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2 dead after shooting in Overland Park
July 1, 2015
Police in Overland Park say two people have died in a shooting.
Police: Man shot out outside Kansas mall knew gunmen
June 29, 2015
Authorities say a man knew the two gunmen who shot at him outside an Overland Park mall.
City budget suggestions cause conflict on Shawnee council
June 29, 2015
New City Council Member Eric Jenkins has proposed some changes to the city’s department structure and budget as the city wraps up its 2016 budget session, which caused some backlash from other members of the council.
Kansas man charged with molestation arrested in California
June 18, 2015
Police say a suburban Kansas City music instructor charged with child molestation has been arrested in California.
Governor signs bill on $25 withdrawal for welfare recipients
June 16, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that allows the state to change controversial limits on the amount of money welfare recipients could withdraw from ATMs.
Kansas House approves new tax plan after governor’s plea
June 12, 2015
Republican leaders pushed a new plan for raising taxes through the Kansas House early Friday morning, hours after top aides to GOP Gov. Sam Brownback warned them that failing to erase a budget deficit risked funding for universities and invited a downgrading of the state’s bond ratings.
Kansas City reaches deal to create ‘Smart City’ network
June 7, 2015
Kansas City and two companies have reached an agreement to create a $15.7 million set of high-tech services along the 2.2-mile downtown streetcar line that’s expected to be operating next year.
Kansas House passes bill legalizing fantasy sports
May 7, 2015
The Kansas House has passed a bill that would define fantasy sports as a legal activity.
Budget, taxes head up crowded agenda for Kansas Legislature
April 29, 2015
Kansas legislators are returning Wednesday from spring break to tackle a crowded agenda topped by a mandate to balance the next state budget and questions about which taxes they will increase to achieve that.
Brownback to take action on bill regulating Uber drivers
April 20, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback must decide whether to sign a bill that ride-hailing company Uber has said would drive it out of the state if it becomes law.
New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits
April 16, 2015
A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can’t use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don’ts runs to several dozen items.
WireCo to move headquarters across border to Kansas
April 15, 2015
The Kansas Department of Commerce says WireCo WorldGroup will receive more than $8.6 million in incentives to move its headquarters this summer from Kansas City, Mo., to Prairie Village.
CertainTeed to renovate plant in Kansas City, Kan.
April 14, 2015
CertainTeed Corp. officials say the building materials company will renovate its plant in Kansas City, Kansas, creating more than 70 new jobs over the next three years.
Hostess plant in Lenexa to reopen
April 13, 2015
A former Hostess Brands bakery in Lenexa will reopen this summer, providing about 100 jobs.
Kansas Attorney General criticizes federal home health laws
April 7, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says new federal regulations threaten home health care services in Kansas.

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