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  • Kansas adds UNC transfer guard Jessica Washington

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    The Associated Press
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has added North Carolina transfer guard Jessica Washington. Washington spent two seasons with the Tar Heels. She will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining. Coach Brandon Schneider said in a statement that Washington “is a floor general with great vision and a high basketball I.Q.” Washington averaged 7.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game as a sophomore. She announced in May she was leaving in pursuit of more playing time in what UNC called a mutual decision. Washington was a McDonald’s All-American and…
  • Kansas Supreme Court stays lower courta s ruling in school-funding case

    Wichita News
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    The Kansas Supreme Court has stayed a lower court's ruling that would have required the state to pay millions of dollars to Wichita and other school districts. A three-judge district court panel ruled last week that portions of a new school finance law were unconstitutional and ordered the state to restore funding cut from schools' 2015 budgets.
  • Caution around skunks urged as Kansas rabies cases rise - Wichita Eagle

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    30 Jun 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Wichita EagleCaution around skunks urged as Kansas rabies cases riseWichita EagleWichita police Lt. Steve Kenney encouraged people to leave injured animals alone and to notify Animal Control at 316-350-3360. “Watch the wildlife, but watch it from afar,” Kenney said Tuesday. Once bitten, humans typically have a two- to four-week Rabies cases on the rise in KansasKAKEHigh number of rabies cases reported in KansasWashington TimesMan exposed to rabies after encounter with sick foxKWCHall 17 news articles »
  • How to use brutal facts to wake up your business

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    1 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    After years of a pristine reputation, a professional services firm was struggling financially. The firm had been slowly losing clients and struggling at business development. Worse yet, no one internally had the courage or candor to state the obvious: the firm needed a turnaround. To make matters worse, the firm’s board and senior leaders were overly worried about scaring managers and employees, so they purposely avoided stating the word “turnaround.” Even though everyone was worried, the…
  • Alisha Templeton, Techstars program director, talks KC's need for grab-and-go cold-pressed juice and NYC-style bagels, being a big and more

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    Justin Kendall
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Name: Alisha Templeton Occupation: Program director for Techstars at the Sprint Accelerator Hometown: Olathe Current neighborhood: Columbus Park. Moving soon to River Market. What I do: I run a mentorship-driven startup accelerator that helps tech entrepreneurs grow their companies and receive funding from investors. What’s your addiction? Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook, Instagram, GroupMe, Slack and sometimes Snapchat What’s your game? Connect Four, Skee-Ball, Super Mario Bros. And by the way, Thursdays are 10-cent tokens at Up-Down. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this…
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  • Kansas adds UNC transfer guard Jessica Washington

    The Associated Press
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has added North Carolina transfer guard Jessica Washington. Washington spent two seasons with the Tar Heels. She will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining. Coach Brandon Schneider said in a statement that Washington “is a floor general with great vision and a high basketball I.Q.” Washington averaged 7.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game as a sophomore. She announced in May she was leaving in pursuit of more playing time in what UNC called a mutual decision. Washington was a McDonald’s All-American and…
  • WSU volleyball announces 2015 schedule

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    1 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita State head volleyball coach Chris Lamb announced July 1 the 2015 volleyball schedule, which includes 14 home matches and four tournaments. The Shockers will face seven teams in 2015 that participated in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Shockers will open the season, Aug. 28-30, at the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. WSU opens the season with 2014 NCAA Regional semifinalist Oregon State and plays host Hawaii, another 2014 NCAA Tournament participant, the following night. The Shockers wrap up the tourney with Idaho. The following weekend,…
  • 30th anniversary of ‘Future’ celebrated at Hollywood Bowl

    The Associated Press
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands went back in time as one of the largest movie audiences ever in one place gathered to watch “Back to the Future” at the Hollywood Bowl in a celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary. The Bowl was just shy of its 17,000-person capacity for the Tuesday night event marking the 1985 release of the Michael J. Fox time-travel blockbuster. As the film played on the Bowl’s various screens, composer Alan Silvestri’s score was performed live by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by David Newman. “Back to the Future” opened…
  • Fiat Chrysler, Nissan report strong June US sales

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    1 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    DETROIT (AP) — Nissan’s U.S. sales rose more than 13 percent in June, while Fiat Chrysler posed an 8 percent gain as the auto industry headed for another healthy sales month. The Edmunds.com auto website predicts that by the time all automakers report sales on Wednesday, the total will rise about 5 percent to 1.48 million for the best June since 2006. Fiat Chrysler was led by the Jeep brand, which posted a 25 percent sales increase as America’s infatuation with SUVs continued. The brand sold almost 5,000 Renegades, a brand-new subcompact SUV. Jeep Cherokee small SUV sales were…
  • 2 dead after shooting in Kansas City suburb

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    1 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – Police in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas, say two people have died in a shooting. The ages and identities of the victims and details of the shootings have not been released. Officers who responded to the scene Tuesday evening say they found one victim injured in the street and a second person dead in a house nearby. The injured man later died at a hospital. Investigators say they are processing a “very large area” involving several crime scenes.
 
