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  • Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

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    The Associated Press
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators. In one incident, masked gunmen lined up seven men, their heads covered by bags, along a wall outside a Gaza City mosque and shot them to death in front of hundreds of people, witnesses said. A note pinned on the wall said they had leaked information about the location of tunnels, homes of fighters and rockets that were later…
  • Man wounded in Aug. 7 gambling shooting dies

    Wichita News
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A man gravely wounded in a gunfight that broke out over a gambling dispute in a north Wichita apartment earlier this month has died, police said Friday.
  • Wichita hits 100 for the first time this August

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    Stan Finger
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Wichita hit 100 on Friday. Well, actually, the high was 102. That may seem like no big deal. It is August, after all. But it’s a big deal for this August, which hasn’t logged a single 100-degree day all month with little more than a week to go. Friday’s 102 is only the fourth triple-digit day of the year for Wichita, which averages more than a dozen a year. Another 100-degree day is possible Saturday, forecasters say. But cooler temperatures aren’t far off: forecasts are calling for highs in the mid-80s by later next week.
  • Here's the Charles Koch ice bucket challenge video

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    Emily Behlmann
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    The CEO of America's second-largest privately held company accepted the challenge from Wichita State Shockers men's basketball coach Gregg Marshall. Koch Industries posted a video to Facebook of Charles Koch's ice bucket challenge. Scroll down to see the post and video, or see it on Koch's Facebook page. The ice bucket challenge is a viral fund- and awareness-raising phenomenon for the ALS Association. The association has raised more than $50 million in the past three weeks to support research…
  • Bob Hoover to be honored by NBAA

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    Molly McMillin
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Famed air show pilot Bob Hoover will be awarded the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award by the National Business Aviation Association at its annual convention in October. Hoover served as a combat aviator during World War II, a military and civilian test pilot and air show performer. He’s piloted more than 300 types of aircraft and is best known for his aerial demonstrations in the P-51 Mustang and Shrike Commander. During World War II, Hoover was shot down and spent 16 months as a prisoner of war before escaping by commandeering a German fighter. When he returned to the U.S., he…
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  • Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

    The Associated Press
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators. In one incident, masked gunmen lined up seven men, their heads covered by bags, along a wall outside a Gaza City mosque and shot them to death in front of hundreds of people, witnesses said. A note pinned on the wall said they had leaked information about the location of tunnels, homes of fighters and rockets that were later…
  • Super Bowl Task Force to begin work in KC

    The Associated Press
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A special task force charged with bringing a future Super Bowl to Kansas City gets to work next week. Missouri lawmakers approved a resolution earlier this year urging the NFL to play a Super Bowl at Arrowhead Stadium. The groundwork for the campaign will be done by the Super Bowl Task Force, created within the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The sponsor of the resolution, Democratic state Senator Paul LeVota, of Independence, says the task force will hold its first meeting Monday at Arrowhead. LeVota filed his resolution after NFL Commissioner Roger…
  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    The Associated Press
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn’t return a charge against the officer? The fear among some local residents and officials trying to maintain peace in Ferguson is that failure to charge the officer could stoke new anger among a community profoundly mistrustful of the legal system. Many say they just hope the grand jury’s…
  • Planning underway for Liberal school bond project

    Lindsay Cobb
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    LIBERAL, Kansas– The school bond project in Liberal is aimed at solving serious overcrowding in USD 480 schools. “We’re up about another 75 students from last year,” said Superintendent of Schools Paul Larkin.  “It’s a good problem to have, don’t get me wrong.  It’s a very positive thing, but it does create it’s challenges, so we’ll be anxious to get those buildings open.” The $127 million will go toward building three elementary schools and two middle schools.  Together the five schools will hold about 2,800 students, and…
  • Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    The Associated Press
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    MILLS, Wyoming (AP) — A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours. According to an investigator’s statement filed in Natrona County Circuit Court, Mills police officer Zachary Miller left the dog, a 10-year-old female black lab named Nyx, in his patrol car for over six hours July 9. “It’s a tragedy,” Mills Mayor Marrolyce Wilson said. The car was running, but the air conditioning was off and outside temperatures reached 86 degrees, KCWY News 13…
 
