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Five questions: Poison protection
01:24 p.m., March 20, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
March 18-24 is the 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week.
Wildlife federation honors Kansas Riverkeeper for conservation efforts
03:53 p.m., March 16, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Wildlife Federation recently honored Kansas Riverkeeper Laura Calwell with a statewide conservation award.
Five questions: Flu still around
Influenza now ‘widespread’ in Kansas
02:47 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment in a press release last week warned influenza is now at its highest level in the state this season and reminded residents vaccines were still available.
Lawrence resident, 29, chronicles life-changing brain injury in new book
06:00 a.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Six years ago, at age 22, Louise Krug suffered from a brain bleed that caused weakness, dizziness, headaches and difficulty with hearing and vision.
Few people using Kansas fund for problem gamblers
06:59 p.m., March 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
State officials want to raise awareness of a fund that helps people with gambling addictions, which is getting little use.
Abortion bill brings up more than just tax issues
06:53 p.m., March 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
It’s called the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” but House Bill 2598, which will be worked on in committee this week, deals with much more than taxes.
Kansas moves closer to ending ban on happy hour
March 7, 2012
Kansas is sometimes identified with Carrie Nation’s saloon-smashing and imposed its own Prohibition for decades, but legislators moved closer Tuesday to quietly repealing the state’s ban on happy hours at bars, taverns, clubs and restaurants.
Legislators expecting fights on major issues
04:44 p.m., March 6, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Douglas County legislators said Saturday that major political battles over taxes, school finance and redistricting are lining up for the rest of the 2012 legislative session.
Kansas Legislators raise concerns about schools reaching dyslexic students
04:22 p.m., March 6, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Frustrated parents, reduced education budgets and legislators converged Thursday over the issue of trying to help students with dyslexia.
Five questions: Good consumer
Tips for purchasing products
04:21 p.m., March 6, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
National Consumer Protection Week is this week. Our questions come from information provided through Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s website, ag.ks.gov.
Proposal would put chapel in the Capitol
07:00 a.m., February 28, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Legislators this week are expected to consider a proposal to set aside space in the Statehouse for an all-faiths chapel.
Brownback favors Leavenworth County being its own Kansas Senate district, chief of staff says
February 23, 2012
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief of staff says the governor is in favor of making Leavenworth County a distinct Kansas Senate district.
Senator proposes adding funds to Brownback’s school finance plan
February 22, 2012
A Republican senator on Monday tried to increase support for Gov. Sam Brownback’s school finance overhaul by adding $41.8 million to the plan.
Changes to Kansas water policy moving forward
February 22, 2012
Legislators moved forward Monday on Kansas water policy changes aimed at improving conservation efforts and prolonging the life of water supplies.