<![CDATA[Breaking News, Sports, Weather & More | Kansas.com &]]> http://www.kansas.com/ en-us Thu, 07 Jan 2016 12:37:40 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 07 Jan 2016 12:37:40 CST Homepage 60 webmaster@wichitaeagle.com Kansas House, Senate pass budgets after court order on school funding http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article59944706.html#storylink=rss Neither budget addresses state Supreme Court order to fix inequity in school funding

House bill allows Gov. Sam Brownback to delay payments to KPERS

Both budgets use a combination of funding sweeps and budget cuts to address the state’s shortfall

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Chamber lunch: Leaders hope to create Wichita economy 2.0 (+video) http://www.kansas.com/news/business/article59901131.html#storylink=rss Panel of city, county and business leaders discusses moving area economy, business climate forward

More than 500 attended the annual lunch event, put on by Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce

Mayor touts collaboration, regionalism as important factors

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Kansas Supreme Court: School funding inequitable (+video) http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article59752316.html#storylink=rss Ruling gives lawmakers until June 30 to craft a solution

Failure could lead to court-ordered shutdown of schools

Sen. Jeff Melcher of Leawood: “A temper tantrum by the Supreme Court”

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Baby punches himself in Wichita couple’s ultrasound video http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article59820971.html#storylink=rss Video has been watched more than 70,000 times

News outlets in Great Britain contacted the Watsons

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Joyland’s Wurlitzer organ the subject of civil lawsuit http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article59667046.html#storylink=rss Breach-of-contract lawsuit filed on behalf of Joyland owner Margaret Nelson Spear

Lawsuit seeks payment of $9,000 or return of famous organ to Nelson family

A criminal case connected to the theft of Louie the Clown, found in Damian Mayes’ possession, is pending

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Preliminary report suggests ice was a factor in Jabara plane accident http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article59890106.html#storylink=rss NTSB report says pilot saw ice building on wings on descent to Jabara Airport

Pilot and passenger were unhurt in landing where plane ended nose down

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2016 Valentine’s Day dining specials in Wichita: filets, champagne and roses http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/restaurants/dining-with-denise-neil/article58397303.html#storylink=rss Several restaurants have special meals planned

Diners should make reservations soon

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Court ruling on school funding no surprise http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article59909826.html#storylink=rss Now it’s time for the GOP-led Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback to decide how to fulfill their duty to pay for public education and avoid a court shutdown of schools.

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Trouble ahead for Wichita’s landlords; for renters, a break http://www.kansas.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article59614651.html#storylink=rss Wichita apartment occupancy rate is about 92 percent, enough for landlords to raise rents

But an avalanche of new apartments may lower the occupancy rate and slow rent hikes

Two-thirds of apartment complexes raised rents last year

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Wichita police detain two, possibly in connection with homicide (+videos) http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article59560481.html#storylink=rss Chase involved SUV matching description in fatal shooting

Nearby Wichita schools were on lockdown

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Red Cross to drop Wichita ride service for elderly this summer http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article59526098.html#storylink=rss Free ride program averages 29 round-trip rides each weekday

Service will end June 17

Community looking for another nonprofit to take over

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Kansas Supreme Court to issue major school-finance ruling Thursday morning http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article59672706.html#storylink=rss School districts have challenged the fairness of “block grant” school finance system

State is appealing court’s judgment that system is unconstitutional

Ruling to come hours before House and Senate are set to consider budget bills

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Wheels Up eyes new segment of members through Costco deal http://www.kansas.com/news/business/aviation/article59546881.html#storylink=rss New York-based private aviation membership company operates an all-Textron Aviation fleet of aircraft

Deal exposes Wheels Up to more than 81 million Costco members

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Federal grants to help poorest Wichitans find jobs, health care http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article59322383.html#storylink=rss Primary aim is to work across generations to break cycle of poverty

Largest share to go to Wichita Sedgwick County Community Action Partnership

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No. 25 Wichita State rolls over Drake (+videos) http://www.kansas.com/sports/college/wichita-state/article59453198.html#storylink=rss WSU needs three wins to clinch its third straight Valley title

WSU held Drake to 25 percent shooting

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Understanding the property-tax lid controversy in Kansas http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article59412427.html#storylink=rss Arguments for and against

How lawmakers got to this point

What’s next

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Diane Stafford: Roses from your boss? Bad idea http://www.kansas.com/site-services/newsletters/midday-business-news/article59544706.html#storylink=rss An office romance with your boss can be troublesome

Co-worker liaisons are common

Relationships with peers may be safer

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Clinton adjusts pitch: I can be a Sanders, just better. http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/national/article59977701.html#storylink=rss Anything he says he can do, she says she can do better

It’s Sanders’ passion vs. Clinton’s reason

Candidates spar over Obama

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World powers announce plans to implement cease-fire in Syria http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/world/article59904596.html#storylink=rss Plan is an attempt to halt civil war, deliver humanitarian aid

Cease-fire will not apply to groups designated as terrorists

US Secretary of State John Kerry says details still being worked out

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Clinton, Sanders fight for Obama’s voters http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/national/article59946461.html#storylink=rss Clinton adjusts her message after loss in New Hampshire

Democrats try to appeal Hispanics, African-Americans in the more diverse states ahead

Last debate before Nevada, South Carolina contests

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Machete-wielding attacker killed by Ohio police http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/national/article59960306.html#storylink=rss Man storms into an Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacks people

Four people are injured in the brutal attack

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Scientists giving up hope of contact with Philae comet lander http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/world/article59977511.html#storylink=rss European scientists have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe

Philae landed in an area where its solar panels got too little sun

Washing-machine-sized lander was the first space vessel to touch down on a comet

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Possible Zika vaccines months away from broad trials, WHO says http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/world/article59977311.html#storylink=rss 15 companies or groups identified as possible participants in the hunt for vaccines

UN health agency’s response is ‘proceeding very quickly’

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Cruz kills campaign ad featuring former softcore porn star http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/national/article59971986.html#storylink=rss It was a clever set-up for a negative ad, but now it’s been pulled from the air

Actress warning about voting for a ‘pretty face’ had starred in some softcore porn films

‘Maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time,’ was her line in the ad

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Employers on alert as Zika threatens workers and customers in the Americas http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/world/article59976366.html#storylink=rss Some airlines giving refunds to pregnant women who planned to travel in the region

Zika is of special concern to South Florida’s more than 1,400 multinationals

A&E Networks curtailed employee travel during densely packed carnival celebrations

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Univision, Trump settle Miss Universe pageant lawsuit http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/national/article59969676.html#storylink=rss Trump settles his lawsuit with Univision over the media company’s decision to drop his Miss Universe pageant

Candidate made highly derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants during the kickoff for his campaign

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Estancia development kicks off with residential and Mainstreet care facility http://www.kansas.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/carrie-rengers/article59878421.html#storylink=rss Development will have 98 acres of residential and 52 acres of commercial

Homes will range from $250,000 to $400,000

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