immigration en Spray-Painted Racial Epithets Deface Hispanic Students' Mural <p>A mural painted by Hispanic teenagers in north Wichita was discovered defaced with racist language Thursday. It was created as an expression of the immigration struggles that undocumented youth face in the American education system.</p><p></p><p>Visit <a href="" target="_blank">our original article</a> about the mural's creation, written last Fall.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 30271 at Spray-Painted Racial Epithets Deface Hispanic Students' Mural New Mural In North Wichita Depicts Immigration Struggles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About a dozen high school students, called Latino Leaders, who attend Wichita South High School have created a mural near </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Park Place addressing the issue of immigration.</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:03:11 +0000 Carla Eckels 25299 at New Mural In North Wichita Depicts Immigration Struggles Crowson Cartoon: Winfield! <p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:36:58 +0000 Richard Crowson 23423 at Crowson Cartoon: Winfield! Visa Trouble May Force 6 Topeka Teachers To Leave Kansas <p>Some foreign-born teachers working in Topeka may have to return to their home countries.</p><p>Topeka's school district started recruiting teachers from overseas eight years ago; the district was struggling to fill positions in special education, secondary math and science.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Labor rejected the permanent residency applications of six of those Topeka teachers. The department rejected the argument that the district encountered a shortage of qualified teachers willing to take the positions.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:06:59 +0000 Associated Press 21643 at Indie Film Guide: Wait Wait Live! <p><i style="line-height: 1.5;">Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.</i></p><p><i>Coming up: A couple docs and an NPR favorite... live!</i> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Fletcher Powell 16122 at Indie Film Guide: Wait Wait Live! Community Members To Hold Vigil In Support Of Immigrant Rights <p>Students and support organizations in Wichita will lead a prayer vigil at Newman University Friday in support of immigration legislation that creates paths to citizenship.</p><p>The Newman University Hispanic American Leadership Opportunity group&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">(H.A.L.O.)</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, student organizations, Sunflower Action, the Wichita Casa De La </span>Semilla<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and other organizations are partnering to host the prayer vigil called Respect Human Dignity - Keep Families Together. </span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:13:53 +0000 Carla Eckels 11691 at Top Morning News 01.25.13 <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inspectors say there are no violations at the former clinic of Dr. George Tiller; Community members to hold vigil for immigrant rights; Union fundraising bill advances to full House.</em></p><p><strong>Inspectors: Tiller Health Clinic OK</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Inspectors say they have found no city building code violations at the former Wichita clinic of Dr. George Tiller.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:35:48 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11692 at Top Morning News 01.25.13 Top Morning News 01.22.13 <p><em>Kansas legislators from both sides endorse shorter session; Kansas school efficiency report released; Political figure Grover Norquist endorses Kansas immigration plan.</em></p><p><strong>KS Legislators Agree To Trim 2013 Session</strong></p><p>Kansas legislative leaders from both parties have endorsed plans to shorten this year's annual session to 80 days.</p><p>If they're successful, the Legislature will trim 10 days off the normal 90 days that leaders expect each year.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:36:28 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11518 at Top Morning News 01.22.13 Protesters Oppose Kobach's Work On Immigration <p>Around 50 protesters, mostly young people, gathered outside Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office Tuesday, calling on him to resign. Among other things, the protesters said Kobach spends too much time on immigration issues.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:29:41 +0000 Stephen Koranda 8843 at Protesters Oppose Kobach's Work On Immigration Top Morning News 11.21.12 <p><em>Wichita water rates to go up; Protesters gather at Statehouse to protest Kobach's&nbsp;policies; New online exhibit features Black photographers.</em></p><p><strong>Wichita Water Rates To Go Up Jan. 1</strong></p><p>The Wichita City Council voted unanimously yesterday to approve water and sewer rate increases effective next year.</p><p><a href="">More...</a></p><p><strong>Protesters Oppose Kobach's Work On Immigration</strong></p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:55:55 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 8845 at Top Morning News 11.21.12