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Military
8:05 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Your Chance To Fly In A World War II Bomber

A restored World War II bomber will offer flights over Wichita next month to give passengers a sense of what veterans saw in combat more than 60 years ago.

The B-17 Flying Fortress should draw attention with a scheduled flight over Wichita Monday.

The bomber is named for the famed Memphis Belle. It was never used in combat but is painted in that plane's colors and was used in the 1990 feature film "Memphis Belle."

2013 Legislative Session
7:59 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Some Kansas Legislators Turn Down Extra Pay

Some Kansas lawmakers have decided to turn down additional pay as the Legislature heads past its 90-day session limit.

The 90-day deadline passed on Thursday. Lawmakers have missed their deadline 32 of the last 40 years.

And each extra day of the session is estimated to cost taxpayers $45 thousand dollars.

A list provided by Legislative Administrative Services shows that five of 40 senators and 17 of 125 House members have declined the legislative salaries they'll accrue after the 90th day of session.

KDOT
6:06 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Plan Suggests Toll Lanes In Eastern Kansas

A long-range plan for the state's highways suggests that Kansas Highway 10 between Lawrence and Johnson County become a partial toll road.

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Community
1:12 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Visit Wichita Parks, Answer Some Trivia, Maybe Win A Prize

A new program that encourages and rewards residents for visiting public parks was announced Friday.

The new Park Passport program encourages residents to visit 18 specific local parks, including Oak, Buffalo and Fairmont, and answer trivia-like questions posted on signs in each park.

If you visit Oak Park, for example, you'll be asked, "What is the slogan on the back of the 18th disc golf basket?"

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Science
11:40 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Engines Once Powered Astronauts To Moon, Now On Display In Hutchinson

Jerrad Alexander, SpaceWorks Technician, uses a fine brush to clean an Apollo F-1 Thrust Chamber.
Gavin Peters Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson launches the Apollo F-1 Conservation Project Friday with a grand opening in their new SpaceWorks Observation Gallery.

Cosmosphere visitors will be able to follow the journey of the historic Apollo F-1 engines from lift off to their fiery violent dissent back to Earth.

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2013 Legislative Session
6:25 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Senate's New Plan Would Lower Sales Tax On Groceries

Top Republicans in the Kansas Senate don't yet know whether a new tax plan they've pushed through their chamber will find favor with GOP House members.

The bill approved Thursday by the Senate would lower the state sales tax on groceries to 4.95 percent in January while keeping it at 6.3 percent for all other items subject to the tax. The vote was 24-15.

House members could take an up-or-down vote Friday on the measure, deciding whether to send it to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

Health
6:20 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Ammonia Leak Sends Seven To Hospital

Seven people have been released from an Emporia hospital after an ammonia leak at the city's Tyson Foods plant.

Emergency workers were sent to the plant on Thursday.

KVOE News in Emporia reports that levels of ammonia at the site were registering at 10 parts per million, which is well below the lethal limit of 300 parts per million.

OSHA says workers can be exposed to a leak of 50 parts per million during an 8-hour shift.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Richard Crowson: A Tinfoil Dome

I was at the grocery store the other day when I rounded a corner and almost crashed my cart into that of another customer.

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Legislature
5:53 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Legislative Session Extends Past Deadline

The Kansas Legislature's annual session will go into overtime because of disagreements on tax issues among Republicans.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Your Move: Xbox One

Credit Dekuwa / Flickr

A few months ago, I spoke about the upcoming PlayStation 4 console. I think there is a law about giving equal time to all sides, so this week I’m going to talk about the Xbox One, Microsoft's new console. It was unveiled Tuesday.

While the PlayStation 4’s focus is on games and the way we play them with our friends, Microsoft’s new console is firmly rooted in the living room and bills itself as the hub for all of your living room entertainment.

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