Ruth Yaro

Welcome to the February News Roundup on 89.1 WBOI. The WBOI news team takes a look at some of the biggest stories from February. There's been many responses to gun violence ever since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Hoosiers can now buy alcohol on Sundays, USF's Marble Lounge Records signed Rosalind & The Way, and Conspiracy Theories are for Losers.

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Part One


Following the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, the national dialogue has stayed centered on guns. With many suggestions on how to combat gun violence from all ends of the spectrum, an Indiana law has earned national attention as a possible solution.


The Jesters of the University of Saint Francis is a performing arts group of individuals with disabilities, ages 8 through seniors.

Araceli Gomez-Aldana

DeAntwan Johnson grew up in Fort Wayne and due to personal hardships moved to California when he was 17 years old.

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Indiana state lawmakers will have to take sexual harassment training under legislation approved by the Senate Tuesday.

The measure mandates an hour of harassment training each year. Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) notes such training is already required for legislative staff.

“And so it’s time that we take the next step and have one for the members themselves,” Lanane says.

Indiana's Love For Vouchers Wanes

Mar 6, 2018
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  Indiana has the largest voucher program in the nation, but a recent report shows growth for the program is slowing down.

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The state’s top education official plans to push for more policy and funding to improve school safety.

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A Democrat initiative visited Indianapolis Friday to discuss the President Donald Trump’s tax changes. Friday’s focus was on the impact the bill will have on middle class and low-income Americans.


The Not One Penny: TrumpTax Town Hall featured an hour-long conversation with panelists concerned with the recent tax bill.


Photo provided by Purdue University

The new logo unveiled for Purdue University Fort Wayne in early January has a small asterisk that says "pending Higher Learning Commission approval."


That asterisk can now go away, with a ruling issued by the commission Monday allowing the school to begin branding and marketing under its new name.


City of Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Community Development Director Greg Leatherman announced he will be retiring from his position next month.