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Film
7:43 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Filmmakers Should Expect A Wired Weekend With 24-Hour Film Race

Aspiring filmmakers are expecting an exhilarating and caffeine-induced weekend with the return of “Down to the Wire: A 24-Hour Film Race.”

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Restaurant Review: Bali Café

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

I am so happy to welcome Wichita’s new Indonesian restaurant, Bali Café, to town! In a city filled with marvelous Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese restaurants, Bali Café rounds out our collection of Southeast Asian delights.

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2014 Election
6:03 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Democratic Leader Forms Gubernatorial Campaign Committee

Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis has formed a campaign committee for a potential run for the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

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Education
1:06 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Visa Trouble May Force 6 Topeka Teachers To Leave Kansas

Some foreign-born teachers working in Topeka may have to return to their home countries.

Topeka's school district started recruiting teachers from overseas eight years ago; the district was struggling to fill positions in special education, secondary math and science.

The U.S. Department of Labor rejected the permanent residency applications of six of those Topeka teachers. The department rejected the argument that the district encountered a shortage of qualified teachers willing to take the positions.

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Education
7:36 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Do Teachers Perpetuate Bullying?

Linda Rhone, an educator from Southwestern College, facilitates a session designed to help Wichita teachers examine their own behaviors to help lessen bullying in schools.

Wichita teachers are examining their own behaviors to help diminish bullying in schools.

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Government
7:02 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Bob Knight Considers Another Term As Wichita Mayor

Former Wichita mayor Bob Knight is considering another campaign for that office.

Commentary
5:00 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Movie Review: Frances Ha

Greta Gerwig dances, plotlessly, in 'Frances Ha'
Credit rottentomatoes.com

I hope this does not represent a trend, but for the second week in a row I must try to review a movie that has no plot whatsoever.

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Safety
5:33 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Reno County Warns People To Stay Out Of Water

A central Kansas county is cracking down on people who place themselves in danger in rain-swollen rivers and creeks.

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Politics
1:04 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Bonner Springs Libertarian Woman Files For Governor Race

Tresa McAlhaney and her husband, Mike
Credit vote4kansas.com / McAlhaney's campaign website

A Libertarian woman from Bonner Springs has filed the paperwork to run for the 2014 Kansas gubernatorial race.

Tresa McAlhaney announced Wednesday she's running as a Libertarian in a third-party challenge to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. McAlhaney has filed the necessary documents to form a committee with the state to begin her campaign.

Grant Nelson of Prairie Village joins McAlhaney on the ticket as lieutenant governor candidate.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Past and Present: The Pride Of The Interurban

Interurban railroad cars
Credit Six Miles of Local History / Flickr

In the 1910s, a person in Kansas City who wanted to attend the University of Kansas-University of Missouri game in Lawrence only needed to take the trolley to the station of the Kaw Valley Interurban, where trains left every hour on the half hour.

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