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3 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Eagle editorial: Cout has serious job

The Kansas Supreme Court's decision overturning the death sentences for Reginald and Jonathan Carr was a tough reminder that the justices' job is not to be popular but to hold lower courts accountable – a responsibility at its most serious when the issue before the high court is whether the state should end somebody's life.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Opinion

4 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Central Star to merge with Garden City credit union

Central Star Credit Union said Monday its board has approved a merger with a larger, Garden City-based credit union.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

8 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County Commission candidates report funds raised

Sen. Carolyn McGinn raised more than twice as much money as incumbent Richard Ranzau this year in the race for the District 4 seat on the Sedgwick County Commission, records showed Monday.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Sedgwick, KS, Valley Center, KS, Wichita, KS

12 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Fire at Seneca bar closes Kellogg exits

A building fire not far from downtown Wichita prompted authorities to close the exits from Kellogg to Seneca for a while Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Health

17 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Seat-belt patrol set for Thursday in Sedgwick County

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office will conduct a patrol Thursday night that targets drivers not wearing their seat belts.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Health

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Business Journal

40 Under 40 employers countdown: Foulston Siefkin is No. 5

It's never surprising when an attorney from Foulston Siefkin LLP appears on the WBJ's list of 40 Under 40 honorees.

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Great Bend Tribune

Kansas wheat meetings and wheat U approach

Wheat harvest has mostly wrapped up and temperatures have increased, so take a few days and cool off at Kansas Wheat's Annual Meeting and High Plains Journal's Wheat U on Aug. 4 and 5 in Wichita.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Wichita, KS, Events, Meteorology, Science, Agriculture

The Wichita Eagle

Urban Book Fest showcases local African-American authors

Author Trina Beasley is tired of watching talent leave Wichita. She knows that some of the most creative African-Americans have left her home city for artistic pursuits elsewhere.

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Related Topix: African-American, Wichita, KS, Health

The Wichita Eagle

Officials: Few rapes reported, even fewer prosecuted

The intruder woke her in her bedroom early on a recent Sunday morning. He had a gun, he told her, and he forced her to do what he wanted.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wichita, KS

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Photographs, pranks and petting zoos

Norma S. Pearson/Courtesy Vanessa Pearson, age 6, pets a goat in 1990 in the Children's Farm at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kan.

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The Wichita Eagle

Grandmother of slain El Dorado girl disagrees with ruling that DCF cana t be held liable

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a state agency of failing to protect an 18-month-old El Dorado girl before she was killed.

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Related Topix: El Dorado, KS, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Drugs, Drug Testing

The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County judge orders assets of state House candidate to be seized

A Sedgwick County District Court judge has signed orders to seize the assets of a candidate for the state House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Maize, KS

The Capital-Journal

Child abuse reports, foster care placements rising in state

The number of children in state custody has risen to record levels in Kansas, correlating with a rising number of child abuse and neglect complaints.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Kansas, Wichita, KS, Lenexa, KS

The Wichita Eagle

Opinion Line

Why aren't the Carr brothers dead? They were given the death sentence. Why hasn't it been carried out? They deserve to die for what they did.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, Opinion

The Garden City Telegram

Carr death sentences are overturned by Supreme Court

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned death sentences for Jonathan and Reginald Carr, brothers convicted of murdering five people in one of Wichita's most notorious crime sprees.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wichita, KS, Violent Crime, Greenwich, KS

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Endorsements: Governor, secretary of state, insurance commissioner

The following are The Eagle editorial board's recommendations in the contested primaries for governor, secretary of state and insurance commissioner.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Health

Hays Daily News

Some foster homes to be inspected following child's death

Kansas Department for Children and Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore said he is deeply saddened and outraged by the death of a 10-month old child who was in foster care.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

AccuWeather.com

Baby Girl Dies in Car as High Heat Grips Wichita, Kansas

A 10-month-old girl died after being left in a hot car in Kansas Thursday night, according to the Associated Press, as high heat gripped the area.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

The Capital-Journal

Kansas issues public health warnings for seven lakes

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued warnings for high levels of the toxic algae in seven lakes.

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Related Topix: Barton County, KS, Atchison County, KS, Johnson County, KS

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

GOP candidates for Sedgwick County Commission say jobs are a priority

Jobs and creating a friendly environment for businesses were leading topics Thursday night for the four Republican candidates in competitive primaries for two Sedgwick County Commission seats.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Derby, KS, Sedgwick, KS

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