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Aircraft
5:37 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Spirit Announces More Job Cuts

Aircraft parts maker Spirit Aerosystems plans to cut more jobs at its plant in Wichita, starting in September.

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Court of Appeals
3:41 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Committee Seeking Testimony On Court Nominee

A Kansas Senate committee will hold a hearing next week to consider Gov. Sam Brownback's choice to fill an open court seat.

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Education
1:43 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Sequester Cuts 440 Fewer Kids In State Head Start Programs, 74 Fewer Spots In Wichita

The Kansas Head Start Association says 440 fewer children will be able to participate in its programs because of sequester cuts.

Before the federal budget cuts took effect earlier this year, Kansas Head Start programs had more than 9,000 slots for children from low-income families. The sequester this year reduced Head Start's budget by over 5 percent.

Head Start is designed to combat poverty by offering preschool education, improving early-childhood nutrition and well-being, and encouraging parent involvement.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Your Move: Soundtracks

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Music in video games has come a long way from the bleeps and bloops heard in the very first games.

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Community
8:01 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Workers' Rights Supporters New Addition To Black Arts Festival Parade

Immigration reform supporters, unions and social justice groups are joining forces to march for workers' rights this Labor Day weekend.

The event marks the first time these organizations will participate in Saturday’s unity parade that kicks off the 45th annual Wichita Black Art’s Festival.

Sulma Arias is the executive director of Sunflower Community Action in Wichita, a grass-roots social justice organization.

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Government
7:22 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Top Dem, Kan. Gov.'s Staff Spar Over Court Choice

Kansas Court of Appeals nominee Caleb Stegall has submitted more than 300 pages of documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee that will review his appointment by Gov. Sam Brownback.

Stegall currently serves as Brownback's chief counsel.

He also submitted dozens of pages of magazine articles and online columns he has written, including book reviews and commentaries that hint at his conservative politics.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Movie Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

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I have been maligning Lee Daniels' The Butler as a movie without a central storyline, but my powers of prophecy were weak: its story is the whole civil rights movement, from beginning lunch counters to South African apartheid and the Reagan administration.

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Civil Rights
4:22 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Governor Marks 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

Gov. Sam Brownback Wednesday signed a proclamation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Military
7:45 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Roberts Says It's Unlikely US Can Avoid Military Strike On Syria

Senator Pat Roberts says, following reports that Syria's government used chemical weapons on its people, he doubts the U.S. can avoid a military strike in Syria.

Roberts says President Barack Obama should address the nation and get the consent of Congress for military action.

The senator told a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce group yesterday Congress would authorize military action by the Democratic administration.

Commentary
5:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Mountains Beyond Mountains

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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.

This time: a festival of mountains and a couple of politically charged documentaries.

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Dirty Wars

August 28 & 29, 7:30 p.m.

Salina Art Center

Documentary follows journalist Jeremy Scahill as he digs into the United States' covert wars

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