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The Wichita restaurateur was found dead in her home Thursday night.

by Don Winsor |, by Mike Marlett | Friday, June 5 | Posted in News

Popular Wichita restauranteur Tanya Tandoc, owner of Tanya’s Soup Kitchen, was found dead in the basement of her home in the 200 block of south Minneapolis last night after police responded to a call of “concern about the welfare of an individual” just before 11 p.m. According to a Wichita police briefing at 10 a.m., officers knocked on the door of the home and talked with a 47-year-old man who lived at the residence.

Independent sources have said that local musician Curt Mitchell had been staying with Tandoc.

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by Mike Marlett | Thursday, May 28 | Posted in News

In the middle of March, John Barleycorn's Bar and Grill, 608 E. Douglas, shut down. The ownership changed and remodeling began. This weekend sees Barleycorn's — the new, official, shorter (but still with an apostrophe!) name — reopen, modified to be even better at what the venerable Old Town bar was known for: live music.

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by Mike Marlett | Friday, May 22 | Posted in News

After Gov. Sam Brownback signed SB 101 today, Uber officially came back to the wheat state and even whisked the govenour away to some unspecified location before he could answer any questions. (Olathe resident Vince Weston gave the gov a spin around the capitol.) 

The service is available imeadiately in Wichita, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Manhattan, Topeka and Kansas City, Kansas. 

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Candy ass commies don't buy enough cheap furniture because of Marxism

by Don Winsor | Monday, May 11 | Posted in News

Somehow, the sterling marketing practice of having randomly dancing people holding nonsensical signs to promote a business seems to have failed for one Lawrence furniture store. While considered by many to be the single most effective marketing tool in existence, others begin to question the efficacy of this brilliant practice and begin to consider hiring actual creatives for advertising. Wouldn't matter, thanks to new regulations on absolutely everything by President Obama.

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by Mike Marlett | Monday, May 11 | Posted in News

In announcing it's 2015-2016 television season, Fox Television says that it is putting an end to our long national nightmare.

"American Idol will begin its 15th – and final – season this January on FOX. A season-long celebratory event, American Idol XV will feature host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., as they search for the final Idol superstar and pay tribute to the past 14 seasons of amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who tweeted, texted and championed their Idols."

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by Mike Marlett | Tuesday, May 5 | Posted in News

The Kansas Senate and House have voted to override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of Senate Bill 117 — the Kansas Transportation Network Companies Services Act. That action has left the Internet-based ride company Uber to pull its operations out of Kansas, and makes Kansas the first state that has ever forced the service to leave.

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by Don Winsor | Saturday, April 25 | Posted in News

You are cordially invited to Commerce Street tomorrow from 4 til 11pm for a celebration of all that's great about Wichita in honor of two years of F5.

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New work will offer lectures on the city's history, music

Wednesday, April 1 | Posted in News

City representatives unveiled plans at a press conference Tuesday to replace the existing Keeper of the Plains statue with a more modern, animatronic replica. The new statue will be designed by a group of local artists using pieces from the existing statue along with a full suite of servomotor animatronics developed by the Disney corporation. "The old statue was great, it's the symbol of the city," offered Maxwell Caulfield, project lead. "However, no matter how much fire or rock you try to frame it with, it was never going to move.

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Wichita East Tells Special Needs Student To Remove Letter Jacket

by Don Winsor | Friday, March 27 | Posted in News

Kansas again took the national spotlight today after KSN reported today that Wichita East special-needs student Michael Kelly was told to remove his letter jacket at school. Kelley has Down Syndrome and autism. He plays basketball on the school's special needs team, and his family bought him the letter jacket to celebrate his efforts. Michael's mother Jolinda Kelly told KSN, "Another parent, from what I had been told, was upset that my son was wearing his letter jacket."

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by Jeremy Webster | Monday, January 19 | Posted in News

Marchers, musicians and concerned citizens are invited to take part in a funeral procession style march in Wichita to protest and raise awareness of the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case.

The funeral procession theme is intended to represent the death of democracy due to the Citizens United decision.

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by Mike Marlett | Tuesday, November 4 | Posted in News

The United States District Court today ruled that Kansas' ban of same-sex marriage is a violation of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. The ruling states that Article 15, § 16 of the Kansas Constitution and K.S.A. §§ 23-2501 and 23-2508, and “any other Kansas statute, law, policy, or practice that excludes [p]laintiffs and other same-sex couples from marriage,” are in violation.

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by Christina Calhoun | Thursday, May 29 | Posted in News

As the official festivities of bike month wind down this Saturday, riders of all ages are invited to take to two wheels for a world record-setting finale that confirms the growing crowd-appeal of cycling.

In cooperation with the River Festival and with the support of local bike shops, the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation and KMUW public radio, Wichita's cycling community will attempt to claim the Guinness Book world record for the longest line of bicycles ever assembled in one place.

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Thursday, March 14 | Posted in News

Tallgrass alumni filmmaker James Choi returns to Wichita for the fourth year in a row to lead the Tallgrass Film Association's first Project Nano, an intensive, hands-on, short filmmaking workshop.

Choi has brought the films Made In China, Joint Body and Faith In Destiny to previous Tallgrass Film Festivals. He is actively writing, directing and producing films in Chicago and also teaches at DePaul University and Tribeca Flashpoint Academy.

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by Kate Clause | Thursday, March 14 | Posted in News

The folks behind the Skeptics of Oz conference want you to fill your free time this weekend by learning about skepticism, or by watching some sweet atheist stand-up comedy.

The Wichita Coalition of Reason — composed of the Air Capital Skeptics, Wichita Atheists and the WSU Atheists and Agnostics — have teamed up for this conference on skepticism, science and atheism. It takes place Friday and Saturday at Wichita State University's CAC Theater.

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Thursday, March 14 | Posted in News

Tallgrass alumni filmmaker James Choi returns to Wichita for the fourth year in a row to lead the Tallgrass Film Association's first Project Nano, an intensive, hands-on, short filmmaking workshop.

Choi has brought the films Made In China, Joint Body and Faith In Destiny to previous Tallgrass Film Festivals. He is actively writing, directing and producing films in Chicago and also teaches at DePaul University and Tribeca Flashpoint Academy.

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by Kate Clause | Thursday, March 14 | Posted in News

The folks behind the Skeptics of Oz conference want you to fill your free time this weekend by learning about skepticism, or by watching some sweet atheist stand-up comedy.

The Wichita Coalition of Reason — composed of the Air Capital Skeptics, Wichita Atheists and the WSU Atheists and Agnostics — have teamed up for this conference on skepticism, science and atheism. It takes place Friday and Saturday at Wichita State University's CAC Theater.

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