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    Boeing is working on a new software issue on the 737 Max

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  • Payless ShoeSource emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Payless ShoeSource has emerged from bankruptcy for the second time, with a focus on international markets. 

  • Spirit workers unite on social media

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    Kansas Humane Society saves record number of animals in 2019

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  • Spirit morale after layoffs announced

    Less than a week ago, Spirit announced the layoffs of more than two thousand workers. Now, some employees are coming together on social media looking for ways to stay on the job.

  • QuikTrip debit card users may see charges from 2019 this month

    Customers who used their QuikTrip debit cards to shop or buy gas in the last couple of months may see those charges come out of their bank accounts in January. 

  • "Save Century II" rally

    Century II supporters are hoping to get at least 12,000 signatures in the next 6 months. This could change a policy, allowing citizens to vote whether century II should stay or go. 

  • New Boeing CEO inherits crisis created under his predecessor

    David Calhoun took over Monday as Boeing's third CEO in the last five years, following the firing last month of Dennis Muilenburg. 

  • Layoff notices sent to 2,800 Spirit AeroSystems workers in Wichita

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  • City Council approves 2% sales tax increase for part of Wichita

    The CID plan will raise the sales tax by 2% in the area from North Sycamore to Main Street and from Kellogg to a corner of 1st Street.

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    Kansas governor turns to pensions for budget breathing room

    Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly proposed Monday that Kansas give itself more breathing room in its budget by slashing annual payments to its pension system for teachers and government workers, offering a new version of a plan that the Republican-controlled Legislature spiked last year. 

  • Spirit AeroSystems offers voluntary layoffs to employees

    Spirit Aerosystems is offering employees the opportunity to voluntarily leave the company. 

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    Does Kansas need a law protecting African Americans who wear a natural hairstyle from discrimination?  A growing movement says yes. 

  • City proposes tax increase to help pay for baseball stadium

    Wichita has a new plan to help pay for the new baseball stadium, but what will this mean for taxpayers? An item on the City Council agenda is a proposal to establish a Community Improvement District, or CID, for an area around the new baseball stadium which would raise sales tax by 2%. There's already some mixed feelings about the proposed change. The new baseball stadium is getting closer to being finished with plans to open in April. Part of the area around it hasn't been dev...

  • Why Wichita's biggest hotel is going gray

    The Hyatt Regency's new exterior paint job is turning heads. The downtown Wichita hotel, which has been beige since it was built 22 years ago, is getting freshened up with a new coat of gray paint. "I think the color is going to be much more identifiable and suitable for the building," said Tom Conner, director of marketing and sales at the Hyatt. 

  • 3 crashes, 3 deaths raise questions about Tesla's Autopilot

    Three crashes involving Teslas that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company’s Autopilot driving system just months before CEO Elon Musk has planned to put fully self-driving cars on the streets. 

  • U-Haul International to stop hiring smokers in 21 states, including Kansas

    The Arizona Republic reported Wednesday that U-Haul International approved the nicotine-free policy set to go into effect Feb. 1 in 21 states where the company operates.

  • Kohl's now accepting Amazon returns even without a box

    Now you can take your Amazon returns to Kohl's and you don't even need a box. The retailer will pack it up and ship it for free.

  • Kohl's launches weekly 'Military Monday' discount

    Kohl's is showing appreciation for service members by offering an in-store discount to all active and former military personnel, veterans and their families every Monday for the rest of the year.

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    First Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker heading to McConnell AFB soon

    After months of delays, the Pentagon will let the Air force accept its first delivery of the KC-46A Pegasus tanker at McConnell AFB in Wichita.

  • Bernie Sanders unveils Stop Walmart Act

    Fresh off a campaign to get Amazon to raise its minimum wage, Senator Bernie Sanders is now shining his progressive spotlight on Walmart.

  • These Wichita-area donors gave the most to Donald Trump in the past year

    A first-term president is always running for re-election. Kansans are making donations to President Trump's re-election efforts. 

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    Study: More evidence links earthquakes to energy waste wells

    Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground. 

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