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The America Donald Trump Is Inheriting, By The Numbers

When he takes the oath of office on Friday, President Trump will inherit a far different country than President Obama did eight years ago. It's a nation that is far more solid in some ways (economics) and shakier in others (terrorist attacks). We have gathered together dozens of statistics to show how the nation that Trump inherits (and the rest of the world) has changed over time. Economy Over the course of Obama's presidency, one basic trend was clear across a variety of economic indicators...

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Arts and Culture

Amber Foster

Fort Wayne Embraces 'Farm To Fork' Movement

You’ve likely heard the phrases Farm to Fork or Farm to Table. It’s more than just a trendy way to describe a dining establishment—it is a movement toward a healthier lifestyle. Knowing where your food comes from is key to making better choices. You may think Farm to Fork is a trend just for folks in bigger cities, but it is alive and well in Fort Wayne, which makes sense since we are surrounded by farmland, after all. Lucky for us, over the past few years, several restaurants have embraced...

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HOMELESSNESS

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The Next Step In Fighting Homelessness? Human Development May Be The Start

Over the last month, we’ve examined efforts to combat homelessness in Northeast Indiana, the services that are lacking for women without children or addiction, and how city development affects those who are displaced.

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI's Own "Father Christmas" Shares His Passions Over The Air

For the past five years, volunteer show host, Rob Martinez, has been sharing his musical expertise and his audio production skills over the WBOI airwaves, most notably, with his weekly "Movie Music Spotlights" and annual "Nights Before Christmas" music specials.

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When he takes the oath of office on Friday, President Trump will inherit a far different country than President Obama did eight years ago. It's a nation that is far more solid in some ways (economics) and shakier in others (terrorist attacks). We have gathered together dozens of statistics to show how the nation that Trump inherits (and the rest of the world) has changed over time.

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Indiana’s new governor, Eric Holcomb, vowed to tackle the state’s drug addiction epidemic in his first State of the State address on Tuesday. But he has also said he supports Congress’s plans to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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This Saturday, for one night only, Ryan Holquist, Charlie Davis and their band, March On, Comrade, are taking their original rock music to a whole new level in Fort Wayne's Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab Black Box Theatre.

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Fort Wayne saw an increase in crime in 2016, and this year the city wants to reverse that trend.

Holcomb: "The State Of Our State Is Sound"

Jan 17, 2017

 

 

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb used his State of the State address to make another pitch for creating a long-term, sustainable road funding plan. But he also continues to avoid specifics on how to pay for that plan.

Legislative leaders have said they want the governor to be a strong voice for the tax increases that are likely to be part of the road funding plan. Holcomb only says that if the state asks Hoosiers to invest more in their infrastructure, the return will be worth it.

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IPFW celebrated the grand re-opening of its library Tuesday, after being closed for a full year.

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about dinosaur tracks. Where were some of the first tracks found, how do they form, and why are they important to scientists? 

Fort Wayne Embraces 'Farm To Fork' Movement

Jan 13, 2017
Amber Foster

You’ve likely heard the phrases Farm to Fork or Farm to Table. It’s more than just a trendy way to describe a dining establishment—it is a movement toward a healthier lifestyle. Knowing where your food comes from is key to making better choices. You may think Farm to Fork is a trend just for folks in bigger cities, but it is alive and well in Fort Wayne, which makes sense since we are surrounded by farmland, after all. Lucky for us, over the past few years, several restaurants have embraced this movement and are bringing true Farm-to-Fork experiences to the Summit City.

 

Residents of a lead contaminated neighborhood in East Chicago, Indiana want a larger role in the clean up process and they’re taking an unusual step to get it.

Seven residents of the lead and arsenic–polluted neighborhood want to join the Environmental Protection Agency’s lawsuit against the companies paying for the cleanup. The residents argue neither party represents their interests, and they want more say. An attorney representing the residents, David Chizewer, says its an uncommon tactic but an important step.

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Indiana residents will now officially be known as “Hoosiers” in all printed federal government documents. 

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