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5:38 am
Mon August 19, 2013

At Play: End Of Summer Brings Drama And A Look Into The Past

Coming in September to the Scottish Rite Temple it’s A Few Good Men.

Now through September 1, Kechi Playhouse presents Not Now Darling. The play is set in the exclusive London fur salon of Bodley, Bodley, and Crouch, where Crouch struggles to keep things above board while his partner, Mr. Bodley, tries to secure the affections of a would-be mistress by “selling” her husband an expensive mink coat for a fraction of its real worth. Clothes, furs and scruples all fly out the window in this fast-paced and witty farce.

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Government
2:04 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Kansas Budget Director Resigns

Gov. Sam Brownback says he's accepted the resignation of state Budget Director Steve Anderson. The governor commended his work and diligence.

Anderson will leave his office, effective the end of this month. He says he's taking more time with his wife and sons.

Anderson is a certified public accountant and managing partner of Anderson, Reichert and Anderson, LLC. The governor named him budget director in late 2010. As a member of the Governor's Economic Growth Team, he worked to strengthen the economy and create jobs for Kansans.

Crime and Courts
7:50 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Judge Sides With Abortion Opponent In Kansas Case

A federal judge has found in favor of a Kansas abortion opponent accused of sending a threatening letter to a Wichita doctor who was training to offer abortion services.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten ruled Thursday that Angel Dillard's letter to Doctor Mila Means in 2011 was not a "true threat."

The Justice Department had filed the civil lawsuit against Dillard under a law protecting access to abortion services.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Richard Crowson: Cool, Clear Water

For years hereabout we’ve dealt with drought

And gone without much water, cool water.

Through it all, old Wichita, without rainfall

Did cry for water, cool, clear water.

Raise the water rate, higher bills are just our fate

‘Cause we’re living in a state without water

Cool water

But, wait, can it be?

What’s that cloud up there I see?

Now it’s raining down on me, such water!

Cool water

The rains did fall, Mother Nature heard our call

And she flooded Wichita with water, cool water.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Crowson Cartoon: Rain!

Abortion
5:43 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Abortion Groups Disagree Over Concealed Carry Comments

Two Kansas anti-abortion groups are distancing themselves from comments from another abortion foe suggesting the state's new concealed carry law could increase the threat of shootings outside a Wichita clinic.

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Drought Conditions
3:47 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Drought Conditions Easing In Parts Of Kansas

The drought that has been gripping parts of Kansas appears to be easing.

Just a few months ago, about 97 percent of Kansas was considered to be experiencing drought conditions. Now, much of central and eastern Kansas is back to normal. That's according to Mary Knapp, with Kansas State University, who called the turnaround "exceptional."

“In central and southeastern Kansas we’ve actually gone from drought to deluge. We’ve got a number of locations that have seen incredible amounts of rain in the last three weeks,” Knapp said.

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Energy
12:32 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

KCC Holds Hearings On 600,000-Watt Power Line Proposal

Proposed Grain Belt Express route through Kansas.
Credit Clean Line Energy

The Kansas Corporation Commission is hosting a series of hearings regarding a massive power line that will cross Kansas and deliver electricity to Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

The Grain Belt Express line will cross Russell and Osborne counties and send 600,000 volts of electricity from wind farms. The Kansas Corporation Commission already has found the project to be in the public interest. The hearings will focus on its location.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Your Move: Story War

Way back in March when I was at the PAX Gaming Festival in Boston, I got a chance to play several amazing games before they were ready for store shelves. One of those games, Story War, is finally available.

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Crime and Courts
8:38 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Stolen Documents Of More Than 150 Wichita Residents Recovered

Detectives in Sedgwick County are trying to contact more than 150 people whose personal documents were discovered in a Wichita woman's home.

The sheriff's department says officers found mail, checks, credit cards and Social Security cards last week at a 23-year-old woman's home.

The officers were there to arrest her on outstanding warrants.

Most of the documents had been taken from mailboxes or vehicles, and some dated back to 2008.

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