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Re-elect Banks to keep fighting for conservative values

Republican Jim Banks was sent to Washington in 2017 to defend the conservative values of Hoosiers in Congress. And we support his re-election Tuesday because of his consistent stand in fighting for the principles we believe in, especially the rights of the unborn. A veteran of Operation ...

GUEST EDITORIAL: Play to win for Mike Braun

In 1992, my Fighting Irish took on the Penn State Nittany Lions in what is known as one of the greatest comebacks in Notre Dame history. I still remember it like it was yesterday. The game was hard fought, the snow was falling heavily, and the atmosphere in South Bend was electric. ...

Coliseum issues traffic alert, tips for President Trump’s rally Monday

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has issued a traffic and event advisory for the campaign rally by President Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 5. A large crowd is expected, and guests are encouraged to carpool if possible and arrive early. The following road closures are planned for Monday: ...

Send Braun to D.C. to confirm judges who protect Constitution

Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly’s “nay” vote on Oct. 6 against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court should be the straw that broke the camel’s back for his chances of being re-elected for another six-year term in Tuesday’s midterm election. We have ...

Citilink hosting meetings to explore public transit improvements

Citilink will host a second round of informational meetings on its 10-Year Transit Development Plan. The purpose of this plan is to identify improvements for Citilink fixed route and paratransit service to be implemented over the next 10, and the purpose of these meetings is to gather input ...

Wells Street to close Monday for sewer work

To accommodate the construction of neighborhood storm sewers, Wells Street will be closed between Spring and Huffman streets, beginning Monday, Nov. 5. The closure is expected to last through Nov. 20. City Utilities will be installing a stormwater pipe across Wells at Huffman as part of a ...

Campaign seeks to promote civility

AVOW (Advancing Voices of Women) invites the public to participate in a "Campaign for Civility" ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Designed to encourage awareness and support of the basic rules of civility in public discourse, the campaign features stickers that state "I voted 4 civility." and will ...

City’s golf closes begin closing for the season

Fort Wayne's three municipal golf courses are in the process of closing for the season. Shoaff Park closed on Wednesday, Oct. 31; McMillen Park will close on Tuesday, Nov. 6; and Foster Park will remain open through Sunday, Nov. 11. On that day, veterans and military personnel (with valid ...

Braun supports building wall, verifying immigration status of workers

Let’s be clear at the outset: Immigration is a good thing. Our country was founded on immigration. Being against allowing people to enter our country illegally is NOT being against immigration. The question of what to do about people who continue to enter and stay in this country illegally, ...

City creates web page to assist victims of violence

In an effort to empower and address the needs of crime victims impacted by violence and abuse, Mayor Tom Henry’s Commission on Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Assault has launched a new website: www.endtheviolencefortwayne.org. The website includes a "Get Help Now" button with information ...

Donnelly voted against pro-family, pro-growth tax reform

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was the first major overhaul of America’s tax code since President Ronald Reagan more than 30 years ago. It has been hailed as the greatest policy achievement of President Donald Trump’s presidency. And it is something Republican Senate candidate Mike ...

Allen County property tax bills due Nov. 13; many payment options

Allen County fall property tax bills will be due Tuesday, Nov. 13, with payments in the County Treasurer's office or postmarked by that date to avoid penalty. The Treasurer's office will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 for Veteran’s day. The fall tax bill was mailed earlier this year along ...

Tom Henry to host ‘Mayor’s Night In’ Monday

Mayor Tom Henry will host a Mayor’s Night In from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 on the fourth floor of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. Residents are invited to schedule an appointment to meet with Henry for an open dialogue about any concerns, comments, feedback or suggestions ...

Washington Center Road to reopen Thursday

Washington Center Road between Cross Creek Boulevard and Country Forest Drive will open on Thursday with a new bridge, new sidewalks and a new traffic signal. The new bridge includes additional travel lanes in each direction, a trail, a sidewalk, and new lighting. A new signal is now ...

President Trump at the Coliseum Monday at 6:30 p.m.; how to get tickets

President Donald Trump's rally in Fort Wayne on Monday, Nov. 5, has been confirmed for 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Trump is expected to campaign for local and state Republican candidates on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 6, with Mike Braun considered crucial in ...