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Waynedale Politial Commentaries

What are your Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana politicians working on for you? Local, regional and state wide politics can be found here written by your elected officials.

NEW LAWS TO TAKE EFFECT - STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE

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Many laws passed during the 2014 legislative session will take effect on July 1. These key reforms work to better protect our children, increase public safety, assist veterans and more. I encourage you and your family to stay informed about new policies and how they will affect you.

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To help protect students with severe allergies, schools will be allowed to receive prescriptions for and administer devices like EpiPens that can reverse deadly allergic reactions in as little...

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RIVERFRONT USES AND ACTIVITIES SURVEY - MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

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We continue to see positive momentum in the City of Fort Wayne as we invest in neighborhoods and work each day to enhance your quality of life. A great way to improve our City and make lasting investments is to take a serious look at the future of our riverfronts.

I want to encourage all of you to take the online Riverfront Fort Wayne Uses and Activities survey. The survey can be found at www.riverfrontfw.org\survey and will take just a minute or two to complete. It is available online through...

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RAS AWARDS - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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In an earlier publication of The Waynedale News, I spoke about the Wayne Township Trustee Office's Recognizing Achievement Scholarship (RAS) Award. We partnered with the Fort Wayne Urban League to recognize the achievements of young people, paying tribute to students for their success in improving their grades and attendance. The Wayne Township Trustee Office RAS Awards are sponsored by individual donations, not with taxpayer dollars. This is our second year for providing scholarships to...

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MAY IS MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH - STRAIGHT FROM THE SENATE

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Memorial Day is just around the corner. It's often viewed as a time to enjoy family and friends, and usher in summer. Unfortunately, the true meaning of this important day is often lost to picnics and parties.

As designated by Congress, Memorial Day recognizes the service men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms. It is a day where we pause to reflect on the memories of our fallen heroes, and remember what they died fighting for – the American traditions and...

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BLUE STAR PROGRAM - MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

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I recently announced a new program designed to recognize the efforts of deployed service members. The Blue Star Banner Program will recognize City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively deployed.

The first service member to be honored is Command Sergeant Major Brian Kiess who is an actively deployed member of the Army Reserve and works in the City's Division of Public Works. The banner for Kiess will be displayed beginning this month.

Family and friends of...

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ORIENTATION CLASS - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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Each week we conduct Orientation Class for new Wayne Township Assistance clients. During class there are presentations by representatives of several departments of our office.The speakers outline the role of their departments including Employment, Workfare, Investigations and Payee. I conclude the class by encouraging clients to gain the self confidence they need to move on with their lives. Once a client finishes the Orientation Class, he or she receives a Certificate of Completion, which is...

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