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Kansas Democratic Party names new executive director
May 6, 2015
The Kansas Democratic Party is getting a new executive director. The party announced Tuesday that Kerry Gooch will step into the job after Jason Perkey left to take over as executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party.
Kansas City Connection: The Sundry shows off its suppliers
May 6, 2015
When you first walk into The Sundry, a market and grocery that opened last year in the Crossroads neighborhood, you’ll see a large chalkboard with a drawing of Kansas and Missouri. Pointing to the states are several arrows indicating the origins of The Sundry’s suppliers for meat, vegetables, dry goods, teas and a whole variety of products ranging from kombucha, a fermented tea drink and komatsuna, a green leafy vegetable, to succulents and soap. The Sundry doesn’t just stock local food — it serves them in a variety of tasty breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes, as well as pre-made dinners to take home.
Ex-U.S. representative seeks to expand lobbying firm in Kansas
April 30, 2015
The lobbying and consulting firm of a former U.S. representative has sent letters to several Kansas businesses offering to represent their interests before the state legislature.
Kansas State awards $500K in grants for global food research
April 30, 2015
Kansas State University has awarded $500,000 in grants to faculty members who are researching way to boost food production as the world population grows.
Kansas officials awaiting word on tax collections in April
April 30, 2015
Kansas legislators and other officials are waiting to learn whether the state’s tax collections in April met expectations.
Kansas student’s budget documentary stirs controversy
April 29, 2015
A high-school student’s documentary, “Where the Buffaloed Roam: An Ode to the Kansas Budget,” is raising a stir.
Budget, taxes head up crowded agenda for Kansas Legislature
April 29, 2015
Kansas legislators are returning Wednesday from spring break to tackle a crowded agenda topped by a mandate to balance the next state budget and questions about which taxes they will increase to achieve that.
School finance summit at Wichita State postponed
April 29, 2015
A school finance summit was postponed a day after leaders of a conservative think tank said they were concerned it would be a one-sided event because they were not invited.
KanCare providers lose millions for 2nd straight year
April 29, 2015
The three companies that provide coverage to Kansas’ Medicaid system lost a total of $52 million doing so last year, marking a second straight year of losses, according to records reviewed by a legislative committee.
Kansas auditor to release report on sexual predator program
April 28, 2015
The state’s auditing agency is set to present a report on the cost and effectiveness of Kansas’ program to involuntarily commit sexual predators to treatment.
Disease, drought taking toll on Kansas wheat crop
April 28, 2015
The winter wheat crop in Kansas is showing signs of stress from disease and drought.
Wichita to award varsity letters to special needs students
April 28, 2015
Students who play in a special-needs sports league in the Wichita area scored a victory.
Kansas House committee delays review of Democrat’s remarks
April 28, 2015
A Kansas House committee has delayed its investigation of a Democratic lawmaker who labeled as “racist bigots” supporters of a bill ending college tuition breaks for students living in the U.S. illegally.
Kansas City Connection: Char Bar, Sleater-Kinney, Zubaz and giant Lego sculptures
April 28, 2015
“Good Food,” reads a sign behind the bar at Westport’s Char Bar. Talk about an understatement.
6 Kansas school districts to close early, cite budget cuts
April 21, 2015
At least six school districts in Kansas plan to close a few days early this May because of budget concerns.
Man charged in Fort Riley bomb plot to appear in court
April 21, 2015
A Topeka man charged with plotting to detonate a 1,000 pound bomb outside Fort Riley is preparing to appear before a federal magistrate.
Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese Bishop Finn Resigns
April 21, 2015
Bishop Robert Finn has resigned as leader of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Roman Catholic Diocese.
KSU students to go on the road to care for shelter animals
April 20, 2015
Veterinary students at Kansas State University are going on the road to care for shelter animals.
Officials: Early to say fewer quakes due to fracking limits
April 20, 2015
Earthquakes appear to be striking Kansas less frequently but officials say it’s too early to say whether new rules are the reason.
Brownback to take action on bill regulating Uber drivers
April 20, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback must decide whether to sign a bill that ride-hailing company Uber has said would drive it out of the state if it becomes law.