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12:49 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Former FHSU President 'Shocked And Disappointed' Over His Image Being Used In A Brownback Mailer

Former Fort Hays State University President Edward Hammond says he did not give permission for his image and words to be used on a campaign mailer supporting Republican Governor Sam Brownback.

Hammond said in an email Sunday that he was "shocked and disappointed" when he learned about it over the weekend.

The Kansas Republican Party produced the mailer. It quotes Hammond saying that "Overall, we are very pleased with the governor's budget recommendation."

Brownback campaign spokesman John Milburn referred questions to the state GOP.

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Commentary
9:43 am
Mon November 3, 2014

The Power of Great Literature

Azar Nafisi, author of The Republic of the Imagination: America in Three Books, thinks that, "America has a crisis of vision."

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Government
9:12 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Revenue Shortfalls May Force Spending Cuts

State tax collections generated $23 million less than expected in the month of October. As Jim McLean reports, the revenue shortfall makes it more likely that the governor and lawmakers will be forced to consider spending cuts when the legislative session begins in January.

 

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Health
9:07 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Many Disabled Kansans Struggle With KanCare

A new study by the University of Kansas finds many Kansans with disabilities are having difficulty getting services through KanCare, the privatized Medicaid managed care program created by the Brownback Administration. As Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson reports, the study questions whether the financial savings from privatization are worth the human costs.

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Politics
5:00 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Sedgwick County Commissioner Races Heat Up

The Sedgwick County Courthouse
Credit Jim Good Flickr

Voters in Sedgwick County will be picking three people to serve on the County Commission with terms beginning in January.

One race is already decided--David Unruh, a Republican, will continue to represent the First District because he is not opposed in the election.

As KMUW’s Deborah Shaar reports, the other two contested races aren’t that easy.

    

Four people are trying to join the Sedgwick County Commission to make taking care of the county their full-time job.

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Commentary
12:38 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

A Musical Life: Daniel White

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White is a Wichita-based musician and producer, and current member of Zsa Zsa Ketzner (bass) and The Flaming Wailers (guitar) – who are both releasing EPs this fall. In the past he has played with Vehicles, Aaron Lee Martin and The Taylor Martin Band, in addition to playing in bands while living in Chicago and Honduras. Originally a guitarist, his repertoire of instruments has expanded as his musical taste has grown, as evidenced by his ever-increasing collection of Craigslist instruments.

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Transportation
11:39 am
Fri October 31, 2014

UPDATE: Victims Bodies Recovered At Plane Crash Site

Credit Abigail Wilson

Update - 11/02/14 

All four victims' bodies have been recovered from the crash site.

Update at 11:10am on 11/01/14

AP has reported that authorities have removed the bodies of three victims from the Wichita flight training facility damaged in Thursday's small plane crash, as well as the cockpit voice recorder. Their names have not been released.

Update at 5:36pm on 10/31/14

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Community
10:50 am
Fri October 31, 2014

UPDATE: Plane Crashes Into Building Near Mid-Continent Airport

A Beechcraft 200 King Air crashed into the side of a FlightSafety International building shortly before 10 a.m.
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Update at 11:44 on 10/31/14

The NTSB has begun its work to recover the victims of the crash. 

NPR audio update at 5:00pm:

Four people died this morning as the result of a fiery crash at Mid-Continent Airport. Aileen LeBlanc from member station KMUW reports. 

KMUW audio update at 3:52pm:

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Tanya Tandoc: No Tricks. All Treats.

Credit Theresa Thompson, flickr Creative Commons

There is so much frightening food available these days—like Twinkies, cappuccino flavored potato chips, and genetically modified foods.

Navigating the grocery store is a bit of a horror story on a regular day.

But, today is Halloween, and have some creepy suggestions for your holiday table.

When I was a kid in the seventies, I went to a party dressed as a hobo, like all the other kids.

We stuck our hands into bowls of peeled grapes (eyeballs!), wet and oily spaghetti worms!), and then ate Vienna sausages (fingers!).

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Transportation
5:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

UPDATE: Investigation Into Airport Crash Continues

The FlightSafety International Building.
Credit Deborah Shaar

 Updated 10/31/14 at 9 AM  

There were 4 deaths as the result of a plane crash on 10-30-14, at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport. The building was deemed unstable and crews are still active at the scene. KMUW's Abigail Wilson reports...

The pilot of the small twin-engine plane reported losing engine power just after takeoff. The aircraft crashed into the roof of the FlightSafety International building which is on airport property.  The crash killed the pilot, who was the only person on the plane; three people inside the building were also killed by the crash.  

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