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5:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Richard Crowson: Black Friday

During the dust bowl, I know from watching Ken Burns’ recent engaging PBS documentary, they had Black Sunday. It was the day of a devastating dust storm that blackened the sky. 300 million tons of topsoil blew away in that single event.

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Commentary
3:03 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Movie Review: Lincoln

Community
6:29 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Protesters Oppose Kobach's Work On Immigration

So-called
Credit Stephen Koranda

Around 50 protesters, mostly young people, gathered outside Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office Tuesday, calling on him to resign. Among other things, the protesters said Kobach spends too much time on immigration issues.

Community
6:22 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Wichita Water Rate To Go Up Jan. 1

The Wichita City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve water and sewer rate increases effective next year.

On January 1, Wichita's residential customers will see their monthly bills increase $1.19 to $7.74 depending on how much water they use. Commercial and industrial customers will see a rate hike of around 7 percent.

Alan King, Director of Public Works and Utilities says the water rates will insure a level of funding for proper renewal and replacement of aging water mains.

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News
5:55 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Top Morning News 11.21.12

Wichita water rates to go up; Protesters gather at Statehouse to protest Kobach's policies; New online exhibit features Black photographers.

Wichita Water Rates To Go Up Jan. 1

The Wichita City Council voted unanimously yesterday to approve water and sewer rate increases effective next year.

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Protesters Oppose Kobach's Work On Immigration

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Indie Film Guide 11/21 - 12/4

No screenings over the next few weeks, so, instead, Fletcher Powell takes a look at a couple of his favorite "food" movies for Thanksgiving.

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Music
3:38 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

What's On: November 24

Listen for Irish tunes with Cathie Ryan and her band. Cathie is an award-winning Celtic performer and Irish American. A beautiful voice, a delightful performer, a great time for listeners whether you're a fan of Celtic music or not! ! At one time Cathie was the lead singer for the group Cherish the Ladies but she's been performing on her own for several years. Cathie has been featured on NPR and on stages around the world – this concert is from her performance at the Old Settlers Inn.

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Commentary
8:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Into It: Pigments

Given the infinite access we’re afforded to color, it’s hard to imagine the importance its been given throughout history and the passion that has gone into its hunt.

In the pursuit of vivid color, each region of the world tapped its own resources. In the Middle East, the semi-precious stone Lapis lazuli yielded a bright blue pigment, and in China, the deep red-orange pigment vermilion was derived from a common ore of mercury.

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Crime and Courts
5:49 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Court Staffer Fired For Tweets Sent During Kline Hearing

A court staffer has been fired after tweeting disparaging comments during an ethics hearing at the Kansas Supreme Court.

The staffer sent the tweets last week during a hearing over conduct by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline. 

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Health
5:45 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Kinlen Named To Head Larned State Hospital

The interim superintendent of Larned State Hospital has been given the position on a permanent basis. 

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