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Board of Education
6:01 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Science Standards Raise Cost Concerns

Kansas officials involved in drafting new science standards for public schools are trying to reassure the State Board of Education that retraining teachers and buying new classroom materials won't be unusually expensive.

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Community
6:52 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Kansas Surgeon Treats Boston Bombing Victims Moments After Finishing Race

A general surgeon from Kansas says he was was helping those with injuries just moments after finishing the Boston Marathon.

Dr. Chris Rupe says he heard a loud explosion about 10 yards away after finishing his run.

Rupe says he headed to what he thought was a building or grandstand collapsing, then heard the second blast.

He was directed to a medical tent where doctors usually help runners with problems like exhaustion.

Government
6:39 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Analysts Call Kansas Tax Plan Worst In Nation

In a recent article in Governing Magazine, two tax analysts were asked which state had passed the worst tax policy in the last year, and both said Kansas.

One of the analysts was from the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the other was from the right-leaning Tax Foundation.

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Environment
6:29 am
Tue April 16, 2013

New Kansas Park Proposed

The budgets proposed by the Kansas House and Senate include a plan to buy land in northeast Kansas for a new park.

The state parks department says it wants to buy 824 acres in Jefferson County for a park that would be used primarily for hunting and hiking.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the three parcels of land in southern Jefferson County, east of Perry, have an appraised value of $1.2 million.

Arts
5:51 am
Tue April 16, 2013

A Conversation With New Director Of WSU's Ulrich Museum

A visitor looks at paintings at the Ulrich Museum on the WSU campus.
Credit Ulrich Museum of Art

Bob Workman was named director of the Ulrich Museum in November of last year. He has a strong arts and museum administration background that started at the Ulrich back when he was a student at Wichita State University in the late 1970s.

“This is the place that really launched my art career, so when the opportunity presented itself to return to Wichita and lead the Ulrich to its next phase of growth I was very excited to have that chance,” says Workman.

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News
5:48 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Top Morning News 4.16.13

Kansas surgeon treats victims of Boston bombing; Analysts call Kansas tax plan worst in nation; Westar energy requests rate hike; New park proposed for Kansas

Kansas Surgeon Treats Boston Bombing Victims

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Community
2:39 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Survey Shows Homelessness Down in Sedgwick County, Slightly

The latest Point-In-Time Homeless Count shows a slight decrease in homelessness in Sedgwick County--very slight. Results show that, as of January 31 of this year,  the county has 12 fewer people who are experiencing literal homelessness than on the same date in 2012. 

The survey represents only a snapshot of homelessness on one night.

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Commentary
7:12 am
Mon April 15, 2013

At Play: Strippers, Shakespeare and the Universe

Credit Wichita Center for the Arts

Wichita Center For The Arts presents How The World Began Wednesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 21. Susan, a high school biology teacher leaves Manhattan, New York for a job in Plainview, Kan. Susan is ready for more than a little culture shock, but she’s not prepared for the fire storm that engulfs the town when she makes an off-hand comment about the origins of the universe. This production is directed by Joyce Cavarozzi.

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Community
6:55 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Wichita Children's Home Celebrates 125 Years

The Wichita Children’s Home was founded in 1888 as Wichita’s first orphanage to support and care for destitute and homeless children. The home was originally located on the block near 100 N. Fountain.
Courtesy Wichita Children's Home

The Wichita Children’s Home provides care for victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect. They also offer support to runaways, children facing family crisis and youth who may be at risk in the home.

The home began in 1888 as the city’s first orphanage, but has changed through the years and now provides crisis services.   

“Wichita is blessed with wonderful long-term facilities for kiddos, “ said Executive Director Sarah Robinson. “But we are the ones that are 24/7 on the very front end."

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News
6:34 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Top Morning News 4.15.13

Board of Education will receive updated science standards Tuesday; Wichita officials ask residents to help reduce summer ozone levels; President Obama plans visit to KU; Augusta couple awaits sentencing for illegally selling firearms.

Board Of Education To Receive Science Standards

The 10-member State Board of Education will receive copies of the standards on Tuesday from the Kansas Department of Education official overseeing the state's work on the Next Generation Science Standards.

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