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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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Cargill Beef
5:48 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Cargill To Invest Millions In Dodge City Plant

Cargill Beef says it will spend $48 million to install an automated order distribution system at its Dodge City meatpacking plant.

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Roofing Licenses
3:44 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

State Raising Awareness Of Roofing Law

Under a new law, roofers in Kansas are required to apply for a license to do business.

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Community
2:48 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Wichita State's Century Plant Now In Mid-Bloom

The nearly 30-year-old agave plant is in mid-bloom at Wichita State.
Nicollette Engels KMUW

The 26-year-old agave plant on Wichita State’s campus that we reported on previously  is now in mid-bloom.

Campus floral supervisor Kari Ossman has kept a close eye on the plant and considers the plant’s blooming a real education.

“The next phase will be to watch it bloom, to measure it, and to kind of watch it after it blooms to see if the plant really does die,” she said.

Century plants typically die after blooming, and Ossman looks forward to seeing the process.

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