There was no discussion Friday in an Indiana GOP committee meeting about language regarding same sex marriage as part of the party’s platform. That’s despite strong efforts from some delegates who want the party to formally address the issue.
The meeting in Fort Wayne was unexpectedly short.
As it stands, the 2014 Indiana Republican platform makes no mention of gay marriage.
In 2012, the 10-member resolutions committee accepted an amendment to the party platform. This year, amendments weren’t even allowed to be introduced.
A senior from Carroll high school in Fort Wayne is headed to Carnegie hall.
A photograph by Jessica Lineman won a national Scholastic Art and Writing Award – the longest running source of recognition and scholarships for teen arts in the country. The national awards will be given out Friday in New York.
Past winners include everyone from Sylvia Plath to Andy Warhol to Lena Dunham.
In Fort Wayne, the Scholastic program through The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, has grown and been recognized as one of the top in the country.
Guidance counselors are supposed to spend a lot of time with students. They help kids decide which classes to take, fill out college scholarship applications and advise them on the path they should choose after they graduate high school.
Eighteen counties, including Allen County, are being considered for the state-funded pre-k pilot program. The state legislature approved the program earlier this year and the Family and Social Services Administration announced the finalists today. Just five of those counties that will be chosen to participate in the pilot program.
For years, I’ve listened to people debate about which Fort Wayne restaurant serves the best wings, so I did some crowdsourcing to identify the top spots and set out to try them myself. Based on hundreds of responses on Twitter and Facebook, I narrowed the list to the most popular five.
So which place do I think has the best wings? Here are my reviews.
Going on ninety years old, actor, director, writer and Fort Wayne Youtheatre's artist-in-residence Harvey Cocks is still going strong, as he's been explaining in his fascinating three-part lecture series, "My Life in Theater," at the Wunderkammer Company.
He'll deliver the final installment tonight, but earlier this week, he joined WBOI's Julia Meek at the Madge Rothschild Studios to share a few backstage insights into his long-term love affair with show business.
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says Indiana isn’t doing enough to ensure that jobs being created in the state are high-paying ones.
A recent study from the Indiana Institute for Working Families says Indiana has the highest percent growth of what it calls “low-wage” jobs of any of its neighboring states. Low wage jobs are those whose median annual salary is below the federal poverty level, about $23,000 a year for a family of four.
Governor Mike Pence says he will use everything at his disposal to oppose new proposed federal regulations seeking to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.
President Obama announced Monday the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations seek to reduce carbon emissions 30 percent by the year 2030. Eighty percent of Indiana’s energy comes from coal power plants and Governor Pence says for a state so reliant on that source, the EPA’s proposal would be devastating for the Hoosier economy.
Listen to Brandon Smith's preview of the upcoming Indiana GOP convention.
There are three statewide positions up for election this fall – Secretary of State, Auditor and Treasurer.
Democrats had already decided on their three nominees going into the state party convention, and Republicans have incumbents running for Secretary of State and Auditor – Connie Lawson and Suzanne Crouch. But three candidates are vying for the GOP’s state Treasurer nomination in what’s expected to be a hotly-contested convention fight.
This week 131 years ago, League Park, known today as Headwaters Park, hosted the first professional evening baseball game under big league lights. WBOI’s Tom Castaldi from the Heritage Trail has that story.