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Core knowledge: districts prepare for new educational standards
July 11, 2012
Beginning in August, classroom learning is going to have a different look at most Kansas schools.
Five questions: Easy traveling
12:36 p.m., June 19, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation shares how its free travel information tools can help make a road trip safe and enjoyable.
Food: Keep an open mind to Kansas wines
Festival to feature samplings from 14 of the state’s 23 vineyards
June 13, 2012
If you’re heading to the new wine-tasting event Saturday in De Soto, you won’t find wines that taste exactly like your favorite Napa Valley cabernet or Argentinian malbec. However, organizers say, that isn’t a bad thing.
Five questions: Swimming safely
KDHE offers tips for summer in the water
01:16 p.m., June 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
This week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides tips on keeping safe while you’re swimming this summer.
Five questions: It’s Relay time
02:06 p.m., May 29, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Area Relay for Life events kick off this week.
Eudora High School students named to honor rolls
May 29, 2012
These students were named to Eudora High School honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.
Five questions: Marble collecting
03:29 p.m., May 22, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Marbles, those whimsical orbs behind phrases like “knuckling down” and “playing for keeps,” pervade our culture.
Eudora high-schoolers recognized for perfect attendance for 2011-2012 school year
May 16, 2012
These Eudora High School students had perfect attendance for the 2011-2012 school year.
Eudora High School students recognized for perfect attendance during fourth quarter of 2011-2012 school year
May 16, 2012
These Eudora High School had perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.
Five questions: Window watch
12:04 p.m., May 15, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
When the weather gets warm, open windows can be a cost-effective way to keep cool. But they can also be a safety hazard for children, who may fall through. Safe Kids Kansas offers ways to let the fresh air in while keeping your children safe.
Five questions: Avoiding scams
05:29 p.m., May 8, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Thousands of Kansans have registered their phone numbers with the Do Not Call Registry, but telemarketers are finding new ways to get your money or personal information. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt offers the following tips to avoid scams.
Stages of support
A mom’s work is never done
05:08 p.m., May 8, 2012 Updated 10:24 a.m.
Mothers are supportive of their children, whether they’re cheering along the sidelines at a soccer game or getting a costume lined up for a school play.
Five questions: Salt savvy
02:24 p.m., May 1, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment joined in World Salt Awareness Week earlier this spring to encourage Kansans to watch their sodium intake. Below, KDHE answers questions about sodium and its link to heart disease.
A look inside the landfill
Variety of activity — even wildlife — abounds inside the nearly 1,000-acre site
April 25, 2012
Behind the steep berms hiding it from public view, the Johnson County Landfill is home to both arid moon-like landscapes and lush green pockets teeming with wildlife. The Dispatch takes you on a photo tour of the largest landfill of its kind in the Midwest.