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Weather
12:36 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

6 Things To Remember If You Get Stuck In The Snow

The American Red Cross has a handy and important list of things you should do if you and your car wind up stuck in the snow.

Government
10:41 am
Thu February 21, 2013

What The City Is Doing About All This Snow

Snowy conditions on West 13th Street and across Wichita Thursday. Drivers were asked to stay home and off the roads if at all possible.
Credit Briana O'Higgins / KMUW

Wichita city officials held a news conference Thursday morning to give an update on the conditions in the midst of one of the city’s worst snow storms.

The Wichita area has already received more than 10 inches of snow over the past two days, causing drifts, vehicle accidents, delays and school closings.

Here are the updates from multiple city departments: 

Wichita Police Department

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Weather
7:10 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Friday School Closings (UPDATED)

The snowy conditions outside KMUW Wednesday.
Credit Briana O'Higgins

  Updated: 5:32 AM

The snow is here, and more is expected. Many schools have canceled classes and activities.

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Government
6:22 am
Thu February 21, 2013

How To Get Answers To Your Questions About Kansas Government

Librarians at the state library want to remind residents they can access legislative documents and information with a simple phone call.

For nearly 40 years the State Library of Kansas has operated the toll free legislative hotline that connects Kansans with a state reference librarian.

Residents can access state information on government, legislation and public policy. They can also leave messages for legislators our request documents like voting records, committee agendas and copies of bills.

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Abortion Debate
6:09 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Will The Former Tiller Clinic Be Rezoned?

The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission is expected to consider a request Thursday to rezone the clinic that formerly belonged to assassinated doctor, George Tiller. He performed abortions at the facility in east Wichita.

A representative from Kansans for Life and the new owner of the medical clinic are expected to address the commission.

THE QUEST TO REZONE

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News
5:33 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Top Morning News 2.21.13 (UPDATED)

Snow brings cancelations and delays; Hotline hooks residents up with government information; Postal Service to close Wichita encoding center.

Snow Storm Brings Cancelations, Delays

Snow continues to blanket many parts of the state, and many schools and universities in the Wichita area are closed.

Here is a list of area school closings.

Here are some other closure and delay information:

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Commentary
5:00 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Movie Review: Amour

Amour is a masterpiece of super-realistic movie making that I can all but promise you will not soon forget, or ever want to see again.

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Abortion
5:12 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

House Committee Takes Testimony On Abortion Bill

A Kansas House committee held hearings today on a bill that would put new restrictions on abortion in Kansas.

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Entertainment
3:24 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

7 Must-See Movies For Your Snow Day

Frances McDormand in the 1996 film Fargo.

Twelve inches of snow? Work/school/rugby practice canceled?

We've got you covered. Here are seven movies that might make you feel better about being stuck inside.

Although you might want to send the kids out to make snow angels for some of these.

1) Fargo

Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 crime masterpiece perfectly hits the rhythms of life in the upper Midwest and the desolation of the Minnesota winter. Also, there's a wood chipper.

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Government
1:51 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Senate VP Sponsors Bill To Drug Test State Aid Recipients

Credit Stephen Koranda

Supporters say a bill to require some recipients of state benefits to be tested for drug use will help people improve their lives, not punish them.

Senate Vice President Jeff King told the Commerce Committee Wednesday that the proposals in Senate Bill 149 will help those receiving assistance payments or unemployment benefits to receive treatment and find employment.

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