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Sights & Sounds From Fort Wayne's 2018 Women's March

As women’s marches took place across the country over the weekend, Fort Wayne hosted its own at the Allen County Courthouse Sunday.

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Arts and Culture

Sweetwater All Stars' New CD Gets Down In The R&B Groove

The Sweetwater All Stars is a high energy, nine piece rhythm and blues band made up mostly of Sweetwater employees-- and its owner, Chuck Surack.

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State News

Lawmakers Consider Foster Care Student Outcomes Legislation

A House committee has approved legislation to track foster children and their success in schools. The bill would require the Indiana Department of Education and the Department of Child Services to gather data on foster care students in public schools – specifically, the graduation rates and enrollment data for those students. Deb Brewer is the regional director of a foster care and family services group called The Villages of Indiana, and she says that data could mean more support for foster...

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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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As women’s marches took place across the country over the weekend, Fort Wayne hosted its own at the Allen County Courthouse Sunday.

The idea that each of us has a unique nutrition blueprint within our genes is a delicious concept.

Perhaps, this helps explain the growth in personalized nutrition testing and services such as Habit, Profile Precise and Nutrigenomix.

So, what exactly can these tests tell you?

Agen's Musical Journey Continues To Evolve

Jan 19, 2018
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Now that Addison Agen has returned home, after finishing 2nd in the latest season of NBC's "The Voice," the excitement in her life continues full throttle, including a declaration earlier this week by Mayor Henry, of an official "Addison Agen Day."

A House committee has approved legislation to track foster children and their success in schools.

The bill would require the Indiana Department of Education and the Department of Child Services to gather data on foster care students in public schools – specifically, the graduation rates and enrollment data for those students.

Deb Brewer is the regional director of a foster care and family services group called The Villages of Indiana, and she says that data could mean more support for foster children.

Weekly Statehouse Update: Cold Beer Sales Dead, CBD Gains Momentum

Jan 19, 2018
Lauren Chapman/IPB

The House approved a school funding fix, a push to expand cold beer sales died, and efforts to legalize cannabidiol, or CBD, gained momentum. Here’s everything you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Alcohol: Sunday Sales Moves Ahead, Cold Beer Is Dead

A Senate committee this week overwhelmingly voted down a bill to allow grocery and convenience stores to sell cold beer.

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Leaders of the Greater Elkhart and Goshen chambers of commerce are among the signatories of a letter released yesterday  that opposes  building an immigration detention center south of Elkhart.

 

Indy Makes Top 20 List For Amazon HQ

Jan 19, 2018

 

 On Thursday, Amazon announced the 20 cities being considered for its new headquarters, and Indianapolis is on the list. Some see the placement itself as a victory, but remain skeptical about the city's chances.

 

Amazon is deciding where to build “HQ2,” an up to 8-million square foot facility it says could produce 50,000 jobs. Indianapolis submitted a bid with Fishers, and was chosen as a top 20 candidate among 238 total proposals.

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Mayor Tom Henry and the City of Fort Wayne helped cut the ribbon on the first of seven planned rehabilitated homes on the Vincent Village campus. The goal of the housing is to assist in decreasing homelessness in the city.

Senate Rejects Amendment To Sunday Sales Bill

Jan 18, 2018

The Indiana Senate soundly rejected Thursday a change to legislation that legalizes Sunday alcohol carryout sales.

The bill eliminates the ban on Sunday sales but would only allow alcohol carryout on the seventh day between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sen. Karen Tallian’s (D-Portage) proposed amendment would remove that restriction and make Sunday sales like every other day – 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Lawmakers Asked to Look at Wage Gap

Jan 18, 2018
Steve Burns

 

Indiana leaders are asking lawmakers to pass legislation addressing the state’s wage gap.

A coalition of lawmakers and civic groups met at the Statehouse Wednesday to support two bills being proposed this session.

The bills would address wage inequity by holding employers more accountable, and giving the Indiana Civil Rights Commission authority to investigate employee complaints about pay gaps.

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