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Kansas man who fled U.S. captured after he returns
October 23, 2015
The U.S. Marshals Service says a Kansas City, Kansas, man who fled the U.S. two years ago was arrested when he flew back to the country from Africa.
Computer issue delaying processing of Kansas vets’ claims
October 22, 2015
A Kansas agency says its workers have been blocked from using a Veterans Affairs computer program, leading to delays in processing veterans’ claims.
Kansas court speeds handling of lawsuit over abortion law
October 22, 2015
The Kansas Court of Appeals is taking the rare step of having all of its judges hear a legal challenge to the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure to help speed up the court’s review.
County commissioner shuns bilingual Spanish TV reporter
October 22, 2015
A Kansas television station is accusing a county commissioner of defaming one of its reporters when he refused to be interviewed by her and called her an advocate for people living in the country illegally.
Kansas officials question value of data on buildings, energy
October 21, 2015
Some Kansas officials question the value of data collected in annual reports meant to identify state buildings using excessive amounts of energy.
Group says Kansas program benefits certain companies
October 21, 2015
A watchdog group says larger businesses have been the primary beneficiaries of a Kansas economic incentive program.
Body found on I-70 in Kansas City
October 21, 2015
Police in Kansas City are investigating the discovery of a body on highway.
New Kansas Statehouse power plant more costly than expected
October 20, 2015
State officials say a new power plant for the Kansas Statehouse and nearby office buildings will cost $3.3 million more than previously expected.
Groups says it’ll seek Sedgwick County commissioner recall
October 20, 2015
WICHITA — An advocacy group has announced plans to try to recall a Sedgwick County commissioner who wants to prohibit people in the U.S. illegally from participating in a federal nutrition program in Kansas.
Great Midwest Balloon Fest looks for great weather this weekend
October 20, 2015
Robbie Small has one message she wants to spread: The weather this weekend should be just about perfect for a festival dedicated to hot air balloons.
Kansas budget director accessed state email
October 20, 2015
Records show that Kansas’ budget director used his state email during a holiday break last year, raising questions about his claim that he used a personal account to email lobbyists during that time because he didn’t have access to his official state account, a newspaper reported.
Man injured after his handgun goes off in Kansas theater
October 19, 2015
A Salina theater was evacuated after a man apparently shot himself in the leg with his concealed handgun.
Police: 11 injured in Great Bend crash involving spider
October 19, 2015
Authorities say 11 people were sent to the hospital after a collision in Great Bend was caused by a 17-year-old girl who tried to kill a spider.
Kansas test results expected soon
October 19, 2015
Results from Kansas state assessment tests administered last spring are expected to be released to parents in the next few weeks.
Kansas City Connection: Bonner Springs balloon fest puts the helium in Halloween
October 19, 2015
After the Royals extended their playoff run last week, I thought about writing a column listing the best bars in the area to watch the MLB playoffs. But the truth is, as long as the postseason wins keep coming, you can pop your head in any pretty much any watering hole in town and expect to have a good time.
Kansas State Fair 2015 attendance highest since 1995
October 16, 2015
Thanks to good weather and popular concerts, the Kansas State Fair this year had its highest attendance since 1995.
Kansas governor works on program to provide mentors for poor
October 16, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that his administration is working on developing a new program to provide volunteer mentors to poor Kansas residents receiving state social services after seeing similar programs help hundreds of adult prison inmates and juvenile offenders.
Kansas poised to be a leader in emerging field of drones
October 16, 2015
Kansas is trying to position itself as an industry leader in the emerging field of unmanned aerial systems, building on the framework already in place as an aviation manufacturing cluster and in its technology-driven agricultural sector.
Kansas amputee shuns self-pity, shoots for Paralympic gold
October 15, 2015
Liz Willis lost her left leg below the knee almost five years ago and she considers herself lucky. There’s no self-pity, no wallowing. In fact, Willis, who lives near Augusta, is an upbeat mother of a 4-year-old boy who cannot be kept down. And it’s that young child, Calum, who drives her as a sprinter as she leaves this week for the Paralymic World Games in Doha, Qatar, and hopes to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team next summer that will compete in the Rio de Janerio Paralymic Games.
Kansas warns drivers to watch for deer
October 15, 2015
Officials are warning drivers to watch for deer on the Kansas highways this fall.