News

Pages

News
6:04 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Top Morning News 4.19.13

Wolf Creek  operated safely in 2012, but is still under scrutiny; Agriculture business in Kansas is thriving; Delays in concealed carry permits causing frustration; Kansas officials set to issue new financial forecast.

Wolf Creek Deemed Safe, But Still Under Scrutiny

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Wolf Creek nuclear plant operated safely last year.

But the plant, which is the only nuclear plant in Kansas, remains under heightened scrutiny because of a series of problems in 2013.

Read more
Commentary
5:00 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Food: Cooking Shows

Rachael Ray has a food adventure
Credit dyobmit / Flickr

I will admit that I have a complicated relationship with food television. To me, it’s like a lover I broke up with, then hated, then slowly began to tolerate again, then just forgot about.

Read more
Attorney General
4:59 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Concealed Carry Delays Cause Frustration

Gun rights advocates say the Kansas attorney general's office is struggling to process a record number of applications for concealed carry permits on time.

Read more
Environment
7:40 am
Thu April 18, 2013

How, Where And Why To Recycle

Credit kendura99 / flickr Creative Commons

The mission of WIRE or Wichita Initiative to Renew the Environment is to identify the priority concerns around the environment for citizens of Wichita and then help them engage in those types of activities.

The group recently created a two-minute animated video to encourage citizens to take advantage of recycling opportunities. 

.
Read more
News
6:31 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Top Morning News 4.18.13

Regents plan to revisit concealed weapons policy; Brownback signs bill ending ban AIDS quarantine ban; Sierra Club irked at ozone monitor shutdown; Higher education budget under discussion.

Read more
Environment
6:18 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Sierra Club Irked At Ozone Monitor Shutdown

Range burning on the Konza Prairie.
Credit Courtesy / USDA NRCS

The Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club says it's a mistake for the EPA to stop monitoring ozone pollution on the Konza Prairie, near Manhattan. Ozone concentrations there have been consistently higher than the level allowed under federal air quality standards.

The monitor four miles south of Manhattan has been collecting data since 2002. The EPA says their monitors operate at the discretion of the landowner.

Read more
Commentary
5:00 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Movie Review: Trance

James McAvoy in "Trance"

Even with a little help from some people in the audience, I'm not sure I can say that Trance makes complete sense.

Read more
Gun Laws
5:46 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Regents To Revisit Concealed Weapons Policy

The chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents expects the board to reconsider its policy banning concealed weapons on state university campuses.

Read more
Commentary
12:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Past and Present: The Ludlow Massacre

Credit Beverly & Pack / flickr Creative Commons

On April 20, 1914, the management at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, owned by the Rockefeller Family, ordered an attack on a tent colony just outside the town of Ludlow.

This decision resulted in the deaths of 20 people, including 2 women and 11 children who burned to death in tents that had been soaked in kerosene and set on fire.

Read more
Environment
7:33 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Recycling: Is It Really Necessary?

Credit bborkos / flickr Creative Commons

The Wichita City Council adopted a new solid waste and recycling plan in November 2012 that requires all trash haulers to offer recycling services for items such as paper, plastic and aluminum.

In an effort to increase recycling, a new video has been released by WIRE, Wichita Initiative To Renew the Environment.

The two-minute animated video was created to encourage citizens to take advantage of recycling opportunities that are now available and address issues about recycling:

Read more

Pages