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Kansas governor working on proposed budget fixes
December 7, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback isn’t publicly ruling out any ideas for helping to close state budget shortfalls, leaving officials and lawmakers to speculate about the proposals he’s expected to roll out before the Legislature convenes next month.
New justice to join Kansas Supreme Court this week
December 2, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court is having a special session this week to swear Caleb Stegall in as its newest justice.
Kansas House members picking leaders for 2015-16
December 1, 2014
Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick faces a challenge from a fellow Republican for the chamber’s top leadership position for another two years. And House Democrats are naming a new leader.
Report: Midwest economic index dips again
December 1, 2014
A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has dipped again.
Kansas City Connection: Art, shopping and shows
November 30, 2014
Now that it’s almost December, the holiday events are in full swing, though there’s still plenty of non-Christmas-related events to check out in Kansas City as well.
Overland Park took brunt of Sprint’s fall layoffs
November 26, 2014
More than half of the fall layoffs at Sprint Corp. occurred at the Overland Park headquarters.
Kansas has lower private-sector job growth than U.S.
November 24, 2014
Federal statistics show Kansas is seeing slower private-sector job growth than the U.S. as a whole, while unemployment in the state declined in October to 4.4 percent.
Shelter in Kansas City won’t house gay couples
12:00 p.m., November 17, 2014 Updated 10:48 a.m.
A nonprofit homeless shelter in Kansas City will not allow legally married same-sex couples to stay overnight together because officials believe those relationships violate biblical principles.
Gay rights activists celebrate; Kansas vows fight
November 13, 2014
As gay rights activists celebrate a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex unions in Kansas, it was unclear Thursday how many counties would issue marriage licenses to gay couples after the state’s attorney general said the ruling doesn’t apply statewide.
Education leaders about worry cuts in school funding
November 12, 2014
A new revenue forecast that indicates Kansas will need to make $278 million in cuts in the current fiscal year has state education leaders and some lawmakers concerned that the deficit will require reductions in funding to already cash-strapped schools
Preliminary hearing set in Jewish site shootings
November 12, 2014
An avowed white supremacist from Missouri who is accused in the fatal shooting of three people at two Kansas Jewish sites is expected in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to take his case to trial.
KDHE Secretary Moser plans to resign
November 11, 2014
The secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says he plans to resign.
Kansas has high rate of vacant foreclosed homes
November 6, 2014
A company says a report that Kansas has one of the highest rates of vacant foreclosures in the country reflects the small number of foreclosures in the state, not problems in the housing market.
Defendant’s statements suppressed in murder case
November 4, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court will not review a lower court ruling that suppressed statements from a suspect about the death of a Hutchinson woman in what prosecutors say was a case of mistaken identity.
Winter wheat planting nearly finished in Kansas
November 4, 2014
Winter wheat planting in Kansas is almost finished. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 93 percent of the wheat has been planted in the state. About 82 percent has now emerged.

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