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Kansas man loses 750 pounds, hopes to inspire others
March 19, 2014
Robert Walls used to worry about whether he was going to wake up the next morning. But on a recent day, his main concern was how his hair looked.
A day in the life of chemo: Positivity is medicine, too
March 19, 2014
About to start chemotherapy the other day, Michael Meyer was in a joking mood.
Baldwin City couple turns to medical marijuana as lifeline for 2-year-old son
March 19, 2014
The lower-body cast that 2-year-old Otis Reed has worn since breaking his right femur Feb. 23 is decorated the red and blue of the Kansas Jayhawks. There’s a lot of pride of place in that choice.
Shawnee Town 1929 stands test of time
March 19, 2014
When Charlie Pautler peers out his office window, he sees a daily reminder of much simpler times.
Kansas unemployment dropped in January
March 18, 2014
A Kansas agency says the state’s jobless rate dipped to 4.8 percent in January and more people held jobs than at the beginning of 2013.
KU medical schools wins re-accreditation despite concerns
March 18, 2014
The Kansas University Medical School won re-accreditation despite concerns voiced by KU officials to legislators that lack of funding for a $75 million health education building could have jeopardized accreditation. Even so, the need for a new building remains a concern going forward, officials said.
Kansas: Veterinarian warns of poisoned dogs
March 18, 2014
A Topeka veterinary clinic is warning customers about rat poisoning incidents involving someone in a white van who has been seen throwing white bags into people’s yards.
Wichita struggles to stop rise in gang violence
March 17, 2014
The FBI has joined with Wichita police in a bid to target the city’s most violent gang members.
Kansas grad students nervous about possible cuts in hours
March 17, 2014
Some graduate students at the University of Kansas are concerned about a proposal that would cut back the number of hours they are allowed to work on campus because of questions about health care reform.
Kansas to extend school-funding debate this week
March 17, 2014
Kansas legislative committees are planning to debate school funding proposals this week in response to a court mandate to boost state aid to poor districts.
Kansas City Connection: Sporting KC scores with new food options
March 16, 2014
It’s hard to imagine Sporting Kansas City having a much better season than it did in 2013. Winners of the MLS Cup, and a close second in the race for the Supporter’s Shield (awarded to the Major League Soccer club with the most points in regular season play), 2013 was one for the books.
Kansas school-funding ruling a ‘negative’ on state’s credit report
March 16, 2014
A leading credit rating firm says a recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school funding was a “negative” event that puts even more pressure on the state’s ability to pay its debts.
Earthquake shakes southern Kansas
March 16, 2014
The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake shook southern Kansas.
Kansas board to appeal abortion ruling
March 15, 2014
The Kansas medical board plans to appeal a state court judge’s order overturning its revocation of a doctor’s license over her referrals of young patients for late-term abortions.
Kansas man faces trial in ‘voodoo ritual’ beheading
March 15, 2014
A former Topeka man will be tried for the 2011 killing of another man whose head was severed in what witnesses described as a voodoo ritual.
Kansas regulators OK Westar Energy rate increase
March 14, 2014
State regulators have granted Westar Energy’s request for a $43.6 million rate increase.
Kansas man asks for nude massage, changes mind and flees
March 14, 2014
Police in Wichita say a man who wanted a massage from a naked woman in his motel room changed his mind when she disrobed and ended up fleeing after being threatened by her boyfriend.
Man who escaped from Kansas prison in 1977 finally arrested
March 14, 2014
Authorities in Florida say they’ve arrested a man who escaped from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in 1977.
KU unveils 10-year master plan
March 13, 2014
The University of Kansas’ 10-year master plan would expand academic and research programs and tie sections of the Lawrence campus together, if the university can find millions of dollars to fund it, school officials said.
Kansas schools that fail tests with stay accredited after flaw
March 13, 2014
All public schools in Kansas will remain accredited next year, regardless of how they perform on reading and math assessments, after a new online testing system experienced glitches on the first day it was used, the State Board of Education has decided.