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Kobach reappoints Johnson County’s election chief
August 28, 2014
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has appointed the top elections official in the state’s most populous county to another four-year term.
Report: Student loan education efforts lacking
August 28, 2014
A new report finds that most universities aren’t offering students enough help in understanding the financial burden posed by student loans.
Famous barbecue restaurant dropping Oklahoma name
August 28, 2014
The well-known Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que restaurant is changing its name to reflect that it has no ties to Oklahoma.
Women for Kansas rally to open convention
August 27, 2014
A grassroots group called Women for Kansas is planning a public rally to open its “Taking Back Kansas” convention.
Kansas town to begin rebuilding its downtown
August 27, 2014
A south-central Kansas community that lost a downtown block to a fire five years ago is preparing to start rebuilding.
Judge won’t challenge state panel’s findings
August 27, 2014
A Kansas judge is not challenging a state panel’s recommendation that he be disciplined for violating judicial conduct rules.
Kansas farmers preparing for fall wheat seeding
August 26, 2014
The latest government agricultural snapshot notes that Kansas farmers have been busy preparing wheat fields for fall seeding.
New state park near Hutchinson opens quietly
August 26, 2014
After a decade of planning, a new state park northeast of Hutchinson quietly opened its campground this week.
Small Kansas college houses students in hotel
August 26, 2014
A small south-central Kansas college is housing some students in a hotel to deal with a big increase in student enrollment.
2 killed in separate Kansas City-area shootings
August 25, 2014
Police say two people were found dead within an hour in separate weekend shootings in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
3.0 earthquake reported in southern Kansas
August 25, 2014
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.0 magnitude earthquake shook parts of southern Kansas.
Emporia State modernizing engraving program
August 25, 2014
A fine-arts degree program that Emporia State University says is unique in the country is being enhanced with a gift from the company that helped start the program.
Big expansion project helps McPherson’s economy
August 25, 2014
An oil refinery’s $555 million expansion project is proving to be a boost to McPherson’s economy.
Kansas City Connection: Bakeries for any diet, and the return of Irish Fest
August 25, 2014
While more and more restaurants are offering gluten-free options and low-carb alternatives to bread, pastries and baked goods, I can’t seem to get enough of the stuff.
State mulls easing protection of snake species
August 24, 2014
State officials are considering easing regulatory protection of a nonvenomous snake.
Kansas town loses bid for new trial over pollution
August 24, 2014
A southeast Kansas town has lost its latest bid to retry a class-action lawsuit claiming BP of North America should do more to clean up industrial pollution from a refinery that closed in 1970.
‘In Cold Blood’ files case returns to court
August 21, 2014
Attorneys sparring over investigation materials from the 1959 “In Cold Blood” murders in southwest Kansas are headed to court.
Police: 800-pound wok taken from Kansas restaurant
August 21, 2014
Police are searching for whoever stole an 800-pound wok from an Asian cuisine restaurant in Kansas.
Kansas fights labor rule for home health workers
August 21, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback plans to outline how his administration is fighting a planned federal labor rule that aims to protect domestic service workers.
Overland Park adds personal vaporizers to smoking ban
August 20, 2014
The second-largest city in Kansas is adding electronic cigarettes to its ban on smoking in public places.