Latest news

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photos
Photo galleries
Marble Crazy 2014 featured artist August/September snapshots Kansas City Renaissance Festival 2011 Harvest 'Picking Sunday' at Holy-Field Farm Aid 2011 Kanrocksas Music Festival Vans Warped Tour 2011 Madame Hatter's Tea Room Sale
Podcasts
Polls

Do you agree with the tax plan passed by the Kansas Legislature?

Response Percent
No
 
87%
Partially
 
6%
Yes
 
4%
Not sure
 
1%
Total 247
Videos
Canoeists set new record in paddling from Kansas to Missouri
July 30, 2015
Two Texas men have set a new record in a race by canoeing the Missouri River from Kansas City, Kansas, to St. Charles, Missouri, in 34 hours and 34 minutes.
Solar group wants more input into review of Westar plan
July 30, 2015
A solar advocacy group says it doesn’t agree with a decision by Kansas regulators to limit the group’s input over a large utility’s rate plan to boost rates.
Voter ID laws focus of Kansas civil rights committee
July 30, 2015
The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.
3 suspects in custody after high-speed police chase ends in Lawrence
July 30, 2015
Three people are in custody after leading multiple Kansas law enforcement agencies on a high-speed vehicle chase from Kansas City, Kan., to Lawrence on Wednesday.
GOP legislators block audit of Kansas foster care system
July 29, 2015
Republican legislators on Wednesday blocked a state audit of Kansas’ foster care system even though several acknowledged that they have ongoing concerns about how well it protects abused and neglected children.
Kansas fish farms benefiting from wet weather
July 28, 2015
After years of drought, all the recent wet weather in Kansas has been a boon to the state’s fish farmers.
Panel faults Kansas mental health system
July 28, 2015
A special state task force says treatment options for the mentally ill in Kansas are lacking because the state’s two acute care psychiatric hospitals don’t have enough space and smaller mental health facilities are underfunded.
Kansas GOP, Democrats plan early March presidential caucuses
July 28, 2015
Republicans and Democrats in Kansas both hope March 5 caucuses will lure serious contenders for their parties’ 2016 presidential nominations to the state.
2 Topeka nursing homes, Washburn partner on internships
July 27, 2015
Two Topeka nursing homes and Washburn University’s School of Nursing are partners in a pilot program to improve care in nursing facilities.
Police: Woman arrested in battery of police horse in Wichita
July 27, 2015
A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after Wichita police say she assaulted a police horse and two officers.
Study: Many Kansas Turnpike accident hotspots near Lawrence
July 27, 2015
Six of the nine most accident-prone spots along the Kansas Turnpike are in the Lawrence area, according to a study compiled for the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
Renovations at Kansas Aviation Museum nearly complete
July 27, 2015
Visitors to the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita are now able to view the museum’s exhibits in air conditioned comfort, thanks to a $1.3 million renovation project that is nearly complete, the museum’s director said.
25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives of millions
July 26, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act is monumental in scope, intended to protect people with disabilities from discrimination and enable them to participate fully in the workforce and their communities. Its protections, which now cover an estimated 55 million Americans, extend to five key areas: employment, state and local government facilities and services, public accommodations, telecommunications, and transportation.
Changes in funding could change online offerings in Kansas
July 26, 2015
Virtual school opportunities for Kansas students blending traditional classroom learning with online classes could nearly vanish in a couple of years. State aid to districts where some students take all their classes through a virtual school or program will climb next school year and rise still higher the following year. However, the state funding base for calculating aid for part-time students will plunge from $4,045 in 2015-16 to $1,700 in 2016-17.
Kansas City Connection: Taking a tour up North
July 26, 2015
In my relentless pursuit of new entertainment options in the Kansas City area, I recently discovered an entirely new city just across the river from downtown Kansas City, Mo. This little-known municipality, referred to by natives as “North Kansas City,” appears to be a self-sustaining community complete with movie theaters, restaurants, breweries and dentist offices.
2 charged after niece rescued from sweltering car in Kansas
July 23, 2015
Two people have been charged on suspicion of leaving their 2-year-old niece inside a sweltering car at a shopping center parking lot in Merriam.
Kansas National Guard to be reviewed for security
July 23, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered a review of security at Kansas National Guard facilities in the wake of the fatal shootings at Tennessee recruiting sites.
Kansas man sentenced for 17th drunken driving conviction
July 23, 2015
A 59-year-old eastern Kansas man has been sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty in his 17th drunken driving case.
Kansas ban on profiting from fetal tissue sales in spotlight
July 23, 2015
An anti-abortion leader said Wednesday that Kansas should consider strengthening its ban on profiting from fetal tissue sales following Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s call for the state medical board to investigate Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
Report: More Kansas children in poverty from 2008 to 2013
July 22, 2015
The percentage of Kansas children living in poverty increased between 2008 and 2013, although the state’s ranking for children’s overall well-being remained the same, according to the annual Kids Count report.

Previous