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10th Annual Earth Day set for April 19

| April 14, 2015 | Reply
10th Annual Earth Day set for April 19

FORT WAYNE—Save Maumee, a renowned area environmental organization, is scheduled to host their 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 19. “Earth Day is our way to celebrate the earth that we live upon and depend upon for our health and well-being,” said Save Maumee organizers on their website, savemaumee.org. “Join […]

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Kenya orders Somali refugee camp sheltering thousands to move

| April 14, 2015 | Reply
Kenya orders Somali refugee camp sheltering thousands to move

(GIN)–The United Nations, which is sheltering more than 600,000 refugees from war-torn Somalia, has been ordered by Kenyan authorities to relocate the camp in three months. “We have asked the UNHCR (the U.N. Refugee Agency) to relocate the refugees in three months, failure to which we shall relocate them ourselves,” said Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto […]

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First-ever training in emergency medicine begins in Ghana

| April 14, 2015 | Reply
First-ever training in emergency medicine begins in Ghana

(GIN)–In a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, a teaching hospital and other medical groups, Ghana has launched its first-ever training program in emergency medicine and nursing. Some 15 specialist-emergency physicians, trained in the program,already are working in hospitals in the Ashanti, Greater Accra and Northern regions. […]

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Togolese candidates hope for change in upcoming polls

Togolese candidates hope for change in upcoming polls

(GIN)–Togolese opposition leaders are issuing calls for change—the mantra of President Barack Obama—as they seek the end of the 50 year dynasty of the Gnassingbe family in Togolese politics. Originally scheduled for April 15, a presidential election now is set for April 25 after voter lists are checked as ordered by the Economic Community of […]

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Sudanese leader presumed winner in largely uncontested poll

| April 14, 2015 | Reply
Sudanese leader presumed winner in largely uncontested poll

(GIN)–Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is predicted to roll up an easy victory in national polls this week, adding another five year term to his already 26 years in office. Voting began Monday and will continue for three days. More than 13 million people are registered to vote at some 11,000 polling stations around the country. […]

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Tech Americans can’t live without

| April 14, 2015 | Reply
Tech Americans can’t live without

From Verizon Wireless News Center Verizon recently conducted a survey to find out what items consumers say they couldn’t live without. The survey found: · 43.5 percent couldn’t live without online transaction/purchasing · 33 percent couldn’t live without wireless printing at work If people had to give up tech, the survey found: · 45 percent would […]

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Governor Pence, you should be ashamed of yourself

| April 14, 2015 | Reply
Governor Pence, you should be ashamed of yourself

By Eric D. Hackley Participants in the HackonomicsTV Fort Wayne City Council Candidates forum addressed Indiana Governor Mike Pence shortly after he first signed RFRA into Indiana Law—before Pence backtracked by asking legislators to write an amendment “clarifying” the intent of the bill. This is what they had to say: Cathy Cross, City Council At-Large: […]

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One dead, one injured in Greene Street shooting

| April 10, 2015 | Reply
One dead, one injured in Greene Street shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:30 p.m., April 9, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Greene Street in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers arrived on the scene, they located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived on the scene and administered medical attention to the victims before […]

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Blacks now finishing high school at record levels

| April 10, 2015
Blacks now finishing high school at record levels

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–After 30 years of little to no progress, black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever,” published by the Center […]

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