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NBAF
5:57 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Senate Subcommittee Approves NBAF Funds

A U.S. Senate subcommittee on Tuesday approved $404 million in federal spending for the construction of a federal research laboratory at Kansas State University.

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Voting Laws
4:42 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Board Rejects Change To Voter Registration Citizenship Rules

A state board Tuesday rejected a proposed change to a law requiring Kansans to present proof of citizenship when registering to vote for the first time.

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Commentary
12:35 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

OnWords: How Much Is Wealth Worth?

Château de Maisons-Laffitte
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Wealth is a social relationship.

For as much as we obsess over the subject, you'd think we'd know this by now.

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Community
8:05 am
Tue July 16, 2013

'It Ain't Over' Say Supporters At Wichita Trayvon Martin Rally

Mary Dean of Kansas Justice Advocate holds up a sign in support of changing gun laws a a rally for Trayvon Martin Monday night in Wichita.
Carla Eckels KMUW

More than 100 protesters in Wichita took to the streets Monday night in response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

The former neighborhood watchman was acquitted Saturday in the shooting death of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.

Demonstrators support the NAACP's effort to get the US Department of Justice to file civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

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Government
7:29 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Voting Fix Proposed After 11,000 Delayed Voter Registrations

A state board is meeting to consider proposed temporary rules and regulation changes to the Kansas law regarding proof of citizenship for newly registered voters.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is proposing the rules Tuesday in response to a glitch that caused delays to some 11,000 voter registration applications. Kansas started requiring that new applications to register to vote in the state also include proof of citizenship.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Into It: The Rise of the Roller Coaster

Credit David Boyle, flickr Creative Commons

Roller coasters are the workhorse of the modern theme park, but their rise to popularity has been long and strange.

Its precursor could be found outside of St. Petersburg in the 1800s. Massive ice slides called Russian Mountains were reinforced with wood, plunging up to seventy feet at sharp angles.

We can still see this origin in the words for “rollercoaster” in romance languages like Spanish— La Montaña Rusa—and other variations in French, Italian and Portuguese. Strangely, the Russian term literally translates as “American Mountains.”

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Government Appointments
6:01 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Brownback Names Secretary Of Administration

Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed a former utility executive to be the new secretary of the Department of Administration.

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Education Funding
3:57 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Report: Kansas One Of Few States To Cut Higher Ed Funding

A national advocacy organization says Kansas is one of only a handful of states that cut funding for higher education this year.

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Community
2:35 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Rally In Wichita Monday Night For Trayvon Martin

A protest rally is scheduled for Monday evening in response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. The Florida neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted Saturday in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin.

Organizers from the Kansas Justice Advocate want the Justice Department to step in and file charges against Zimmerman, claiming that he violated Martin’s civil rights. The rally is set to take place near 21st Street and Hillside in Wichita at 5 p.m.

Government
7:10 am
Mon July 15, 2013

State Officials Say Kansas Credit Strong Despite Recent Downgrade

State administration officials say they're confident that Kansas will retain a strong credit rating, despite a recent downgrade on bonds and concerns about the effect of state income tax cuts.

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