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Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Purdue's First And Only School Of Music Could Be In Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne could soon have Purdue University’s first and only school of music. That was a proposal made Friday by faculty and administrators at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne, which is in the process of being split into two universities.

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Arts and Culture

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Earth Day Tree Planting Takes Root In New Haven

Saturday is Earth Day , and beginning this Friday, Save Maumee Grassroots Organization is making it a free, 3-day public celebration in New Haven, Indiana , with a goal of planting eleven hundred trees in the city's Moser and Heatherwood Parks.

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Indiana Legislature

Alcohol Law Proposal Upsets Convenience Store Owner Ricker

Convenience store owner Jay Ricker says he’s been targeted by the General Assembly in proposed legislation on alcohol carryout permits. The proposed legislative language would bar Ricker from renewing his permits next year. At issue are restaurant permits Ricker’s was able to secure at two convenience stores. Those permits allow them to sell cold beer and hard liquor for carryout – previously, the sole right of liquor stores and restaurants. Proposed legislative language would create a new...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Host Explores Astronomy To Zoology Over The Airwaves

Martin Fisher, Executive Director of Fort Wayne's Science Central , has been the host of 89.1 WBOI's "The Weekly Experiment" segment for nearly six years.

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The Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners voted Thursday to continue discussion of a partnership between the city and Indiana Tech. This could allow Indiana Tech to build an athletic complex in Memorial Park.

Gov. Eric Holcomb will soon have to decide whether to sign a bill dealing with parental notification of abortion after the Senate advanced the measure.

Girls under the age of 18 can go to court to get consent for abortion if their parents don’t give that consent.

A new report from the Animal Welfare Institute says Indiana lags in enforcing humane slaughter rules at small, state-inspected meat plants – that it issues citations, but never stops production.

The Indiana Board of Animal Health took issue with that logic, saying its inspectors are doing their jobs.

Indiana’s new revenue forecast is slightly more optimistic about the state’s fiscal picture for the next two years. But House and Senate fiscal leaders say it doesn’t change their budget plans.

U.S. Steel Chemical Spill Threatens Lake Michigan

Apr 12, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency is responding to a chemical spill, which threatens beaches and the nearest public water intake, from the U.S. Steel facility in Portage.

US Steel reported Tuesday the wastewater spill into Burns Waterway, about 100 yards away from Lake Michigan. In a statement released late Wednesday, U.S. Steel says the spill resulted from an equipment failure and it has idled all production processes at the facility.

People driving past Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve in Fort Wayne may notice smoke during a controlled burn today until around 4 or 5 p.m.

Courtesy/City of Fort Wayne

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority voted Tuesday to support seven projects using Regional Cities Initiative funding as part of the Road to One Million plan.

The Environmental Protection Agency and East Chicago’s mayor remain at a standstill over the future of a lead-contaminated public housing complex.

After Mayor Anthony Copeland doubled down on his insistence that the EPA clean West Calumet Housing Complex to a residential standard, the EPA has maintained it can’t move forward with cleanup until it gets more information from the city.

A bill headed to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk would allow governments to charge the public up to $20 an hour for public records searches.

If a public records request takes more than two hours to complete, Rep. Kathy Richardson’s (R-Noblesville) bill says the government agency can charge up to $20 an hour for the work.

Former governor Mike Pence vetoed such a bill two years ago.

The Senate made a change to the measure, exempting title records search companies from having to pay the fee.

Northeast Indiana Public Radio unveiled plans Tuesday for its new building located in downtown Fort Wayne.

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