state's top school official says efforts to find people who have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus is proving difficult.

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The weekly online magazine Input Fort Wayne is literally hitting the street this week with a new two-month series called "On the Ground Southeast."

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Indiana is getting more people with mental health and substance use disorders connected with “peer supports” – trained professionals who have personal experience with those challenges.

The report says people living in the West Calumet Public Housing Complex didn't know about lead and arsenic contamination in the area for 40 years. The complex has since been demolished. (FILE PHOTO: Nick Janzen)Credit FILE PHOTO: Nick Janzen / IPB NewsEdit | Remove

According to a new report from Earthjustice and the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, 70 percent of the most dangerous hazardous waste sites in the country are located within a mile of federally assisted housing.

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The Hoosier football team has returned to the field nearly a month after ceasing summer workouts.

Six players tested positive July 17 for coronavirus, forcing the coaching staff to pause voluntary workouts.

Head football coach Tom Allen told media members during a Zoom press conference that there will be limited physical contact during drills.

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