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11:27 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Spirit Aerosystems To Shed Oklahoma Operations, Postpones Earnings Report

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Spirit AeroSystems Holdings shares sank Tuesday after the aircraft parts maker said it would postpone filing its second-quarter earnings report and plans to shed its operations in Oklahoma.

The Wichita-based airplane manufacturer has gone through a number of major changes recently, including adding CEO Larry Lawson in March. Lawson warned investors in May that the company would do a "comprehensive evaluation" of the development programs in Tulsa, Okla., Wichita, Kan., Kinston, N.C., and St. Nazaire, France.

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Government
8:54 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Brownback Won't Set Date To Unveil Judicial Nominee

Gov. Sam Brownback
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Gov. Sam Brownback won't set a date for nominating a candidate for an open seat in the state's appeals court system.

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Commentary
7:40 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Musical Space: The Most Culturally Important Instrument Since The Electric Guitar

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The drum machine is the most culturally important new musical instrument since the electric guitar.

Electronic drums have been around for generations, and the early ones sounded like the cheesy rhythm attachments on home organs.

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Arts
7:34 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Five Kansas Arts Organizations Awarded Grants

The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) has awarded more than $32,000 dollars in grants to five arts organizations.

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Historic Places
4:35 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

State Finance Council Approves Sale Of Dillon House

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The State Finance Council Monday approved the sale of a historic building across the street from the Kansas Statehouse.

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Government
12:07 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Hutchinson Works To Ban Public Nudity

The Hutchinson City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance that would ban public nudity in the city.

The Hutchinson News reports the ordinance before the council tomorrow includes very specific definitions of what constitutes public nudity.

City Attorney Paul Brown says laws against disturbing the peace and lewd and lascivious behavior don't address the issue.

Brown acknowledges the city doesn't have a serious public nudity problem, but he says police occasionally get calls about someone nude in public.

Commentary
7:12 am
Mon August 5, 2013

At Play: Mary Poppins Plus A Few Good Men

Music Theatre of Wichita presents Mary Poppins August 9-11 and 14-18.

Throughout August the Crown Uptown presents Spring Awakening. Winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards, including those for best musical, direction, book and score, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play by the same name. Set in late-19th century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of transitioning to adulthood.

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Government
7:02 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Moran Sponsors Bill Extending Tax Breaks for Food Donations

A committee in the U.S. Senate will consider legislation co-sponsored by Senator Jerry Moran and aimed at using tax credits to increase donations to food banks. The legislation would expand tax credits for businesses that donate food.

The credit is only allowed for certain businesses, but has been temporarily expanded to other businesses until the end of this year. The bill would make that expansion permanent, and make farmers eligible to use the credit.

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Government
11:43 am
Fri August 2, 2013

If You Have a Kansas Permit, You Can Now Also Carry Your Gun In Wyoming

Kansas concealed carry permit holders will now be allowed to carry their weapons in Wyoming.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt says that Wyoming has become the 32nd state to honor permits issued in Kansas. The decision is a result of legislation Kansas lawmakers passed this year.

The law recognizes all valid out-of-state permits when a non-resident permit holder is traveling in Kansas. The new state law also requires people with concealed carry permits who move to Kansas to obtain a Kansas-issued license to legally continue carrying concealed guns.

Courts
7:21 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Obama Picks Kansas Justice for Federal Appeals Court

President Barack Obama has nominated a Kansas Supreme Court justice to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

President Obama's selection of Justice Nancy Moritz drew an immediate endorsement from U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, who has often criticized the president's policies.

Moran says Moritz is "highly qualified" and that he intends to vote for her confirmation.

The Denver-based court reviews cases from Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.

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