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The Environmental Protection Agency says in 2018, almost 27 million tons of plastic ended up in U.S. landfills. A new store in Wichita is trying to break that cycle, one bottle at a time.

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The one constant in the newspaper industry over the last decade or so has been change.

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Fruhauf Uniforms in Wichita survived the 1918 pandemic, the Great Depression and more recent recessions. And now, with the pandemic, it’s again finding its way through a difficult time.

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A California company that specializes in cybersecurity technology plans to open an office in Wichita.

Novacoast expects to immediately hire 60 people for its Security Operations Center, which will be located in the Epic Center downtown. It hopes the office will be open in three to four months. Employment could eventually increase to 100 people.

Officials with the Greater Wichita Partnership made the announcement Thursday. They have made growing the region’s IT industry a priority.

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Life was pretty good last February.

The pandemic was still a few weeks away, businesses were open, no one was wearing a face mask … and the Chiefs won the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years.

One year later, about the only thing that hasn’t changed is the Chiefs are back in the Super Bowl. They will play Tampa Bay on Sunday in Super Bowl LV.

The co-owner of two Wichita music venues testified before Congress on Tuesday that his industry "desperately" needs help.

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TOPEKA — Kansas can’t help at least half of the struggling small businesses seeking relief because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Monday, calling for additional federal aid as the state reported another record for new coronavirus cases.


Thankfully, 2020 is coming to a close.

There's only a couple of months remaining in what has been an usually stressful and difficult year for just about everybody.

But before it leaves, 2020 has made a mess of one more tradition: the holiday office party.


There was a time when Peri Widener thought she might make a career as a pianist.

Instead, she took her communications degree from Wichita State University and spent nearly 40 years with Boeing, retiring in 2017 as vice president and general manager for Global Services.

And she learned that her background in music and communications — plus a minor in business — was a strength in the international business world.

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While the Wichita-area economy has slowed dramatically this year, the pace of economic development efforts has not.