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5:30 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Into It: The Resurgence Of Records

The Neumann Record Cutting Machine.
Credit JacoTen / Wikimedia Commons

It seems like every new technology tries its best to kill off the vinyl record.

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Budget
5:50 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

State Budget Talks On Hold

Negotiators for the Kansas House and Senate still haven't decided when they'll resume talks aimed at reconciling differences between the two chambers on budget issues.

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Weather
11:10 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Storm Debris? City Says You're On Your Own

The city of Wichita is not planning to collect fallen limbs or other messes from this weekend’s storm.

In a release Monday, the city said property owners are responsible for disposing of debris, none of which should be placed at the curb unless arrangements with a private hauler have been made.

Four Wichita locations are accepting storm debris for a fee: 

Government
6:42 am
Mon May 20, 2013

State Concerned About Welfare Benefits Being Spent On Gambling And Liquor

The Kansas Department for Children and Families has announced a new initiative to cut down on and detect illegal use of state welfare benefits. 

DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore says her department has hired additional staff to root-out fraud.

“We now have a director, full-time, devoted to anti-fraud efforts," she said. "There’s a chief investigator, two hotline administrative assistants and 16 fraud special investigators across the state.”

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Weather
6:28 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Tornadoes Touch Down In Kansas

During Sunday's storms, a tornado touched down near Mid-Content Airport shortly before 4 p.m., knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses but bypassing the most populated areas of Wichita.

The tornado was an EF1 on the enhanced Fujita scale, with winds of 110 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Sedgwick County Emergency Management Director Randy Duncan said there were no reports of fatalities or injuries in Kansas.

Book Review
5:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Book Review: Life After Life

'Life After Life' author Jill McCorkle
Credit ALA - The American Library Association / Flickr

Jill McCorkle's Life After Life, set in fictional Fulton, N.C., is told through a chorus of characters that have a connection to the Pine Haven Retirement Community.

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Commentary
12:01 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

A Musical Life: Mark Green

Mark Green, on the far right, is a founding member of the instrumental rock band Standing In The Colour.
Credit Courtesy

Mark Green is a founding member of the instrumental rock band Standing In The Colour, which he formed with his sister Erin Gangwere (bass) and her husband Mike (drums). Rounding out the group is brother Ryan Green. The quartet was founded in 2009 and recently issued its self-titled debut.

My name is Mark Green. I am a guitarist in Standing In The Colour. I first got into guitar when I was about 14. I just kind of fell into it on accident. My brother and sister both play and every now and then I’d just pick one up and see what I could do.

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Tourism
7:57 am
Fri May 17, 2013

The Job: Get People To Visit Wichita

Susie Santos, president and CEO of Go Wichita Convention & Tourism Bureau.
Credit Carla Eckels / KMUW

Wichita’s convention business drives about $45 million a year to the city’s economy. It’s a competitive business, marketing the city and promoting tourism.

Go Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau got a new leader late last year, Susie Santo, who is excited about promoting Wichita to the rest of the country.

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Community
6:50 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Fallen Officers To Be Honored At City Hall

A memorial service will take place in downtown Wichita to honor Sedgwick County law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Business
6:38 am
Fri May 17, 2013

900 New Jobs Could Be Coming To Wichita

A company that operates hotels and resorts around the world says it plans to hire about 180 people later this year for a new customer call center in Wichita.

Officials of the Kansas Department of Commerce and Starwood Hotels announced plans for the center Thursday.

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