Sex trafficking ‘fastest-growing’ crime in Fort Wayne

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It’s considered modern-day slavery; forcing people to work in labor services or the sex trade against their will through physical force or manipulation and coercion.

IPFW police respond to UC Berkeley protests

Protests against a scheduled speaker at UC Berkeley turned hostile and dangerous. Police eventually had to cancel the event. They said those who vandalized and created a dangerous environment were from an outside group. IPFW Chief of Police Steve Kimbrough thought campus police in California did a great job intervening when they had no choice.

Congress clears measure to scrap Obama coal mining rule

The Interior Department said in announcing the rule in December that it would protect 6,000 miles of streams and 52,000 acres of forests, preventing coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby waters.

Tesla gets reprieve under protectionist Indiana bill

Tesla sells cars directly to consumers, cutting out third-party auto dealerships and giving them a competitive advantage. A bill that prohibits direct car sales would have driven the company from doing business in the state.

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GOP leadership: Time for serious discussion on Sunday sales

Grocery chains, convenience stores and pharmacies have pushed for years to have Indiana’s eight decades-old ban lifted but a compromise has been elusive. This year’s proposal creates a supplemental dealer’s permit for Sunday sales.

US 27 through Fort Wayne set to be repaved

U.S. 27 will be resurfaced from Paulding Road to Edgewood Avenue in Fort Wayne. The project could be bid out in late 2017 and construction would begin in 2018 or later.