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Taxes
5:40 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Kansas Sees Revenue Shortfall In March

Kansas officials are blaming a shortfall of nearly $57 million in state tax collections in March on delays in federal tax deadlines forced by congressional wrangling on fiscal issues.

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Economy
1:15 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Kansas Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, Though State Gained 15,400 Jobs in February

Unemployment rates by county
Credit Kansas Department of Labor

The jobless rate in Kansas isn't falling, but it didn't get worse in February. 

The (not seasonally adjusted) unemployment rate declined from 6.2 to 5.8 percent, while the smooth seasonally adjusted number remained steady at 5.5 percent for the fourth month. In February 2012, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent. 

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Health
10:24 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Abortions In Kansas Down 5.4 Percent

According to a report issued Friday by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment there were 7,457 abortions reported in 2012, which is 428 fewer than were reported in 2011.

The preliminary report, Abortions in Kansas 2012is an analysis of data collected by the KDHE Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics.

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Men's Basketball
8:48 am
Fri March 29, 2013

WSU Not Satisfied With Elite 8

Shockers are one win away from a place the program hasn't been since 1965.
Credit Jeff Tuttle / Wichita State University

Malcolm Armstead and his Wichita State teammates told each other they could be a Final Four team last summer.

Now the Shockers are one win away from a place the program hasn't been since 1965.

They rolled past La Salle 72-58 in the West Regional semifinals on Thursday night. Next up is No. 2 seed Ohio State in Saturday's regional final.

"It's a big game and I am feeling another upset," reserve guard Nick Wiggins said. "We belong here."

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Government
6:04 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Brownback Still Supports Ban On Gay Marriage

Gov. Sam Brownback still supports a federal law against gay marriage that he backed as a member of Congress and says the issue is settled in Kansas because of the state's constitutional ban.

Brownback faced questions Thursday from reporters with two cases on gay marriage before the U.S. Supreme Court. Brownback has long supported what he calls the traditional definition of marriage.

In one case, the high court is being asked to strike down a gay-marriage ban in California enacted by voters. The other case is a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act of 1996.

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Arts
5:49 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Tony Nominated Actress Starring In Wichita Production Of 'Hello, Dolly!'

Karla Burns and Huron Breaux star in Hello Dolly! at Wichita's Forum Theatre.
Jerry Fritchman

Tony-nominated, Olivier Award-winning actress Karla Burns is starring in the title role as Dolly Levi in the Broadway classic "Hello, Dolly!" at Wichita’s Forum Theatre. Actor Huron Breaux portrays Horace Vandergelder, the object of Dolly’s affection.

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News
5:25 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Top Morning News 3.29.13 (UPDATED)

 Updated 8:45 AM

Kansas farmers planting differently due to drought; Gov. Brownback says gay marriage issue is settled in Kansas; Pizza Hut promises free pizza if the Shockers win the NCAA title; Kansas students to participate in Geographic Bee.

Kan. Farmers Plan To Sow Less Corn, More Sorghum

Kansas farmers are planting fewer acres of thirsty crops like corn and soybeans this spring and more of drought-tolerant crops like sorghum.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Richard Crowson: Basketball Pride

Is there another state with as low a population as ours that consistently sends their college basketball teams to the NCAA tournament every March?

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Your Move: Will Pinball Make A Grand Resurgence?

Samuel McConnell KMUW

Pinball is a very old game. The first games that can be recognized as pinball date back to the late 1700s, and the first coin-operated games with flippers arrived around 1947.

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2013 Legislative Session
7:14 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Bill Would Allow Quarantine Of Kansans With HIV/AIDS (UPDATED)

Updated March 29, 2:29 p.m.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment sent a news release Friday to address concerns about the substitute in House bill 2183 regarding infectious and contagious diseases.

In the release, Kansas state epidemiologist Charles Hunt says recent media coverage has been based on a false premise and that "it is not and never was the state's intent to seek the authority for isolation or quarantine of persons related to HIV."

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