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Kansas regulators disagree on increasing KCP&L’s rates
August 12, 2015
Kansas regulators couldn’t agree Tuesday on how much to increase Kansas City Power & Light Co.’s annual rates, with the utility’s charges for customers with electric heating systems emerging as a key issue.
Brownback urges schools to move more money into classrooms
August 12, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback urged school districts on Tuesday to move more money into the classroom and hold down the administrative costs of running their schools.
Topeka bookkeeper accused of stealing more than $100K
August 11, 2015
60-year-old former bookkeeper faces charges accusing her of stealing more than $100,000 from a Topeka company.
Report: Fall farm crops mostly faring well in Kansas
August 11, 2015
The latest government snapshot shows most major farm crops in Kansas are faring well this season.
Kansas regulators to have hearings on Westar rate agreement
August 11, 2015
Kansas utility regulators plan hearings later this month on a proposed agreement to allow the state’s largest electric company to raise its annual rates by $78 million.
Ex-candidate Wolf confronts Kansas Sen. Moran at town hall
August 10, 2015
Dr. Milton Wolf, a tea party-backed former Senate candidate, confronted U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran at a town hall meeting Monday over the Kansas medical board’s past investigation of Wolf’s license but declined to say whether he’s planning to challenge the incumbent in the Republican primary next year.
Catholic foundation raises $500K for students
August 10, 2015
A Kansas foundation has raised more than a half a million dollars under a new program that seeks to pay for low income children in northeast Kansas to attend private schools.
Kansas City Connection: a place for good jazz, eats; Starlight lets it go
August 10, 2015
Since the days of Charlie Parker and Count Basie, Kansas City has enjoyed a reputation as a jazz town. But these days one of the most reliable venues to see different jazz bands every night isn’t a nightclub — it’s the restaurant and lounge of a swank hotel on the Country Club Plaza.
Audit: Replacing school nurses with aides saves money
August 9, 2015
A recent audit showed that an eastern Kansas school district could save money by employing health aides instead of nurses, but the district’s recent superintendent said nurses are worth the extra money because of the services they can provide.
Kansas officials riled by EPA’s changes to power plant rule
August 9, 2015
Even though many Republicans were critical of the federal government’s efforts to cut carbon emissions from power plants, the GOP-dominated Kansas Legislature enacted a law spelling out how the state would comply.
Assisted living center at Topeka’s VA campus to open in fall
August 6, 2015
The Veterans Administration plans to open an assisted living center on its Topeka campus for veterans with mild dementia.
Kansas cattle inventory on the upswing after drought years
August 6, 2015
After several years of drought, the number of cattle on Kansas feedlots has been increasing, according to federal data.
Dad of batboy, 9, who died, supports batboy tradition
August 6, 2015
The father of a 9-year-old batboy who died after being accidentally struck by a follow-through swing in Wichita says the batboy tradition should continue.
9-year-old batboy honored at team’s 1st game since his death
August 5, 2015
A 9-year-old batboy who died after being accidentally struck by a follow-through swing in Wichita has been honored at the baseball team’s first game since his death.
Kansas Supreme Court to hear cases in Garden City in October
August 5, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court is taking its show on the road in October with a special evening session in southwest Kansas.
Geologists: Drilling slowdown cuts number of Kansas quakes
August 5, 2015
Oil drilling in Kansas has slowed since winter, and so have the frequency and intensity of earthquakes in the southern part of the state.
Kansas lawmakers to reopen debate over police body cameras
August 5, 2015
Kansas legislators are reopening their debate over requiring body cameras for police, and a key Republican says he’s determined to resolve issues that kept lawmakers from enacting such a policy in the year following a white officer’s shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.
Kansas governor says final power plant rule ‘twice as bad’
August 4, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the final version of a federal rule for cutting carbon emissions from power plants is “twice as bad” for the state as the original version outlined a year ago.
Former Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts
August 4, 2015
A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts says the state’s medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries.
Police search near Derby for missing 4-month-old boy
August 4, 2015
Police are conducting a search along railroad tracks and a wooded area near Derby for a 4-month-old boy who was last seen with his father.