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Sailor playing the bugle at sunset. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 00:05

The U.S. military doesn't have enough musicians, specifically buglers, to perform Taps.  It's a simple matter of supply and demand.  There are more funerals for soldiers, sailors and airmen than there are buglers able to perform the solemn tune.  A marine veteran in Wichita has volunteered with a group called Bugles Across America that's trying to fill the gap.    

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 18:40

The results of work on tax issues will determine if more budget cuts are needed.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:39

Here are the latest news headlines from the Associated Press

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11:55

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than 30 American paintings collected by a Kansas City couple were sold this week for more than $2 million at an auction in Chicago.  Thomas Hart Benton's "Discussion," depicting a laborer and a union representative, was bought Wednesday for over $1 million.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11:35

Here are the latest headlines from the Associated Press.

Photo by Stephen Koranda
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 19:15

The petition asks for a change of course in state policy.

Lower prices at the pump spell bad news for Kansas counties that rely heavily on oil and gas tax revenue. (Photo by J. Schafer, taken 12/31/14)
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 19:10

Lower prices at the pump will mean tougher economic times for Kansas counties that rely heavily on oil and gas revenue.

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 19:01

The ride-hailing company Uber appears to be back in business in Kansas.  The governor signed a bill that allows the company and similar ride-sharing services to operate in the state, under certain provisions.

17-year cicada (Photo credit: Tennessee Farm Bureau)
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 14:02

Today's commentary has been 17 years in the making! Emporia State Biology Professor John "Richard" Schrock tells us about the emergence of the 17-year cicada, coming soon to a backyard near you! Listen up, whippersnappers! If you're 17-years-old or younger, you will soon hear a sound in nature that you've never heard before.

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 14:01

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press.

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