Briana O’Higgins http://kmuw.org en A Conversation With New Director Of WSU's Ulrich Museum http://kmuw.org/post/conversation-new-director-wsus-ulrich-museum <p>Bob Workman was named director of the Ulrich Museum in November of last year. He has a strong arts and museum administration background that started at the Ulrich back when he was a student at Wichita State University in the late 1970s.</p><p>“This is the place that really launched my art career, so when the opportunity presented itself to return to Wichita and lead the Ulrich to its next phase of growth I was very excited to have that chance,” says Workman.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:51:00 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 15458 at http://kmuw.org A Conversation With New Director Of WSU's Ulrich Museum What New Funding Means For Kansas Arts Orgs (For Now) http://kmuw.org/post/what-new-funding-means-kansas-arts-orgs-now <p><a href="http://www.kansascommerce.com/index.aspx?NID=541">The new agency</a> formed to fill the gap in Kansas arts funding began it’s first round of grant opportunities this week, but the grants are very different from those that were offered through the now defunct Kansas Arts Commission.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 15391 at http://kmuw.org What New Funding Means For Kansas Arts Orgs (For Now) Credit, Debit Cards Now Accepted At Downtown Wichita Parking Lot http://kmuw.org/post/credit-debit-cards-now-accepted-downtown-wichita-parking-lot <p>Starting Wednesday you can use your credit or debit card to pay to park in downtown Wichita.</p><p>In a release, city officials said the three-month test project will make it even easier to park in the downtown area.</p><p>People who park in the metered lot east of Century II Expo Hall or south of the Central Library will be directed to centralized parking pay stations near the north entrances. The meters in those areas will be out-of-service.</p><p>The price to park will remain the same, but drivers can pay with change, credit or debit card.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:54:05 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 15470 at http://kmuw.org Credit, Debit Cards Now Accepted At Downtown Wichita Parking Lot Top Morning News 4.10.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-41013 <p><em>Despite rain, ground still too dry for burning; Judge orders restitution in child porn case; Washburn University holding Jules Verne film fest.&nbsp;</em></p><p><strong>Burn Ban In Effect, Despite Recent Rain</strong></p><p>Though much of Kansas has received plenty of rain recently, state fire officials say it's still too dry for outdoor burning.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:20:50 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 15450 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 4.10.13 Top Morning News 4.9.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-4913 <p><em>&nbsp;Kansas budget still not set as lawmakers take a break from the Statehouse; The Kansas Board of Education is set to adopt new history standards; Rain helps crops a little as spring planting begins.</em></p><p><strong>Kan. 2014 Budget In Flux As Lawmakers Adjourn</strong></p><p>Kansas legislators left for their month-long break without finalizing the state's $14 billion budget.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/kan-2014-budget-flux-lawmakers-adjourn">More...</a></p><p><strong>Kan. Ed Board Set To Approve History Standards</strong></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:19:26 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 15378 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 4.9.13 Top Morning News 4.8.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-4813 <p><em>University of Kansas Medical Center to start stem cell research; Lawmakers pass bill to reduce telecom regulations; Opponents see abortion bill as a new threat to choice in Kansas.</em></p><p><strong>Kan. Lawmakers Approve Adult Stem Cell Center</strong></p><p>Kansas lawmakers have approved a bill that would require the University of Kansas Medical Center to start a center to promote research and use of adult stem cells, cord blood and related stem cell therapies.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:12:23 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 15319 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 4.8.13 Top Morning News 4.5.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-4513 <p><em>House legalizes switchblades; Kan. Department of Ag moving to Manhattan; Bill with HIV quarantine concerns is advancing.</em></p><p><strong>House Passes Bill Legalizing Switchblades</strong></p><p>A bill making it legal to own switchblades and stiletto-type knives is awaiting for Gov. Sam Brownback's signature.</p><p>The Kansas House passed the measure 95-26 on Thursday, a day after the measure cleared the Senate.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:40:09 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 15233 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 4.5.13 Abilene Among Smithsonian's 'Best Small Towns To Visit' http://kmuw.org/post/abilene-among-smithsonians-best-small-towns-visit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Abilene, </span>Kan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., has been recognized by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the 20 best small towns to visit. The article, titled “</span><a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/The-20-Best-Small-Towns-to-Visit-in-2013-196855051.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” appears in Smithsonian Magazine’s April issue.</span></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:47:32 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 15182 at http://kmuw.org Abilene Among Smithsonian's 'Best Small Towns To Visit' Top Morning News 4.4.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-4413 <p><em>Lawmakers need more time for income tax deal; Additions could be made to anti-aboriton bill; Three men arrested in synthetic marijuana scheme.</em></p><p><strong>Kansas Tax Deal On Hold</strong></p><p>Negotiators for the Kansas House and Senate say agreement on a plan for more cuts in income taxes is unlikely until May.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-tax-deal-hold">More...</a></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers Adding To Sweeping Anti-Abortion Measure</span></strong></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 10:33:13 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 15174 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 4.4.13 Close Races For Wichita City Council, School Board http://kmuw.org/post/close-races-wichita-city-council-school-board <p><strong>Wichita City Council, District 1</strong></p><p>Incumbent city council member Lavonta Willams kept her seat, beating out Dave Thomas with 71 percent of the vote. Thomas had 28 percent of the vote.</p><p><strong>Wichita City Council, District 3</strong></p><p>James Clendenin grabbed the District 3 Wichita city council seat in a close race with Clinton Coen. Clendenin had 52 percent of the vote, Coen had 46 percent.</p><p><strong>Wichita City Council, District 6</strong></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:02:28 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 15115 at http://kmuw.org