immigration

Community
4:00 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Spray-Painted Racial Epithets Deface Hispanic Students' Mural

Armando Minjarez points to where the faces of three Hispanic youth were spray-painted over. Called the "Dreamers", they represent undocumented Hispanic students working toward high school diplomas.
Credit Carla Eckels

A mural painted by Hispanic teenagers in north Wichita was discovered defaced with racist language Thursday. It was created as an expression of the immigration struggles that undocumented youth face in the American education system.

Visit our original article about the mural's creation, written last Fall.

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Arts
7:03 am
Thu October 24, 2013

New Mural In North Wichita Depicts Immigration Struggles

South High students paint a mural depicting the immigration story near 21st Street and Park Place.
Credit Minjarez Armando / Courtesy photo

About a dozen high school students, called Latino Leaders, who attend Wichita South High School have created a mural near 21st and Park Place addressing the issue of immigration.

The idea came from resident artist, Armando Minjarez. He's the co-founder of The Seed House~Casa de la Semilla, a non-profit educational organization that works with various groups, including the high schoolers on this project.

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Commentary
5:36 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Crowson Cartoon: Winfield!

Education
1:06 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Visa Trouble May Force 6 Topeka Teachers To Leave Kansas

Some foreign-born teachers working in Topeka may have to return to their home countries.

Topeka's school district started recruiting teachers from overseas eight years ago; the district was struggling to fill positions in special education, secondary math and science.

The U.S. Department of Labor rejected the permanent residency applications of six of those Topeka teachers. The department rejected the argument that the district encountered a shortage of qualified teachers willing to take the positions.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Wait Wait Live!

"Wait, Wait..." panelists Mo Rocca, Paula Poundstone and Tom Bodett at a live staging of the show.
Credit KUER 90.1 / Flickr

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.

Coming up: A couple docs and an NPR favorite... live!

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Community
6:13 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Community Members To Hold Vigil In Support Of Immigrant Rights

Students and support organizations in Wichita will lead a prayer vigil at Newman University Friday in support of immigration legislation that creates paths to citizenship.

The Newman University Hispanic American Leadership Opportunity group (H.A.L.O.), student organizations, Sunflower Action, the Wichita Casa De La Semilla, and other organizations are partnering to host the prayer vigil called Respect Human Dignity - Keep Families Together.

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News
5:35 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Top Morning News 01.25.13

Inspectors say there are no violations at the former clinic of Dr. George Tiller; Community members to hold vigil for immigrant rights; Union fundraising bill advances to full House.

Inspectors: Tiller Health Clinic OK

Inspectors say they have found no city building code violations at the former Wichita clinic of Dr. George Tiller. 

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News
5:36 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Top Morning News 01.22.13

Kansas legislators from both sides endorse shorter session; Kansas school efficiency report released; Political figure Grover Norquist endorses Kansas immigration plan.

KS Legislators Agree To Trim 2013 Session

Kansas legislative leaders from both parties have endorsed plans to shorten this year's annual session to 80 days.

If they're successful, the Legislature will trim 10 days off the normal 90 days that leaders expect each year.

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Community
6:29 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Protesters Oppose Kobach's Work On Immigration

So-called
Credit Stephen Koranda

Around 50 protesters, mostly young people, gathered outside Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office Tuesday, calling on him to resign. Among other things, the protesters said Kobach spends too much time on immigration issues.

News
5:55 am
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

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