Fire Science sets up shop in new facility

By Lariena Nokes On Jan. 12, the new Hutchinson Community College Fire Science building at 3211 East 4th opened for classes. The 20,400-square-foot building is equipped with state-of-the art-classrooms and cutting-edge fire training technology. The new building includes a fully equipped multi-purpose room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, five new…

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Charlie artists died for ‘cause’ of ridiculing religious figures

By Zeke Willcox On Jan.7, in Paris, an avoidable tragedy took place. The headquarters of a satirical magazine headquarters, known as “Charlie Hebdo” was attacked by two armed, masked Muslim gunmen. The perpetrators, brothers, managed to kill a room full of staff members and cartoonists, including the main editor. Within…

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Charlie Hebdo created ethical, free speech puzzles for news agencies

By Loribeth Reynolds On the morning of Jan. 7, irrational anger became tragic action, as 12 journalists were executed at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine located in Paris. Two masked, Islamic extremists forced their way into the offices, rushed upstairs with AK-47s and shot the magazine’s editor…

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