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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

Around 50 protesters, mostly young people, gathered outside Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office yesterday. They were calling for Kobach to step down, saying he spends too much time on immigration issues.

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KU Starts Online Exhibit Of Black Photography

A photo collection featuring images of African-Americans in Wichita from the late 1940s through the 1970s is now available online through the University of Kansas Libraries.

The photos were taken by Leon K. Hughes, who began his photography career in 1946 while working in the city's aircraft industry. Hughes became a leading photographer for Wichita's family, church and civic events. He shot marriages, birthdays, graduations and more. Hughes died in 1978. His widow donated the photos in 2009.

The interactive online collection includes more than 1,000 images. Some details about the photos and their subjects aren't known, and curators hope those viewing the images will submit any information they have. 

Click here for pictures and more information about the exhibit.