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Democrats, Republicans both identify support for their tax views in Kansas’ revenue estimates

kansas.com — Gov. Sam Brownback's tax plan, passed by the Legislature in 2012, is either surpassing expectations or setting the state on course for a crash. It all depends on who you ask. The state released its revenue estimates for 2014 and 2015 on Thursday.
RT @BryanLowry3: Brownback admin says revenue estimates are proof tax cuts are working; Dems say they prove the opposite http://t.co/eTKf5q…

Kansas Air Guardsman waives hearing on federal sex charge in Texas

kansas.com — A Kansas Air National Guardsman from Goddard has waived his detention hearing that was set for Friday on a federal sex charge in Texas. Paul Francis Grimm, 42, a senior master sergeant who works full time at McConnell Air Force Base, waived the hearing Wednesday, according to federal court documents made available Thursday.
Goddard man/Guardsman waives detention hearing on fed sex charge in Tex. kansas.com/2014/04/17/341…

City Council tours terminal

kansas.com — Wichita City Council members toured the new Eisenhower terminal Thursday morning, April 17, 2014.

NBA playoff time, finally

blogs.kansas.com — Basketball season - at least the NBA version - begins for me this weekend. As I tell anyone who wants to know, I pay little to no attention to the NBA's regular season. And I would like for someone - anyone - to tell me what I missed. I'm waiting.

First Lady to address graduating high schoolers in Topeka, Kan., on 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

kansas.com — First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver a commencement address this year at an assembly of public high schools in Topeka, Kansas, to mark the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Board of Education, the White House announced on Thursday.

Review: Who knew a $5 pizza could taste good?

blogs.kansas.com — My review for Friday's Go! section is of Cheezies Pizza, a chain that has two franchises in Wichita, both of which belong to Tracy's Automotive owner Mike Ryno. He opened the first one at 3804 W. Maple in 2011 and added a second early this year in a spot at 601 E.
Review: Who knew a $5 pizza could taste good? | Dining with Denise Neil | Wichita Eagle Blogs bit.ly/1gLUn1P #ictdining

Bank acquisition planned in northwest Kansas

kansas.com — Stockton National Bank in northwest Kansas plans to acquire a bank in nearby Norton, according to a regulatory filing made public this week. The Stockton bank applied to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on April 10 to acquire First Security Bank & Trust Co., a state-chartered bank established in 1887 that operates a branch in Lenora, also in the northwest part of the state.