Lead Stories

Courtesy/George Morrison

Sculptor's Roots Add Modern Flair To Fort Wayne Skyline

Fort Wayne sculptor, George Morrison is a retired architect with a with a passion for creating a public artwork that reflects his firm roots in geometry, physics and architectural form.

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Arts and Culture

Jennifer Ford/Bridget O'Reilly

Local Arts Advocates Go Global In Search Of Beauty

Fort Wayne arts advocates, Jennifer Ford and Bridget O'Reilly are getting ready to travel the world, quite literally, "In Search of Beauty."

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State News

Health Reform Uncertainty May Impact Rates For Hoosiers

Indiana health insurers will file their 2018 rates this week for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace but uncertainty about the future of health care reform may play into price and availability for the roughly 150,000 Hoosiers in the system. Beverly Knight is self-employed. She was able to have a double knee-surgery because she is covered under the ACA.  Shes worried about rate hikes. If President Trumps plan to sabotage the ACA succeeds, and premiums skyrocket as many expect, hundreds...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

Keeping It Classical: Behind The Mic With WBNI Host Stan Whippo

Classical music is alive and well here at Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and volunteer host, Stan Whippo has been sharing it in the form of a live, four hour "Matinee," every weekday afternoon on our classical station, 94.1 WBNI for over 20 years.

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Brock Eastom

Fort Wayne's Arena Dinner Theatre is getting set to end its season with a bang--literally--in the form of Stephen Sondheim's off-beat musical "Assassins."

Fort Wayne’s Board of Park Commissioners discussed riverfront development during a meeting Thursday. The project might be partially funded by an income tax increase, if City Council approves the plan.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Fort Wayne’s Board of Park Commissioners created a task force to look at upgrades for Memorial Park. The committee was created in the wake of a failed proposal to lease some of Memorial Park to Indiana Tech.

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The Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s latest report card on the state economy’s race to the top shows some progress. But a lot of obstacles remain.

The Vision 2025 Plan is basically the Chamber’s policy platform. Chamber president Kevin Brinegar says it lays out the ways Indiana’s economy should succeed.

“We believe, if we can be best of class in each of these areas, that Indiana will have the best chance for competitiveness and prosperity in the 21st-century global economy,” he says.

State Announces Pre-K Expansion Counties

Jun 7, 2017

Low-income families in 15 counties will soon be able to use state money to send their 4-year-old children to preschool. Indiana’s first pre-K pilot included five counties – some urban and some rural.

One of the additional counties is Delaware, where Carrie Bale runs the By5 Early Childhood Initiative. She says while she’s glad for the new opportunity, the expansion includes a new requirement that could exclude families that need the service.

A group of current and former inmates from Dearborn County Jail talked about their experiences in the Jail Chemical Addictions Program. (Photo by Drew Daudelin)

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says the state’s treatment options for drug addiction are inadequate. Now he’s formed a coalition of government, healthcare and law enforcement leaders to make the case for reform.

A group of current and former inmates from Dearborn County Jail spoke at the Public Safety Coalition’s first meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Courtesy/Friends of the River

An 1840's style canal boat was launched Tuesday evening on the city's downtown waters. Fort Wayne's Friends of the Rivers, the Community Foundation and AWS Foundation, worked together to bring the boat, "Sweet Breeze," to Fort Wayne.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

Fort Wayne residents won’t be able to keep chickens in their yard any time soon. A proposed ordinance that would have allowed the ownership of chickens in Fort Wayne failed in City Council Tuesday night on a 7-2 vote.

Indiana may not join the next wave of states that legalize medical or recreational marijuana, but it doesn’t mean Hoosiers can’t partake in the booming business.

That was the message from national Marijuana Business Association founder Dave Rheins at a forum in Indianapolis Tuesday night.

In a cigar smoke-filled room at a downtown social club, he told a small crowd other states’ up-start marijuana sectors need lawyers, marketers, investors and agritech experts to get involved.

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