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AG Sessions Visits Fort Wayne, Pushes Back Against Churches

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Fort Wayne Thursday afternoon to discuss the Trump administration’s immigration policies. During his remarks, Sessions strongly defended policies that separate undocumented children from their parents.

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Arts and Culture

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A Toast To National Pollinator Week

National Pollinator Week begins this Monday, and here in Fort Wayne, Southwest Honey Co. is abuzz with plans for a honey of a celebration called "Bees & Brew."

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State News

A fifth of all Hoosier registered voters cast a ballot in last month’s primary election. (Steve Burns/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

Indiana Voter Turnout Up In 2018 After Historically Poor Rate In Last Midterm Primary

A fifth of all Hoosier registered voters cast a ballot in last month’s primary election.  Turnout normalized this year after historically poor turnout in the last midterm primary. The 20 percent turnout is roughly on par with four of the last five midterm elections. And it’s a significant improvement from the last midterm, 2014 – when just 14 percent of all registered voters cast ballots. The county with the highest turnout rate was Jay, at 57 percent. The Secretary of State’s office...

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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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National Pollinator Week begins this Monday, and here in Fort Wayne, Southwest Honey Co. is abuzz with plans for a honey of a celebration called "Bees & Brew."

Indiana Unemployment Remains Unchanged In May

Jun 15, 2018
May marks the longest stretch Indiana’s unemployment rate has gone unchanged since October of 2012. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana’s unemployment rate held steady in May at 3.2 percent. That marks the longest stretch Indiana’s unemployment rate has gone unchanged since October of 2012.

The 3.2 percent rate held steady since February, again equaling its lowest level in nearly 18 years.

Araceli Gomez-Aldana


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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Fort Wayne Thursday afternoon to discuss the Trump administration’s immigration policies. During his remarks, Sessions strongly defended policies that separate undocumented children from their parents.

Who Decides How To Protect LGBTQ Student Rights?

Jun 14, 2018
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School policies across the state to specifically address the rights of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) students vary, and advocacy groups say those can have a long-term impact on kids.

A fifth of all Hoosier registered voters cast a ballot in last month’s primary election. (Steve Burns/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

A fifth of all Hoosier registered voters cast a ballot in last month’s primary election. 

Turnout normalized this year after historically poor turnout in the last midterm primary.

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Fort Wayne educator, Terry Doran, has dedicated his life to the spirit of the community, and his Three Rivers Art Center for Kids is a direct result of that passion.

Judge Approves First Client For New, Less Restrictive Guardianship Program

Jun 13, 2018

When a person loses the ability to make important life decisions, a guardian is sometimes appointed to help. But many who regain some of that ability become stuck in a restrictive system that is no longer needed.

A county judge on Wednesday approved a first-of-its-kind case in Indiana that represents a new option for people in that situation.

Jamie Beck has an intellectual disability, and was placed into a nursing home at age 19 after both her parents passed away. A legal guardian was appointed.

Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Walmart announced plans to build a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne back in 2016. Now the big box retail chain is opening the doors to Indiana’s newest milk processing facility. 

Governor Eric Holcomb joined Walmart executives and the Allen County Board of Commissioners to announce the opening of the two hundred-fifty thousand square foot facility. 

Walmart U.S.A.’s executive Vice President of Food Charles Redfield greeted the crowd and said the facility will create about 300 new jobs once it’s at full capacity.

The state’s first set of coalition schools received approval from the State Board of Education Wednesday. The group of districts will waive some state requirements to change how they offer career and technical education, or CTE.

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