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Two hours of public comment didn’t change the outcome of the Wichita City Council’s vote on a deal to sell land around the new baseball stadium for private development.

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Medicaid expansion supporters have forced a debate in the Republican-controlled Kansas House on Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's expansion plan.

The House was debating Kelly's proposal Wednesday as a proposed amendment to an unrelated health bill. The chamber's GOP-led Rules Committee declared the amendment out of order, but the House voted 62-55 to overturn that decision.

Rudd Scholarships Awarded To 25 Kansas Students

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The Rudd Foundation has awarded 25 college scholarships to Kansas high school seniors.

Each winner will receive a four-year scholarship to attend either Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University or Wichita State University.

The scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board. The expected value for each winner over four years is $56,000.

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For the first time since its earliest hours as a Southern California jug band in the late 1960s, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band expanded to a sextet in 2018. The lineup now features co-founders Jeff Hanna (acoustic guitar, electric guitar) and Jimmie Fadden (drums, harmonica), as well as longtime member Bob Carpenter (keyboards) and new additions Jim Photoglo (bass, acoustic guitar), Ross Holmes (fiddle, mandolin) and Jaime Hanna (electric and acoustic guitar).

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Kansas universities are looking beyond the Midwest — as far out as California — for out-of-state students to fill their classrooms.

But other states are competing just as hard for Kansas students.

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Gov. Kelly announced Tuesday morning that she is withdrawing her nominee for an appeals court seat after past tweets showed Jeffry Jack insulting the president and calling for gun control.

“It’s unacceptable for a sitting judge, who must be seen as unbiased and impartial, to post personal political views on social media,” Kelly said in a statement Tuesday morning.

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A contractor strike at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita is entering its sixth week.

Seventeen machinists union members who work for FlightSafety Services Corporation walked off the job in mid-February. The workers rejected FlightSafety’s contract offer because the agreement did not include a government designation that determines wages. Last week, union members rejected a "return-to-work" agreement.

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A federal appeals court is refusing to toss out a lawsuit filed by two female students alleging Kansas State University refused to investigate their rapes and other sex assaults at off-campus fraternity houses.

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the women had sufficiently alleged that Kansas State's deliberate indifference made them vulnerable to sexual harassment by allowing the students who they say attacked them to continue attending the university. The university purportedly did not investigate the rape allegations.

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The Kansas Senate has agreed to a school funding plan aimed at ending a long-running lawsuit over education spending. It’s a rare example of Republicans going along with Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly.

Gov. Kelly proposed essentially renewing a plan the Kansas Supreme Court ruled last year was close to adequate. Based on calculations from the Department of Education, the proposal would add $90 million more a year to account for inflation.

It passed the Senate on a 32-8 vote and is headed to the House. Republican Sen. Molly Baumgardner calls the plan reasonable.

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The Wichita Symphony Orchestra presents a program of musical and visual virtuosity on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 via an evening of film and music.

In collaboration with astronomer and visual artist Dr. José Francisco Salgado, the WSO will perform Maurice Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe while the audience takes in the spectacular film Moonrise, which Salgado has prepared.

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