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Kansas: Brownback signs Medicare, gun bills
April 23, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday signed into law a bill that could put Kansas officials in charge of Medicare and other federally funded health programs in the state.
Fascination with trains leads to volunteer role at Baldwin City’s Midland Railway
April 23, 2014
Mike Beem struck up a conversation with a stranger Saturday as they stood on the Santa Fe Depot’s north platform waiting for a Midland Railway train to pull into the station. Words came easy to the two men as they talked trains and railroad. The stranger told Beem, a volunteer with the Midland Railway, he was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad and used to make regular runs through Kansas City west to Marysville.
Missouri mayor resigns after anti-Semitic remarks
April 22, 2014
The mayor of the Missouri community of Marionville has resigned over anti-Semitic remarks he made in support of a white supremacist accused of killing three people at Jewish community sites in Kansas.
KU hopes new medical building will be done in 3 years
April 22, 2014
University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little hopes a new health education building at the University of Kansas Medical Center can be finished in three years.
Kansas: Over teachers’ objections, Brownback signs ‘good’ school finance bill
April 22, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday signed into law a school finance bill that will provide more funds to classrooms in an effort to comply with a court order, but also includes controversial policy changes, including the repeal of tenure for teachers.
Kansas: Fort Riley overhauls sex assault program
April 21, 2014
Fort Riley has revamped its services for sexual assault victims in the military, streamlining the process in a bid to make it easier for victims to report assaults.
Kansas schools resume state testing after glitches
April 21, 2014
Schools in Wichita and surrounding districts are resuming state testing this week after many of the bugs in the new assessments appear to have been worked out.
Brownback to sign school finance bill Monday; supports tenure repeal
April 21, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday said he will sign into law the new school finance bill, which would increase funding to schools but also repeal tenure for teachers.
Kansas agency defends stance that preceded child’s death
April 21, 2014
A Kansas prosecutor says one of his assistants made the right call in 2011 to not to pursue custody of an 18-month-old girl who died five months later from injuries and malnourishment.
Kansas City Connection: A castle for brunch in Shawnee
April 20, 2014
Last week I wrote about several good choices for Sunday brunch, but it wasn’t until a week later that I discovered what has to be one of the most elegant and atmospheric dining halls in the area.
Kansas Supreme Court blasts bill signed into law by Brownback
April 20, 2014
In a rare public statement, the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday denounced a bill signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback, saying the measure would weaken the judicial system.
Kansas task force seeks answers to earthquake increase
April 20, 2014
Supporters of the oil and gas industry are urging a three-member, governor-appointed task force to avoid jumping to conclusions in its study of whether man-made activity is causing a rise in earthquakes across south-central Kansas.
Five signs spring has arrived in Baldwin City
April 17, 2014
Nature provides many signs of spring’s arrival. In Kansas, we look for blooming redbuds, the arrival of song birds and, of course, dandelions. The following are five things more particular to Baldwin City that signal spring’s arrival.
Kansas African American museum on hold
April 16, 2014
Supporters of an effort to build a new Kansas African American Museum in downtown Wichita are vowing to keep working, even after the proposal was postponed and land designated as the museum’s location was returned to the city.
Kansas professors endorse new social media policy
April 16, 2014
More than 80 distinguished professors have endorsed a new proposed social media policy for Kansas universities.
Tonganoxie dismisses case against green stripe ‘leprechaun’
April 16, 2014
The case of the green stripe appears to be closed.
Kansas Jewish center where two were killed reopens
April 16, 2014
A Jewish Community Center in Kansas where two people were shot to death on Sunday has reopened.
Kansas man pleads guilty to child porn
April 15, 2014
A northeast Kansas man has entered a guilty plea in federal court to one count of accessing child pornography with intent to view.
Kansas: Bob Dole to tour cities next week
April 15, 2014
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole says he’s looking forward to visiting friends across Kansas next week.
Kansas University student has tuberculosis, officials confirm
April 15, 2014
Kansas University officials say a student with tuberculosis is expected to make a full recovery.

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