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PFW Students Win Battle Over Proposed Diploma Language Change

A proposal ahead of the Purdue Board of Trustees that would have changed the language on diplomas of future Purdue University Fort Wayne graduates has been shelved for now.

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Arts and Culture

Courtesy/Dia Fort Wayne

Dia Fort Wayne Celebrates Fine Old Traditions With New Twist

Dia Fort Wayne is a spirited Dia de los Muertos celebration, held in downtown Fort Wayne, at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center.

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State News

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he won’t comment on allegations of intimidation and adultery leveled at House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis). (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Holcomb Won't Call For Investigation Into Allegations Against Bosma

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he won’t comment on allegations of intimidation and adultery leveled at House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis).

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WBOI Presents


WBOI Presents: September News Roundup 2018

After a short delay for the Fall Fund Drive, this week on WBOI Presents we feature our September News Roundup. We'll expand on some of the stories that aired on 89.1 WBOI during the month of September, and we will hear the very latest from WBOI's Zach Bernard and our friends from Indiana Public Broadcasting and Side Effects Public Media. We’ll begin this program with a conversation with Dr. Stephen Ross. He is a local forensic psychologist. He is well known for his work in legal and religious...

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U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson was the keynote speaker at the Region 5 Fair Housing Law and Policy Conference Wednesday.

Carson focused on making changes at the local level. During an audience-submitted Q-and-A session, Carson said public-private initiatives at the local level are essential to improving public assistance.

Although the state is projected to need to fill 1 million jobs in the next decade, a recent report shows the state is entering an era where Hoosier labor force growth will slow to almost zero.

Anti-Semitism in Schools on the Rise

Oct 10, 2018

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council led a discussion on the rise of anti-Semitic acts in schools Wednesday.  Earlier this month, swastikas were drawn in a boy’s bathroom at Pike High School. It was one of many conversations at the JCRC’s symposium on anti-Semitism.

The Anti-Defamation League’s Allison Rosenfeld says their data shows a 94 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in K-12 schools.

Bluegrass Family Band Ready To Rattle The Barn

Oct 10, 2018
Courtesy/St. John Family Band

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.

(Provided by the Indiana Hospital Association)
Lauren Chapman

Indiana’s maternal mortality rate is twice the national average.  A new report maps areas without hospitals, providers and women without health insurance.

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

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

Brandon Smith / IPB News

 A Republican caucus selected Allen County Councilman Justin Busch Tuesday night to finish out the term of state Senator President Pro Tem David Long.


Long served in the Indiana senate for 22 years, including a dozen as its leader. In February, he announced his retirement. Long is now a partner at the powerful Indianapolis-based law firm Ice Miller.


RALI Indiana

The City of Fort Wayne and Allen County Health Department are partnering in a new effort to combat the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis.

Members of Fort Wayne City Council are expressing concern over a meeting between Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. CEO Eric Doden and 2019 mayoral candidate Tim Smith.

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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