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  • Wichita hits 100 for the first time this August

    Stan Finger
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Wichita hit 100 on Friday. Well, actually, the high was 102. That may seem like no big deal. It is August, after all. But it’s a big deal for this August, which hasn’t logged a single 100-degree day all month with little more than a week to go. Friday’s 102 is only the fourth triple-digit day of the year for Wichita, which averages more than a dozen a year. Another 100-degree day is possible Saturday, forecasters say. But cooler temperatures aren’t far off: forecasts are calling for highs in the mid-80s by later next week.
  • Wichita weather: Sunny, breezy and hot

    Stan Finger
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The work week ends on a hot note in the Wichita area, forecasters say, with temperatures climbing near 100 again on a breezy and sunny day. South winds will be in the teens, with gusts nearing 30 miles an hour. Overnight lows will settle in the mid-70s, with south winds easing only slightly. The weekend will remain hot, forecasters say, with highs in the mid-90s and lows in the mid-70s. A slight chance for showers and thunderstorms arrives late Saturday night. For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.
  • Wichita weather: And the heat goes on…..

    Stan Finger
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Another day in the upper 90s looms for Wichita on Thursday, forecasters say. Sunshine and breezy winds are part of the mix, too, with south-southwesterly winds gusting to more than 30 miles an hour. Steady winds will be in the teens. Overnight lows won’t drop much below 80, with winds easing only slightly. Friday will be another sizzler, forecasters say, with highs again in the upper 90s. Southerly winds will be in the teens, gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour. The weekend will be see the heat wave ease, forecasters say, with highs Saturday in the upper 90s again but only in the mid-90s…
  • Wichita weather: Sunny and hot

    Stan Finger
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Wichita returns to the broiler on Wednesday, with highs near 100 and breezy conditions under sunny skies. Those winds will be out of the south-southwest, forecasters say, and steady breezes in the teens increasing to the 20s later in the day and gusting at more than 30 miles an hour. Overnight lows will be in the mid-70s, forecasters say, with south winds remaining robust. Gusts will still approach 30 miles an hour. Thursday will also be sunny and hot, forecasters say, with highs near 100 and southerly winds gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour. The heat will persist into the weekend, with…
  • Wichita weather: Early morning showers possible, then mid-day heat

    Stan Finger
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Another round of overnight showers is possible for the Wichita area Tuesday before the day delivers some summertime sizzle, forecasters say. Highs will climb near 100 under mostly sunny skies, forecasters say, with south-southwest winds gusting to more than 20 miles an hour. Overnight lows will only dip to the mid-70s under partly cloudy skies, with south winds easing to single digits. Wednesday should be hot and breezy, forecasters say, with highs again near 100 under sunny skies and south-southwest winds gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour. For more information on current conditions, go to…
 
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  • Here's the Charles Koch ice bucket challenge video

    Emily Behlmann
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    The CEO of America's second-largest privately held company accepted the challenge from Wichita State Shockers men's basketball coach Gregg Marshall. Koch Industries posted a video to Facebook of Charles Koch's ice bucket challenge. Scroll down to see the post and video, or see it on Koch's Facebook page. The ice bucket challenge is a viral fund- and awareness-raising phenomenon for the ALS Association. The association has raised more than $50 million in the past three weeks to support research…
  • Charles Koch accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Gregg Marshall

    Daniel McCoy
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Wichita State University mens basketball coach Gregg Marshall only knows one way to do things: Go big or go home. Seems that carries over to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Marshall on Thursday challenged Charles Koch, CEO of Wichita-based Koch Industries, in the ALS fundraising drive that has now raised more $50 million. And Koch has accepted. The company tells me he will be getting doused around 4 p.m. Friday and that it will post video afterward to its Facebook page. The person charged with…
  • Marvin Fisher’s new indoor football team expected to have strong ties to Wichita Wild era

