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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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President Donald Trump nominated a University of Notre Dame law professor to fill a vacancy on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor Amy Coney Barrett was part of a round of federal judgeship nominations the Trump administration announced.

Barrett, a Notre Dame law school graduate, has been a professor at the private Indiana university since 2002. She formerly clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Law school dean Nell Jessup Newton calls Barrett an “outstanding professor, scholar, and colleague.”

Recent Rains Lift Some Spirits, Dampen Others

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National Weather Service officials say all the rain clouds this month may hold a silver lining for Indiana.

NWS hydrologist Al Shipe says this year was shaping up similarly to the most recent drought year of 2012 – until recently.

Attorney General Curtis Hill will continue to live in the Indianapolis area despite the repeal of a law requiring him to do so.

Senate Bill 400 changed two words in the Indiana code: “at Indianapolis” became “in Indiana.” That refers to where the attorney general is required to live.

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A Fort Wayne art gallery just unveiled a new, digital way for Northeast Indiana artists to show off their creativity. At an event last night, ArtLink showed off its new virtual reality project.

As the public radio landscape evolves, producers are exploring new program concepts and ways to promote their creations. Interview podcasts, investigative reporting series and other innovative programs have entered the conversation.

89.1 WBOI wants you to weigh in on some of these new programs as we evaluate our weekend program schedule.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Indiana Tech today withdrew its proposal to build an athletic complex in Memorial Park. The $6.4 million athletic complex would have included a new running track, training facility, and an upgraded softball diamond. Indiana Tech officials said it would have been an investment in East Central Fort Wayne, but many groups opposed its location.

A small group gathered to protest outside the offices of U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) in after the U.S. House of Representatives sent the Affordable Care Act’s replacement to the U.S. Senate.

The Women’s March Indiana Chapter gathered supporters in downtown Indianapolis to speak out against the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and support women’s healthcare.

Nancy Hanson has been showing up at Young’s office every week for months. She says she’s worried about the Republican reform bill called the American Health Care Act or AHCA.

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the science of the Gulf Stream. What is this current in the Atlantic Ocean, how does it form, and where does it flow?

Many supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied Friday in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Some Hoosiers say it will decrease general healthcare access for low-income residents.

An event outside of U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks office in Carmel was one of many held across the nation. A few dozen supporters crowded the halls outside her office and police were called at the request of a building manager who was worried about a fire hazard.

Keesha Daniels just moved from one lead contaminated neighborhood to another.

Both her new house and her old West Calumet Housing Complex apartment sit within East Chicago’s USS Lead Superfund site. The city is tearing down her old home because of extremely high levels of lead in the soil. So she had to move.

Daniels is still unpacking. Most rooms have a pile of boxes stacked tidily in a corner. Two heavy dressers sit in one otherwise empty room — her sons are coming later to move them. As Daniels takes me on a tour of her new house, she offers me some water.

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