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Kansas attorney general plans campaign on human trafficking
June 18, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says his office is launching a statewide billboard campaign against human trafficking.
Hutchinson transforms into Smallville again
June 18, 2015
Hutchinson will transform itself into Superman’s hometown again this weekend.
Kansas man charged with molestation arrested in California
June 18, 2015
Police say a suburban Kansas City music instructor charged with child molestation has been arrested in California.
Basehor ‘gaining traction’ in push for EMS expansion
June 18, 2015
After three years of asking the county to expand its EMS services in Basehor, city officials believe they are finally gaining traction.
Kansas commerce secretary resigning to take job as CEO
June 17, 2015
Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George plans to step down in July to become the CEO of a nonprofit group that provides alcohol and substance abuse treatment in seven states.
No charges after federal probe into Kansas election loans
June 17, 2015
Federal prosecutors have completed their investigation into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign by his lieutenant governor and plan to bring no criminal charges, the governor’s office said Wednesday.
Royals, mascot face civil case in hot dog injury
June 17, 2015
Jurors have begun deliberations in a lawsuit against the Kansas City Royals by a man who was struck in the eye by a foil-wrapped hotdog flung by the team’s mascot.
Kansas governor says deficit plan is not a tax increase
June 16, 2015
Even though Kansas will raise sales and cigarette taxes to balance its budget, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that it’s not a tax increase because his economic policies still will have the state’s residents paying less in taxes than they did three years ago.
Quapaw tribe seeks dismissal of lawsuit over casino plans
June 16, 2015
The Quapaw Tribe wants a federal court to toss out the lawsuit Kansas filed seeking to block the tribe from expanding its Downstream Casino in Oklahoma into southeast Kansas.
Governor signs bill on $25 withdrawal for welfare recipients
June 16, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that allows the state to change controversial limits on the amount of money welfare recipients could withdraw from ATMs.
Former nurse accused of sexual assaulting Kansas patients
June 16, 2015
A former nurse charged last year with sexually assaulting patients at a Kansas City, Kansas, hospital is now accused of sexually assaulting patients at a Johnson County hospital.
Former Shawnee music teacher charged with molestation missing from house arrest
June 16, 2015
Authorities say a former music instructor at Funky Munky Music in Shawnee charged with child molestation has removed his ankle bracelet and fled house arrest.
Hand-sewn quilt reflects history of Lecompton
June 15, 2015
A large quilt that tells the story of the former Kansas territorial capital of Lecompton is hanging at a museum in the northeast Kansas town.
Pony Express riders to set off for California
June 15, 2015
The Pony Express will be riding again for the next two weeks.
Heavy rain causes lowland flooding in south-central Kansas
June 15, 2015
Heavy rains overnight are causing flooding in low-lying areas and some road closings in south-central Kansas.
Kansas lawmakers’ tax plan makes numerous policy changes
June 14, 2015
A plan approved by Kansas legislators for balancing the state budget would increase sales and cigarette taxes but also make numerous other policy changes.
Kansas City Connection: A celebration of beer
June 14, 2015
Boulevard Brewing Company may have been purchased in 2013 by the Flemish brewery Duvel, but it is still very much a Kansas City institution. For evidence, look no further than next weekend’s Boulevardia festival, a celebration of local music, food, crafts, community organizations, and (of course) beer.
Kansas House approves new tax plan after governor’s plea
June 12, 2015
Republican leaders pushed a new plan for raising taxes through the Kansas House early Friday morning, hours after top aides to GOP Gov. Sam Brownback warned them that failing to erase a budget deficit risked funding for universities and invited a downgrading of the state’s bond ratings.
Wheat harvest tradition returns across Kansas
June 11, 2015
Forget the extra-curricular activities like football and basketball. Haven High School Senior Paul Sawatzky doesn’t have time for those things. When the end-of-school bell rings, Paul bolts for his family’s farm. There is work to be done.
Kansas House soundly rejects plan to avert steep budget cuts
11:11 a.m., June 11, 2015 Updated 12:45 p.m.
Kansas faced the prospect of deep cuts to schools, prisons and other programs Thursday after the Republican-controlled House soundly rejected a proposal supported by Gov. Sam Brownback that would hike sales and cigarette taxes to close a budget deficit.