Saturday night in Seattle, the Royals dropped a 6-0 decision to the Mariners, losing for the fifth time in six days, careening aimlessly as the calendar turned to May. An opening month that began with so much promise — an 8-2 start and a World Series ring ceremony at Kauffman Stadium — ended with a series of duds on a West Coast road trip.
Spirit AeroSystems is requesting a letter of intent from the city of Wichita to issue up to $280 million in industrial revenue bonds in the next five years to help pay for expansion, renovation and new construction at its factory site on South Oliver.
As a U.S. senator, Sam Brownback was second to none in advocating for those suffering because of war, persecution and oppression, often by citing the biblical admonition “that true religion is taking care of widows and orphans and the foreigner amongst you.” That makes him the last governor you’d expect to fearmonger about refugees, as he did again last week by pulling Kansas out of the federal government’s refugee resettlement program.
Federal seismologist Justin Rubinstein, speaking Saturday at the Kansas Cosmosphere, said the state is seeing fewer earthquakes, in part because of state mandates. But more regulations are being looked at and the state remains among the most dangerous earthquake zones.