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The Dustbowl Revival has grown from a quiet folk outfit to a roaring jazz/funk/folk/roots machine that, as the cliché goes, defies easy categorization. The band performs at Barleycorn’s on Friday, Dec. 8. Founding member Zach Lupetin recently called the KMUW studios to discuss the band’s present and its past.

Jedd Beaudoin: When the band started, did you have a pretty clear vision or was it a matter of writing the songs and finding the voice of the music over time?

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An aviation company in Wichita has been awarded a $32 million military contract to upgrade aircraft navigation systems in planes owned by the U.S. Air Force.

Global Aviation Technologies, or GAT, has received the first of 19 aircraft, the military's version of the Learjet 35A model, to modify. The Wichita-built planes, delivered to the Air Force in the mid 80s, will be updated with new navigation systems and surveillance equipment.

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Members of Wichita’s school board interviewed three candidates Wednesday night to fill the seat that opened up when former District 3 representative Barbara Fuller resigned last month.

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Kansas lawmakers studying economic development policies say the Legislature should consider changes to a major incentives program next year. A special committee is recommending further study of the STAR bonds program, and members of both parties want more oversight.

Spirit Plans To Add 1,000 New Jobs In Wichita

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Spirit AeroSystems announced a plan Wednesday to add 1,000 new jobs and invest $1 billion in its Wichita facility over the next five years.

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Olathe businessman Greg Orman launched an independent campaign for governor Wednesday, ending months of speculation about his political plans.

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Tommy Emmanuel’s name will forever be synonymous with acoustic guitar and high-stakes showmanship. The Australian-born musician is currently on the road with a series of Christmas-themed dates, including his Friday, Dec. 8, engagement at Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre. His introduction of holiday classics and seasonal originals is but the latest endeavor for the musician.

He’s also prepping a new album, Accomplice One, for release on Jan. 19. The record features him in duets with Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Rodney Crowell, Mark Knopfler and Ricky Skaggs, among others.

City Council will hold a public hearing next month over a tax district meant to support a combination entertainment venue-restaurant in east Wichita.

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Water remains a key priority for members of the Kansas Farm Bureau, who approved their 2018 legislative agenda Tuesday.


Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline’s bid to restore his law license appears to have come to the end of its long and winding road.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear his challenge to the Kansas Supreme Court’s indefinite suspension of his license four years ago.