<![CDATA[Breaking News, Sports, Weather & More | Kansas.com &]]> http://www.kansas.com/ en-us Tue, 17 May 2016 14:40:28 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 May 2016 14:40:28 CDT Homepage 60 webmaster@wichitaeagle.com Proposal would boost Sedgwick County’s role on zoo board http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article80557562.html#storylink=rss Sedgwick County, Zoological Society negotiating funding, operating agreements

Draft operating agreement would give county more seats on zoo board

It also would set up guidelines for zoo director’s public statements

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From the edge of death to the tips of her new fingers, Julie Dombo won’t give up http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article80602057.html#storylink=rss Julie Dombo lost her hands and feet last August after being shot in a robbery

The road to recovery has been challenging but full of small miracles and joy

To regain her full self, Julie is hoping for new prosthetic hands

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Royals pull off a miracle, beat White Sox 8-7 in walk-off win http://www.kansas.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article80583957.html#storylink=rss The Royals scored seven runs in the bottom of the ninth

Rookie designated hitter Brett Eibner recorded the game-winning hit

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Wichita crews continue search Saturday for boy in creek http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article80542257.html#storylink=rss 11-year-old boy reportedly swept away in Gypsum Creek

Search concentrating around Jardine Middle School

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Seven fun things to do in Wichita Memorial Day weekend (May 28-30) http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/article80331757.html#storylink=rss Elephants, steampunk, Frank Lloyd Wright, yoga, music, dinosaurs

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50 tornado reports in Kansas in a week http://www.kansas.com/news/weather/finger-on-the-weather/article80381117.html#storylink=rss Surge featured some unusual tornadoes

No fatalities reported

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Sedgwick County Zoo’s elephant exhibit opens to public http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article80343002.html#storylink=rss Zoo, county officials celebrate official opening at ribbon-cutting ceremony

Six new elephants from Swaziland arrived in March

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Fri, 27 May 2016 13:37:51 CDT

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Midnight search for 11-year-old along Gypsum Creek fruitless http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article80489082.html#storylink=rss Crews to resume effort around 6 a.m. Saturday

Officials hope sunlight, receding water levels will aid in morning search

Boy reportedly was crossing creek on foot with two friends when he was swept away

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Kansas school funding still unconstitutionally inequitable http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article80423532.html#storylink=rss Supreme Court: Kansas Legislature failed to fix unconstitutional disparities in funding among schools

Court keeps June 30 deadline to fix the funding or risk school closures

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Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/national/article80500797.html#storylink=rss Bomb-sniffing dogs used at big airports so passengers don’t have to take off shoes

A TSA spokesman said canines would remain beyond Memorial Day

Waits slashed to less than 15 minutes in Atlanta compared with nearly an hour in recent weeks

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After graduation, it’s OK to embrace childhood just a little bit longer http://www.kansas.com/living/family/suzanne-tobias/article80403377.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 16:28:01 CDT

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Rain not going away? Here are 33 things to do on a rainy day http://www.kansas.com/news/weather/article80257817.html#storylink=rss Springtime in Kansas: rain, rain, and more rain

33 ways to spend time on a rainy day

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Man arrested, charged in Blue Man Group theft case http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article80318777.html#storylink=rss Props, costumes stolen while performers in Wichita last month

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Fri, 27 May 2016 12:19:25 CDT

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Former Wichita Sen. Schodorf to run for House in rural Kansas district http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/election/article79996787.html#storylink=rss Jean Schodorf switched from Republican to Democrat after losing Senate seat in 2012

Schodorf has moved to Sedan and works as a school speech pathologist in Independence and Thayer

Doug Blex, recruited by Rep. Virgil Peck to replace him, is running on the Republican side

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Thu, 26 May 2016 07:05:48 CDT

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New security measures for Wichita’s Old Town http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article80031427.html#storylink=rss ID scans at bars, more lighting for entertainment district

Pumphouse already uses ID scanner

Other safety improvements, including cameras, to be announced

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Severe weather, tornadoes again churn through Kansas on Thursday http://www.kansas.com/news/weather/article80189417.html#storylink=rss Tornadoes, storms in northern Kansas

Kansas City airport briefly evacuates

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Clementa Pinckney’s legacy: How to be both pastor, public servant http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/national/article80312652.html#storylink=rss Seminary of slain SC pastor creates degree program in his honor

Sessions will be taught in Washington and Charleston

Wesley Theological Seminary awarded Pinckney a posthumous doctorate

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The Eagle’s commitment to Wichita stronger than ever http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article80655962.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 06:36:43 CDT http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article80655962.html The power of the press — and the people behind it http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article80655992.html#storylink=rss Eagle press operators have never missed printing a daily paper since 1872

The Eagle will continue printing at the Kansas City Star, its sister paper

Digital readership now far outpaces print readership

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Court did its job; now up to Legislature http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article80579302.html#storylink=rss The school-funding provision in the Kansas Constitution contains no exemptions for political winds, tax-cut quests or even hard times. It’s the Kansas Supreme Court’s somber and unenviable job to hold the state to its responsibility to public school districts and their students. Friday’s decision did so.

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Renting an apartment on a Wichita wage no easy feat http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80464227.html#storylink=rss One of Wichita’s best competitive assets is its affordability, especially of housing. But the latest study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition found that a Wichitan still needs to earn $14.27 an hour, or $29,680 a year, to afford a two-bedroom apartment, or to work 79 hours a week at the $7.25 minimum wage.

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Kansan Jerry Moran among 16 least-known senators http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/now-consider-this/article80465192.html#storylink=rss Jerry Moran was among the 16 least-known members of the Senate in a recent Morning Consult poll, with 28 percent of surveyed Kansans saying they either had no opinion of him or didn’t know of him.

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Letters on empathy, liberty, ex-felon voters, Trump, economy, bathroom policy, foster parents http://www.kansas.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article80579937.html#storylink=rss After reading an article in the Atlantic titled “Against Empathy,” I am more convinced than ever that a general lack of empathy within our Legislature has a lot to do with the current situation we find ourselves in.

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Opinion Line (May 29) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80442087.html#storylink=rss Until the teachers in this state have the guts to withhold services, they are going to be bullied by petty tyrants like Gov. Sam Brownback, and students are going to suffer.

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Opinion Line Extra (May 29) http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/opinion-line/article80572262.html#storylink=rss While visiting Japan and supposedly representing all Americans, Barack Obama called Donald Trump ignorant. This is the same Barack Obama who claimed during his presidential campaign to have visited 57 states, with one to go. Who’s ignorant?

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Force clinches top seed in indoor football playoffs http://www.kansas.com/sports/other-sports/wichita-force/article80641967.html#storylink=rss Wichita defeats second-place Sioux City 44-30

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Internal Trump University records must be released, judge rules http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/article80634537.html#storylink=rss The ruling specifies ‘playbooks’ that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses

It is a setback for Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets

Judge cited heightened public interest in the presumptive Republican presidential nominee

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UPDATE: Search for boy swept into creek to resume Sunday morning http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article80630257.html#storylink=rss Search to be expanded to Arkansas River

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Rescuers searched nearly 14 hours for missing boy in creek http://www.kansas.com/news/article80636732.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 22:15:37 CDT http://www.kansas.com/news/article80636732.html Eagle reporter recaps search efforts to find 11-year-old boy in Gypsum Creek http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article80612362.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 19:50:21 CDT http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article80612362.html