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Survivors of Jewish sites shooting victims plan remembrance
March 8, 2015
The families of three people who were shot to death last year outside two Jewish sites in Kansas are planning a week of events that they hope will honor the victims, bring healing and promote appreciation for diversity.
86-year-old man dies in single-engine plane crash near Pratt
March 8, 2015
Authorities say an 86-year-old pilot is dead after his single-engine plane overturned while landing southwest of Pratt.
Salina company acquires 13 vintage record presses
March 8, 2015
A Salina company that presses vinyl records is hoping the acquisition of 13 vintage presses will allow it to double production to help keep up with exploding demand for albums.
Feds: Hotel owners replaced legal workers with immigrants
March 8, 2015
When a suburban Kansas City couple bought two Clarion hotels, they systematically replaced lawfully employed workers with immigrants not authorized to work in the United States, cutting labor costs by 40 percent.
Kansas City Connection: Sorting through the hoopla of the Big 12 tournament
March 8, 2015
March Madness begins in earnest next week in downtown Kansas City, as the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament returns to the Sprint Center from Wednesday through Saturday.
New Kansas schools plan has funds for budget emergencies
March 5, 2015
Republican legislative leaders in Kansas are responding to a key concern about their new school funding plan by including a proposal to set aside dollars for extraordinary needs.
Kansas governor talks tax policy with Missouri lawmakers
March 5, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback touted his income tax policies Wednesday during a visit to Missouri’s capital city, telling Republican legislators and business groups there that “the seeds of growth” are starting to sprout in his state despite a projected budget shortfall approaching $600 million.
Top Kansas GOP lawmakers to unveil school funding proposal
March 5, 2015
Top Republicans in the Kansas Legislature are preparing to outline their plan for overhauling how the state distributes money to public schools, a key issue as lawmakers work to close a projected budget shortfall.
Health officials confirm tuberculosis case in Olathe
March 5, 2015
Johnson County and Kansas health officials say a student at an eastern Kansas high school has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
Brownback court appointee faces confirmation hearing
March 4, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s latest Court of Appeals appointee, who faces her first confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, lectured and studied at the conservative law group Alliance Defending Freedom.
Kansas hosts regional water supply meetings
March 4, 2015
Kansas is planning a series of public meetings across the state this month to set regional water supply goals and priorities.
Kansas governor not backing off cuts to schools, higher ed
March 4, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director says he’s not planning to back off cuts in funding for public schools and state universities even though tax collections were better than expected last month.
Wyandotte County deputy shot during robbery
March 4, 2015
Wyandotte County officials say an off-duty deputy was shot and critically wounded when he walked into a convenience store early Wednesday during an armed robbery.
Kansas court considers handling of school funding lawsuit
March 3, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether a lower-court panel should still review a lawsuit over state funding for public schools.
Report: Kansas wheat faring mostly well so far this winter
March 3, 2015
Kansas wheat crops and livestock are in generally positive shape so far this winter.
Kansas to hold meetings, consider options for drone usage
March 3, 2015
Kansas is exploring how it fits in the new world of drones as residents express their desire to use the technology.
Kansas City streetcar construction to finish this fall
March 2, 2015
Officials say construction on Kansas City’s downtown streetcar project is nearly 50 percent complete and is on track to finish this fall.
Midwest economy: February glance at Kansas, Missouri
March 2, 2015
The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business leaders. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss oversees the report. Here are the state results for February in Kansas and Missouri.
Newell Rubbermaid to expand Winfield, add 320 jobs
March 2, 2015
Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs.
Officials fear Kansas is complacent about tornado season
March 2, 2015
Weather officials in Kansas are worried that the state’s lack of tornados last year will make citizens complacent going into tornado season this spring.