Party’s over: Raucous Fat Tuesday gives way to solemn Lent

Carnival season started Jan. 6 and came to a close Fat Tuesday with festivities throughout New Orleans. Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a period of reflection and restraint after the days of parades, parties and revelry.

US intel sees signs of Russian meddling in midterms

Three of the nation’s top intelligence officials confirmed they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections — part of what they say is Moscow’s escalating cyber assault on American and European democracies.

$50 million grant to help improve FWCS

Staff and teachers within Fort Wayne Community Schools will take part in more training and conferences outside of the classroom as part of a federal grant. It’s one of the ways the district will allocate new grant money.

Indiana Senate leader David Long to retire

Long, a Republican from Fort Wayne, has served in the Senate for 22 years, the past 12 as the Senate leader. He will retire from the Senate in November.

Indiana facing larger school funding gap than projected

State Department of Education officials warned school districts in November that they faced cutting per-student payments to schools as the state budget’s $7 billion for K-12 education this school year won’t fully fund all students.