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What’s not to love about Riverfest?

Some of my friends think I’m crazy because I love River Festival. Every year, I am amazed that the whole thing comes together. Event after event after event. Even a little rain doesn’t dampen the spirits of those of us who don our buttons and go to our favorite events every year.

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Comfort comes from chat with Colorado medium

It is one thing to go to summer camp, get dumped out of a canoe, and realize you’re not totally comfortable in deep water. But when Troy Griffin went to camp at the age of 12 he realized he had a gift. Without attaching a name to it at the time, he later learned he was a psychic.

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A wee bit of exercise with a broom is good for mortals too

While sitting in a cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland, J.K. Rowling invented the highly competitive wizards’ game, Quidditch, for inclusion in her Harry Potter novels. Today, thanks to students at Middlebury College, Vermont, mortals can play too, as long as they keep that broomstick between their legs. There are 134 campus-based Quidditch teams in the U.S. and another 170-plus around the world. The rules: “Seekers search for the Snitch off the pitch. The Snitch will return to the pitch during the match, and if there has not been a clean snatch off pitch, the hunt will continue on the pitch.”

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Father of slain daughter, granddaughter says system failed them

Edward Runyon, the father of Newton resident Alyssa Runyon and grandfather of 4-year-old Zaylynn Paz, who were found dead in their home on Aug. 8, 2017, talks about how the system failed them. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
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Father of slain daughter, granddaughter says system failed them 2:03

Father of slain daughter, granddaughter says system failed them

Students move into new WSU residence hall 1:02

Students move into new WSU residence hall

Ward throws hat in governor's race 2:14

Ward throws hat in governor's race

Four KU walkons were surprised with scholarships at the Royals game. Watch their reaction 1:50

Four KU walkons were surprised with scholarships at the Royals game. Watch their reaction

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