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Fish Ladder Shows Positive Early Results

An early look at an expirement in conservation along the Eel River in Roann shows positive results. The project tries to balance the history of the community with the ecological needs of the river's residents. Jerry Sweeten just retired as Manchester University’s director of environmental studies. But his concern over the wellbeing of the area’s fish, and the streams and rivers they swim in continues. As part of his ongoing efforts, Sweeten works to remove 19th-century low-head dams from...

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Arts and Culture

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New Women's Network Solidifying Fort Wayne's Community Connections

Greater Fort Wayne has launched a new Network in the community, specifically designed to connect, inspire and empower women.

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State News

Redistricting reform advocates pack the Indiana House Chamber during a 2017 committee hearing. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana Redistricting Reform Advocates Disappointed By Rulings

Indiana redistricting reform advocates say they’re disappointed and a bit deflated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions in two major cases on partisan gerrymandering.

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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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An early look at an expirement in conservation along the Eel River in Roann shows positive results. The project tries to balance the history of the community with the ecological needs of the river's residents.

Jerry Sweeten just retired as Manchester University’s director of environmental studies. But his concern over the wellbeing of the area’s fish, and the streams and rivers they swim in continues.

 

Photo courtesy of Allen County Superior Court

 Allen County Superior Court Judge John Surbeck announced his retirement from the bench, effective at the end of the calendar year.

 

Since his appointment in 1988, Surbeck was responsible for the launch of the Superior Court’s Re-Entry Court program, and a statewide pilot program seeking alternatives to money bail.

Judge Surbeck received the 2012 William Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence for his leadership.

 

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  Most online retailers can no longer get out of collecting state sales taxes thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week, but the decision could hurt small businesses, including in Indiana.

 

The ruling means states can require businesses that sell goods online to collect a sales tax for each purchase. But tax requirements differ from state to state.

 

Courtesy/Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne has launched a new Network in the community, specifically designed to connect, inspire and empower women.

Court Date For Accused Noblesville School Shooter Postponed

Jun 22, 2018

A Monday court hearing for the 13-year-old boy charged in the Noblesville school shooting of his teacher and a student was postponed by the Hamilton County Court.

Attorneys for the boy filed a motion to request delay of the hearing for at least 60 days due to the large amount of evidence. County prosecuting attorney Lee Buckingham did not object to the motion.

"The discovery in this matter is voluminous. and will require additional time to evaluate," wrote the suspect's attorney Christopher Eskew and Ben Jaffe in the motion. 

Redistricting reform advocates pack the Indiana House Chamber during a 2017 committee hearing. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana redistricting reform advocates say they’re disappointed and a bit deflated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions in two major cases on partisan gerrymandering.

ACA Rates Up For Hoosiers On The Marketplace

Jun 22, 2018

Hoosiers who buy insurance on the insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act can expect higher premiums next year. 

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Mayor Tom Henry was joined by local and state leaders in downtown Fort Wayne to announce the city’s intentions of becoming a TenPoint Coalition city.

WBOI Staff Member Wins Scholarship

Jun 21, 2018

WBOI's Araceli Gomez-Aldana won a scholarship to this year's Public Radio News Director Conference in Philadelphia later this week.

The scholarship was for journalists early in their careers, according to a release from Public Radio News Directors, known as PRNDI.

Syringe exchange. (Jake Harper/Side Effects Public Media)
Jill Sheridan

After the approval of Marion County’s syringe exchange program this week, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill had a warning for other counties considering the programs.  

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