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  • Kansas Supreme Court stays lower courta s ruling in school-funding case

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    The Kansas Supreme Court has stayed a lower court's ruling that would have required the state to pay millions of dollars to Wichita and other school districts. A three-judge district court panel ruled last week that portions of a new school finance law were unconstitutional and ordered the state to restore funding cut from schools' 2015 budgets.
  • Select Homes relocating Wichita headquarters

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:36 pm
    The business, led by Mike Grbic, has signed a lease to occupy the entire second floor of the building at 7309 E. 21st Street North.
  • Wichita waitress named Miss Twin Peaks 2015

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:36 am
    And now, Wichita's east-side Twin Peaks will be known for having the prettiest scantily clad waitress of them all. Last week, Aubrey Smith - a 23-year-old waitress at the Twin Peaks at 8310 E. 21st St. - was named Miss Twin Peaks 2015 at a pageant-like competition in Dallas.
  • See which Kansas cities have the most affordable rent

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:37 am
    It's going to take more than one person's income for many people in Kansas to be able to afford their rent, according to a recent study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. The study compares different parts of the country, including different cities in Kansas, and finds that it would take more than two full time workers earning minimum wage to afford a two-bedroom apartment in some parts of Kansas.
  • Wichita woman in fair condition after fatal weekend crash in Cowley County

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    A Wichita man was one of two people killed in a crash late Saturday night in Cowley County, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Isaac Horn, 42, of Wichita was traveling south on 31st Road at about 11:45 p.m. when his Lincoln Town Car left the road for unknown reasons about three miles east of Geuda Springs and slammed into a tree, according to a highway patrol accident report.
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  • Caution around skunks urged as Kansas rabies cases rise - Wichita Eagle

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Wichita EagleCaution around skunks urged as Kansas rabies cases riseWichita EagleWichita police Lt. Steve Kenney encouraged people to leave injured animals alone and to notify Animal Control at 316-350-3360. “Watch the wildlife, but watch it from afar,” Kenney said Tuesday. Once bitten, humans typically have a two- to four-week Rabies cases on the rise in KansasKAKEHigh number of rabies cases reported in KansasWashington TimesMan exposed to rabies after encounter with sick foxKWCHall 17 news articles »
  • Kansas Supreme Court stays lower court's ruling in school-funding case - Wichita Eagle

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Wichita EagleKansas Supreme Court stays lower court's ruling in school-funding caseWichita EagleThe Kansas Supreme Court put a hold Tuesday on a lower-court ruling that would have required the state to immediately pay more than $50 million to school districts, including Wichita's. The justices stayed a ruling made Friday by a three-judge special ...Kansas Supreme Court puts lower court's order for boost in aid to public Minneapolis Star TribuneKansas Supreme Court stays lower court's order on school fundingKansas City StarKansas Supreme Court grants stay in school funding…
  • Kansas Crossing Casino proposal faces Cherokee County opposition - Wichita Business Journal

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:50 am
    Wichita Business JournalKansas Crossing Casino proposal faces Cherokee County oppositionWichita Business JournalA group of people in the southeast Kansas county have begun an online petition calling on the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission to reject a development group's $72 million plan to build Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel in Pittsburg near the ...Cherokee County wants Crawford County casino to be blockedSacramento Beeall 31 news articles »
  • See which Kansas cities have the most affordable rent - Wichita Eagle

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    Wichita EagleSee which Kansas cities have the most affordable rentWichita EagleIn Wichita, the study estimates that it would take 1.9 workers working full time to afford a two-bedroom apartment. The wage required for the average Kansas worker to afford a two-bedroom apartment is higher than that of Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri and more »
  • Wichita family's plight over pit bull highlights limits of animal control staff - Wichita Eagle

    28 Jun 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Wichita EagleWichita family's plight over pit bull highlights limits of animal control staffWichita Eagle“We shouldn't have to live like this,” Denney said Friday morning, newly frustrated after seeing the white pit running loose again. He said he has called 911 several times, but each time Wichita animal control officers told him they were unable to find
 
