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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.
Kansas may face $42 million tax tab to former Pizza Hut magnate
October 15, 2015
A state appeals court ruling in favor of a former Pizza Hut magnate could put Kansas on the hook to refund millions of dollars in taxes he was forced to pay two years ago.
Kansas winter wheat planting, corn harvest making progress
October 14, 2015
The latest government snapshot shows Kansas farmers have now planted 69 percent of their 2016 winter wheat crop.
Topeka to pay $10K for sewage release
October 14, 2015
Topeka will pay $10,000 for releasing 3 million gallons of raw sewage into the Kansas River earlier this year, the city announced Wednesday.
Kansas utility to retire old generating units by year’s end
October 14, 2015
The largest electric utility in Kansas says it will retire small generating units in three communities by the end of the year and is citing new federal environmental regulations as one reason.
Kansas governor promoting corrections programs with tour
October 13, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback is having events in four Kansas communities this week to promote corrections programs designed to help offenders return to productive lives after their time behind bars.
Few original Brownback cabinet secretaries remain
October 13, 2015
A number of high-ranking Brownback Cabinet officials have made the jump from state government over the years. Kansas has 11 Cabinet secretaries. Since Brownback came into office, eight of the 11 positions have turned over — one of them twice.
Kobach: Election fraud cases filed in 2 Kansas counties
October 13, 2015
Secretary of State Kris Kobach says his office has filed three criminal election fraud cases in two counties alleging people voted in Kansas while doing so in another state.
Kansas City, Kansas, activist challenges charges
October 12, 2015
A Kansas City, Kan., activist charged in the death of a pedestrian has filed motions challenging the charges and the legality of the Wyandotte County court proceedings.
Agencies expanding capacity for domestic violence victims
October 12, 2015
A surge in homicides involving women in abusive relationships and a lack of beds for victims seeking shelter have prompted some Wichita agencies to seek ways to expand capacity for domestic violence victims.
Child homicides taking toll in Kansas City metropolitan area
October 12, 2015
At least 16 children in the Kansas City metropolitan area have been killed in homicides in the past 12 months, leaving families with a sense of helplessness and prosecutors frustrated by the cases that remain unsolved.
Kansas: No court order needed for same-sex birth certificate
October 12, 2015
Kansas officials say no court order will be needed in the future to process birth certificate applications of children from same-sex couples who conceive by artificial insemination.
Kansas City Connection: The art of ‘Rising Up,’ and visiting some old haunts
October 12, 2015
This week we take a look at the murals of American painter Hale Woodruff at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Rhiannon Giddens at the Folly, haunted houses in the West Bottoms and the art of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” at the KC Library’s Central Branch.
Report: Kansas population increases by .3 percent to 2.9 million
October 8, 2015
New health statistics show that the Kansas’ population has nudged up slightly to 2.9 million.
Woman, child killed in highway crash in Kansas
October 8, 2015
A woman and a 6-year-old child have been killed in a single-vehicle accident in Johnson County.
More than 300 teaching vacancies in Kansas
October 8, 2015
Kansas had more than 300 vacant teaching positions at the beginning of this school year, but state officials say some of those vacancies may be filled in the coming months.
Supreme Court to hear capital cases roiling Kansas politics
October 7, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted in the notorious slayings of four people in Kansas, capital cases that roiled the state’s politics and have prompted calls to remake its judiciary.
Brownback spokeswoman blasts Medicaid expansion
October 7, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback’s office has indicated that the administration will not expand Medicaid and bring coverage to 150,000 uninsured Kansans, calling the plan “morally reprehensible.”