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Ben Clemmer

Sensing Beauty Exhibit Opens in Fort Wayne

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.” The need for a friend...

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Arts and Culture

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Straw-less Is More: Local Reduce Your Use Campaign Kicks Off For Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day , the Allen County Department of Environmental Management is launching an ambitious campaign at Eagle Marsh this Sunday, called "Reduce Your Use: Plastic Straws."

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State News

Pre-K Report: Indiana Needs Better State-Funded Programming

A recent report says Indiana needs to drastically improve state funded preschool, but state officials say it ignores significant improvements to the program. On this year’s State of Preschool report from The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Indiana ranked second to last for state funded pre-K access for four year olds. It says in 2017, the state only served 2 percent of those children. The report also ranks Indiana 15th in state spending per child. The Indiana Family...

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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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In a coordinated effort to keep the conversation going and maintain momentum, students around the country organized another event to combat gun violence. Allen County’s was organized by Woodlan High School student Emily Farler.

The 16-year-old sophomore worries not just about gun violence and its impact, but also about the damage done by the divisions in our culture.

 

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In honor of Earth Day, the Allen County Department of Environmental Management is launching an ambitious campaign at Eagle Marsh this Sunday, called "Reduce Your Use: Plastic Straws."

Gov. Eric Holcomb nominated 156 "Opportunity Zones" to receive federal funding to attract investment into the areas.

The program was created in 2017 by the GOP tax bill passed late last year to provide federal support to help low-income urban and rural communities attract private investment. These zones will remain in place for ten years to try to create long-term investments that help low-income and rural communities.

Students across the nation and state walked out of school Friday as part of a national movement protesting gun violence in schools, but efforts will likely need to shift to keep up the momentum.

Hundreds of students in the state participated in the latest nationally-organized walkout, but some chose not to this time around, in part due to ISTEP testing.

A recent report says Indiana needs to drastically improve state funded preschool, but state officials say it ignores significant improvements to the program.

Republican Leaders Set Parameters For Special Session

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Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), left, and Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) discuss the details of the 2018 special session. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana lawmakers will consider five bills in their May 14 special session – without public testimony or amendments.

Four of those five bills are measures that failed to pass when lawmakers ran out of time in their regular session last month.

A 2016 protest at the Statehouse over Indiana's controversial anti-abortion law. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A federal appeals court once again struck down part of an Indiana anti-abortion law. The latest ruling concerns a 2016 measure that banned abortions because of a fetus’s characteristics.

Rebecca Green

“Tim, what are your chances of being bitten while you are actually diving in the shark exhibit?”

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.”

(Photo courtesy of americansfortaxfairness.org)
Lauren Chapman

President Donald Trump’s recent budget proposal includes making cuts to infrastructure, education, affordable housing and healthcare, leading one watchdog group to speak out in concern about the potential impact those cuts could have.

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