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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.
Report: Midwest economic index drops again
November 3, 2014
A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again. A survey report issued early Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell in October to 51.8 from 54.3 in September. The figure was from 57.2 in August.
Kansas officials play up revenue from hunters
November 2, 2014
Kansas officials say hunters contributed more than $600 million to the state’s economy last year, and they’re hoping to increase that figure with a campaign to attract hunters from out of state.
Second developer interested in casino in SE Kansas
October 30, 2014
Odds are better for a casino in southeast Kansas after a second developer expressed interest in the project.
Meetings aimed at boosting exports start this week
October 29, 2014
A Wichita-based trade advisory firm is working with Kansas communities to identify companies that seem ready to export but haven’t yet.
GOP plans network of lawyers watching election
October 29, 2014
The Kansas Republican Party plans to have a network of lawyers ready to watch voting on Election Day for potential legal problems.

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