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Kansas Republicans back Davis in governor’s race
July 15, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and more than 100 other Republicans are endorsing the presumed Democratic nominee for governor.
State begins distributing withheld tax refunds
July 14, 2014
The state is now distributing about 20,000 tax refunds that were frozen for two weeks at the end of the last fiscal year.
3 die in traffic accident in south-central Kansas
July 14, 2014
A south-central teenager and two adults have died after collision involving a driver going the wrong way on a state highway.
Kansas couple seeking to resolve theft charges
July 14, 2014
One Kansas parent has reached a deal to avoid trial for stealing thousands of dollars from a Topeka elementary school’s parent-teacher organization, and her husband is working to land a similar agreement.
Kansas City Connection: Cornering the farmers markets
July 14, 2014
The Kansas City area is filled with a wide variety of farmers markets that are well worth a visit. This week I’d like to take a look at some of the most interesting weekend and weekday markets in the area.
K-State researcher says virus has come to Kansas
July 13, 2014
A mosquito-borne illness that a top Kansas State University researcher says can knock people down for weeks or months at a time has come to Kansas but usually isn’t fatal.
Analysis: Kansas gun suit recalls Brown aftermath
July 13, 2014
A national gun control group is trying to bolster its legal and public case against a Kansas law challenging federal firearms regulations by arguing that it revives an old, discredited states-rights doctrine.
Osage County man dies in tractor accident
July 10, 2014
The Osage County Sheriff’s Office says a 78-year-old man died when his tractor overturned.
Sedgwick County says inmate accidentally released
July 10, 2014
Sedgwick County authorities are searching for an inmate who was accidentally released from jail.
Washburn president says Topeka campus is safe
July 10, 2014
An alleged sexual assault involving two students is the reason Washburn University was added to a national list of colleges and universities under federal investigation for their response to complaints about sexual crimes, university President Jerry Farley says.
World’s tallest water slide set to open Thursday
July 8, 2014
After three delays, the world’s tallest water slide is scheduled to open this week.
Emporia enjoying connection with Hostess
July 8, 2014
Snack cakes have been good for Emporia, where a reopened Hostess Brands plant has brought millions of dollars in investments and employment for some who were laid off when the plant was closed in 2012.
Kansas won’t release data from reading, math tests
July 8, 2014
Kansas won’t be issuing any report cards this year on how well its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the state Board of Education decided Tuesday.
Marijuana advocates hope for vote on pot issue
July 7, 2014
A group of Wichita marijuana advocates is counting petition signatures to see if there are enough to force a citywide vote on decriminalizing pot in the community.
Dole announces next stops on homecoming tour
July 7, 2014
The next leg of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s homecoming tour is scheduled to take him to nine communities in eastern Kansas.
SW Kansas reservoir a popular holiday destination
July 7, 2014
People from as far away as Oklahoma spent part of their holiday weekend at a 5-year-old southwest Kansas reservoir that got a big boost from steady rainfall last week.
Health plans must cover help quitting tobacco
July 7, 2014
Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is urging Kansans who smoke or chew tobacco to check if their insurance plans cover programs to help them quit.
Work for refueling tanker cheering contractors
July 6, 2014
Preparations at McConnell Air Force Base for the arrival of the new KC-46A air refueling tankers are expected to boost contracting opportunities for businesses.
Kansas gay marriage foes to seek protections again
July 6, 2014
Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to those who want to avoid accommodating same-sex couples for religious reasons in the wake of federal courts nationwide invalidating state gay marriage bans.
Kansas City Connection: Artwork, dreamcoats and video game music
July 6, 2014
With the staccato crackle of fireworks ringing in my ear and a deluge of friends’ vacation photos to sift through on my Instagram stream, I’m finding it difficult to concentrate on any one topic this week. That’s OK, though, because there are a lot of exciting events to mention.