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Kansas residents rush to meet Obamacare deadline
March 31, 2014
Counselors are expecting a crush of late-hour requests for help from Kansas consumers seeking to navigate the federal government’s online health insurance marketplace.
Kansas House panel leader resigns over school bill
March 31, 2014
The House Appropriations Committee’s chairman has resigned from the committee because he says he can’t s
Chameleon King: Bonner Springs resident has unique hobby
March 31, 2014
Ted Kasckow peers into the cage, trying to point out each of his three newest purchases. “That’s the fun part about chameleons — trying to find them,” he notes.
Kansas losing population, Census figures show
March 30, 2014
New census figures show that more people have been moving out of Kansas than have recently been moving in.
Kansas: Higher education funding questions persist
March 30, 2014
With much of the Legislature’s attention focused on a state Supreme Court order to equalize public school funding, movement on the higher education front, including Kansas University, has taken a backseat recently.
Kansas City Connection: The Royals return, along with several great concerts
March 30, 2014
For a fun, relaxing night out in Kansas City, Kauffman Stadium can’t be beat. Good-natured crowds, footlong sausages and salty pretzels, cold beer and dip-and-dots ice cream, fountains, games, giveaways and music.
Kansas shutting off cold-weather protection for utilities
March 28, 2014
State officials are reminding Kansans who fall behind on electric and natural gas bills that they will lose some protection against shutoffs next week.
Kansas: Brownback bristles at prairie chicken change
March 28, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback criticized the federal government’s decision to add the lesser prairie chicken to its list of threatened species Thursday as an “overreach,” and a spokeswoman said his office is considering a lawsuit.
Kansas: Hearing set for 19-year-old murder suspect
March 28, 2014
A preliminary hearing has been set for a 19-year-old Lawrence woman charged with murder in the death of her 52-year-old housemate.
Kansas unemployment up slightly in February
March 27, 2014
Kansas labor officials say the state’s unemployment rate increased in February to a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent, up from 4.8 percent in January. That’s the third consecutive month the rate has been below 5 percent.
Fugitive wanted in two states arrested while snacking at Plaza
March 27, 2014
A 30-year-old fugitive wanted in Kansas and Oklahoma is likely wishing he had decided to order delivery over the weekend.
National Weather Service issues tornado watch, other advisories
March 27, 2014
In like a lion and out like a lion?
Kansas House OKs student data privacy bill
March 27, 2014
Restrictions on access to data on Kansas public school students would increase under a bill clearing the House on Wednesday, a move described by legislators as a means toward increased privacy.
Kansas Senate GOP unveils schools plan
March 26, 2014
Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate have outlined a new school funding plan that would give local districts extra authority to increase property taxes to supplement their state funds.
Kansas lawmakers name state’s official fossils
March 25, 2014
Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill designating a winged dinosaur and an ancient sea creature as the state’s official fossils.
Kansas full-day kindergarten plan likely won’t advance, House speaker says
March 25, 2014
House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, on Tuesday said Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to provide state funding for full-day kindergarten probably isn’t advancing during the current legislative session.
Kansas House committee hatches new plan for school funding
March 25, 2014
A Kansas House committee is preparing to take up a proposal from Republican leaders to increase education spending to satisfy a state Supreme Court order.
Kansas: Dogs found in trash bin ready for adoption
March 24, 2014
Two dogs found in a trash bin in Wichita have recovered and are ready to be adopted.
Kansas: Party switching limits in Brownback’s hands
March 24, 2014
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has until March 31 to decide the fate of the Kansas GOP’s plan to make it harder for voters to switch parties before primary elections.
Kansas residents brace for flood insurance changes
March 24, 2014
Some Kansas officials, real estate agents and homeowners say the changes to the National Flood Insurance Program, which is drowning in debt, don’t match reality in the rarely flooded state.