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6:19 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Into It: Henry Ford Builds Colony In Brazilian Forest

Felling a Favina Branca with hand axe, Fordlandia 1931.
Credit The Henry Ford / flickr

If there's a pilgrimage for the industrialized world, it probably ends in the Amazon Rainforest, at the center of a abandoned town called Fordlandia.

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Legislation
3:44 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Democrats Unveil Jobs Proposals

Democrats in the Legislature have unveiled their jobs proposals for this session.

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Wichita Weather Outlook
1:26 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

You Might See Snow Tuesday

A storm system moves out of the southwest Tuesday bringing a mix of light snow and rain to southern Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Wichita is on the fringe of this system so little accumulation is expected and the sky will clear by Wednesday.

The remainder of the week will be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the 40s, but the long-range forecast shows slightly warmer weather likely on Sunday.

Health
1:04 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Former Dodge City Clinic Withdraws From Funding Suit

The Dodge City Family Planning Clinic is trying to withdraw from a lawsuit that challenges a state law that strips federal funds from family planning clinics in Wichita, Hays and Dodge City.

A filing with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday shows the parties have entered into an agreement to dismiss the Dodge City clinic from the suit. The clinic closed on December 31.

The move has no effect on the claims by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.

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Education
6:55 am
Mon February 11, 2013

WSU Wants To Bring Community Into Strategic Planning Process

Wichita State University and the Wichita skyline.
Credit Courtesy / Wichita State University

KMUW's Milt Radford interviewing WSU's Dr. Cindy Claycomb about the strategic planning process.

Under new President Dr. John Bardo, Wichita State University is under going a large strategic planning initiative.

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Crime and Courts
6:13 am
Mon February 11, 2013

19 Kansas Murderers Paroled In Last 3 Years

A review of state Department of Corrections records found that within the past three years 19 Kansas inmates serving life sentences for first-degree murder have been released on parole.

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Health
6:08 am
Mon February 11, 2013

KanCare To Offer Disability Support Services March 1

Chad Simmons attending a Statehouse rally last April to urge lawmakers to omit services for the developmentally disabled in KanCare.
Credit Phil Cauthon

Kansans with developmental disabilities and their caregivers have been among the most vocal critics of the new privatized Medicaid system.

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News
5:42 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Top Morning News 2.11.13

Bill would limit union access to teachers; KanCare to start trial for developmentally disabled; 19 Kansas murderers paroled.

Bill Seeks Equal Kansas Teacher Union Access

A Kansas House committee will hear testimony Monday on legislation that guarantees all teachers' unions equal access to public school employees.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Book Review: Frances and Bernard

Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer was inspired by the friendship of Flannery O'Connor and the poet Robert Lowell.

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Taxes
3:35 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

House Dems Spur Debate On Tax Plan

In the Kansas House Friday, work on a technical bill that would make adjustments to last year's tax cut turned into a debate over Governor Sam Brownback's latest tax plan.

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