    Josh Heck
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Marvin Fisher knows indoor football in Wichita. He attended Wichita Wild games Hartman Arena in Park City and occasionally the team’s practices. Team leaders granted him access to players, coaches and their families. Fisher and his wife, Vickie, regularly brought ice cream for the team on Thursdays, and players were often invited to dinner at their home. Marvin Fisher also helped players with job opportunities and served as a life coach. Players affectionately call Vickie Fisher “Momma Vickie.” She…
  • Spirit AeroSystems stock hits 52-week high

    Daniel McCoy
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Stock in Spirit AeroSystems Inc. hit a 52-week high on Friday, climbing to $37.90 during the day’s trading. As of late afternoon, Spirit (NYSE: SPR) was still trading at $37.70, up 1.8 percent from the previous close. Canadian investment firm Onex Corp., which bought and created Spirit out of Boeing’s commercial aircraft operations in Wichita, sold its final shares in the company earlier this month. But that hasn’t hurt the value of the stock, as the company continues to rise on the wave…
  • The future of 3D printing and aerospace manufacturing (Video)

    Daniel McCoy
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Where is 3D printing heading? As it turns out, about anywhere you can imagine. Three-dimensional printing is becoming more mainstream, and as the cover story in the latest weekly edition of the Wichita Business Journal examines, it is increasingly being utilized by Wichita aviation suppliers. But it won’t just be in industries like manufacturing and healthcare — which already uses it for things like prosthetics and anatomical models — where the technology could take off. There is expected…
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  • Bob Hoover to be honored by NBAA

    Molly McMillin
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Famed air show pilot Bob Hoover will be awarded the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award by the National Business Aviation Association at its annual convention in October. Hoover served as a combat aviator during World War II, a military and civilian test pilot and air show performer. He’s piloted more than 300 types of aircraft and is best known for his aerial demonstrations in the P-51 Mustang and Shrike Commander. During World War II, Hoover was shot down and spent 16 months as a prisoner of war before escaping by commandeering a German fighter. When he returned to the U.S., he…
  • Spirit AeroSystems adds aviation veteran John Plueger to its board

    Molly McMillin
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:52 am
    Spirit AeroSystems has a new member on its board of directors. John Plueger, president and chief operating officer of Air Lease Corp., has been appointed to Spirit’s board, the company said. Plueger, 60, previously was  CEO, president and chief operating officer of International Finance Corp. He is a pilot with multiple jet type ratings. Plueger also holds single-engine, multi-engine and intrument instructor ratings. “John is a prominent leader in the aerospace industry, who brings a wealth of experience to the table,” Spirit board of directors chairman Bob Johnson said in…
  • Aviation Design Challenge for high school students in third year

    Molly McMillin
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    The General Aviation Manufacturers Association is hosting its third annual Aviation Design Challenge for high school students. The nationwide competition is to promote science, technology, engineering and math skills. In 2014, the challenge attracted entries from 79 schools in 33 states plus Washington, DC., the trade group said. Under the competition, GAMA will provide 100 teachers who enter with a “Fly to Learn” curriculum and five copies of airplane design and simulation software powered by X-Plane for their classrooms. The lessons can be used to teach the basics of aerospace…
  • Flying Magazine: Top 100 Warbirds

    Molly McMillin
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Flying Magazine publishes its picks of the world’s top 100 Warbirds of all time. The publication calls the aircraft on the list “the best, most influential, fastest, most powerful, most effective and most revered fighting airplanes.” Each plane is described with photos and its place in the line-up. You may not agree with all of the picks. But you’ll learn a lot. Number 100 is the Northrop P-61 Black Widow.      
  • Boeing finalizes order from Emirates for 150 777X jetliners

