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Author Taps Into Her Hoosier Roots For Debut Novel

Deborah Kennedy, a Fort Wayne native, now residing in the Portland, Oregon area, is an author whose unique Hoosier perspective is captured in her brand new debut novel, "Tornado Weather."

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Arts and Culture

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New South Side Pub Connects With City's Social Scene

As the city's south side continues to build on its neighborhood pride, two Fort Wayne natives, Clancy Shank and Marcus Spillson, opened a new small business just over a month ago called 07 Pub--and you might say, the name says it all.

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State News

Lawson Denies Presidential Commission Access To Voter Info

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says she cannot fully comply with a request from President Donald Trump’s newly established Commission on Election Integrity. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the presidential commission’s vice chair, requested voter information from Secretaries of State around the country. Kobach is reportedly seeking names, addresses, birth dates, and social security numbers, as well as the voting history, law enforcement record, and political party of each...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Jazz Host Unwinds For The Weekend With Friday Vibe

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe , unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

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Deborah Kennedy, a Fort Wayne native, now residing in the Portland, Oregon area, is an author whose unique Hoosier perspective is captured in her brand new debut novel, "Tornado Weather."

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Fort Wayne City Council approved a 0.13 percent increase to the local income tax rate Tuesday night, creating a revenue stream that will help pay for riverfront development and sidewalk and alley repairs.

Governor Eric Holcomb indicated Tuesday he’ll publicly share information on the impact to the state of federal health care reform legislation. Though he says he’ll only do that when a vote in the U.S. Senate appears imminent.

Holcomb has previously evaded any commitment to releasing internal analysis of the impact federal health care legislation will have on Indiana.

The governor’s reasoning for not releasing those estimates remains the same.

Former Senator Tapped To Lead Alcohol Law Study Panel

Jul 11, 2017

 

Indiana Senate GOP Leader David Long chose a familiar face to lead a new commission studying the state’s alcohol laws – former Republican Sen. Beverly Gard.

Gard served 24 years in the Indiana Senate. Her time there included committee leadership on regulatory and environmental issues.

State election officials from around the nation sent a decisive message to the federal government about releasing private voter information.

Monday’s unanimous resolution comes after a recent, controversial request from President Donald Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity.

The resolution says the National Association of Secretaries of State is committed to ensuring election security. But it also emphasizes that the U.S. Constitution grants the states autonomy to administer elections.

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By now, the last of the July 4th bunting has been taken down, the fireworks are packed away for New Year's Eve, and all the patriotic parades are over and done. The middle of July is reserved for hot summer nights, weekends at the lake, and occasionally "Christmas In July.”

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As the city's south side continues to build on its neighborhood pride, two Fort Wayne natives, Clancy Shank and Marcus Spillson, opened a new small business just over a month ago called 07 Pub--and you might say, the name says it all.

Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Domestic steel producers and metal recyclers Steel Dynamics announced it will be expanding its Columbia City location in 2018.

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Three Rivers Festival begins in downtown Fort Wayne this weekend, and Sunday afternoon, the city is encouraging residents to walk, bike or skate their way right into the heart of the festivities with its first-ever "Open Streets" event.

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Medicaid spending on three important medications used to treat opioid addiction increased 136 percent nationwide between 2011 and 2016, according to a new report from the Urban Institute, a public policy think tank based in Washington D.C. The increases were much higher in some states—in seven states, rates rose more than 400 percent.

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