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5:15 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Legislature Could Take Up Ban On Same-sex Marriage

The Indiana State Capitol, Indianapolis, Ind.

In a few weeks the Indiana legislature will make a decision on whether to vote on a constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage. If it passes, it will go before voters next year.

If you thought that same-sex marriage was already illegal in Indiana, you’d be right. Current state law says marriage is between one man, and one woman, and that’s that. Also banned is any kind of legal recognition for same sex couples, including domestic partnerships and civil unions.

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Education
4:07 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

State Board Releases A-F Grades

The Indiana State Board of Education approved final A-F letter grades for Indiana schools Friday, even as one board member took a public stand against the rating system.

More than 800 Indiana public schools earned A’s this year, the most since the state started rating schools in 2005. Two-thirds of schools scored either an A or a B.

But State Board member Andrea Neal is convinced those grades have come at a cost. She says she’s worried schools aren’t offering arts and electives because they’re too focused on test scores.

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Station News
2:29 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Holiday Programming on 94.1 WBNI!

Saturday, December 21st

7pm-9pm Heartland Sings: The Messiah

Monday, Dec. 23rd: 

6pm - Leroy Anderson Christmas

Tuesday, Dec. 24th

4pm-6pm St. Olaf Christmas Festival

6pm Child's Christmas in Bethlehem

7pm-9pm Heartland Sings: The Messiah 

9pm Welcome Christmas! 

Christmas Day

9am-11am St. Olaf Christmas Festival 

11am A Chanticleer Christmas 

12pm Harmonia

1pm Best Seat in the House Firestone Christmas 

Arts & Culture
1:04 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Cinema Center's Jonah Crismore on Holiday Films

Jonah Crismore at Cinema Center in Fort Wayne.

Santa's not the only one making a list & checking it twice this holiday season! Cinema Center's executive director, Jonah Crismore was invited into the studio to share his insights on both well known and obscure Christmas movies by our own Julia Meek.

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News
4:47 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation Secures Record Number Of Job Commitments

Governor Mike Pence
Credit Brandon Smith

Governor Mike Pence announced Wednesday the Indiana Economic Development Corporation has secured job commitments with a record 261 companies this year. But Pence says there’s still more work to be done.

The job commitments made in 2013, worth more than $2 billion to Indiana’s economy, are  expected to create more than 21,000 jobs in the state over the next several years. The expected jobs will pay a higher wage, nearly 22 dollars an hour, than the state average, which is 20 dollars an hour.

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News
5:15 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Pence Offers Options for Tax Phase Out

Governor Mike Pence is starting to publicly suggest options for phasing out the state’s business personal property tax, the tent pole of his 2014 legislative agenda.

Pence has been vague on specifics up to now, saying he wants to allow the broadest range of debate in the legislature. But the governor Tuesday publicly discussed a few options for phasing out the personal property tax, a levy that generates one billion dollars a year for local governments.

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Station News
2:14 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Essential Maintenance Causing Outages on 89.1 WBOI

Essential maintenance is causing 89.1 WBOI to be off the air  this afternoon.

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News
6:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Governor Pence Announces New State Auditor

Governor Mike Pence and new state auditor Suzanne Crouch
Credit Brandon Smith

Evansville Republican Suzanne Crouch says her new job as Indiana State Auditor is the “best of all worlds.” Governor Mike Pence Monday announced Crouch will replace Dwayne Sawyer, who abruptly resigned last month.

Crouch is an eight-year veteran of the Indiana House. When she officially takes office January 2nd she will become the third state auditor in five months. Her predecessor, Dwayne Sawyer, resigned after only four months in office, citing personal and family reasons.

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News
7:06 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Boeing Plant May Come To Indiana

Governor Mike Pence says Indiana is talking to Boeing about building its new 7-77-x airplane inthe Hoosier State. The move could create thousands of jobs. 

Boeing is considering proposals from 22 states to locate facilities to build its new 777x aircraft after labor negotiations in the Seattle area fell through. Governor Mike Pence says Indiana has been in discussions with Boeing, though he wouldn’t comment further on how the discussions are progressing. 

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Station News
6:10 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Join us for WBOI Talks, December 19th

Credit Virginia Alvino

This Thursday from 2-4 pm you're invited to join us for a special presentation of WBOI Talks. Our guests will weigh in, and we'll take your comments and questions as well.

After more than a decade leading the department, Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York is leaving to become the city's new public safety director.

We'll talk to him about his career in the police department, his new job, and the record violence seen in Fort Wayne this year.

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