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Kansas City Connection: A new home for Halls
February 22, 2015
This week, a look at the new Halls department store in Crown Center, and the Kansas City-area chefs and restaurants that are semifinalists for this year’s James Beard awards.
Kansas changing notification for vehicle tag renewals
February 19, 2015
The state of Kansas plans to change the way it notifies motorists that they need to renew vehicle tags.
4 Kansas tribes to split $1.7 million for housing needs
February 19, 2015
Federal officials say four American Indian tribes in northeast Kansas will split $1.7 million in funds for affordable housing.
Kansas district court judge sues over state law on courts
February 19, 2015
A Kansas district court judge is challenging a law passed last year that moved authority to administer district courts away from the Kansas Supreme Court.
Kansas bill would require parental consent for sex education
February 18, 2015
Schools would be barred from giving sex education lessons to students without their parents’ consent under a bill discussed Tuesday by the Kansas House Education Committee.
Woman gets 21 months in prison for hiring illegal workers
February 18, 2015
A co-owner of two Kansas City-area hotels has been sentenced to a year and nine months in federal prison for hiring workers who were in the country illegally and paying them less than other employees.
Kobach says Kansas attracted most new businesses since 2003
February 18, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says more new businesses were formed in Kansas in 2014 than at any point since 2003.
Hallmark to transfer printing work from Georgia to Kansas
February 18, 2015
Hallmark Cards plans to end printing work at its Litho-Krome printing subsidiary in Georgia and transfer the work to Lawrence.
KSU researchers develop heat-tolerant wheat
February 16, 2015
Two Kansas State University researchers are developing a type of wheat that will tolerate hotter temperatures.
AT&T aims to match Google broadband in Kansas City
February 16, 2015
AT&T has announced a new Kansas City-area broadband service with speeds and pricing that aims to put it in competition with Google Fiber.
Kansas committee review bill to boost tobacco, alcohol taxes
February 16, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to raise alcohol and tobacco taxes are being reviewed by a legislative committee.
Kansas lawmakers seek classroom tweaks in school budget row
February 15, 2015
Conservative Republicans have tried but failed to overhaul Kansas’ school curriculums in each of the past two years, but with a bigger majority in the state House and a looming budget crisis, some believe this could be the year they finally get their way.
K-State’s response to open records request shows difficulty
February 15, 2015
A heavily redacted 11-page response from Kansas State University to a newspaper’s open records request illustrates shortcomings with the state’s open records law, but a leading First Amendment expert said it can be difficult to challenge such redactions.
Kansas City Connection: Banjos and beignets
February 15, 2015
This week in Kansas City, celebrate folk music, Mardi Gras and Black History Month.
Kansas Senate panel considering bill to ban abortion method
February 12, 2015
A Kansas Senate committee is preparing to consider a ban on a procedure used in 8 percent of the abortions performed in the state.
State board told Attorney General’s office can’t advise it
February 12, 2015
A small state board will be seeking outside legal help after the Kansas Attorney General’s office said it does not have the resources to represent the board on routine legal issues.
Kansas considers changes to policies for state workers
February 12, 2015
A day after Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback rescinded an executive order protecting state employees from discrimination tied to sexual orientation and gender identity, his administration announced plans to revise hiring, layoff and termination policies for government workers.
Lobbyists looped in about budget earlier than disclosed
February 11, 2015
Newly released emails obtained by the Topeka Capital-Journal show the governor’s administration informed two lobbyists about its budget efforts weeks earlier than previously disclosed.
Kansas legislators open 2 days of hearings on marriage
February 11, 2015
Kansas lawmakers want to lower the state’s divorce rate. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee on Wednesday conducted the first of two informational hearings on marriage called by the committee’s chairman, Rep. Steve Brunk. The Wichita Republican says the state has an interest in keeping marriages together.
Kansas lawmaker wants to set up new foster care program
February 11, 2015
A Kansas state senator wants to create a new foster care program that would provide higher state reimbursements to married couples who don’t smoke or drink, regularly attend church services or other social group meetings and either homeschool or send the foster children to private schools.