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On Thursday, March 16, the President released a "skinny budget," which recommended defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The skinny budget is an outline of the administration's discretionary funding priorities. It is not law. Instead, the President's submission of this document to Congress marks the beginning of the annual budget and appropriations process. 

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Throughout the school year, Fort Wayne resident Sean Ellsworth-Hoffman teaches English as a second language at Fairfield Elementary, on the city's south side.

Opinion: Paul Ryan’s Problem with Medicare

Mar 15, 2017
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Several months ago I wrote that Paul Ryan, in his arguments against Obamacare, was showing his hand that he also wants to do away with Medicare. In the last week, he was trying to defend his recent health care proposal, which I’ll call Republicare, and provided more evidence for this view.

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Layoffs have now started at the United Technologies Electronic Control factory, or UTEC, in Huntington, Indiana. Although its parent company United Technologies announced more than a year ago that UTEC and its sister company Carrier would move to Mexico, the first round of layoffs just started last Friday, according to a company spokesperson.

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central describes a biological pigment called melanin. What is it, how is it formed, and where is it found? 

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Since 2003, the number of wineries in Indiana has more than quadrupled, and other Midwestern states boast even higher increases.

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Fort Wayne’s riverfront development project took another step forward Thursday, as the City’s Board of Park Commissioners closed on the final three properties needed to start ground work on Phase 1 of the project.

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Last week, WBOI's arts reporter, Julia Meek featured an update on the Clyde Theatre's development at the foot of the Broadway Corridor on Fort Wayne's south side.

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On Feb. 17th, the College of Arts and Sciences, History, and Honors Program at IPFW organized a panel discussion titled "Is This Any Way To Elect A President? A Discussion Of The Electoral College." 
 

The discussion looks at the history, function, and controversy of the electoral college. The panel was moderated by Andrew Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.  

Panelists include:

Michael Wolf, IPFW Department of Political Science

James Toole, IPFW Department of Political Science

Jeff Malanson, IPFW Department of History

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With the recent flurry of downtown redevelopment, renovation of the long-vacant Clyde Theatre, located on Fort Wayne's south side is going full speed ahead.

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