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12:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Your Move: A Gaming Table Like You've Never Seen Before

Samuel McConnell KMUW

Normally, furniture isn’t something I’d be talking much about on a segment dedicated to gaming. But where you play can be just as important as what you play.

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Health
10:12 am
Thu February 13, 2014

KS Nursing Home Watchdog Cites Atchison Among Top Performers

The Dooley Center, in Atchison, has not been cited for a single violation the past three years. Mitzi McFatrich, who heads Kansas Advocates for Better Care, says 20 have had five or fewer deficiencies in the last three years.

“None of them are citations that are related to actual harm of a resident, immediate jeopardy of a resident, or mistreatment of a resident,” McFatrich said.

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Government
10:01 am
Thu February 13, 2014

State House Will Soon Consider Bill That Strips Local Governments' Power To Regulate Guns

The full Kansas House could consider a bill soon that voids local government firearm regulations.

A House committee amended and approved the legislation yesterday.

The bill would keep local governments from regulating the open carry of firearms.

Committee members added a provision saying Kansans could carry a loaded gun in their vehicle anywhere in the state, without requiring a concealed weapons permit. Now, local governments can bar keeping a loaded gun on your seat or in your glovebox.

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Community
9:47 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Kansas Historical Society Program To Digitize Every Kansas Newspaper Since 1854

The Kansas Historical Society says its Kansas Digital Newspapers program has partnered with Newspapers.com to provide online access to several million pages of Kansas newspapers from the Historical Society's collection.

The initial partnership will focus on Kansas newspapers published 1854 - 1922 and includes almost five million pages.

The KHS's collection holds nearly every newspaper published in Kansas from 1854 to the present. The digital newspapers program seeks to digitize and share electric versions of Kansas newspapers.

Commentary
5:00 am
Thu February 13, 2014

'Monuments Men' Is Just A Series Of Separate Incidents

The Monuments Men spend a lot of dangerous time behind or alongside the lines, but their heroics are almost incidental.
Credit rottentomatoes.com

Toward the end of World War II, the United States set up a military unit it never had before and unfortunately has never had since, a unit whose duty was to protect national and international treasures from the destruction of war. The movie Monuments Men is about the unit’s efforts, and while it is pretty fictionalized – watch for the closing credit on that subject - I’m glad somebody is drawing attention to what they did. But the movie itself is not very impressive.

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Government
10:30 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Kansas House Advances 'Religious Freedom Bill'

The Kansas House of Representatives has advanced a controversial bill that supporters say will protect religious freedom.

The bill is seen as a preemptive strike, in case federal courts invalidate the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

The measure prohibits punishing individuals or religious institutions for choosing not to provide goods or services that would be used in same-sex marriages.

Supporters of the bill say it protects people who don't want to provide services for same-sex marriages or don't want to recognize the unions for religious reasons.

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Government
10:02 am
Wed February 12, 2014

UPDATE: House Committee Approves And Expands Bill To Void Local Gun Ordinances In Kansas

Update 11:49am Wednesday: The Federal and State Affairs expanded gun-rights legislation Wednesday before approving it. The committee's unanimous voice vote sends the measure to the House for debate, as early as next week. Under the expanded bill, Kansas residents would be able to carry loaded handguns in their vehicles.

The House Federal and State Affairs committee is taking up legislation Wednesday that would strip cities and counties of the power to regulate guns or block open carry.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Indie Film Guide: Oscar Time!

A frame from the Oscar-nominated animated short, 'Get A Horse!'
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Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.

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It Happened One Night

February 22, 7:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

80th anniversary screening of the classic romantic screwball comedy and Oscar juggernaut

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Twerk: A Celebration

It's hard to find a family-friendly photo to represent "twerk." Lego, maybe?
Credit Ochre Jelly / Flickr / Creative Commons

As 2013 fades into memory, along with it will probably fade the word “twerk.”

Why bring it up now, you ask, just when we thought we could free ourselves from the image of Miley Cyrus gyrating as if stricken by some heretofore unknown neurological condition?

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Business
9:38 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Beechcraft Sees Success A Year After Emerging From Bankruptcy

Wichita manufacturer Beechcraft Corporation is calling its first year since emerging from bankruptcy protection a success.

The company says it saw a 64 percent increase in deliveries, with 205 planes delivered in 2013.

Deliveries of the King Air aircraft rose 52 percent to 135 planes last year.

Piston aircraft deliveries rose 94 percent to 70 planes.

Beechcraft emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2013.

The sale of Beechcraft to Cessna Aircraft's parent company, Textron, is expected to close this year.

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