Both Kansas Cities raise age to buy tobacco products to 21
November 20, 2015
Young Kansas City smokers will have to drive a bit farther to buy their cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor products under an ordinance that’s getting widespread support in the metropolitan area.
Mature Living: Seniors who keep working are healthier, study says
October 28, 2015
Is retirement hazardous to your health? It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study that finds senior citizens who work are in better health than their counterparts who don’t.
Mature Living: Many parents offer their retirement savings to pay for children’s education
October 28, 2015
Parents and grandparents will do the darndest things to make their children and grandchildren happy, even if it means putting their own retirement security in jeopardy to help pay for college.
Mature Living: Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year
October 28, 2015
Older Americans got a double dose of bad news recently: There will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, and Medicare bills are set to soar for many.
Great Midwest Balloon Fest looks for great weather this weekend
October 20, 2015
Robbie Small has one message she wants to spread: The weather this weekend should be just about perfect for a festival dedicated to hot air balloons.
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.
Kansas Supreme Court to hear Wichita pot ordinance arguments
September 10, 2015
Kansas’s highest court is considering the legality of Wichita’s marijuana ordinance next week.
Kansas Supreme Court may review case dealing with its power
September 3, 2015
Chief Justice Lawton Nuss won’t rule out having the Kansas Supreme Court review a lawsuit that involves an attempt by the Legislature to diminish the high court’s administrative power.
Insurance Department studying continuing education programs
August 31, 2015
The Kansas Insurance Department is considering whether insurance agents need more training.
Mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit
August 23, 2015
A Wichita State University mathematician says she’s not optimistic that she’ll win her lawsuit seeking ballot information so she can perform an audit of the 2014 election.
Baker Edition: Info Box
August 20, 2015
Contact information for Baker University campuses
25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives of millions
July 26, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act is monumental in scope, intended to protect people with disabilities from discrimination and enable them to participate fully in the workforce and their communities. Its protections, which now cover an estimated 55 million Americans, extend to five key areas: employment, state and local government facilities and services, public accommodations, telecommunications, and transportation.
Mars Inc. to expand candy-making plant in Kansas
July 16, 2015
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company’s first new plant in 35 years.
Douglas County Fair returns July 24 with new theme, kiddie derby
July 14, 2015
The Douglas County Fair may just be one of the summer’s biggest attractions — in recent years, it’s drawn upwards of 25,000 people to the Lawrence fairgrounds — but back in the early 1950s, the fair was just a fledgling operation hosted at Haskell University. Back then, before the fairgrounds were built, 4-H animals were all housed underneath the school’s football stadium. Or, at least, that’s what Margaret Kalb’s mother told her growing up.
Police officer lauded for how he handled shoplifting case
July 12, 2015
A suburban Kansas City police officer said he is amazed by the public response to actions he took this week while responding to a routine shoplifting call at a local retail store.