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5:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Time For Three: Trio For Beyond The End Of Time

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Time For Three is not an act for musical purists. The group’s repertoire includes explorations of folk, Americana, bluegrass and classical music. The bandmate’s co-founder Ranaan Meyer says that he and his bandmates Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall, both on violin, came together at exactly the right time a little more than a decade ago. They were students at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and back then, the dividing lines between classical and popular music were beginning to erode, perhaps more than ever.

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Community
7:30 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Let's Shake, Rattle And Roll With These Earthquakes

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Woo hoo! Roll over, Beethoven! Tell Tchaikovsky the news! Rock and roll is here to stay! And by “rock and roll,” I mean earthquakes.

Kansas Geological Survey representatives recently testified at a legislative hearing. They said it’s not the fracking, it's the reinjecting of salty wastewater from the oil and gas drilling process into the earth. In other words, it’s not the frack, it’s the brack--brackish water injection.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Wed January 28, 2015

The Rapidly Changing Landscape Of Kansas Taxes

Governor Sam Brownback
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Twenty-four hours in politics is like a year in ordinary life, when surprising and unexpected happenings occur.

Governor Brownback asserted in his State of the State speech that the “march to zero” on income taxes would continue in Kansas. Twenty-four hours later, the administration announced that this “march” would be slowed.

Two new tax proposals were also announced. One is a 300 percent increase on a pack of cigarettes, from 79 cents to $2.29. The other raises the tax on liquor from eight percent to 12 percent.

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Government
8:51 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer's Final State of the City Address

Mayor Carl Brewer receives an ovation after the conclusion of his final State of the City address
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Legacy

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer gave his final State of the City address on Tuesday night. He reached his term limit after eight years at the helm. He thanked his many colleagues, and credited public and private partnerships for helping Wichita through tough economic times. 

Brewer said he’s most proud of the revitalization of downtown Wichita. 

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Issues
4:00 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

UPDATE: City Crews Working On Bypass Pipe Following Water Main Line Leak

Water from the leaking pipe near Wichita's water treatment facility. The water is leaking at a rate of two gallons per minute.
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Update 01/27/15:

Crews are making progress building a bypass pipe after a leak was discovered last week near the city's water treatment plant. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…

Crews are still working to bypass the main line that carries water to Wichita from Cheney Reservoir and the Equus Beds Aquifer. Alan King, director of public works, said the completion date for the bypass pipe has been bumped back to Thursday because of snags in the process including the availability of parts.

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Issues
4:00 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Wichita Voters To Decide Marijuana Decriminalization Issue

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A proposal to reduce penalties for marijuana possession will be on the ballot for Wichita in the April election.

KMUW’s Deborah Shaar reports.

The ordinance that the City Council considered Tuesday would make marijuana possession a criminal infraction with a $50 fine for adults charged with a first-time offense.

Under current city and state laws, that crime carries a penalty of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

The Marijuana Reform Initiative submitted the petition with enough valid signature to bring the issue before City Council.

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Politics
3:47 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Total Of 10 Candidates File For April's Wichita Mayoral Race

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A total of 10 people have thrown their names in the hat for Wichita's mayoral seat, as Tuesday's noon filing deadline has come and gone. They are:

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Health
1:53 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Kansas Hospital Leaders Negotiating With Federal Officials On Medicaid Expansion

In most of the states seeking to go their own way on Medicaid expansion, governors are leading the negotiations with the federal government. But as Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, it’s a different story in Kansas.

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Government
1:50 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Bill Aimed At Making Cross-Border Police Work Easier In KC

Shawnee Police Chief Larry Larimore.
Credit Stephen Koranda

Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill giving law enforcement officers in the Kansas City area more legal protections when they cross the state line.

As Stephen Koranda reports, the legislation would create an agreement between Kansas and Missouri law enforcement agencies.

Proponents say if there were, for example, an emergency in Missouri, this would make it easier for Kansas officers to help.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Tue January 27, 2015

SCORE Program Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed

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Since 1964, to assist in the development of small business in the United States, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, popularly known as SCORE, has provided free and confidential mentoring to individuals who are either considering starting a business, are in the process of starting a business, or are already in business.

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