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New wave of oil drilling disrupts Baldwin City, rural neighborhoods
February 9, 2014
Victoria Guerrero says she and her husband, Fernando, were stunned last February when they returned to Douglas County after Fernando’s two-year military deployment to Germany.
Kansas: State of the State address at 6:30 tonight
January 15, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to give the annual State of the State address and outline his legislative agenda.
Kansas: Higher education cuts unlikely to be restored
January 15, 2014
Restoring budget cuts to higher education that were approved last year by Gov. Sam Brownback and Republican legislative leaders appears iffy at this point.
Kansas: Bioscience, higher ed funding raise serious concerns
January 13, 2014
The fight over higher education funding was one of the most bruising in the last legislative session and promises to be again.
Kansas: Democrat Davis raises $1 million for Topeka run
January 9, 2014
Democratic challenger Paul Davis raised a little more than $1 million in cash contributions in less than five months for his campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Sam Brownback in the Kansas governor’s race.
Kansas Chamber poll: Taxes, school administration spending too high
January 9, 2014
Kansas business owners say both taxes and the amount of money spent on school administration are too high, according to a new survey commissioned by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.
Kansas: House education committee won’t change
January 8, 2014
Education lobbyists at the Kansas Statehouse were surprised to hear Monday that there will be no changes in the makeup of the House Education Committee, where a bill to greatly expand the state’s charter school law failed last year by a single vote.
Bonner Springs grad speedily raises funds via the web for designer line
January 7, 2014
Tina Zeljeznjak knows that, as she says, “The Internet is a big place; it is very easy to get lost in it.” But the 2001 Bonner Springs High School graduate already has proven she is anything but lost.
Schmidt asked to defend state board in science lawsuit
11:28 a.m., October 17, 2013 Updated 11:28 a.m.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is being asked to defend the State Board of Education in a lawsuit that challenges the Next Generation Science Standards that were adopted in June.
Voting rights advocates fear problems with proof of citizenship requirement will mean many lost votes; board rejects Kobach modification
July 16, 2013
Law requires birth certificate, passport or other document for those registering in state for the first time
More wineries, more elbow room expected for this year’s Winesong at Riverfest
May 30, 2013
Organizers learned two big lessons after turning hundreds away from the inaugural Winesong at Riverfest wine tasting event in De Soto. People — a lot of people, it turns out — are interested in trying Kansas wine. And, in order to better accommodate them, this year’s event would need some major tweaking.
Tonganoxie resident’s barbecue team appearing Sunday on Pitmasters
January 2, 2013
Truebud BBQ outcooked hundreds of competitive barbecuers last year, but will the local team be able to smoke its competition on national TV? Find out this weekend, when the Kansas City episode of BBQ Pitmasters premieres.
Eudora High announces perfect attendance list
October 24, 2012
More than 100 Eudora High School students were recognized this week for achieving perfect attendance for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year.
Douglas County Arts Caravan on the move
Percolator brings artists, creativity to smaller communities
October 22, 2012
Looking to infuse rural areas with the art and community spirit for which its Rhode Island Street alleyway home is known, the Percolator Artspace is taking its show on the road. The Percolator’s new Douglas County Arts Caravan will make its next stop in Baldwin City.