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Dog rescued from Arkansas City drainage system
September 29, 2014
Authorities have rescued a dog that was trapped for at least 30 hours in a southern Kansas canal.
Wichita zoo officials detail elephant exhibit
September 29, 2014
Sedgwick County Zoo officials say they will house the third largest elephant exhibit in the country once a recently funded renovation is completed.
Senator brings in Jeb Bush to campaign in Kansas
September 29, 2014
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is bringing in another Republican heavy-hitter to help bolster his troubled campaign for re-election.
State: Private school tuition program about ready
September 29, 2014
A Kansas education official says a new tax-credit system to fund private school tuition for low-income students is on track to start in January.
Kansas schools report teacher retirements on rise
September 29, 2014
Kansas school districts report a higher pace of teachers retiring while the number of newly licensed teachers remains flat.
Kansas’ community colleges lose enrollment
September 28, 2014
Enrollment has dipped at Kansas’ community colleges while it increased at technical schools and public universities, according to preliminary figures from the Kansas Board of Regents.
Wolf Creek seeks more time to fix faulty sensor
September 28, 2014
Wolf Creek nuclear power plant is asking federal regulators for more time to replace a faulty sensor unit that provides an early warning of reactor coolant leaks.
Kansas City Connection: Barbecue that’s out of this world
September 28, 2014
In case you haven’t heard, the World Series is coming to Kansas City next weekend. No, I’m not talking about Royals baseball. I’m talking about the World Series of Barbecue, the American Royal-hosted event that features a whopping 550 teams and a $50,000 prize.
Airport repairs runway damaged by wayward plane
September 28, 2014
A massive cargo plane that mistakenly landed at Jabara Airport in Wichita last year damaged the runway, and airport officials are now have projects in the works to repair it while making other improvements.
Manhattan discovery center gets 2 new exhibits
September 25, 2014
Two temporary exhibits are scheduled to open at a Manhattan heritage and science center. Visitors to the Flint Hills Discovery Center can access the new attractions starting on Friday.
6 to be inducted into Cowboy Hall of Fame
September 25, 2014
The Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame says it will induct six people into the hall this year.
Kansas man competent for trial in girl’s death
September 25, 2014
A judge has ruled that an Atchison man is competent to be tried for murder in the death of a 5-year-old girl during a police chase.
Kansas prosecutor appointed to district judgeship
September 25, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback has named Coffey County’s prosecutor to an open judge’s position on the district court for four east-central Kansas counties.
Kansas bomb squad detonates suspected pipe bomb
September 24, 2014
Kansas City, Kan., police say they’ve detonated what appeared to be a pipe bomb that a 4-year-old boy found near his bus stop and brought home.
Voter mulling options in Kansas Senate dispute
September 24, 2014
The lawyer for a disgruntled Kansas Democratic voter says he’s considering his options as he faces a delay in getting a court to hear his lawsuit to force the party to name a new U.S. Senate nominee.
Eisenhower Memorial panel to vote on way forward
September 24, 2014
Members of a federal commission planning a memorial near the National Mall to honor the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower are voting on how to proceed after years of controversy.
Texas governor to headline fundraiser for Brownback
September 24, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is getting some fundraising help from his colleague in Texas.
Trial for man accused in commune death delayed
September 23, 2014
A man accused of killing a woman at a Sedgwick County commune in 2003 will not go on trial as scheduled next week.
Brownback to proclaim Zombie Preparedness Month
September 23, 2014
Kansans are being encouraged to prepare for an invasion of the living dead, with Gov. Sam Brownback scheduled to sign a proclamation later this week declaring October Zombie Preparedness Month.
Kansas growers plant winter wheat, harvest corn
September 23, 2014
A new government report shows Kansas growers were busy in the past week planting winter wheat as the corn and sorghum harvests progressed.