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Ruth Yaro

Marble Lounge Records Making Tracks To First Album Release Date

Since the University of Saint Francis' student-run Marble Lounge Records named its 1st recording artist two weeks ago, music tech students, and Fort Wayne band, Rosalind & the Way are working at full speed and then some, to produce a full length album.

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Old Crown Brass Band Toots Its Own Horn

Fort Wayne's Old Crown Brass Band , an all-volunteer group, modeled after traditional British brass bands, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Sunday, with a concert at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center.

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House Committee Rejects Some Changes To Abortion Bill

A House committee rejected attempts Wednesday to scale back some new reporting requirements created by an anti-abortion bill. The bill would require health care providers to report a long list of complications from abortion, if they occur. Those include anything from blood clots to anxiety. Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) wanted to simplify that list to: death, moderate to severe pain, or significant, temporary harm. But Rep. Peggy Mayfield ( R-Martinsville ) says the more detailed the...

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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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Throughout 2018, a number of local historical and educational entities have partnered together to explore and share our region’s labor history. The initiative is called Factory Families. Tom Castaldi, from WBOI’s On The Heritage Trail joins in a panel discussion about the history of manufacturing and innovation in northeast Indiana.

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  A House panel made changes Wednesday to legislation regarding guns in houses of worship on school grounds.

 

Current law allows guns in churches but largely bans them on school property. That means licensed gun owners are barred from carrying into church if it shares property with a school.

 

The legislation would change that, legalizing guns in churches on school property during worship services if the house of worship allows it.

House Committee Rejects Some Changes To Abortion Bill

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  A House committee rejected attempts Wednesday to scale back some new reporting requirements created by an anti-abortion bill.

 

The bill would require health care providers to report a long list of complications from abortion, if they occur. Those include anything from blood clots to anxiety. Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) wanted to simplify that list to: death, moderate to severe pain, or significant, temporary harm.

 

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The House Education Committee approved a controversial sex education bill Tuesday, and some members say a few key changes could make them more receptive to the legislation.

 

Ruth Yaro

Since the University of Saint Francis' student-run Marble Lounge Records named its 1st recording artist two weeks ago, music tech students, and Fort Wayne band, Rosalind & the Way are working at full speed and then some, to produce a full length album.

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Legislation unanimously approved in a Senate committee Tuesday aims to strengthen Indiana’s human trafficking laws.

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Police can use a drug dog to search your vehicle during a routine traffic stop if you voluntarily admit to past drug possession. That’s the ruling of the Indiana Court of Appeals in a recent decision.

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Former state lawmaker Mike Braun and Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Brownsburg) traded barbs while Rep. Luke Messer (R-Shelbyville) tried to stay above the fray in the first debate of the 2018 Republican primary for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat.

Neighborhood Health Clinic Inc.

Neighborhood Health Clinic is one of 1,400 Community Health Centers across the country. They rely heavily on federal grants to keep their doors open and a majority of their patients are uninsured. This year the clinic implemented grassroots techniques to secure their funding. 

  A federal court heard an appeal of a judge’s decision to strike down key parts of a 2016 Indiana abortion law Thursday.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on several controversial provisions of the law. The State Department of Health brought the appeal against Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.

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