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Kansas releases first draft of water vision plan
July 1, 2014
Kansas is poised to release the first draft of a 50-year “water vision” plan that aims to ensure a reliable supply for all citizens.
Kansas judge taking time joining federal bench
June 30, 2014
A Kansas Supreme Court justice who was confirmed nearly two months ago to a federal judgeship will remain in her Kansas role through most of July, an unprecedented amount of time between confirmation and commission for a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge.
Kansas officials await June revenue figures
June 30, 2014
The Kansas Department of Revenue is preparing to release figures for June’s tax collections, with officials hoping recent shortfalls have subsided.
Kansas considering scenic overlook for Flint Hills
June 30, 2014
The Kansas Turnpike Authority is considering building a scenic outlook along Interstate 35 to allow travelers to stop and appreciate the Flint Hills.
Woman charged with arson says spider was cause
June 29, 2014
A 34-year-old Hutchinson woman who says she lit a fire to kill a spider has been charged with aggravated arson after firefighters had to put out a small blaze in her half of a duplex.
Education groups energized for Kansas primary
June 29, 2014
Kansas teachers who watched over the past two years as legislators made changes to their profession are getting politically active this summer, hoping to persuade voters it’s time for a change in Topeka.
Kansas City Connection: Where to find the red, white and boom
June 29, 2014
This week, the streets of Kansas City will be filled with the sulfurous fog of colorful smoke bombs, the hiss of lighted fuses and the sharp cracks and muffled booms of fireworks echoing across the inner city neighborhoods and central suburbs.
Court says KU Hospital on hook for injured hip
June 29, 2014
The University of Kansas Hospital must pick up the $140,000 tab to treat the injuries of a man who broke his hip after jumping out of a window at a county jail, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled.
Court lets celebrity hunter travel while on probation
June 26, 2014
A judge is allowing a celebrity hunter who unlawfully killed a deer in Kansas to travel abroad while on probation once his ban from hunting worldwide expires.
Kansas board votes to loosen teacher license rules
June 26, 2014
Prospective teachers lacking an education degree would have an easier path to get a teaching license under a measure Kansas officials approved Wednesday aimed at addressing critical classroom vacancies.
Kansas warns: No campaign signs alongside highways
June 26, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation is warning political candidates that the agency’s crews will remove campaign signs found alongside the state’s highways.
Washburn baseball coach dies in accident
June 24, 2014
The Washburn University community is mourning the death of baseball coach Steven Anson. The university and Jefferson County authorities say Anson, 60, died Sunday in a tree-trimming accident.
Wichita police find 3 shot to death in home
June 24, 2014
Wichita police are investigating after three people were found shot to death at a home on the city’s southeast side.
Residents: It’s St. John, NOT Saint John, Kansas
June 24, 2014
Some of the good people from St. John are in a bit of a huff. They want a wrong righted, asking that their Stafford County hometown be spelled correctly.
Foster teen says she drank bleach to mask cannabis
June 22, 2014
A 54-year-old Kansas foster mother faces a felony charge of endangering a child after one of the teenagers under her care said they drank milk laced with bleach to “clean up” urine samples of marijuana traces, authorities said Friday.
Kansas soldier killed in 1952 plane crash brought home
June 22, 2014
Services are planned this weekend for a Kansas soldier who was among those killed when a military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain more than 60 years ago.
Kansas City Connection: Venues have World Cup covered
June 22, 2014
Whether you believe Kansas City is really the “Soccer Capital of the U.S.,” as murals and fans here often proclaim, there’s no question soccer mania has taken hold of the city.
U.S. senator from Kansas questions protocols in supremacist case
June 22, 2014
A U.S. senator from Kansas is questioning whether three people fatally shot at two Kansas City-area Jewish centers this April might still be alive if the federal government had not been so lenient a quarter-century ago with the white supremacist charged in the deaths.
Kansas governor decries prairie chicken lawsuit
June 18, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback says a federal lawsuit by environmental groups over the lesser prairie chicken is an attempt to shut down agriculture and energy production in western Kansas.
Cosmosphere unveils plan for next 50 years
June 18, 2014
Officials at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson announced a five-year, $15 million plan Tuesday, with a goal of securing the institution’s future for the next 50 years.