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New natural gas extractions plant operating in Kansas
April 14, 2015
A new natural gas liquids extraction plant began operating in central Kansas this week.
CertainTeed to renovate plant in Kansas City, Kan.
April 14, 2015
CertainTeed Corp. officials say the building materials company will renovate its plant in Kansas City, Kansas, creating more than 70 new jobs over the next three years.
Report: Corn planting in Kansas reaches 14 percent
April 14, 2015
The latest snapshot of Kansas agriculture shows farmers busy with spring planting preparations and the burning of pastures.
Hostess plant in Lenexa to reopen
April 13, 2015
A former Hostess Brands bakery in Lenexa will reopen this summer, providing about 100 jobs.
Kansas State reports increased rabies cases so far this year
April 13, 2015
A Kansas State University laboratory says it is seeing an increase in rabies cases so far this year.
Kansas Cosmosphere opens renovated planetarium
April 13, 2015
A renovated planetarium at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is officially open for business.
Kansas ponders new protections for campus religious groups
April 12, 2015
Kansas legislators could enact new legal protections for faith-based groups on state college campuses, even though the state already has a religious objections law.
Hanging of ‘In Cold Blood’ killers marks 50th anniversary
April 12, 2015
Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the executions of Hickock and Smith, whose murders of the Herb Clutter family were the subject of Truman Capote’s celebrated 1966 true crime novel, “In Cold Blood.”
Community walk to mark 1-year anniversary of shootings at Jewish sites
April 12, 2015
A community walk designed to emphasize the values shared by people of different cultures, faiths and social classes will mark the one-year anniversary of the day a man consumed with hatred toward Jews shot and killed three people in suburban Kansas City.
Kansas City Connection: Record Store Day, Malcolm Gladwell and Third Thursday
April 12, 2015
Vinyl fanatics will want to check out the area’s Record Store Day events this Saturday. What started out as a small event to boost the visibility of America’s remaining record stores has since become a big deal, with live music, giveaways, free food, drinks and hundreds of special record releases.
Kansas spent nearly $7,800 to rid state building of pests
April 9, 2015
Kansas spent nearly $7,800 on ridding a state office building near the Capitol of pests in December and January, partly because bedbug-sniffing beagles were called in.
Wichita school to establish NASA-inspired space program
April 9, 2015
Officials say a Wichita elementary school will be the first in the nation to launch a NASA-inspired space program.
Long VA waits less of a problem in Kansas than elsewhere
April 9, 2015
Fewer Kansas veterans are experiencing long waits for care at VA hospitals and clinics than their counterparts in many other states, but dozens waited more than 90 days for care and delays actually jumped in the first two months of this year.
Wichita voters approve reducing marijuana penalties
April 8, 2015
Wichita voters have approved an initiative to reduce the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana for first-time offenders.
U.S. Senate to discuss funding food stamps program with grants
April 8, 2015
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts from Kansas says he will hold hearings on the possibility of funding the federal food stamps program through block grants to the states.
Middle America braces for strong storms, possible tornadoes
09:21 a.m., April 8, 2015 Updated 10:41 a.m.
A forecaster has warned that the ingredients necessary to “blow up some big storms” would fall into place Wednesday and Thursday and cautioned millions of residents in the middle of the country to be aware of worsening weather.
Kansas Attorney General criticizes federal home health laws
April 7, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says new federal regulations threaten home health care services in Kansas.
Kansas governor signs nation’s 1st ban on abortion procedure
April 7, 2015
Kansas became the first state Tuesday to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus.
Senator’s bill on Kansas out-of-district students criticized
April 7, 2015
Critics say that a new Kansas bill to protect current out-of-district students in school districts does not address the problem of state budget cuts.
Rural Kansas road to become Home on the Range Highway
April 6, 2015
Kansas is honoring the place where its famous state song was written by designating a nearby road as the Home on the Range Highway.