Editor’s note: Journal Gazette photographer Rachel Von lives and works in downtown Fort Wayne. She’s spent the last several months observing events, activities and new features there, and she talked with some downtown boosters about the next steps in improving the area.
Minn Mying Nan Tin, director of the Burmese Advocacy Center in Fort Wayne, recently returned from her second trip this year to Myanmar, the homeland she left more than two decades ago.
There has been quite a bit of talk about how quiet this election is in Indiana. It has lacked the excitement of the 2008 primary election, but there still are plenty of things to watch for on Election Day.

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