This Friday, the Indiana Pacers face the Miami Heat for the fourth time this season, a game that will likely determine home court advantage for the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
The Pacers won two of the first three meetings, due in no small part to the play of Roy Hibbert. Hibbert scored 21 points in their third meeting on March 26, and affected Chris Bosh’s attempt at a game-winning shot. Bosh’s attempt fell short and the Pacers won 84-83. But, after taking an elbow like this earlier in the fourth quarter, I wonder if Hibbert should have been benched for his own protection.
This week on WBOI Presents, we featured a speech by the 74th U.S Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, who spoke at the Economic Club of Indiana earlier this year. He led President George W. Bush’s economic team during the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Many black men throughout Indiana going to get a haircut this weekend were also able to receive a free health screening. The 4th annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative was held Saturday across the state.
According to the Indiana Department of Health, black men have the highest mortality rate of any racial group.And many don't go to the doctor.
The Pence administration is developing a comprehensive energy plan that the governor says will take a balanced look at Indiana’s energy environment.
Governor Pence’s predecessor, Mitch Daniels, unveiled a strategic energy plan just eight years ago. The goal was to meet the state’s energy needs by involving clean coal technologies, renewable energy sources and greater energy efficiency.
Pence says the need for a new state energy plan arises from concerns about an economic shift.
Work to expand some of Indiana’s major highways could begin as early as this year after Governor Mike Pence Thursday announced the release of $200 million to fund road construction.
Legislation signed by the governor releases $200 million in transportation funding that was set aside in last year’s budget.
The money will be used to add lanes to Interstate 65 in two areas – just south of Indianapolis and around Lafayette. Companies will bid for the contracts later this year and work could begin late this year or early next year.
The Fort Wayne nonprofit Blue Jacket, Inc. no longer has to pay rent. The AWS Foundation donated a quarter acre campus to the workforce training organization last week.
Blue Jacket had been leasing their 19,000 square foot building for two years.
The building on South Calhoun Street near Downtown Fort Wayne has a history of serving underprivileged residents – from people with disabilities to refugees; it now houses Blue Jacket’s programs for disadvantaged job seekers, including ex-offenders.
A new study released Tuesday finds Indiana among the ten worst states for black children, highlighting the disparity in opportunity between African-American youth and their peers.
The policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, titled "Race for Results," measures 12 factors in an effort to chart child progression nationwide. Those include everything from reading proficiency to graduation rates to the number of children living near or below the federal poverty level.
Fort Wayne’s future now has a storefront. City residents will be able to learn about and offer input on community projects in person. Mayor Tom Henry officially opened the Envision Fort Wayne Center on Monday.
The center, located at 916 South Calhoun Street, currently features displays and information about riverfront development and the Downtown Fort Wayne Plan. It’s designed to be an open house of sorts – a space open for the public to engage with city government, planners, architects and artists.