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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.

Government
8:10 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Georgia Is The Next State To Recognize Your Kansas Concealed Carry Permits

Kansas residents with concealed carry permits can now carry their weapons in Georgia.
 
Attorney General Derek Schmidt says that Georgia has become the 33rd state to honor permits issued in Kansas.
 
Kansas lawmakers passed new gun legislation this year that recognizes all valid out-of-state permits when a non-resident permit holder is traveling in Kansas. 
 
The new law also requires people with concealed carry permits who move to Kansas to obtain a state-issued concealed carry license.
The changes took effect in July.  
 

Criminal Sentencing
5:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

What Will Become Of The Hard 50?

The Kansas Legislature will hold a special session starting September 3rd to address the “Hard 50” law that allows judges to sentence convicted murderers to serve at least 50 years in prison. A recent Supreme Court case said a jury needs to be part of those decisions.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Movie Review: Elysium

Matt Damon is really just after medical help in 'Elysium.'
Credit rottentomatoes.com

Elysium makes a few gestures in the direction of serious interests and even current events.

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Common Core Standards
6:10 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Kansas School Officials Look To Address Data Concerns

Kansas education officials are seeking to calm concerns about the student data that is being collected as the state switches to new education standards.

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