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Fresh Spin Breathes New Life Into Dickens' Classic Tale

“A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, is a universally beloved holiday tale, and this year, First Pres Theater invited Fort Wayne director, Jack Cantey, to put a fresh new spin on this timeless classic.

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Arts and Culture

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Addison Agen Readies For Final Music Battles On The Voice

Since NBC's "The Voice" began its live, weekly eliminations in November, many Fort Wayne residents have been on the edge of their seats as 16 year old singer songwriter, Addison Agen, continues to advance in the competition.

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State News

State Tax Revenues Continue Slump In November

Indiana tax revenues continued their slump last month as the state nears the halfway point of its current fiscal year. Indiana took in $13 million less in taxes than expected in November, which puts the state nearly $150 million below target through five months of the fiscal year. The state has yet to exceed expectations for a single month in that period. That’s despite a second consecutive month of positive performances from both sales and individual income taxes. November’s collections put...

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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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City of Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne City Council advanced the establishment of the Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District by the state of Indiana to spur development opportunities during its meeting Tuesday night.

Abraham Schwab

The point of insurance is to ensure that individuals who face a catastrophic event with high costs do not end up bankrupt and destitute. Leading up to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, our health insurance system was perverse: medical bills led to more than half of all bankruptcies in the US. And of those medical bill bankruptcies, more than half had insurance when they declared bankruptcy. Having health insurance did not protect them from ending up bankrupt as a result health care costs.

Young adults in Indiana are struggling. Teens experience a growing number of social and emotional needs but support can be hard to come by in the one place they may turn: schools.

Teens at Fishers High School, in an affluent suburb of Indianapolis, may seem to have it made but many confront issues that could lead to larger problems. Mental health coordinator for Hamilton Southeastern Schools, Brooke Lawson says things recently got a little easier for these students.

“We were able to start this year with a mental health counselor in every building,” says Lawson.

Hoosier Environmental Council Outlines 2018 Goals

Dec 4, 2017

The Hoosier Environmental Council wants to reach out to conservative voters to help accomplish its goals as it heads into the 2018 legislative session.

Cold Beer Expansion Fails To Pass Commission Vote

Dec 2, 2017

A state study commission working to modernize Indiana’s alcohol laws did not get the support needed to recommend expanding cold beer sales.

The vote came after months of testimony and debate, and marks the final meeting of the Alcohol Code Revision Commission.

The proposal, among many involving alcohol laws, would have recommended allowing cold beer sales in more businesses, like convenience stores.

Commission members voted 8 for, 7 against. Even though it got more 'Yes' votes, it came one vote short of the required majority.

Indiana Senators Split On $1.4 Trillion Tax Bill

Dec 2, 2017

Indiana’s U.S. senators split on the landmark tax overhaul bill as the Senate voted overnight Saturday 51 to 49 to advance the measure.

The legislation lowers the corporate rate to 20 percent and – at least temporarily – lowers taxes for most individuals. It’s also expected to swell the deficit by $1.4 trillion over the next 10 years. And the average taxpayer ends up paying more over the next decade as most of the cuts expire.

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo welcomed its second baby giraffe last week. Giraffe mother Faye gave birth to a female reticulated calf on November 21 just before 11:30 am.

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First Pres Gallery, situated alongside the theater at First Presbyterian Church, may be one of Fort Wayne's best kept art space secrets, and come January 1st, it will be 50 years old.

Rob Martinez

Seven is a lucky number for many different reasons.  There are seven days in a week, seven continents, seven seas, seven colors in a rainbow, seven wonders of the World, and Shakespeare's seven ages of man.

Rob Martinez, the host of "The Movie Music Spotlight" sees it a different way:

"There's seven dwarfs surrounding Snow White, seven samurai, seven days in Tibet, Marilyn Monroe had a seven year itch, and don't forget a British spy with the code name 007."

The City of Fort Wayne has begun investing revenue from its recent income tax increase to a sidewalk improvement project.

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