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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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Government
6:21 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Obama To Visit KU, But Few Details Known (Updated)

Updated April 17, 6:44am: In the wake of the tragedy in Boston, President Obama has canceled his visit to Kansas.

President Barack Obama will visit the University of Kansas campus later this week. But so far, few details have been released about the Friday event.

Presidential visits can go several ways. One way is the public speech or public appearance, like Obama’s last visit to Kansas in 2011 when he made a policy speech in Osawatomie.

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Science
11:45 am
Sun April 14, 2013

Board Of Education To Receive Science Standards

Kansas officials will receive an overview of the latest draft of new science standards for public schools being developed by a national consortium.

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Commentary
8:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Richard Crowson: Turn Your Radio On!

Pledge drive!

Yep, it's that time again, and if you thought you could get some relief from it here in my commentary spot, well... you're not.

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News
6:44 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Top Morning News 4.12.13

Medicare Competitive Bidding Program Expands To Wichita

The program began a little more than two years ago to help Medicare avoid overpaying for items like scooters, diabetic testing supplies, and oxygen tanks.

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Kansas Bill Seeks To Change Human Trafficking Focus

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Health
6:27 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Medicare Competitive Bidding Program Expands To Wichita

A competitive bidding program aimed at helping Medicare avoid overpaying for products like scooters, diabetic testing supplies, and oxygen tanks is being expanded to 91 communities nationwide, including Wichita.

The program began a little more than two years ago as a demonstration project in nine communities, including Kansas City.

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Navy
5:42 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Navy To Name Ship After City Of Wichita

The U.S. Navy plans to name a combat ship after the city of Wichita.

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said Thursday that the USS Wichita will be the third to bear the name.

The ship is designed to be fast and agile with the flexibility to execute missions close to shore in mine, anti-submarine and surface warfare.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Your Move: Indie Games

Credit Samuel McConnell / KMUW

Most games you’ve probably heard of were created by big, multi-million dollar studios like Nintendo, EA, or Activision. However, some of the most worthwhile games are made by small, independent studios.

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Government
6:23 am
Thu April 11, 2013

$714M For Manhattan Biosecurity Lab In Obama's Budget

NBAF sign on I-70, near Manhattan
Credit Bryan Thompson / KPR

President Obama's 2014 budget proposal includes more than $700 million for NBAF, the state-of-the-art biosecurity lab planned for Manhattan, adjacent to Kansas State University.

In response to the budget announcement, Gov. Sam Brownback immediately pledged to work with lawmakers during the upcoming veto session to approve state bonds to help complete the lab.

The president is asking for an additional $202 million in state support for the project.

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