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Giving brightens season

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet. But judging from the impressive success of the United Way of the Plains fall campaign, south-central Kansans already are feeling the season’s spirit and sharing their blessings – inclined to contribute as they can to brighten not only the holidays but the everyday lives of their needy neighbors.

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Education reforms likely

The election results and the hiring of a new Kansas education commissioner signal that more innovation and conservative reforms likely are coming to districts, schools and classrooms – at least the kind that won’t carry new costs for the cash-strapped state.

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Still some denial on state budget

Now that the election is over, state lawmakers are being more honest about the severity of the state’s budget problems – though some are still in denial about the difficulty of balancing the budget through spending cuts alone.

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Extend GraceMed’s reach

GraceMed Health Clinic has stood out in Wichita for its strength and focus amid all the turmoil in the medical care sector in recent years, increasingly looking like not only a safety net but a welcoming health home with multiple school-based satellites.

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NCAA tournament a big win

One big-time wish that drove the downtown arena project a decade ago was granted Monday – the chance to share the March Madness by hosting early rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

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Police, City Hall listening to citizens

By planning to have body cameras on every police officer by the end of 2015, City Hall is showing that it’s listening to citizens and stepping up accountability. It’s also trying to avoid a Ferguson-style conflagration – something no one wants for Wichita.

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