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Catholic group urges tougher laws for payday loans
January 4, 2015
A group representing Catholic bishops in Kansas wants lawmakers to approve tougher state regulators for payday lenders.
23-year-old man shot, killed by Wichita police
January 4, 2015
Authorities are investigating after Wichita police fatally shot a 23-year-old man who is accused of threatening to kill people.
Kansas City Connection: Resolving to have a happy new year
January 4, 2015
A positively framed list of New Year’s resolutions that will help you gain in fun, healthy and culturally enriching experiences
Critics of Kansas science standards appeal ruling
December 31, 2014
A nonprofit group that contends science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism has appealed a federal judge’s dismissal of its lawsuit against the guidelines.
Kansas deputies seize about 7 pounds of meth
December 31, 2014
The McPherson County Sheriff’s Department says a traffic stop led to the seizure of about 7 pounds of methamphetamine.
39,000 Kansans sign up for federal insurance
December 31, 2014
Federal health officials say 39,023 Kansans signed up for health care coverage through the federally run exchange in the first month of open enrollment.
Response to Kansas Medicaid suit alleges extortion
December 30, 2014
A firm managing part of the Medicaid program in Kansas and its parent company alleged Monday in court documents that a former executive tried to “extort” $3 million from them by threatening to forward “spurious” information about them to state officials after being fired.
Kansas GOP chairman to seek another 2-year term
December 30, 2014
The Kansas Republican Party’s chairman is seeking a second two-year term after the GOP swept all statewide and congressional races in the November election.
Kansas court orders more state spending on schools
December 30, 2014
A state district court panel has ruled that Kansas isn’t spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child.
Guidelines to help judges with frivolous pleadings
December 30, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court is studying proposed guidelines for judges grappling with people who file repetitive, malicious or frivolous pleadings.
Court won’t reconsider states’ citizenship lawsuit
December 30, 2014
A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision allowing residents of Kansas and Arizona to register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship.
Lt. Gov. Colyer spends holidays on relief mission
December 29, 2014
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer is spending the holidays providing medical relief in the Middle East.
Wichita group plans to submit new petitions on marijuana fines
December 29, 2014
A group that wants to lower fines for marijuana possession in Wichita says it has collected enough signatures on petitions to put the issue to a public vote in April.
Kansas sees lowest tornado total in 25 years
December 29, 2014
Kansas officials say the state saw the lowest number of tornadoes this year in 25 years.
Kansas, Missouri question safety of guardrails
December 29, 2014
Missouri and Kansas transportation officials have suspended installations of a guardrail system over concerns about its safety.
Falling grain prices, record cattle prices mark 2014 season
December 28, 2014
Farmers and ranchers across Kansas are wrapping up the 2014 growing season, marked by rapidly changing fortunes that were buffeted by weather and markets.
Fiscal issues to drive Kansas lawmakers’ session
December 28, 2014
Kansas lawmakers have a plateful of potentially ugly decisions ahead to close state budget shortfalls, but some of them and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback have bigger ambitions for the annual legislative session opening next month.
Kansas City Connection: In the mood to celebrate New Year’s
December 28, 2014
Kansas City Connection’s New Year’s Eve guide will help you pick from some of the city’s best options, conveniently categorized by what you’re in the mood for. We’ve included a few daytime/family-friendly options as well.
Bill would let terminally ill use unapproved meds
December 24, 2014
A suburban Kansas City lawmaker is proposing a measure that would allow terminally ill patients to use medications that haven’t received federal approval.
Kansas lawmakers floating plenty of tax proposals
December 24, 2014
Republican legislators in Kansas are tossing around plenty of proposals for raising new revenues to help close the state’s budget shortfalls, and they’re not confining themselves to rethinking personal income tax cuts that represent GOP Gov. Sam Brownback’s legacy.