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Goddard high school wins ecology award
October 5, 2015
A south-central Kansas school has been honored for its efforts to help the environment.
Legal fight focuses on western Kansas millionaire’s estate
October 5, 2015
A legal fight is brewing over the $20.6 million estate of a western Kansas man whose will was changed shortly before his January 2013 death.
Kansas to receive $5.6 million federal workforce grant
October 5, 2015
Kansas is getting nearly $5.6 million from the federal government to help people who are having trouble finding jobs get into work or training.
Tough voter citizenship rules pull Kansas into multiple lawsuits
October 4, 2015
Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s successful push to require new Kansas voters to document their U.S. citizenship has spawned three lawsuits, including one he pursued against a federal agency in trying to enforce the policy.
Wichita attorney elected Kansas Democratic Party chairman
October 4, 2015
A Wichita attorney is the new Kansas Democratic Party chairman after delegates from across the state elected him on a unanimous vote.
Kansas City Connection: Getting pumped for postseason baseball
October 4, 2015
Happy October, dear readers. I hope everyone is maintaining a nice pumpkin spice latte buzz and getting ready for another exciting season of playoff baseball. I know I am.
Appeals court refuses to rehear Kansas abortion threat case
September 30, 2015
A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to reconsider its earlier ruling that a Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor’s car.
Kansas officer’s gesture brings homeless man to tears
September 30, 2015
Touched by the plight of a homeless man forced to walk several hours a day to his job, a Kansas police officer stepped up with a gesture that brought the man to tears.
Kansas governor uses zombie event to promote preparedness
September 30, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback says if Kansas ever faces a zombie apocalypse, he might use a farm combine to mow them down.
Kansas to designate October as ‘Zombie Preparedness Month’
September 29, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign a proclamation designating October as “Zombie Preparedness Month” in Kansas.
Kansas lawmakers seek data on school board members
September 29, 2015
A Legislative committee is seeking information about what would happen if spouses or relatives of school employees aren’t allowed to serve on school boards.
Favorable conditions help spawn oak leaf itch mite boom
September 29, 2015
People in the Kansas City region may soon feel the bite as favorable weather and environmental conditions have led to a boom in the oak leaf itch mite population.
Education officials say schools need reshaped for the future
September 28, 2015
Top Kansas education officials say more emphasis on non-academic skills is needed to transform the state’s public schools to meet the demands of the future workplace.
Kansas State, other state universities see enrollment drop
September 28, 2015
Tougher admission standards are the main reason Kansas State University saw its first enrollment decline in nine years, school officials said in response to a Kansas Board of Regents report showing similar drops at most of the state’s public universities.
Standard often cited in Kansas pension debates questioned
September 28, 2015
Kansas officials say the state will know its underfunded pension system is back on solid financial ground when its revenues and investment earnings are expected to cover 80 percent of the benefits promised retirees over the next two decades.
Young would-be robber’s effort stymied by clerk’s stare
September 28, 2015
A young would-be robber wielding an unusual weapon demanded cigarettes but ended up getting nervous and leaving a Wichita QuikTrip empty-handed.
Supreme Court: Intoxication no excuse for shooting at police
September 27, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned an appeals court decision and ruled that getting drunk and taking prescription medications is no excuse for firing a shot at deputies.
Pilot killed in Wichita crash ID’d as former Cessna engineer
September 27, 2015
A pilot killed when his twin-engine Cessna 310 plummeted into a Wichita neighborhood has been identified as a former Cessna engineer who owned an aviation company in Colorado.
Kansas City Connection: Group golf and a great escape
September 27, 2015
Eating, drinking and live entertainment are the typical touchstones for this column, but this week I’d like to first examine some of the more activity-based attractions in the Kansas City area, including a few that just opened in 2015.
Insect researcher: Drones will help feed growing population
September 24, 2015
A college professor who studies insects said Wednesday that unmanned aircraft can help grow better crops and produce more food, but it’s going to take more cooperation among researchers to pull it off.