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Kansas Revenue Department still processing paper tax returns
July 22, 2015
The Kansas Department of Revenue says it’s still processing paper tax returns but should be finished soon.
Kansas firm criticized for plan to hike electric rates $152 million
July 22, 2015
A proposal by Kansas’ largest electric utility to raise its rates by $152 million a year is drawing strong criticism, particularly from green-energy advocates who argue that part of the plan will discourage consumers from installing solar panels or taking other steps to conserve power.
Education focus: Academic boot camp program puts veterans back in the classroom
July 22, 2015
Veterans might shy away from the idea of going back to boot camp, but this one puts them in classrooms, not barracks. Veterans in the Kansas City area who are preparing to return to school in fall 2015 or anytime in 2016 can sharpen their classroom skills at a free 16-hour Academic Boot Camp in August.
Education focus: Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center prepares for fall push
July 22, 2015
The Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center is preparing for a fall push of students enrolling in classes before its inaugural school year.
Education focus: JCCC partners with Clorox for on-site manufacturing courses
July 22, 2015
Johnson County Community College is working on-site with manufacturers, tailoring their classes to suit their needs.
Education focus: JCCC CDL training puts students in the driver’s seat for a new career
July 22, 2015
A shortage of truck drivers means the trucking industry is in need — and Johnson County Community College’s truck-driving program is there to help.
Influx of same-sex marriages boon for wedding businesses
July 20, 2015
Several Wichita-area businesses say they’re expecting a bump in revenues with the legalization of same-sex marriages as an influx of couples plan their weddings.
Scientists fly Kansas sky to study ferocious storms
July 20, 2015
No thrill-seekers here. These jetliner-flying storm chasers are on a scientific mission. They’re trying to figure out how to better predict a little-examined peculiarity of summer weather on the Great Plains: its enormous, and often ferocious, nighttime thunderstorms.
Kansas State sticks with scrapping equestrian program
July 20, 2015
Parents of equestrian athletes at Kansas State University are questioning the school’s decision to cancel the program after an NCAA development.
Kansas City Connection: Dance festival, Big Picnic, Van Halen make braving summer heat worth it
July 19, 2015
Temperatures have been unbearably hot lately (at least from what I hear — I haven’t been outside in days), but anyone willing to brave the heat will find a number of fun activities, concerts and sporting events this week in Kansas City.
Effort seeks to crowdfund millions to buy Topeka race track
July 19, 2015
A northeast Kansas man is hoping an ambitious crowdfunding effort will help him buy a Topeka racetrack with an uncertain future.
Kansas congressional staffer sentenced for child sex charges
July 19, 2015
A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in a Kansas child- sex case.
Confirmed mountain lion sightings rise in Missouri, Kansas
July 17, 2015
Reports of confirmed mountain lion sightings have increased over the past decade in Kansas and Missouri, but experts say there are no signs that the animals are reproducing in either state.
ACLU: Kansas’ gay marriage laws should be stricken from book
July 16, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge to explicitly strike down Kansas’ gay marriage laws, saying even though the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month, getting rid of Kansas’ moot statutes would help avoid any possible confusion about the matter in the future.
Interim manager named for Kansas State Fair
July 16, 2015
An interim manager has been named for the Kansas State Fair about two months before the 2015 fair gets underway.
Mars Inc. to expand candy-making plant in Kansas
July 16, 2015
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company’s first new plant in 35 years.
Observatory run by Wichita State to close after 35 years
July 15, 2015
Lake Afton Public Observatory is set to close after giving Kansas a glimpse of the stars for 35 years.
Sirens failed to sound in Nickerson as tornado hit area
July 15, 2015
Tornado sirens failed to go off in Nickerson as a tornado hit the area.
Report: Nearly 1 in 3 young U.S. adults too fat for military
July 15, 2015
The nation’s obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist, according to report issued Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders.
Kansas lifts teacher licensure requirement in 6 districts
July 15, 2015
Unlicensed teachers can work in six Kansas school districts, the Kansas State Board of Education decided Tuesday by a narrow vote.