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Kobach: Election fraud cases filed in 2 Kansas counties
October 13, 2015
Secretary of State Kris Kobach says his office has filed three criminal election fraud cases in two counties alleging people voted in Kansas while doing so in another state.
Kansas City, Kansas, activist challenges charges
October 12, 2015
A Kansas City, Kan., activist charged in the death of a pedestrian has filed motions challenging the charges and the legality of the Wyandotte County court proceedings.
Agencies expanding capacity for domestic violence victims
October 12, 2015
A surge in homicides involving women in abusive relationships and a lack of beds for victims seeking shelter have prompted some Wichita agencies to seek ways to expand capacity for domestic violence victims.
Child homicides taking toll in Kansas City metropolitan area
October 12, 2015
At least 16 children in the Kansas City metropolitan area have been killed in homicides in the past 12 months, leaving families with a sense of helplessness and prosecutors frustrated by the cases that remain unsolved.
Kansas: No court order needed for same-sex birth certificate
October 12, 2015
Kansas officials say no court order will be needed in the future to process birth certificate applications of children from same-sex couples who conceive by artificial insemination.
Kansas City Connection: The art of ‘Rising Up,’ and visiting some old haunts
October 12, 2015
This week we take a look at the murals of American painter Hale Woodruff at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Rhiannon Giddens at the Folly, haunted houses in the West Bottoms and the art of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” at the KC Library’s Central Branch.
Report: Kansas population increases by .3 percent to 2.9 million
October 8, 2015
New health statistics show that the Kansas’ population has nudged up slightly to 2.9 million.
Woman, child killed in highway crash in Kansas
October 8, 2015
A woman and a 6-year-old child have been killed in a single-vehicle accident in Johnson County.
More than 300 teaching vacancies in Kansas
October 8, 2015
Kansas had more than 300 vacant teaching positions at the beginning of this school year, but state officials say some of those vacancies may be filled in the coming months.
Supreme Court to hear capital cases roiling Kansas politics
October 7, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted in the notorious slayings of four people in Kansas, capital cases that roiled the state’s politics and have prompted calls to remake its judiciary.
Brownback spokeswoman blasts Medicaid expansion
October 7, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback’s office has indicated that the administration will not expand Medicaid and bring coverage to 150,000 uninsured Kansans, calling the plan “morally reprehensible.”
Water conference to focus on Kansas water vision plan
October 7, 2015
The Governor’s Water Conference next month aims to focus on implementation of the Kansas water vision plan.
Kansas set to outsource vehicle dealer title services
October 6, 2015
Kansas is set to outsource vehicle title work for automobile dealers next year to save about $200,000.
Evidence of bedbugs found at Topeka library
October 6, 2015
A pesticide company has found evidence of bedbugs at a Topeka library.
Kansas cropland values down this year amid low grain prices
October 6, 2015
Low grain prices are driving down Kansas cropland values this year, while high prices for cattle are pushing up the value of pastures.
Kansas GOP leader demands Davis exit from voter rules suit
October 6, 2015
The Kansas Republican Party’s chairman is demanding that Democrats’ last nominee for governor withdraw as an attorney from a federal lawsuit challenging voter registration policies.
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.