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3:55 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Fort Wayne outpaces nation in job growth

John Stafford, director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW.

A new economic report shows Fort Wayne is among the few areas of the country to outpace the national job growth rate.

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Politics & Government
5:23 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Parties hold parties to celebrate debate

The Indiana Republican Party is holding a presidential debate watch party Wednesday as President Obama and Governor Romney take the stage in Denver.  The state Democratic Party will likely host an event for the second debate.  

State Republican Party spokesman Pete Seat said the debate parties are a great way to connect with friends and fellow Republicans and experience the debates in a community setting. 

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Zoeller announces prescription drug abuse awareness effort

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announces a new billboard in Fort Wayne urging awareness of prescription drug abuse.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller visited Fort Wayne to announce a new public awareness project aimed at fighting prescription drug abuse.

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News
1:51 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

FDA warns against fake pharmacies

A review of 10,000 online pharmacies shows fewer than 3% comply with federal and state laws, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

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News
7:03 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Lawmakers want regulations for outdoor stage equipment to stay

Lawmakers on a legislative study committee examining outdoor stage equipment regulation said they support extending current temporary rules for a few more years. 

Under direction from legislation passed last session, the state Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission developed temporary regulations for outdoor stage equipment.  Those regulations will expire next year. 

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Education
8:18 am
Thu September 27, 2012

StateImpact Indiana: IREAD-3 creates anxiety for dyslexic students

For the second year in a row, Indiana third graders will have to pass a high stakes reading test or risk getting held back.

It’s a lot of pressure for 8 and 9 year olds, but for some struggling readers, the IREAD-3 is an even bigger source of anxiety.

That’s because the root cause of their difficulty is dyslexia, a learning disability. Most students with special needs can qualify for a good cause exemption that allows them to move onto fourth grade even if they don’t pass.

News
6:08 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Lottery Commission delays decision

The State Lottery Commission’s decision whether to hire a private company to manage the lottery will wait another week.  A decision had been expected at the commission’s meeting Wednesday.

The Lottery Commission began exploring the possibility of hiring a private company to manage the lottery in May.  Two firms Scientific Games International and GTECH submitted proposals last month. 

The commission chose to delay a vote on the proposals until next week as it learns more about the business plans submitted by the two companies. 

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News
6:26 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi visits Fort Wayne

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratic opposition leader in Myanmar, also known as Burma, stopped in Fort Wayne Tuesday as part of her 17-day tour of the United States.

Hundreds of Burmese and non-Burmese alike lined up early Tuesday morning to get a good seat at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for the historic visit.

Suu Kyi talked for a little more than an hour about education reform in Burma, constitutional reform, and the need for patience as the country works toward democracy.

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News
7:30 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

DCS still has improvements to make

Republican lawmakers will offer legislation next session aimed at solving problems with the Department of Child Services’ abuse report hotline.  

The DCS centralized hotline has been a chief focus of criticism in the last few months, leading to a legislative study committee’s investigation into DCS practices.  Complaints include long hold times on the hotline and a failure to respond to reports of abuse. 

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News
7:17 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi comes to Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is less than a day away from welcoming the leader of the Burmese democracy movement.

Signs welcoming Aung San Suu Kyi have been popping up throughout Fort Wayne, a city where many of her supporters relocated after fleeing political repression in their native country.  

Organizers expect at least 7,000 people to turn out at Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday to hear Suu Kyi speak in her native language. Her speech will be translated on video on PBS39 for those who don't speak Burmese. It will also be broadcast live, without translation, on WBOI.

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