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  • How to use brutal facts to wake up your business

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    After years of a pristine reputation, a professional services firm was struggling financially. The firm had been slowly losing clients and struggling at business development. Worse yet, no one internally had the courage or candor to state the obvious: the firm needed a turnaround. To make matters worse, the firm’s board and senior leaders were overly worried about scaring managers and employees, so they purposely avoided stating the word “turnaround.” Even though everyone was worried, the…
  • ​Kansas tax collections miss forecasts again

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    The state’s overall tax collections were $22.5 million less than forecast in June, Kansas officials said Tuesday. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the shortfall follows signing by Gov. Sam Brownback of bills adopted by the Republican-led Legislature raising taxes by more than $400 million annually to allow for a balanced budget in the fiscal year starting July 1. In November and April, state financial analysts lowered tax revenue projections for the current fiscal year to reflect diminished…
  • ​Kansas sales tax goes up today

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill into law last month raising the state's sales tax from 6.15 to 6.5 percent, a bill hitting the wallets of shoppers today. KWCH News reports the increase means you will pay an extra 35 cents on a $100 purchase, and $105 more on a $30,000 purchase. The 6.5% sales tax does not include city and county sales taxes. In Sedgwick County, shoppers pay a 1 percent sales tax, bringing the total to 7.5 percent.
  • Northrop Grumman event in Wichita this week targets aviation suppliers

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Representatives from Northrop Grumman will be in Wichita this week for a supplier symposium aimed at the bolstering the aviation industry in Kansas. KNSS Radio reports the event kicks off with opening remarks at noon Thursday at the National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., will attend along with Gloria Pualani, the company's director for global supplier diversity. Nearly 100 Kansas suppliers are expected to attend and meet with Northrop Grumman representatives.
  • Kansas Supreme Court stays school finance ruling

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    The Kansas Supreme Court put a hold Tuesday on a lower-court ruling that would have required the state to immediately pay more than $50 million to school districts, including Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports the justices stayed a ruling made Friday by a three-judge special school-finance court, which found unconstitutional the block-grant school funding plan passed this year by the Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback. In a brief order, the Supreme Court justices said they would stay enforcement…
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  • Alisha Templeton, Techstars program director, talks KC's need for grab-and-go cold-pressed juice and NYC-style bagels, being a big and more

    Justin Kendall
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Name: Alisha Templeton Occupation: Program director for Techstars at the Sprint Accelerator Hometown: Olathe Current neighborhood: Columbus Park. Moving soon to River Market. What I do: I run a mentorship-driven startup accelerator that helps tech entrepreneurs grow their companies and receive funding from investors. What’s your addiction? Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook, Instagram, GroupMe, Slack and sometimes Snapchat What’s your game? Connect Four, Skee-Ball, Super Mario Bros. And by the way, Thursdays are 10-cent tokens at Up-Down. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this…
  • It took the feds to come down on the Wyandotte County sheriff's son

    Steve Vockrodt
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    by Steve Vockrodt On June 16, an off-duty Kansas City, Kansas, police officer thought that he recognized someone at the Sprint retail store in Wyandotte County's Village West development. The officer quickly verified his suspicion: He'd spotted a 35-year-old man with 13 outstanding arrest warrants.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Overnight

    Scott Wilson
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    by Scott Wilson It feels strange to report that The Overnight, a small-premise marital sketch stretched into a long-seeming 78-minute sex farce, doesn't have enough dick jokes, but there it is. Cheerfully juvenile double entendres that telegraph the plot in the early going, yes, but nowhere close to the correct tally of cock-centric lines and looks for a comedy this dependent on male length and girth. Then again, The Overnight doesn't skimp on key visuals.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Union's Mistake Mondays are error-free nights out

    Natalie Gallagher
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The bar's Mistake Mondays are error-free nights out. by Natalie Gallagher When Sonya Walker tells me that one of the things she loves about managing the Union of Westport is its "family environment," she's not talking about its being kid-friendly. What she's talking about is her nighclub's spirit of comfortable inclusion.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Music Forecast 7.2-7.8: Gogol Bordello, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Kristeen Young, Rev Gusto, Crossroads Summer Block Party and more

    Natalie Gallagher
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    by Natalie Gallagher Gogol Bordello Ukrainian-born Eugene Hütz is the best kind of madman, and he makes the most of his craziness in his multicultural eight-member troupe, Gogol Bordello, which merges the traditional sounds of Eastern European music with punk and electronica.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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  • Alisha Templeton, Techstars program director, talks KC's need for grab-and-go cold-pressed juice and NYC-style bagels, being a big and more

