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Hard work fueled B.J. Finney’s journey from K-State to Steelers

Andale native and former Kansas State center B.J. Finney wasn’t selected in the NFL Draft on Saturday, but he is headed to the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent. Finney spoke with the Eagle throughout the time he left K-State and the minute he was picked for a behind-the-scenes look at the process.

Editorials

Expand KanCare now

As state legislators sit around and wait for that elusive budget solution to appear, they should consider the serious consequences of their continued failure to expand Medicaid in Kansas.

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15 things to do in the Wichita area this weekend (May 2-3)

It’s the merry month of May, and the weather looks beautiful this weekend. Starting Sunday night, there’s a chance of an extended wet spell, so pick — and plant — your flowers while you may. Here are some of the things going on in the Wichita area this weekend, many of them in the great outdoors, several of them free.

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Now Consider This

Local chambers, but not Wichita’s, concerned about cuts

Chambers of commerce from Salina, Overland Park, Emporia, Topeka, Greater Kansas City, Lawrence, Garden City, Hutchinson/Reno County, Manhattan and five other communities – but noticeably not Wichita – wrote Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders expressing concern about state budget deficits and funding cuts to important programs such as highways and education.

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Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

The order for residents to stay home after 10 p.m. had been in place since Tuesday, and officials had planned to keep it in place through Sunday. Protests since Monday’s riots have been peaceful, and the announcement of charges against six officers involved in Gray’s arrest eased tensions.

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