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Booking a trip to the ER on your smartphone? It’s a breeze
January 21, 2015
Online services such as ZocDoc and InQuicker are enabling patients with non-life-threatening conditions to schedule everything from doctor’s office visits to emergency room trips on their laptops and smartphones — much like OpenTable users do with restaurant reservations.
Double Take: Getting organized can help teens avoid mayhem
January 21, 2015
Organization isn’t just for people with ADHD. The secret of happiness can be how you organize your life. We’d rather see happiness as something magnificent like meditating toward a higher state of consciousness or perhaps something trite yet unattainable, like, “look on the bright side,” “seek your true love.” But a catchy mantra, no matter how much you practice it, can’t create happiness unless your life is organized so you can gain its benefit.
Health Focus: GOP divided over using budget process on health care law
January 21, 2015
Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama’s health care law. But now some are questioning whether to use the congressional budget process to derail the 2010 law or save the special step for more traditional purposes like cutting spending or overhauling the tax code. A potentially divisive debate between tea party forces and GOP pragmatists looms.
Health Focus: One foot in front of the other
Lawrence artist’s epic hike inspires others to tackle new goals one step at a time
January 21, 2015
A Lawrence artist took an epic hike in the woods to meet her ultimate goal: walk the entire Appalachian Trail. But one expert says you don’t have to set giant goals to get big benefits.
Brownback wants to cut lower airfares program
January 20, 2015
A program that brings lower airfares to Wichita and Garden City might be grounded in the near future.
Kansas program to help pay utility bills offered
January 20, 2015
A government program that helps people pay winter utility bills will begin taking applications this week.
Kansas bills on body cameras get support, raise questions
January 20, 2015
An effort to require Kansas law enforcement officers to be equipped with body cameras has gained some bipartisan support in the Legislature, but questions about costs at a time when the state is facing a budget crisis threaten to bring that momentum to a halt.
Early morning quakes reported in south-central Kansas
January 19, 2015
Two earthquakes were felt in south-central Kansas early Monday. No major damage was reported from either quake.
Kansas governor reorganizing Medicaid, foster care units
January 19, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback is trying to reorganize the licensing of foster care homes and the state workers who determine whether people are eligible for Medicaid.
Kansas payday lending operation agrees to $21M settlement
January 18, 2015
Two payday lending companies with ties to race car driver Scott Tucker have agreed to pay $21 million and waive $285 million in unpaid fines and loans assessed to consumers in order to settle federal claims that they misled borrowers.
Kansas City Connection: A slice, a symphony and opera singing
January 18, 2015
Last week, this column previewed KC Restaurant Week, which began Friday and lasts through Jan. 25. Sometimes you just want to keep it simple, though, and just order a pizza. Also, mezzo-soprano superstar Joyce DiDonato and tenor Juan Diego Florez will headline the pinnacle event of the Harriman-Jewell series’ 50th season.
Sign-ups to begin for annual trans-Atlantic pancake race
January 18, 2015
Sign-ups get underway next weekend in southwest Kansas for an annual trans-Atlantic pancake race.
School efficiency panel suggests forming 2 new committees
January 15, 2015
A Kansas task force that spent half a year looking for ways to spend school funding more efficiently on Wednesday proposed legislation that would create two new commissions to take up the subject.
Lesser prairie-chicken conservation plan receives windfall
January 15, 2015
Kansas fish and wildlife officials are saying that the plan to protect the endangered lesser prairie-chicken has raised nearly double the expected revenue in its first year.
Kobach seeks straight-party voting, power to prosecute fraud
January 15, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach alerted lawmakers this week that he will again seek the power to prosecute voter fraud, and also is proposing two other voter bills.
Kansas revenues take major hit from plummeting oil prices
January 14, 2015
Kansas lawmakers looking for a bright spot in the state’s financial picture were told on Tuesday that even though falling gas prices are greatly reducing the amount of oil severance taxes the state is collecting, more money is going into the pockets of residents that can be spent on other things.
Kansans buy more lottery tickets, spend less at 2 casinos
January 14, 2015
Kansans spent more than a million dollars more last year to buy lottery tickets than they did the previous year.
Group plans to build housing to revitalize Hutchinson area
January 14, 2015
A Hutchinson group is working on a plan to significantly increase the housing stock in a lower-income area of the city.
U.S. farmers bought more tractors, fewer combines in 2014
January 13, 2015
A new report shows U.S. farmers bought more tractors and fewer combines in 2014.
State Fair officials begin work on updating master plan
January 13, 2015
Kansas State Fair officials are considering two companies to write a master plan to address renovations at the aging fairgrounds.

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