<![CDATA[Breaking News, Sports, Weather & More | The Wichita Eagle & Kansas.com]]> http://www.kansas.com/ en-us Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:26:46 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:26:46 CDT Homepage 60 Kansas attorney general offers revisions to open records act dealing with e-mails http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article20375892.html#storylink=rss Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently ruled that the Kansas Open Records Act deals only with agencies, not individuals. He said the state should revise the law to make it also apply to the people who do the agencies’ work.

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Tornado touches down near Mount Hope; no major injuries (VIDEO) http://www.kansas.com/news/weather/article20378679.html#storylink=rss A farmhouse, a modular home and a garage were all destroyed near Mount Hope.

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Kansas lawmakers consider raising sales tax http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article20361666.html#storylink=rss TOPEKA – Kansas lawmakers are considering raising the state sales tax to plug the state’s budget hole.

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Five cattle killed in semi crash on K-96 near Maize (VIDEO) http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article20326995.html#storylink=rss Law enforcement officials needed the help of a couple of local cowboys to round up loose cattle after a semi crashed on K-96 northwest of Wichita early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

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Report: Aquifer Storage Recovery is likely slowing Equus Beds salt plume http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article20326707.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Wichita’s efforts to recharge water in the aquifer are probably slowing a saltwater plume that is moving east to the western edge of the city’s water well fields, according to a new water quality report released by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Tornadoes rake Oklahoma City suburbs, parts of Tornado Alley http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/national/article20390790.html#storylink=rss A tornado grazed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Wednesday, threatening rush hour drivers and prompting schools to hold children in safe rooms until the danger passed. No injuries were reported.

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UPDATE: Officials: ‘Strong tornadoes’ possible in central Kansas later today http://www.kansas.com/news/weather/finger-on-the-weather/article20334102.html#storylink=rss The Storm Prediction Center has increased the threat for severe weather in parts of central Kansas for Wednesday afternoon and evening.

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Uber to pull out of Kansas after Legislature overrides Brownback’s veto http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article20280291.html#storylink=rss TOPEKA – Uber says it’s over.

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County shouldn’t shred agreements http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article20296143.html#storylink=rss If the new Sedgwick County Commission majority votes to shred multiyear funding agreements with the Sedgwick County Zoo, Exploration Place and the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, the damage will extend to the community’s ability to trust the county and its word.

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Jody Adams, Wichita State introduce changes to women’s basketball program http://www.kansas.com/mobile/m-shocker-womens-basketball/article20251692.html#storylink=rss Inquiry into coach’s style prompts no change in leadership

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Contractors: Price paid for 271 Building reasonable; renovations needed http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article20309952.html#storylink=rss Three local contractors and the leader of the Wichita Area Builders Association say the $5 million the county paid for the former Internal Revenue Service building was reasonable, according to the director of the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department – one of the agencies slated to move into the location.

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Annual count finds 11 percent fewer homeless Wichitans http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article20311566.html#storylink=rss According to the count, an estimated 561 people in Wichita were “literally” homeless – meaning the person lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. That number includes people in emergency shelters and transitional housing, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 2014, 631 people were counted as homeless in Wichita.

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Dachshund stuck underneath concrete slab for 13 days rescued in Derby (VIDEO) http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article19303410.html#storylink=rss Firefighters with the Derby Fire Department and Derby police officers came to the house and were able to extract Lucy from underneath the concrete.

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County-by-county option for liquor sales in grocery stores advances in Kansas House http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article20297475.html#storylink=rss The county option is the latest twist in a years-long effort by grocery, superstore and convenience chains to bring full-strength alcoholic beverages to their shelves.

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Koch says it is part of bipartisan coalition seeking criminal justice reform http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article20271405.html#storylink=rss A top Koch Industries official says the corporate giant has become part of a bipartisan coalition contending that the criminal justice system needs reform.

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Strengthen bus system http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article20219130.html#storylink=rss Without a better bus system, Wichita will limit its own growth and future.

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Tornadoes in southern Plains destroy homes, flip cars http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/national/article20400381.html#storylink=rss Tornadoes raked the southern Plains Wednesday, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes.

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Georgia sheriff charged in shooting incident http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/national/article20400138.html#storylink=rss Victor Hill, 50, of Rex, Ga., was charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor, and booked into the Gwinnett County, Ga., jail at 7:48 p.m., records showed. At 8:38 p.m., Hill was released from jail after posting $2,950 bond and was seen leaving the jail in a black SUV.

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Key issues in UK election campaign http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/world/article20399886.html#storylink=rss Three issues – the economy, the National Health Service and immigration – have dominated the British election. Here’s where the candidates stand on the things that matter to voters:

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A look at leading figures in the tight British election http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/world/article20399805.html#storylink=rss Britain’s general election is on Thursday, and polls suggest the race between Labour and the Conservatives is too close to call. Here’s a look at the leading figures in the campaign:

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UK’s personable David Cameron fights for political life http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/world/article20399622.html#storylink=rss David Cameron’s supporters paint him as a principled but pragmatic politician with a huge capacity for quick thinking and grace under pressure.

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Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson have a lot going for them at Kansas Speedway race http://www.kansas.com/sports/article20391639.html#storylink=rss Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson have a lot of history on their side heading into an upcoming Kansas Speedway race. In recent months, the two drivers have combined to win the last six races on 1.5-mile tracks.

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Two jobs are too much http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article20380419.html#storylink=rss As talented as Eric Sexton may be, it’s not a good idea for him to serve both as Wichita State University’s athletic director and as vice president for student affairs. Those jobs are too complex and too important for one person.

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Masterson urged caution on school funding requests http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article20380998.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders approved less than half of the $1.1 million in additional funding requested by eight school districts. The money came from an “extraordinary needs” fund the Legislature created to help school districts unusually harmed by the new block-grant funding system or facing other unforeseen expenses

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Letters on death penalty, Uber, Brownback waitress, athletic letters, yard sign of hope http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article20380506.html#storylink=rss The time is now to end the death penalty in Kansas.

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Opinion Line (May 7) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article20380752.html#storylink=rss I’ve always been proud of my WSU alum status and enjoyed WSU’s contributions to the community, especially the fine arts programs and the athletic teams. Current administrative policies, coupled with the enormous emphasis on athletics, are a serious deterrent to the university’s purpose and mission.

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Opinion Line Extra (May 7) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article20381133.html#storylink=rss After being trashed by Obama, Baltimore’s mayor and Maryland’s congressional delegation, why doesn’t the Baltimore police force just quit en masse? Go get a job where law and order is appreciated.

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Drug trade’s lowest rung: Peru’s expendable cocaine couriers http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/world/article20399097.html#storylink=rss He slides two T-shirts, shorts, canned tuna, toasted corn and boiled potatoes into the rucksack atop 11 pounds of semi-refined cocaine. In a side pocket, a .38-caliber Chinese pistol.

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Danny Duffy stumbles, Royals can’t recover in 10-3 loss to Indians http://www.kansas.com/sports/article20395278.html#storylink=rss Wednesday night against Kansas City starter Danny Duffy, the Cleveland Indians took extended, drawn-out at-bats laden with foul balls and wayward pitches. It was torture on the mind and on Duffy’s ERA. Duffy faced 10 batters. Six collected hits. He plunked two more with pitches. Cleveland dented him for four runs and coasted for the next seven innings en route to a 10-3 win over the Royals.

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Man critically injured when car hits guard rail on I-235 http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article20393097.html#storylink=rss A man is in critical condition after crashing his vehicle into a guard rail Wednesday night on I-235 at 25th Street, a Sedgwick County emergency dispatcher said.

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