Lead Stories

A new lawsuit in federal court seeks to strike down almost all of the state’s abortion-specific regulations. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

New Lawsuit Seeks To Strike Down Nearly All Indiana Abortion-Specific Regulations

A lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday seeks to strike down almost all of Indiana’s abortion-specific regulations.

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Arts and Culture

Courtesy/Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.

New Women's Network Solidifying Fort Wayne's Community Connections

Greater Fort WAyne has launched a new Network in the community, specifically designed to connect, inspire and empower women.

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State News

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush says a recent independent report on the Department of Child Services underscores the need for a wholesale approach to improving child welfare. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Children's Commission Discusses DCS Report, Emphasizes Prevention

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush says a recent independent report on the Department of Child Services underscores the need for a wholesale approach to improving child welfare. The Commission on Improving the Status of Children discussed the report at its meeting Wednesday. Much of the discussion centered around the need for preventative services to help the overburdened DCS system. Chief Justice Loretta Rush says there are ways for courts to get involved in prevention – halting, she says, a...

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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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Judge Blocks WOTUS In Indiana, 10 Other States

Jun 13, 2018
(FILE PHOTO: WFIU/WTIU)
Rebecca Thiele

Attorney General Curtis Hill approves of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia's decision to block the Waters of the United States rule or WOTUS in Indiana and 10 other states — Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.

Arts United

Fort Wayne’s Public Art Commission has two new members.

Red River Waste Solutions

The City of Fort Wayne, represented by Mayor Tom Henry and a bipartisan coalition of City Council members, announced it will fine its garbage and recycling contractor for failure to meet benchmarks within their contract.

State's Virtual Schools Committee Holds First Meeting

Jun 12, 2018

A new state committee focused on virtual charter schools met for the first time Tuesday. It marks the beginning of an investigation into those schools by state officials.

U.S. Senate Takes Up Farm Bill After House Bill Fails

Jun 12, 2018
Produce from local farmers is unloaded at the Lafayette-based Food Finders. (FILE PHOTO: Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

After the farm bill failed in the U.S. House last month, it’s the Senate’s turn to take the legislation up. Wednesday's Senate hearing is unlikely to be as controversial. 

Democratic Secretary of State candidate Jim Harper, left, is running against incumbent Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson, right. (Harper For Indiana/Indiana Secretary of State)
Brandon Smith

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson supports the voter purge method recently halted by a federal judge.

Mexico and Canada have retaliated against the Trump Administration’s newest round of steel and aluminum tariffs. These new taxes could hurt states, like Indiana, that have supported the president.

WIKICOMMONS

Federal Judge Halts Indiana Voter Purge System

Jun 11, 2018
A federal judge’s ruling says the method by which Indiana deletes voters from its registration lists likely violates federal law. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana’s voter roll purge system is on hold after a federal judge temporarily halted it.

The judge’s ruling says the state's method to delete voters from its registration lists likely violates federal law.

A trial date is set later this month for the 13-year-old boy charged in the shooting of his teacher and a fellow student at Noblesville Middle School.

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