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6:22 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Will A College Education In Kansas Cost More This Fall?

Some public university students in Kansas could see their tuition jump by almost 9 percent this fall.

The state board of regents expect to vote Wednesday afternoon on new tuition rates proposed by the universities.

The tuition hike would partially offset state funding cuts legislators made this year, while allowing for faculty salary increases.

The changes would raise an additional $34 million dollars over the next fiscal year.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Indie Film Guide: The Art of Mixology

Credit rottentomatoes.com

Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.

Coming up: A few movies geared toward very specific tastes.

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Gun Laws
6:00 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

City Council Approves Concealed-Carry Exemption

The city of Wichita won't allow people to bring concealed firearms into public buildings until at least early next year.

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Education
1:45 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Education Report Shows Kansas Public Schools Under-Funded By $650M

A new report shows the amount of money Kansas legislators have authorized for school spending for the next two years that is more than $650 million below what is required by law.

Deputy Commissioner of Education Dale Dennis originally included the report as part of the State Board of Education's June meeting agenda. However, the discussion was omitted when debate on academic standards ran long.

Here's a link to the report

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

OnWords: How Scandals Keep The Irrelevant Relevant

Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. Photo taken on March 20, 2010.
Credit Espen Moe / flickr Creative Commons

Aside from being the name of a long-forgotten New Wave band, scandal has become the primary means for the party out of power to stay relevant on the political scene.

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Government
8:13 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Kobach Says Kansas' Voter ID Law Unaffected By Supreme Court Decision

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters can still be enforced, even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a similar law in Arizona.

The Supreme Court said the Arizona law conflicted with federal voting laws.

Kobach says the Kansas law differs enough from Arizona's version that the court's decision Monday doesn't apply to Kansas.

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Education
6:05 am
Tue June 18, 2013

KU Med To Lose 31 Student Slots In Kansas City

The University of Kansas is wrestling with how to cut $13.5 million dollars from its budget over the next two years, but the funding reduction will not prompt the closing of the KU School of Medicine's campus in Salina.

The KU Medical Center, which operates the school, will have to absorb more than $8 million dollars in cuts.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Into It: Olympic Medals For Art?

A lot has changed for the Olympics over the last century, including the focus on an entire discipline. 

The Olympics from 1912 to 1952 weren’t just about sports, but art. Medals were given out for painting, sculpture, literature, music and architecture. The only caveat being that the pieces must be inspired by sport.

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Secretary of State
5:47 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Kobach Seeks Protest Investigation

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has asked for an investigation into an immigration reform protest held outside his Wyandotte County home.

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2013 Legislative Session
8:39 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Brownback Signs 2-Year Budget

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Saturday showed his frustration with part of the state budget passed by the GOP-dominated Kansas Legislature by vetoing the entire Department of Corrections allotment for fiscal year 2015.

Brownback signed the bill containing a budget of more than $14 billion for each of the next two fiscal years, starting in July.

Although the governor used his power to veto multiple line items, most of the decisions made by lawmakers about spending will take effect.

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