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Apr 19

Councilman balks at bid for legal fees

The Fort Wayne City Council won’t consider Mayor Tom Henry’s request for $500,000 in legal fees for the Electric Works development after one council member called the move unnecessary and counterproductive. Speaking to reporters at a news conference Wednesday, Councilman John Crawford, R-at large, said he will not be submitting…

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Apr 15

Council urged to know FW United

Fort Wayne City Councilman Geoff Paddock, D-5th, asked fellow council members Tuesday to spend time to get to know Fort Wayne United ahead of this year’s October budget discussions. Last year, several councilmen asked for metrics that can be used to determine whether the program, which focuses on developing opportunities…

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Apr 04

Dozens march to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

About 60 people Marched across the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge into downtown Wednesday. The march started at 7:01 p.m., the minute the civil rights leader was killed 50 years ago. The march ended at Freimann Square where the community prayed for the healing Dr. King was dedicated to…

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Apr 01

City must lead way on complex GE project

“Never put off until tomorrow,” Mark Twain once said, “what you can do the day after tomorrow.” But more than simple procrastination appears to be behind the city’s failure to actively engage in the process that will decide whether the Electric Works project lives or dies. Of course there should…

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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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