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Kansas governor, challenger set for more debates
October 20, 2014
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his challenger, Paul Davis, will meet for back-to-back debates this week in Wichita amid a close race as the election nears.
New attempt to reduce Wichita marijuana penalties
October 20, 2014
A second attempt to reduce marijuana penalties in Wichita has begun.
Drivers cautioned during deer mating season
October 20, 2014
Drivers, look out: Kansas deer are on the move and looking for mates. Mid-October through Thanksgiving is prime mating season for deer.
Missouri officials, hunters seeing fewer deer
October 19, 2014
Missouri wildlife officials are considering more restrictions in whitetail deer hunting to reverse a continuing decline in the deer population, caused mostly by an outbreak of hemorrhagic disease and liberal hunting regulations.
Top Republicans make gay marriage issue in Kansas
October 19, 2014
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback are raising gay marriage as an issue to help paint their challengers as too liberal for GOP-leaning Kansas in the final weeks of tough re-election races.
Kansas City Connection: Reveling in the Royals
October 19, 2014
A couple of months ago after I turned in a column speaking about the Kansas City Royals in glowing terms, my editor sounded a word of caution: “The last time you wrote about the Royals, they went into a slump,” he warned. As superstitious, Kansas City-raised children of the ’80s, we agreed to keep the praise in check lest we inadvertently spoil things for the boys in blue. But any worries about jinxes are past us now.
Solar panel project underway at Topeka VA center
October 16, 2014
Dozens of solar panels have been installed and thousands more are planned at Topeka Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center as part of a green initiative expected to save more than $300,000 a year on electricity.
Parties see jump in Kansas voter registrations
October 16, 2014
The Democratic and Republican parties in Kansas have both gained registered voters since the August primary elections, while the number of unaffiliated voters has fallen.
Missing bronze urn found destroyed in Topeka
October 16, 2014
Topeka authorities say a century-old bronze urn missing from a cemetery was found mangled at an area scrap yard.
Winter wheat planting, fall harvest makes progress
October 15, 2014
Rain across most of Kansas in the past week slowed the harvest of fall crops, but farmers still made progress.
Kansas names 3 new innovative school districts
October 15, 2014
The Kansas State Board of Education has added three school districts to a program that allows them to operate with less regulation in hopes of boosting student performance.
Vote on snake’s status could change Kansas policy
October 15, 2014
Conservations are concerned that a Kansas commission’s vote on the status of a snake species could be the first time in 40 years that a threatened species’ future is determined by politics rather than science.
Kansas patient has low to moderate risk of Ebola
October 14, 2014
Doctors at Kansas University Hospital are expecting results of blood tests Tuesday that could determine if a patient who recently worked on a ship near Africa has contracted the Ebola virus.
Topeka will vote on future of Heartland Park
October 14, 2014
Topeka residents apparently will vote on the city’s plan to buy the Heartland Park racing park.
Dissident GOP group grows in Kansas governor race
October 14, 2014
Democratic challenger Paul Davis says a group of dissident Republicans backing him in the Kansas governor’s race has grown to more than 500 members.
Analysis: Gay marriage clouds Kansas governor race
October 12, 2014
The re-emergence of gay marriage as a hot legal issue nationally has complicated Democratic challenger Paul Davis’ bid in Kansas to unseat conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Kansas City Connection: Where every day is First Friday
October 12, 2014
When I hear about the art galleries in the Crossroads neighborhood, I almost immediately think of the monthly art walks on First Fridays.
Plans for Kemper Arena focus on youth sports
October 12, 2014
Two competing plans for the future of Kansas City’s Kemper Arena place a big emphasis on the burgeoning youth sports industry, but significant funding questions for both remain unanswered.
Kansas plans traffic safety event at Statehouse
October 9, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation says teenagers will be coming to the Statehouse to participate in a quick-click buckling-up challenge as part of a traffic safety event.
Cruz helping Kansas Sen. Roberts launch bus tour
October 9, 2014
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is coming to Wichita to boost the re-election campaign of fellow Republican and Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts.

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