Latest news

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Marble Crazy 2014 featured artist August/September snapshots Kansas City Renaissance Festival 2011 Harvest 'Picking Sunday' at Holy-Field Farm Aid 2011 Kanrocksas Music Festival Vans Warped Tour 2011 Madame Hatter's Tea Room Sale

Do you agree with the tax plan passed by the Kansas Legislature?

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 247
Kansas lawmakers seek data on school board members
September 29, 2015
A Legislative committee is seeking information about what would happen if spouses or relatives of school employees aren’t allowed to serve on school boards.
Favorable conditions help spawn oak leaf itch mite boom
September 29, 2015
People in the Kansas City region may soon feel the bite as favorable weather and environmental conditions have led to a boom in the oak leaf itch mite population.
Education officials say schools need reshaped for the future
September 28, 2015
Top Kansas education officials say more emphasis on non-academic skills is needed to transform the state’s public schools to meet the demands of the future workplace.
Kansas State, other state universities see enrollment drop
September 28, 2015
Tougher admission standards are the main reason Kansas State University saw its first enrollment decline in nine years, school officials said in response to a Kansas Board of Regents report showing similar drops at most of the state’s public universities.
Standard often cited in Kansas pension debates questioned
September 28, 2015
Kansas officials say the state will know its underfunded pension system is back on solid financial ground when its revenues and investment earnings are expected to cover 80 percent of the benefits promised retirees over the next two decades.
Young would-be robber’s effort stymied by clerk’s stare
September 28, 2015
A young would-be robber wielding an unusual weapon demanded cigarettes but ended up getting nervous and leaving a Wichita QuikTrip empty-handed.
Supreme Court: Intoxication no excuse for shooting at police
September 27, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned an appeals court decision and ruled that getting drunk and taking prescription medications is no excuse for firing a shot at deputies.
Pilot killed in Wichita crash ID’d as former Cessna engineer
September 27, 2015
A pilot killed when his twin-engine Cessna 310 plummeted into a Wichita neighborhood has been identified as a former Cessna engineer who owned an aviation company in Colorado.
Kansas City Connection: Group golf and a great escape
September 27, 2015
Eating, drinking and live entertainment are the typical touchstones for this column, but this week I’d like to first examine some of the more activity-based attractions in the Kansas City area, including a few that just opened in 2015.
Insect researcher: Drones will help feed growing population
September 24, 2015
A college professor who studies insects said Wednesday that unmanned aircraft can help grow better crops and produce more food, but it’s going to take more cooperation among researchers to pull it off.
Kansas doctor, wife face new sentencing in overdose deaths
September 24, 2015
The Kansas physician and his wife were convicted of a shocking crime: running a moneymaking conspiracy at a clinic that prosecutors have linked to 68 drug overdose deaths. Yet Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, contend they also helped people with chronic pain at their Haysville clinic, even as the doctor saw up to 100 patients a day, with pads of pre-signed prescription forms left for staff to use when he was out. Their lawyers argued during a 2010 trial that they were overwhelmed and listened to drugmakers who pushed potent narcotics.
Kansas regulators expected to approve rate hike for Westar
September 24, 2015
Kansas regulators are expected to give final approval to a $78 million annual rate increase for the state’s largest electric company.
Kansas man driving combine leads law enforcement on chase
September 23, 2015
Authorities say a central Kansas man has been arrested after stealing a large piece of farm equipment and hitting power poles and law enforcement vehicles as he fled.
Wichita State reviving master’s degree in physics
September 23, 2015
Wichita State University is reviving its master’s degree in physics.
Kansas AG obtains order to protect funding for state courts
September 23, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt obtained a judicial order Tuesday preserving the state court system’s funding amid a legal dispute over an administrative policy imposed on it by legislators.
Kansas-Johnson County College offer degree program
September 22, 2015
Kansas University and Johnson County Community College are offering a degree program that will allow students to take classes simultaneously at both institutions.
Brownback intervenes in auction of illegal deer heads
September 22, 2015
A 14-point whitetail deer head was removed from a state auction of illegally hunted trophy deer heads at the request of Gov. Sam Brownback’s office because of a continuing dispute over its ownership.
Shawnee Mission intervention in school funding case rejected
September 22, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court will not allow the Shawnee Mission School District to intervene in a lawsuit over school funding.
Fall enrollment down by 554 students at Kansas State
September 21, 2015
Fall enrollment for Kansas State University is down for the first time since 2006.
Kansas State Fair wraps up its annual run in Hutchinson
September 21, 2015
The Kansas State Fair has wrapped up its annual 10-day run in Hutchinson.