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Mar 25

Crimefighting must evolve to keep up

There were 49 homicides last year in our community. Drug use and fatal overdoses are at record levels. Why is all this happening now, and what can we do to reduce it? Guns and drugs are inanimate objects. They haven’t changed much in the last several years. I believe society…

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Mar 23

County, city deny holding up Electric Works

Members of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Capital Improvement Board stressed Thursday that they weren’t trying to hold up the massive project to transform the former General Electric campus into a mixed-use district called Electric Works. Last month, CIB members, uneasy that developers appeared to want to use the board’s $2…

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Mar 22

Is time running out on the giant Electric Works project?

Tension appears to be growing over the Electric Works project, as time shrinks to get critical public funding lined up to move it forward. We look at what obstacles are in the way and why some voices are calling for the mayor to do more. Read full article on wpta21.com

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Mar 04

An electrifying step

City Council took a big step forward on the Electric Works project last week – and it didn’t commit a dime. Councilmen Geoff Paddock and John Crawford were prepared to wait a week or two before putting their nonbinding resolution to a vote. But after a surprisingly short discussion, seven…

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Feb 28

Exploring GE site funding OK’d

In a 7-2 vote Tuesday, the Fort Wayne City Council approved a nonbinding resolution to support exploration of public funding for the massive redevelopment of the former General Electric campus. The resolution does not commit public funding to the project now but does allow the developer, RTM Ventures, to try…

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Feb 23

City Council to consider financial support of Electric Works

Fort Wayne City Council next week will consider whether to financially support the $300 million Electric Works project in downtown Fort Wayne. Councilmen John Crawford and Geoff Paddock on Friday outlined a resolution they will introduce at the council’s meeting on Tuesday. The commitment, as explained by Crawford and Paddock,…

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