    Molly McMillin
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Boeing and Emirates Airline have finalized an order for 150 777Xs, valued at $56 billion at list prices, Boeing announced Wednesday. The order was first announced as a commitment at the Dubai Airshow last year.  Emirates is the largest 777 operator in the world. The order is for 115 777-9Xs and 35 777-8Xs. It also includes purchase rights for another 50 planes, which if exercised could increase the order’s value to about $75 billion at list prices. Spirit AeroSystems builds the 777′s forward fuselage in Wichita. The 777X is an upgraded version of the 777. The first 777X delivery…
 
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  • Snoop Dogg does not approve of former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley's job performance with the Steelers

    David Hudnall
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Todd Haley had a, let's say, disappointing run as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. He was canned midseason in 2011, but shortly thereafter hired as the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  It hasn't gone so hot for Haley in Steel City, either.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Looks like KCMO and owners of Section 8 Armour Boulevard apartments are resolving their differences

    Steve Vockrodt
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    It appears that Kansas City, Missouri, may abandon a dubious effort to condemn three apartment buildings along Armour Boulevard in midtown. The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council may vote next week to approve a resolution between City Hall and the owners of the Bainbridge, Georgian Courts and Linda Vista apartments along Armour, east of Gillham Road. The three buildings house about 400 residents (95 percent of whom are black) and are all Section 8 housing (apartments where rents are subsidized to make them affordable for low-income residents). Those apartments were the target of the Planned…
  • Katy Guillen and the Girls, Schwervon and Not a Planet are at RecordBar tonight

    Natalie Gallagher
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    The 2014 Pitch Music Awards may be over, but that's no reason to stop celebrating. Friday night at RecordBar, three of our recent nominees — one a PMA winner — take the stage.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Cactus Blossoms bring good, old-fashioned country to Davey's Uptown tonight

    Natalie Gallagher
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Hark, ye true believers of country music: Your prayers are answered. On Friday, Minneapolis' the Cactus Blossoms roll through town, stopping at Davey's Uptown.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Amerisports brewmaster Stacey Payne previews the beers he'll be pouring at Saturday's Bacon-Fest at Union Station

    Justin Kendall
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    If bacon and beer sounds to you like a marriage made in hog heaven, this is your weekend: Union Station is home to Bacon-Fest, Kansas City's annual celebration of pork (and a benefit for the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City). Stacey Payne, brewmaster at Amerisports, is the man with the suds. Saturday at Union Station, he's set to serve six of his brews: Half Court Light, Knock Out Blond, Face-Off Pale Ale, Red Zone Lager, Hard Ball Dark and Draft Choice Saison.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • Snoop Dogg does not approve of former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley's job performance with the Steelers

    David Hudnall
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Todd Haley had a, let's say, disappointing run as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. He was canned midseason in 2011, but shortly thereafter hired as the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  It hasn't gone so hot for Haley in Steel City, either.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Looks like KCMO and owners of Section 8 Armour Boulevard apartments are resolving their differences

    Steve Vockrodt
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    It appears that Kansas City, Missouri, may abandon a dubious effort to condemn three apartment buildings along Armour Boulevard in midtown. The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council may vote next week to approve a resolution between City Hall and the owners of the Bainbridge, Georgian Courts and Linda Vista apartments along Armour, east of Gillham Road. The three buildings house about 400 residents (95 percent of whom are black) and are all Section 8 housing (apartments where rents are subsidized to make them affordable for low-income residents). Those apartments were the target of the Planned…
  • Katy Guillen and the Girls, Schwervon and Not a Planet are at RecordBar tonight

    Natalie Gallagher
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    The 2014 Pitch Music Awards may be over, but that's no reason to stop celebrating. Friday night at RecordBar, three of our recent nominees — one a PMA winner — take the stage.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Cactus Blossoms bring good, old-fashioned country to Davey's Uptown tonight

