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Kansas: Husband awaiting retrial in wife’s strangulation death out on bond
April 10, 2014
A Lawrence man awaiting a retrial in the 2004 death of his wife has bonded out of jail.
Johnson, Wyandotte counties pledge $65,000 apiece to land GOP convention
April 10, 2014
Four governments in the bistate Kansas City metro area have pledged $260,000 for a campaign to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas Highway Patrol ‘Tweeting Troopers’ post tips
April 10, 2014
A group of seven Kansas Highway Patrol officers called the Tweeting Troopers is discovering the power of social media to spread information during storms, traffic obstructions or simply to post educational messages.
Kansas: Hearing set in Asian massage parlor sex trafficking case
April 9, 2014
A judge has scheduled a mental competency hearing for a woman accused of sex trafficking at Asian massage parlors in Wichita.
Kansas: Ex-school board boss sentenced on meth, pot charges
April 9, 2014
A former school board president from western Kansas has received a suspended sentence on drug charges.
Kansas: Feds appeal ruling in voter citizenship case
April 9, 2014
Federal election officials have appealed a judge’s ruling requiring them to help Kansas and Arizona fully enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship.
Kansas: Brownback signs fossil, 9 other laws
April 8, 2014
The flying pteranodon and the sea-roaming tylosaurus are now the official fossils of Kansas.
Kansas lawmakers OK tougher Medicaid fraud law
April 8, 2014
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is praising legislators for unanimously approving a measure to increase penalties for defrauding the state’s Medicaid program.
Kansas school districts say new finance bill will widen disparities
April 8, 2014
The Legislature’s new school finance bill will continue to widen the funding gap between wealthy and poor districts, attorneys representing school districts that successfully sued the state said Monday.
Bonner’s Marble Day to expand with new 5K run, community art project
April 8, 2014
With a big, new event, a new organization involved, and hopefully better weather than last year, things are going to be busy at the 8th Annual Marble Day celebration.
KU grad students worry hours might be cut
April 7, 2014
University of Kansas graduate students are concerned the school might reduce the hours they are allowed to work on campus in an effort to comply with new health care requirements.
Kansas testing pushes on despite setbacks
April 7, 2014
Education officials say Kansas student testing has been pushing forward despite several hurdles, including computer problems and cyberattacks.
Kansas lawmakers back school funding, tenure plan
April 7, 2014
The Kansas Legislature on Sunday narrowly backed a plan that would boost funding to poor school districts while eliminating tenure for teachers.
Kansas City Connection: All the best of KC Film Fest
April 6, 2014
Given its growth over the past few years, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Kansas City Film Fest eventually became one of the nation’s more popular cinema events. For now, the size is just right — there are plenty of interesting feature films and shorts to choose from, yet the festival is still affordable and accessible to fans of all interest levels.
Kansas lawmakers OK small changes in abortion laws
April 6, 2014
The Kansas Legislature has approved abortion legislation that addresses legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers, avoiding a larger debate this year over proposals to ban the procedure early in pregnancy.
Kansas school funding debate drags on
April 6, 2014
Kansas legislators made quick work early Sunday brokering a new school funding agreement aimed at satisfying a state Supreme Court ruling.
Kansas bill limiting duration of conservation easements defeated in Senate
April 5, 2014
A bill that would have limited the duration of conservation easements, which have been used to preserve tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills and prevent encroachment on military bases, was defeated in the Senate on Friday.
Kansas Senate agrees to more money for schools; insists on vouchers
April 5, 2014
Republicans in the Kansas Senate have agreed to drop a provision from their school finance bill that would have defunded implementation of the Common Core standards for reading and math.
Kansas lawmakers avoiding big abortion debate
April 4, 2014
Top Republican legislators are blocking a debate in Kansas on banning most abortions early in pregnancy while engineering passage of a bill to make technical changes in anti-abortion laws.
Kansas Senate votes to defund Common Core
April 4, 2014
The Kansas Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to prohibit schools from spending money to implement the Common Core standards for reading and math.