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Yom HaShoah Commemoration Highlights Importance Of Remembering The Holocaust

Yom HaShoah, known in the United States as Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed annually to honor the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany, and took place on April 11 and 12 this year. The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne and New Tech Academy of Wayne High School partnered to commemorate the day in the city Monday.

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Local Merchants Get Down In The Groove For Record Store Day

Saturday is Record Store Day , and here in Fort Wayne, that means Wooden Nickel Records and Neat! Neat! Neat! Records and Music employees are working overtime to get everything in order, on the shelves and ready for the fun.

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State News

Indiana has one of the highest teen suicide rates in the country. (Photo courtesy of zerosuicide.sprc.org)
Brandon Smith

State Promotes Nationally-Recognized Suicide Prevention Program

The Indiana Commission on Improving the Status of Children wants to help spread a nationally-recognized suicide prevention program to as many health care providers across the state as possible. Indiana has one of the highest teen suicide rates in the country – 1 in 5 Hoosier teens reports seriously considering suicide in the past year. Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction Medical Director Leslie Hulvershorn says that’s in part because health care providers can’t effectively...

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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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Ben Clemmer

The League for the Blind and Disabled partnered with the University of Saint Francis for an art exhibit that opened last week. The show called “Sensing Beauty: A Multi-Sensory Art Experience” lives up to its name.

Kristin Miller, assistant professor of public relations, helped build the partnership between the university and the League for the Blind and Disabled.

“They needed a friend-raiser, an opportunity for their donors and their consumers to interact in some way.”

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Saturday is Record Store Day, and here in Fort Wayne, that means Wooden Nickel Records and Neat! Neat! Neat! Records and Music employees are working overtime to get everything in order, on the shelves and ready for the fun.

Indiana has one of the highest teen suicide rates in the country. (Photo courtesy of zerosuicide.sprc.org)
Brandon Smith

The Indiana Commission on Improving the Status of Children wants to help spread a nationally-recognized suicide prevention program to as many health care providers across the state as possible.

As Supreme Court Considers Online Sales Tax, Here’s How It Works For Hoosiers

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The U.S. Supreme Court is divided on whether to allow states to tax all online sales. As NPR reports, Supreme Court Justices heard arguments on the issue Tuesday.

Indiana law students are struggling to pass the state’s legal bar exam. A new report indicates the number of students who passed hit a record low in February.

In the first three months of the year, law enforcement got 72 hits from felony arrestee DNA samples, including an unsolved rape from 2016. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A 2017 law that took effect in January allows police to take DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony. And police already got more than 70 hits from such samples that could help close unsolved cases.

Lawmakers Target May 14 For Special Session

Apr 17, 2018
House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says he’s confident legislators will only need one day of special session to conclude their work. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

State lawmakers are targeting May 14 for a special session to address a few issues that couldn’t get over the finish line during the regular session that ended last month.

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Brownsburg) reversed a previous decision, announcing Tuesday he will participate in a Senate GOP primary debate organized by the nonpartisan Indiana Debate Commission. (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Brownsburg) reversed a previous decision, announcing Tuesday he will participate in a Senate GOP primary debate organized by the nonpartisan Indiana Debate Commission.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

Yom HaShoah, known in the United States as Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed annually to honor the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany, and took place on April 11 and 12 this year. The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne and New Tech Academy of Wayne High School partnered to commemorate the day in the city Monday.

Hoosier Nonprofits Concerned About Proposed SNAP Cuts

Apr 16, 2018

The first look at cuts that could be coming to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, have some Hoosiers worried.  

The House Farm Bill would change eligibility and work requirements for the food assistance program. 

The SNAP Works for Hoosiers campaign includes Feeding Indiana’s Hungry. Executive director Emily Weikert Bryant says the changes would have a negative impact. 

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