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Fort Wayne Police Department Receives Hiring Grant

Nov 22, 2017

The U.S. Justice Department Awarded Fort Wayne a grant of nearly 1 million dollars to hire more police officers. 

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Fort Wayne City Council advanced a measure Tuesday night that could limit how campaign contributions affect the bidding process for development projects.

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Fort Wayne City Council put discussion for a controversial land acquisition proposal on hold until next week’s meeting.

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IPFW Launches On-Campus Food Pantry

Nov 20, 2017
Araceli Gomez-Aldana

IPFW held a ribbon cutting to launch the opening of its new on-campus food bank. Administrators say the food pantry is open to students, staff and the public. 

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IPFW hosted an economic panel Friday that touched on positive and negative trends seen around the world, the United States, Indiana and the Northeast region.

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Fort Wayne’s Legacy Committee held a meeting Thursday night to discuss funding for Park Center’s effort to revitalize the nearly-vacant Lafayette Medical Center, as well as funding several new rooms at Ivy Tech for the Unity Performing Arts Foundation.

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Purdue University’s acquisition of a for-profit online college is being criticized by some of the university’s own faculty members. Purdue announced its plans to buy Kaplan University at the end of April. It hopes to serve more adult learners through the online platform, which it’s nicknaming ‘New U’ for now.

Some educators are worried about the potential repercussions of the deal.

Following three years of studies and planning, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced the city is not pursuing the construction of a downtown event center - for now.

Regional Trail Network Celebrates 100th Mile

Nov 13, 2017
Marney Carmichael

For Indiana newcomer Christy Grannan, the Regional Trail Network has been a welcome feature to life in and around Fort Wayne. The multi-use Network is expanding and recently paved its 100th mile, with an additional seven miles to be added by the end of 2017.

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