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High court to hear Kansas plea to reinstate death sentences
March 30, 2015
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear Kansas’ appeal to reinstate death sentences for two brothers in the fatal shootings of four people and for another man convicted of killing a couple.
Kansas lawmakers working on plan to issue pension bonds
March 30, 2015
Kansas legislators are starting to hash out a plan for issuing $1 billion or more in bonds to shore up the short-term financial health of the pension system for teachers and government workers.
Kansas Senate panel to consider expanding liquor licenses
March 29, 2015
With thousands of dollars in campaign contributions at stake in the 2016 election cycle, GOP legislators are weighing the risks of acting on a fiercely lobbied issue: allowing supermarkets to sell liquor.
Kansas officials hope budget puzzle pieces drop into place
March 29, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback hopes the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature wraps up several key budget issues this week, though he’s not pushing lawmakers to finish a spending blueprint for state government that also erases a projected shortfall of nearly $600 million.
Kansas City Connection: Library activities go way beyond books
March 29, 2015
In addition to being an excellent place to do research, check out books or attend film and public speaking events, the Kansas City Library’s Central Branch, located in the First National Bank building at 10th and Baltimore, also functions as something of a museum.
State official to be director of Manhattan airport
March 26, 2015
Jesse Romo, the director of aviation for the Kansas Department of Transportation, will become the director of the Manhattan Regional Airport next month.
Kansas House passes bill to authorize $1.5B in pension bonds
March 26, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a bill authorizing $1.5 billion in bonds to help lower the state’s annual costs in funding pensions for teachers and government workers.
Salina man hopes to transform flour mill, redevelop area
March 26, 2015
The owner of a Salina mill has proposed a multimillion-dollar plan to transform the H.D. Lee Flour Mill and Grain Elevator into either townhomes or hotel rooms, with a restaurant 100 feet off the ground.
Reno County spending money to keep jail smelling good
March 26, 2015
To retain that new jail smell, Reno County plans to buy equipment that will vacuum-seal clothing worn by arriving inmates.
Kansas wild bird populations weathering avian influenza
March 25, 2015
The wildlife disease coordinator in Kansas says wild bird population numbers appear unaffected by an outbreak of avian influenza.
Kansas House advances measure to ban abortion procedure
March 25, 2015
Kansas is close to banning an abortion procedure targeted by a national group and described by abortion opponents as fetus dismemberment.
Kansas House approves bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions
March 25, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a bill requiring the state to draft a plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants but allowing legislators to have a say in its contents.
Kansas Senate approves plan to control mental health drugs
March 24, 2015
The Kansas Senate has approved a new proposal for controlling the cost of mental health drugs in the state’s Medicaid program.
Kansas designates Wednesday as Military Appreciation Day
March 24, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has proclaimed Wednesday as Military Appreciation Day in Kansas.
Lenexa man suspected of injuring kids, damaging cars
March 24, 2015
Police in Lenexa say a man has been arrested on suspicion of injuring three children, damaging vehicles and threatening people with what turned out to be a pellet gun.
Kansas lawmakers considering proposals on public employees
March 24, 2015
The Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature is considering proposals to restrict public employee unions and potentially shrink the state’s civil service.
Kansas Supreme Court to consider convicted killer’s appeal
March 23, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court is considering the appeal of a convicted serial killer who stuffed the bodies of several victims into barrels.
Westar Energy will return $38 million to customers
March 23, 2015
Westar Energy will be sending rebates to customers after collecting $38 million too much last year.
Officials to discuss program for Kansas food aid recipients
March 23, 2015
State and federal officials are preparing to outline the details of a new program for helping food stamp recipients in Kansas find employment.
Hospitals push for Medicaid expansion in Kansas
March 23, 2015
Hospitals are hurting because Kansas hasn’t expanded Medicaid coverage to serve more poor people, health officials said in urging lawmakers to make changes.

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