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4 Kansas education commissioner candidates named
October 30, 2014
The Kansas State Board of Education has identified four candidates for state education commissioner.
Second developer interested in casino in SE Kansas
October 30, 2014
Odds are better for a casino in southeast Kansas after a second developer expressed interest in the project.
Washburn pledges to stop sexual violence on campus
October 30, 2014
Washburn University faculty, staff and students are pledging to help stop sexual violence on campus.
Lawsuit alleges problems with Medicaid in Kansas
October 29, 2014
A former executive with a private company managing part of the Kansas Medicaid program has alleged in a federal lawsuit that she was wrongly fired for protesting potentially improper cost-saving measures.
Meetings aimed at boosting exports start this week
October 29, 2014
A Wichita-based trade advisory firm is working with Kansas communities to identify companies that seem ready to export but haven’t yet.
Kansas prairie park preserves vanishing tallgrass
October 29, 2014
Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers, and twirl around like a child. It’s like being inside a prairie snow globe: You’re surrounded by a sea of green, brown and yellow grass, with a blue-sky dome above. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas is one of just a few places in the country where you can immerse yourself in this serene but vanishing landscape.
GOP plans network of lawyers watching election
October 29, 2014
The Kansas Republican Party plans to have a network of lawyers ready to watch voting on Election Day for potential legal problems.
Warm temperatures spur rapid winter wheat growth
October 28, 2014
Unseasonably warm fall weather is spurring rapid growth of the emerging winter wheat crop in Kansas.
Whooping cranes to make stop at Quivira
October 28, 2014
Whooping cranes will be passing over central Kansas as they leave their breeding grounds to migrate south from Canada to Texas.
Cosmosphere planetarium to be renovated, upgraded
October 28, 2014
The Justice Planetarium at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson will be renovated and upgraded next year, including installation of a new digital project system.
State paid more than $34,000 to defend Kobach
October 28, 2014
Records from the Kansas attorney general’s office show taxpayers spent more than $34,000 in legal fees for the secretary of state’s failed effort to force Kansas Democrats to field a candidate for U.S. Senate.
Prospects dim on settlement for all wheat claims
October 27, 2014
Prospects are dimming for a settlement on remaining claims in lawsuits over the May 2013 discovery of genetically engineered Monsanto wheat in an Oregon field.
Romney, Dole campaigning with Kansas Sen. Roberts
October 27, 2014
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is joining fellow ex-nominee Bob Dole in the GOP’s efforts in Kansas to rescue U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election.
Orman covers $1M in expenses in Kansas Senate race
October 27, 2014
A finance report shows independent candidate Greg Orman covered nearly $1 million in expenses from mid-July through September and loaned his campaign U.S. Senate campaign in Kansas another $200,000.
Girl shot to death in Kansas City, Kansas
October 27, 2014
Kansas City, Kansas police are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting.
Kansas City Connection: Halloween happenings in KC
October 26, 2014
Halloween is on a Friday this year, something that hasn’t happened since 2008 and 2003 — years in which I threw parties where my guests and I consumed cigarettes, pumpkin ales and peanut butter cups until we probably looked like prematurely rotted jack-o’-lanterns. I’m a more relaxed, health-conscious family man these days, so this column will include a mix of family events as well as a few slightly more debaucherous options.
Topeka has second fatal motorcycle accident in 2 days
October 23, 2014
For the second time in two days, a motorcyclist has died in an accident in Topeka.
Kansas contractors struggling to fill skilled jobs
October 23, 2014
A survey finds that many Kansas contractors are having trouble filling skilled jobs in the construction industry.
First-generation student documentary premieres
October 23, 2014
A documentary about first-generation college students from across Kansas is premiering next month.
Riley County police to test body cameras
October 22, 2014
Riley County police are moving forward with a pilot program to place body cameras on some officers.

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