Wednesday, May 24, 2023
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The Keystone pipeline’s biggest spill ever happened in Kansas last year. Now an investigation reveals that the operator knew about problems in that section of the pipeline a decade ago. Kansas News Service editor Stephen Koranda and reporter Celia Llopis-Jepsen fill us in on the chain of events that led to the spill.
Plus, more on these stories:
- A record number of Kansas students are graduating from high school with college credits or job training already completed.
- The city of Wichita's 2024 proposed budget will likely have 30 to 40 fewer staff positions than the 2023 budget.
- Nurses at St. Joseph hospital began negotiating their first union contract this morning.
- Governor Laura Kelly is asking members of Congress to support the F-35 Lightning 2 fighter jet program.
- The principal of Olathe South High School resigned this week following student protests over the handling of racist incidents.
- Officials at the Great Plains Transportation Museum say it may take several months to repair damage from vandals over the weekend.
- AAA forecasts that more than 42 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during Memorial Day weekend.
- The Wichita State men’s basketball team will take an exhibition tour through Greece this summer.
- The Wichita River Festival is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s event.
- Resthaven Mortuary and Cemetery will hold its annual Memorial Day Service on Monday.
Wichita's Early Edition is produced by KMUW News and is part of the NPR Podcast Network.
Producers: Fletcher Powell and Beth Golay
Editors: Tom Shine and Beth Golay
Contributors: Daniel Caudill, Chris Fortune, Celia Hack, Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Suzanne Perez, Tadeo Ruiz, and Tom Shine
Theme Music: Torin Andersen
Digital Editors: Hugo Phan and Karlee Cooper