I have posted a beta version of a full-text search engine that indexes and searches the In Other News facility. You can find a search form at the top of each page. Right now it uses a syntax that is not intuitive to most of our readers who are used to Google, but I'll be coding a "translator" of sorts so you can use search strings just like the ones you use for Google searches.
I've long been working on the full-text search engine for the rest of the site, to offer a powerful new way to peruse our archive of nearly 2,500 original hard-news articles. That engine is behind schedule, but it's tied to the lighter version I've installed on the ION pages, so that's a sign it's not far behind.
Remember, it's just in beta (testing) version right now, so don't expect it to be perfectly smooth, but with planned enhancements installed in coming weeks, the search engines should become very handy indeed.