On Feb. 29, WANE, News Channel 15; The News-Sentinel; and IPFW hosted a forum among local members of the Occupy Fort Wayne and tea party movements. The event was a discussion of current political issues with a focus on three topics: the Troubled Asset Relief Program, balancing safety and freedom, and economic development. This page gathers some of The News-Sentinel's recent coverage of both movements.
Warmer weather on the horizon, coupled with election-year politics, could translate to fresh energy for the Occupy Wall Street movement that last year swept through cities across the country, including Fort Wayne.
Meanwhile, tea party groups continue to wield their influence in races such as the Republican primary fight between U.S. Senator Dick Lugar and his tea party-backed challenger, Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock.
Click here for a NewsChannel 15 video recording of the Occupy/tea party forum that was held Feb. 29 at IPFW.
Fort Report Video
Faith Van Gilder, Kerry Hubartt and Christian Scheckler discuss the Occupy movement in Fort Wayne during an episode of The Fort Report with host Kevin Leininger.
Occupy Fort Wayne
Photojournalist Ellie Bogue takes a look at the Occupy movement in Fort Wayne