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Carrier Gives State Official Notice Of Indianapolis Layoffs

Six months after President Donald Trump intervened in Carriers planned Indianapolis layoffs, the company is releasing the final number of jobs it still plans to cut. The Department of Workforce Development got the appliance-makers official notification of the layoffs Monday, in a letter dated May 19 . It says 632 workers will lose their jobs at Carriers Indianapolis fan coil factory between late July and the end of the year. Until now, it remained unclear exactly how many workers would be...

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Arts and Culture

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Veteran Fort Wayne Sculptor Reflects On Public Art Scene

Fort Wayne sculptor, Hector Garcia, has established a reputation for his craft over the past 40 years, on regional, national and international levels.

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State News

Planned Parenthood Challenges Latest Indiana Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood wants a court to halt portions of a new Indiana abortion law. It’s the fifth lawsuit over abortion legislation in seven years. If an underage girl wants an abortion but can’t get consent from her parents, she can go to court to get that consent. The new law Planned Parenthood is challenging would allow a judge to tell the girl’s parents about her request after the judge decides whether to grant the consent. ACLU of Indiana legal director Ken Falk, representing Planned...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

To WBOI's Freeform Radio Show Host, Its All About The Burnt Toast

WBOI's Burnt Toast Show is an eclectic mix of great, non-mainstream musical styles and genres, modeled after freeform radio shows of the '60s and '70s. It's on the menu every Sunday night from 8:00 to 11:00, served up live by volunteer show host, Todd Harrold .

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The Fort Wayne Sport Club, on the southwest side of the city, is equally devoted to the sport of soccer, and preserving its founders' German heritage.

Baby Falcons Will Soon Soar Over Fort Wayne

May 12, 2017
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School children met Fort Wayne's newest Peregrine falcons atop the Indiana-Michigan Power building Friday, as biologists banded the birds by placing a small cuff with a tracking number on their legs.  

Pam Whitacre, a volunteer with Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center, says its goal is to protect the birds from endangerment.

“We’re passionate about birds,” says Whitacre, “and we want to get the education out there to let people know how important raptors are to the environment.”

A merger between Indianapolis-based Anthem and fellow health insurance giant Cigna is officially dead – and Anthem says it won’t pay Cigna a break-up fee.

Anthem killed the $54 billion deal Friday after a failed bid to keep Delaware-based Cigna at the bargaining table.

Indiana wrapped up a celebration of its 200-year history Friday with a Statehouse ceremony for the last bicentennial project.

In the past two weeks, 44 trees native to Indiana have been planted around the Statehouse, as a way to wrap up the Bicentennial celebration.

Division of Forestry director John Seifert says the celebration is important as more residents move to cities.

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While construction on Fort Wayne’s riverfront development project isn’t set to begin until July, that isn’t stopping the city from planning what will come next.

Even though ground hasn’t been broken on the first phase yet, the city is already looking ahead to phase two. Parks and recreation director Al Moll calls the second phase entirely “conceptual” at this point, and notes the project will be far less intensive than phase one.

When the Republican healthcare plan was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, an amendment that could impact people with pre-existing conditions drew strong reactions. Advocacy groups for domestic violence survivors were among the first to speak up.

Training services manager with the Domestic Violence Network, Mary Margret Sweeny says she is concerned about some of the language in the American Health Care Act.

Indiana University announced a $55 million research partnership Wednesday.

The Prepared for Environmental Change initiative aims to find actionable solutions to environmental threats facing Indiana businesses and communities.

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie says Hoosiers must prepare for these already ongoing threats.

“The failure to understand, predict, and adapt to environmental change could threaten the vitality of Hoosier business, agriculture, jobs, and physical well-being,” McRobbie says.

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This weekend, Fort Wayne Youtheatre is wrapping up the spring season with its fourth annual Fairy Tale Fest.

This year's celebration is full of iconic characters and story lines, including an original adaptation of Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach," set in the 1980s. 

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Fort Wayne City Council voted 5-3 in favor of allowing construction of a three-building shopping center on West Jefferson Boulevard. The proposal needed City Council’s approval to rezone the six-and-a-half acres of residential land.

6 Questions To Ask About The Purdue-Kaplan Deal

May 9, 2017

So, there’s been some big news going around the higher education world this past week. In a nutshell: Indiana’s Purdue University will acquire the for-profit Kaplan University, which operates primarily online.

Since this news broke, there’s been plenty of speculation about what it means when a public research university acquires a for-profit entity: Is this a way for a public research university to reach more students? Is this a way that a for-profit college can operate in “stealth mode?”

We take a look at the biggest questions surrounding the move:

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