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City Council Approves Contracts, Paving Way For Riverfront Construction

Fort Wayne’s riverfront development project is ready to break ground after clearing its final hurdle during City Council Tuesday night.

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Arts and Culture

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Veteran Fort Wayne Sculptor Reflects On Public Art Scene

Fort Wayne sculptor, Hector Garcia, has established a reputation for his craft over the past 40 years, on regional, national and international levels.

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State News

Planned Parenthood Challenges Latest Indiana Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood wants a court to halt portions of a new Indiana abortion law. It’s the fifth lawsuit over abortion legislation in seven years. If an underage girl wants an abortion but can’t get consent from her parents, she can go to court to get that consent. The new law Planned Parenthood is challenging would allow a judge to tell the girl’s parents about her request after the judge decides whether to grant the consent. ACLU of Indiana legal director Ken Falk, representing Planned...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

To WBOI's Freeform Radio Show Host, Its All About The Burnt Toast

WBOI's Burnt Toast Show is an eclectic mix of great, non-mainstream musical styles and genres, modeled after freeform radio shows of the '60s and '70s. It's on the menu every Sunday night from 8:00 to 11:00, served up live by volunteer show host, Todd Harrold .

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Fort Wayne’s riverfront development project is ready to break ground after clearing its final hurdle during City Council Tuesday night.

As Indiana farmers hurry through planting season – the corn crop is nearly three-quarters planted as of Monday, with soybeans nearly half done – they’re also watching big changes at the USDA.

The department is reorganizing its trade and rural development programs, while the White House takes aim at those issues in its own way.

Six months after President Donald Trump intervened in Carrier’s planned Indianapolis layoffs, the company is releasing the final number of jobs it still plans to cut.

The Department of Workforce Development got the appliance-maker’s official notification of the layoffs Monday, in a letter dated May 19.

It says 632 workers will lose their jobs at Carrier’s Indianapolis fan coil factory between late July and the end of the year.

Allen County Health

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department is promoting greater education and testing of HIV and AIDS in Northeast Indiana.

More than 700 Indiana students received a certificate of multilingual proficiency from the state, meaning the students are proficient in two languages.

The Department of Education awarded this certificate, and this is the first cohort of students receiving the recognition.

A panel discussion about fake news takes place tonight on the IPFW campus. Join WBOI reporter Lisa Ryan and professors Michael Wolf and Assem Nasr as they discuss about how to identify fake news.

What is Fake News?

Where: First floor of Helmke Library at IPFW
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

When: Monday, May 22
5:30-6:30 Meet and greet with refreshments
6:30-7:30 Panel discussion

Panelists: Assem Nasr, Associate Professor of Communication
Michael Wolf, Professor of Political Science
Lisa Ryan, WBOI Reporter and Morning Edition Host
 

President Trump's first day in Saudi Arabia began with a lavish reception and ended with an ostentatious ceremony, but not before Trump and the Saudi king signed several agreements spanning diplomatic, governmental and commercial ventures, including an arms deal worth $110 billion.

Ex-Indiana Schools Chief Opens School Board Consulting Business

May 19, 2017

Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s former Superintendent of Public Instruction, will soon work on education matters in a new role. She now leads Advancing Public Schools as president and CEO.

The company’s mission is “dedicated to advancing the nation’s public school system through partnerships with local school boards in the areas of advocacy and literacy,” according to their website.

HIV/STD Conference Keeps Shapes Prevention Strategies

May 19, 2017

Health providers, public health leaders and other treatment professionals from around Indiana gathered in Indianapolis for the 2017 HIV/STD Update. The annual conference allows people working in and around the field of infectious disease to come together, hear from national and state leaders and shape strategy.

Medical director at the Bell Flower STD Clinic, Dr. Janet Arno, says the event can help keep the conversation updated.

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Fort Wayne sculptor, Hector Garcia, has established a reputation for his craft over the past 40 years, on regional, national and international levels.

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