    Natalie Gallagher
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Hark, ye true believers of country music: Your prayers are answered. On Friday, Minneapolis' the Cactus Blossoms roll through town, stopping at Davey's Uptown.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Amerisports brewmaster Stacey Payne previews the beers he'll be pouring at Saturday's Bacon-Fest at Union Station

    Justin Kendall
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    If bacon and beer sounds to you like a marriage made in hog heaven, this is your weekend: Union Station is home to Bacon-Fest, Kansas City's annual celebration of pork (and a benefit for the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City). Stacey Payne, brewmaster at Amerisports, is the man with the suds. Saturday at Union Station, he's set to serve six of his brews: Half Court Light, Knock Out Blond, Face-Off Pale Ale, Red Zone Lager, Hard Ball Dark and Draft Choice Saison.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • Snoop Dogg does not approve of former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley's job performance with the Steelers

    David Hudnall
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Todd Haley had a, let's say, disappointing run as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. He was canned midseason in 2011, but shortly thereafter hired as the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  It hasn't gone so hot for Haley in Steel City, either.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Looks like KCMO and owners of Section 8 Armour Boulevard apartments are resolving their differences

    Steve Vockrodt
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    It appears that Kansas City, Missouri, may abandon a dubious effort to condemn three apartment buildings along Armour Boulevard in midtown. The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council may vote next week to approve a resolution between City Hall and the owners of the Bainbridge, Georgian Courts and Linda Vista apartments along Armour, east of Gillham Road. The three buildings house about 400 residents (95 percent of whom are black) and are all Section 8 housing (apartments where rents are subsidized to make them affordable for low-income residents). Those apartments were the target of the Planned…
  • Katy Guillen and the Girls, Schwervon and Not a Planet are at RecordBar tonight

    Natalie Gallagher
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    The 2014 Pitch Music Awards may be over, but that's no reason to stop celebrating. Friday night at RecordBar, three of our recent nominees — one a PMA winner — take the stage.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Cactus Blossoms bring good, old-fashioned country to Davey's Uptown tonight

    Natalie Gallagher
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Hark, ye true believers of country music: Your prayers are answered. On Friday, Minneapolis' the Cactus Blossoms roll through town, stopping at Davey's Uptown.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Amerisports brewmaster Stacey Payne previews the beers he'll be pouring at Saturday's Bacon-Fest at Union Station

    Justin Kendall
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    If bacon and beer sounds to you like a marriage made in hog heaven, this is your weekend: Union Station is home to Bacon-Fest, Kansas City's annual celebration of pork (and a benefit for the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City). Stacey Payne, brewmaster at Amerisports, is the man with the suds. Saturday at Union Station, he's set to serve six of his brews: Half Court Light, Knock Out Blond, Face-Off Pale Ale, Red Zone Lager, Hard Ball Dark and Draft Choice Saison.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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  • Wichita hits 100 for the first time this August

    Stan Finger
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Wichita hit 100 on Friday. Well, actually, the high was 102. That may seem like no big deal. It is August, after all. But it’s a big deal for this August, which hasn’t logged a single 100-degree day all month with little more than a week to go. Friday’s 102 is only the fourth triple-digit day of the year for Wichita, which averages more than a dozen a year. Another 100-degree day is possible Saturday, forecasters say. But cooler temperatures aren’t far off: forecasts are calling for highs in the mid-80s by later next week.
  • Have You Heard has moved

    Michael Roehrman
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Have You Heard has moved to the new Kansas.com. You can find it at www.kansas.com/carrie-rengers/
  • Satya Moon Yoga opens Sept. 1

    Carrie Rengers
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    WICHITA — Like the new Hot Asana Yoga Studio, the new Satya Moon Yoga also is opening in Firefly Yoga Studio space on Sept. 1. Katerina Gavin is putting her new studio in Firefly’s east-side space in the Shops at Tallgrass at 21st and Rock Road. She says she’s purposely opening the day after Firefly closes because “I don’t want to discontinue anyone’s practice.” “I’m adding a lot more classes to the schedule,” Gavin says. “I’m really excited about the classes that we’re offering. … It’s everything from vinyasa to restorative.” She says that includes heated…
  • Moran hopeful GOP can end gridlock in Senate

