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Survey gives yet another sign of Midwest economic slowdown
November 2, 2015
Figures have plunged in a third straight monthly survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states, providing more evidence of a slowdown in the region’s economy.
Lawmakers to again consider policy on police body cameras
November 2, 2015
Kansas lawmakers will again take up the question of whether to require all law enforcement officers to wear body cameras after a similar proposal failed to gain traction last session.
Public hearing airs disagreements about Wichita State chapel
November 1, 2015
A committee overseeing the Wichita State University chapel might consider more changes after previous renovations drew criticism that the alterations were made to accommodate Muslims over Christians, a university official said.
Falcon that went missing in Hutchinson returned to owner
November 1, 2015
An Illinois man who lost his prized white falcon in Hutchinson, Kansas, has been reunited with the bird.
Trends suggest Kansas headed for more budget difficulties
November 1, 2015
A multimillion-dollar budget deficit is all but certain to emerge in Kansas with new, more pessimistic revenue projections expected in the coming week.
Kansas City Connection: Newer venues to get your KC music fix
November 1, 2015
After 10 years of daily concerts, drinks and a menu filled with clever musical references, Kansas City’s recordBar will relocate from the Westport Landing strip mall when its lease is up at the end of the year.
Kansas agency spokeswoman’s Facebook posting draws criticism
October 29, 2015
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ spokeswoman faced criticism Wednesday over a Facebook posting referring to “slow learners” in attacking a proposal for a special course for college students struggling with state voter registration requirement.
Kansas to get $1.3 million for ethanol pumps for motorists
October 29, 2015
The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded Kansas $1.3 million in matching funds for a program to increase the availability of ethanol blended fuels for motorists.
White falcon lost in Kansas
October 29, 2015
A man attending a national falcon gathering in Kansas is searching for his white falcon that escaped.
Kansas university finds creative way to test drones outside
October 28, 2015
Researchers at Kansas State University’s Salina campus have found a unique solution to testing drones in a real-world environment while maintaining safety: They built a very big cage.
Kansas education’s new vision focuses on nonacademic skills
October 28, 2015
Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson on Tuesday unveiled a new vision for schools that would create individualized education plans for each student, placing equal focus on academic and nonacademic skills to help graduates be successful in the workforce.
Kansas behind most states in not streaming Statehouse events
October 28, 2015
Kansas is among relatively few states in which legislators don’t provide live video or audio of at least some of their meetings to the public
Mature Living: Seniors who keep working are healthier, study says
October 28, 2015
Is retirement hazardous to your health? It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study that finds senior citizens who work are in better health than their counterparts who don’t.
Mature Living: Many parents offer their retirement savings to pay for children’s education
October 28, 2015
Parents and grandparents will do the darndest things to make their children and grandchildren happy, even if it means putting their own retirement security in jeopardy to help pay for college.
Mature Living: Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year
October 28, 2015
Older Americans got a double dose of bad news recently: There will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, and Medicare bills are set to soar for many.
Suit filed by ex-Kansas attorney general lands in Oklahoma
October 27, 2015
A federal judge in Oklahoma will handle the lawsuit filed by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline over the indefinite suspension of his law license related to his investigation of abortion clinics.
Justice Department sues KCK Housing Authority, former worker
October 27, 2015
The Justice Department sued the Kansas City, Kansas, Housing Authority and a former hearing officer Monday over sexual harassment claims.
HHS says cost of ‘silver’ health plans to rise in Kansas
October 27, 2015
The federal government says rates will increase by 16.1 percent for Kansas residents who buy middle-of-the-road “silver” health coverage plans through its online marketplace.
Clay Center Zoo raising funds to stay open
October 26, 2015
The Clay Center Zoo is trying to raise $500,000 in order to keep the zoo open.
Lower oil, gas prices hit some Kansas county budgets hard
October 25, 2015
Lower energy prices benefiting consumers at gasoline pumps have hit oil- and natural gas-producing counties in western Kansas hard, forcing them to cut spending or increase property tax levies just as the state is ending an aid program meant to insulate them from industry downturns.