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Gambling
6:12 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Survey: Gambling Could Hurt 26 Percent Of Kansans

A survey finds that up to 9 percent of Kansans are at risk of developing a gambling problem, and 26 percent of the state's residents could be affected by the uncontrolled gambling of a relative or friend.

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Voting Laws
4:44 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Kobach Considering Rule to Create Two Classes of Voters

Voter registration applications for more than 12,000 people in Kansas are on hold because of missing documents that could prove U.S. citizenship. A law that took effect this year requires people who register to vote for the first time in Kansas to prove their citizenship.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he's considering a rule that could allow those voters to cast ballots in certain elections.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Your Move: The Resistance

Credit Samuel McConnell / KMUW

The Resistance is a card game for up to 10 people. You can play this with your friends, but I should caution that they probably won’t be your friends during the game.

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Government
7:29 am
Thu August 1, 2013

State Revenue Collections Exceed Estimates By $3M

Kansas officials say revenue collections beat estimates by more than $3 million dollars last month.

The Department of Revenue says July's figures were boosted by strong sales tax collections, which were $9.1 million higher than expected.

Individual income tax collections topped expectations by $3.4 million dollars.

But corporate income taxes came in $1 million dollars below the figure predicted by economists and researchers.

Government
7:26 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Kansas Delegation Leery of Huelskamp's Constitutional Amendment To Gay Marriage

Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp's bill seeking a constitutional amendment to gay marriage is picking up support, but not from Kansas colleagues.

Huelskamp's bill has picked up at least 47 co-sponsors in the U.S. House since its introduction a month ago.

But co-sponsors from Kansas are absent from this list.

U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo says he strongly believes in defending traditional marriage and is looking at the amendment carefully.

Representatives Kevin Yoder and Lynn Jenkins declined comment.

Agriculture
7:18 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Kansas Meat Packer Recalls 50,000 Pounds Of Beef

National Beef Packing Company in Liberal is recalling more than 50,000 pounds of ground beef products over E. coli concerns.

The U.S. Agriculture Department says the recalled products carry the number "EST. 208A" inside the USDA mark. They were produced July 18 and shipped in 40- to 60-pound cases across the country.

The recall includes 10-lb. packages of "National Beef" 93/7 with product code 0707.

Also recalled:

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Commentary
5:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Movie Review: Fruitvale Station

Michael B. Jordan in 'Fruitvale Station'
Credit rottentomatoes.com

SPOILER ALERT: I cannot review Fruitvale Station without giving away the ending, so if you’re planning to see it and don’t want to know what happens, you might want to stop here.

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Music
5:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

A Beloved Wichita Band Returns

The Blivets in the window of Kirby's Beer Store in 1987.
Courtesy photo

The Blivets became a favorite on the Wichita band scene in the mid 1980s with hook-laden, high-energy songs such as “Caroline,” “Chainsaw” and “Nothing To Wear.”

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Court Appointments
5:41 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Lawmaker Pledges Scrutiny Of Court Nominee

A key Kansas lawmaker is promising that Gov. Sam Brownback's next appointee to the state Court of Appeals will be thoroughly scrutinized during a special legislative session.

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Business
12:29 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Cero's Candies Finds New Home On Less Sunny Side Of Street

Pam and Darcy Bishop cut the ribbon in front of their new Cero's Candies store on Wednesday with Ed Cero and Mayor Carl Brewer in attendance.
Hugo Phan KMUW

Cero's Candies has moved to a new location at 3429 E. Douglas.

Wednesday's ribbon-cutting ceremony began with a proclamation read by Mayor Carl Brewer that explained the history of Cero's Candies and its ties to Wichita. He then declared August 2013 Cero's Candies Month and encouraged the dozens of people in attendance to support local businesses like Cero's.

After a few words, everybody rushed inside to get a new look at the place.

"I didn't expect this many people to show up," said Pam Bishop, co-owner.

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