    Phillip Brownlee
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Update: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated Moran’s position on term limits. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said he is serving as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee because he wants to end the gridlock in the U.S. Senate, not because he loves politics, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. “If the Republicans get the majority and we can’t function, then I don’t know what the next step is,” Moran said at a candid town hall meeting in Baldwin City this week. Departing from the GOP rhetoric that unrealistically vows to repeal the Affordable Care Act,…
  • Hot Asana Yoga Studio to open on west side in former Firefly Yoga Studio West space

    Carrie Rengers
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    UPDATED — A new yoga studio is opening in the former west-side Firefly Yoga Studio West space at 2313 Zoo Park Blvd. “There’s just an empty yoga studio sitting there,” says Cristy Anderson, who says it only makes sense to fill it. She and Gina Cumberland are opening Hot Asana Yoga Studio. Anderson says “asana” means “posture.” “Each yoga posture has ‘asana’ at the end,” she says. Hot Asana will specialize in hot power vinyasa flow, which Anderson says is a type of yoga. “It’s not a lot of holding of the postures,” she says. “You have a continuous flow of…
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  • Moran hopeful GOP can end gridlock in Senate

    Phillip Brownlee
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Update: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated Moran’s position on term limits. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said he is serving as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee because he wants to end the gridlock in the U.S. Senate, not because he loves politics, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. “If the Republicans get the majority and we can’t function, then I don’t know what the next step is,” Moran said at a candid town hall meeting in Baldwin City this week. Departing from the GOP rhetoric that unrealistically vows to repeal the Affordable Care Act,…
  • Recovery from Ebola is cause for celebration

    Phillip Brownlee
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Many Wichitans took a personal interest in Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, the American medical missionaries who were infected by the Ebola virus, as Writebol’s son Jeremy is a pastor in Wichita. So it was a relief and cause for celebration when both missionaries were released from Emory University Hospital this week, virus free. In a moving press conference at the hospital Thursday, Brantly thanked God, those who had cared for him in Liberia and at Emory, and all those who had prayed for him and Writebol. He also urged people to continue to pray for Liberia and for the people of West…
  • Schmidt defends outside legal expenses

    Phillip Brownlee
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt defended the more than $8 million that his office has spent on outside legal counsel. “We’ve managed the available resources very effectively,” Schmidt told the Topeka Capital-Journal. Schmidt’s Democratic opponent, A.J. Kotich, has criticized the spending and said that, if elected, he would have staff attorneys handle more of such work. He also said he would not defend state laws and actions that he determined to be unconstitutional. Schmidt said he would continue to defer to the legislative and executive branches. “I operate as the state’s…
  • GOP looks strong in most down-ballot statewide races

    Rhonda Holman
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Beyond the headline, which was “Roberts, Brownback both struggling in Kansas,” the latest survey results from Public Policy Polling were about as expected in this heavily Republican state. Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s lead over Democrat Jean Schodorf was only 43 to 38 percent in the survey of 903 likely voters conducted Aug. 14-17, but Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Treasurer Ron Estes were favored by 24 percentage points over their respective Democratic challengers, A.J. Kotich and Carmen Alldritt. And Ken Selzer, the winner of this month’s GOP primary for insurance…
  • State support of universities likely to keep dropping

    Phillip Brownlee
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    State funding makes up about 20 percent of the total operating expenditures of Kansas’ public universities, down from 28 percent in 2008, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. In 10 years, the percentage of state support could drop into the single digits, said Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz. “Our financial picture will look much more like a private, middle-sized university,” Schulz said. As a result, much more of the cost of higher education will be shifted to students and families, who already have seen tuition rates soar during the past decade.
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