    Justin Kendall
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Name: Alisha Templeton Occupation: Program director for Techstars at the Sprint Accelerator Hometown: Olathe Current neighborhood: Columbus Park. Moving soon to River Market. What I do: I run a mentorship-driven startup accelerator that helps tech entrepreneurs grow their companies and receive funding from investors. What’s your addiction? Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook, Instagram, GroupMe, Slack and sometimes Snapchat What’s your game? Connect Four, Skee-Ball, Super Mario Bros. And by the way, Thursdays are 10-cent tokens at Up-Down. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this…
  • It took the feds to come down on the Wyandotte County sheriff's son

    Steve Vockrodt
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    by Steve Vockrodt On June 16, an off-duty Kansas City, Kansas, police officer thought that he recognized someone at the Sprint retail store in Wyandotte County's Village West development. The officer quickly verified his suspicion: He'd spotted a 35-year-old man with 13 outstanding arrest warrants.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Overnight

    Scott Wilson
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    by Scott Wilson It feels strange to report that The Overnight, a small-premise marital sketch stretched into a long-seeming 78-minute sex farce, doesn't have enough dick jokes, but there it is. Cheerfully juvenile double entendres that telegraph the plot in the early going, yes, but nowhere close to the correct tally of cock-centric lines and looks for a comedy this dependent on male length and girth. Then again, The Overnight doesn't skimp on key visuals.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Union's Mistake Mondays are error-free nights out

    Natalie Gallagher
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The bar's Mistake Mondays are error-free nights out. by Natalie Gallagher When Sonya Walker tells me that one of the things she loves about managing the Union of Westport is its "family environment," she's not talking about its being kid-friendly. What she's talking about is her nighclub's spirit of comfortable inclusion.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Music Forecast 7.2-7.8: Gogol Bordello, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Kristeen Young, Rev Gusto, Crossroads Summer Block Party and more

    Natalie Gallagher
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    by Natalie Gallagher Gogol Bordello Ukrainian-born Eugene Hütz is the best kind of madman, and he makes the most of his craziness in his multicultural eight-member troupe, Gogol Bordello, which merges the traditional sounds of Eastern European music with punk and electronica.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • Alisha Templeton, Techstars program director, talks KC's need for grab-and-go cold-pressed juice and NYC-style bagels, being a big and more

    Justin Kendall
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Name: Alisha Templeton Occupation: Program director for Techstars at the Sprint Accelerator Hometown: Olathe Current neighborhood: Columbus Park. Moving soon to River Market. What I do: I run a mentorship-driven startup accelerator that helps tech entrepreneurs grow their companies and receive funding from investors. What’s your addiction? Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook, Instagram, GroupMe, Slack and sometimes Snapchat What’s your game? Connect Four, Skee-Ball, Super Mario Bros. And by the way, Thursdays are 10-cent tokens at Up-Down. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this…
  • It took the feds to come down on the Wyandotte County sheriff's son

    Steve Vockrodt
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    by Steve Vockrodt On June 16, an off-duty Kansas City, Kansas, police officer thought that he recognized someone at the Sprint retail store in Wyandotte County's Village West development. The officer quickly verified his suspicion: He'd spotted a 35-year-old man with 13 outstanding arrest warrants.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Overnight

    Scott Wilson
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    by Scott Wilson It feels strange to report that The Overnight, a small-premise marital sketch stretched into a long-seeming 78-minute sex farce, doesn't have enough dick jokes, but there it is. Cheerfully juvenile double entendres that telegraph the plot in the early going, yes, but nowhere close to the correct tally of cock-centric lines and looks for a comedy this dependent on male length and girth. Then again, The Overnight doesn't skimp on key visuals.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Union's Mistake Mondays are error-free nights out

    Natalie Gallagher
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The bar's Mistake Mondays are error-free nights out. by Natalie Gallagher When Sonya Walker tells me that one of the things she loves about managing the Union of Westport is its "family environment," she's not talking about its being kid-friendly. What she's talking about is her nighclub's spirit of comfortable inclusion.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Music Forecast 7.2-7.8: Gogol Bordello, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Kristeen Young, Rev Gusto, Crossroads Summer Block Party and more

    Natalie Gallagher
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    by Natalie Gallagher Gogol Bordello Ukrainian-born Eugene Hütz is the best kind of madman, and he makes the most of his craziness in his multicultural eight-member troupe, Gogol Bordello, which merges the traditional sounds of Eastern European music with punk and electronica.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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