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6:30 am
Fri April 26, 2013

UPDATE: Free Trees Gone, But Wichita Arbor Day Events Continue

Updated 8:30am

Whoa! Those trees went fast!

Associated Integrated Marketing says that it's given away all of its free maple trees already. The company and community volunteers gave away hundreds of trees Friday morning in just over an hour.

If you missed the free trees  but still want to celebrate Arbor Day, the city of Wichita will host its Arbor Day event and tree fair Friday from 10 am to noon.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Richard Crowson: Grateful For Your Generosity

Recent events have reminded me of a curiously prevalent trait of humankind: generosity.

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Courts
5:35 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Legislation Raises Lawsuit Concerns

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office is warning legislators that some laws they passed this year could lead to litigation costing the state more than $1.2 million over the next two years.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Your Move: Star Trek

With very few exceptions, video games based on movies tend to be pretty horrible.

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Community
12:08 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Salina Mayor Joins Group Supporting Gay Marriage

Six months after Salina residents voted to repeal anti-discrimination protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation, the city's new mayor has joined a national group of mayors who support gay marriage.

Mayor Barb Shirley is the first Kansas mayor to join Mayors for Freedom to Marry, the Salina Journal reported. More than 350 other mayors across the country belong to the group.

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Community
7:15 am
Thu April 25, 2013

MLK III: 'We Have To Continue To Roll Up Our Sleeves'

Before his speech at Friends University on Friday, Martin Luther King accepts boutineer from Wichita City Council member Lavonta Williams.
Credit Carla Eckels / KMUW

Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the slain civil rights leader, was the featured speaker Friday at Friends University in Wichita.

Throughout his career, King has worked to advance human rights in a non-violent society.

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Weather
6:24 am
Thu April 25, 2013

April Showers Reducing Drought In Some Areas

Eastern Kansas has been running above average for rainfall during April, which is improving drought conditions in some areas. Mary Knapp is the state climatologist.

News
6:18 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Top Morning News 4.25.13

Senate committee to consider bonds for federal biosecurity lab in Manhattan; Doctor linked to Ft. Riley soldiers' overdoses remains jailed; New law creates registry for farmers' markets; Judge delays trial for vet accused of illegally possessing explosives; April showers reducing drought in some parts of the state.

Senate Committee To Consider Bonds For NBAF

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Commentary
5:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Movie Review: Oblivion

Tom Cruise broods in Oblivion
Credit rottentomatoes.com

Friday's "Go!" section in the Eagle said some things so generic to current movies that I have half a mind to make a rubber stamp of it to use as a template for future reviews.

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Community
6:00 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Law Creates Farmers' Market Registry

Kansas agriculture officials say a new law taking effect in July will help a growing number of farmers' markets across the state.

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