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GOP border report advises ‘compassionate but tough’ response

Rep. Kay Granger of Texas, who heads a Republican House of Representatives working group on the southern border crisis, offered recommendations Wednesday that she called “common-sense, compassionate but tough solutions” to deal with the surge of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children illegally entering the country.

New poll shows Tiahrt gaining on Pompeo

A poll released Wednesday shows that challenger Todd Tiahrt has edged closer to Rep. Mike Pompeo with two weeks to go in the Republican primary race for the 4th Congressional District.

Could plan to offer financial services save the Postal Service?

Lawmakers and government officials looking for a way to save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service are considering a proposal that would make check cashing, small loans, prepaid cards and other financial services available at your local post office.

Solar-powered cars roll into Wichita on leg of competition (VIDEO)

Eight solar-powered vehicles traveled through Wichita on Wednesday in the American Solar Challenge, a 1,700-mile race involving colleges from the United States, Canada and Iran.

County commissioners grant permit for soil extraction operation in northwest Wichita

Sedgwick County commissioners voted 4-1 Wednesday to grant a conditional use permit for a commercial soil excavation operation in northwest Wichita, despite hearing from 12 residents opposed to the move.

Sedgwick County renews subsidy for Southwest Airlines

Sedgwick County commissioners voted 3-2 Wednesday to renew a revenue guarantee agreement for Southwest Airlines for fiscal year 2015.

Greater Wichita Ministerial League, assistant secretary of state clash at meeting

A group of predominately black Wichita-area pastors say an assistant Kansas secretary of state was rude and disrespectful during a presentation on voting issues at a recent meeting.

Brownback’s office clarifies his position on renewable energy standards

Hours after Gov. Sam Brownback expressed support for gradually phasing out the state’s renewable energy standards, his office issued a statement saying otherwise.

Coalition forms to protest proposed city sales tax in Wichita

Before it is even placed on the November ballot, a proposed 1-cent sales tax initiative is facing opposition from a new group.

Augusta couple charged with stealing $1.5M from assisted living company

An Augusta couple was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of stealing more than $1.5 million from assisted living centers by creating fictitious technology companies.

KNEA president Karen Godfrey dies at age 54

The president of the state’s largest teachers union died Tuesday after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Antwon Banks to stand trial for murder in death of radio station employee

Antwon D. Banks Sr. was bound over for trial Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of a radio station employee in February.

Veterinarian to address storm phobias in pets

Do thunderstorms send your dog into a panic? Skaer Veterinary Clinic, 404 S. Edgemoor, Building 100, will host a free seminar on storm phobias at 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

Spokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot on around-the-world flight dies in crash

An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Wichita bus ridership takes big jump during Free Fares Week

Wichita officials said Wednesday an extra 15,000 riders piled onto city buses last week during its Free Fares Week.

Shots fired at house near 13th and Grove

Police have few leads as they seek to find out who fired several shots at a house northeast of downtown Wichita early Wednesday morning.

Girl, 5, hospitalized with head injuries; stepmother arrested

A 24-year-old woman was arrested late Tuesday night, suspected of injuring her 5-year-old stepdaughter, police said.

Man, 34, stabbed near Second and I-135

One man was stabbed and another arrested at around midnight Tuesday just east of downtown Wichita, authorities said.

Texas resident gets measles after softball tournament in Wichita

A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus.

Atchison man charged in girl’s death during Leavenworth police chase (VIDEO)

Leavenworth County prosecutors on Wednesday morning charged a 30-year-old Atchison, Kan., man with first-degree felony murder in the death last week of 5-year-old Cadence Harris.

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