Video WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Wichita non-profit is working to turn empty downtown spaces into sought-after real estate. The program, OpenStudios, pairs spaces with practicing local artists. The artists get to use the space for free with the intention of creating a more attractive space, making it easier for the building owner to rent. […]

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas Department of Revenue says hundreds of furloughed federal employees have applied for unemployment as the partial government shutdown continues. WIBW-TV reports the agency has received 549 unemployment claims through Wednesday. Federal employees who are working full time without pay during the shutdown are not eligible for unemployment. Labor officials […]

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Hide caption sherman_news TOPEKA — Kansas officials see a solution to chronic homelessness and the burden placed on state institutions, jails and law enforcement in the work of a psychiatrist who believes mentally ill people can help themselves without any strings attached. The idea is to provide those who need treatment with unconditional housing and […]

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The Latest on the search of a partially collapsed apartment building in Russia: (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Russia’s emergencies ministry says the search of the concrete rubble from a partially collapsed apartment building has ended and the number of deaths stands at 39. The ministry declared the operation by hundreds of rescue workers completed […]

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WICHITA, Kan. Millions of people hit the road Wednesday ahead of Thanksgiving. In Kansas, the weather cooperated for one of the busiest travel days of the year. From Texas, South Dakota and Oklahoma, drivers in the Sunflower State Wednesday say the only problem they encountered was crowded roads. “Especially between Dallas and Oklahoma City, it […]

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KSN News. Video WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – KSN is your local election headquarters. After several big Republican rallies in Kansas, Democratic candidates and supporters came together in large numbers today. They gathered to discuss how every vote counts. Candidates could not say enough how important this election is, and on November 6th, they hope Democrats […]

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Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit Kansas next week for events to help Republicans Kris Kobach and Steve Watkins in their campaigns for governor and Congress. WICHITA, KS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit Kansas next week for events to help Republicans Kris Kobach and Steve Watkins in their […]

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WICHITA, Kan. — A 28-year-old Wichita man has been found guilty of capital murder in the shooting deaths of his twin brother and his sister-in-law. A Sedgwick County jury on Friday deliberated only about 90 minutes before convicting Luis Alvarado-Meraz in the January 2015 deaths of 24-year-old Manuel Alvarado-Meraz and 22-year-old Lucero Rodriquez. The Sedgwick […]

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Two puppies in Kansas are getting a second chance at life after they were rescued from dire conditions. Wilson and Violet, both about 7 weeks old, were found last week in a dark cage with hair ties placed around their noses. “The vet thinks we got them just in time before the rubber bands embedding […]

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