Opinion

Analysis: Gay marriage clouds Kansas governor race
October 12, 2014
The re-emergence of gay marriage as a hot legal issue nationally has complicated Democratic challenger Paul Davis’ bid in Kansas to unseat conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Linwood’s Operation WildLife aiding animals despite challenges
July 2, 2014
Operation WildLife’s 20 years in operation helping injured and sick animals is often tested by financial struggles and the constant influx on animals, but that’s not stopping the organization’s founder or its volunteers.
Kansas mayor faces recall vote in council dispute
May 25, 2014
A small-town Kansas mayor faces an August recall vote after critics say she violated the state’s open meetings law and doesn’t get along well with most City Council members.
Basehor snow plow crew clears path, hopefully into spring
March 11, 2014
The four-man Basehor snow plow crew that keeps the city’s 42 miles of road clear of ice and snow has had a long winter full of unique challenges.
Kansas Supreme Court: State’s public school funding levels are unconstitutional
10:12 a.m., March 7, 2014 Updated 05:10 p.m.
The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.
Kansas delegation splits on spending bill with NBAF funding
12:00 p.m., January 17, 2014 Updated 12:00 p.m.
The Kansas congressional delegation split evenly this week on a federal spending bill that includes $404 million for construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to be built at Kansas State University. That money was part of a $1.1 trillion appropriations bill to fund federal government operations through the rest of the federal fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.
Basehor family seeks home for cat found in the cold
10:54 a.m., January 10, 2014 Updated 10:54 a.m.
Kristie Warhurst, along with her sister Jamie Oberg and their parents, are trying to find the owner of a stray cat, or a family that could adopt him.
5 questions: Sticking to your resolutions
12:00 a.m., January 8, 2014 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The new year always begins with ambitious resolutions. Despite lofty personal goals for 2014, the truth is most people fall short of achieving them. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, about 54 percent of people fail to maintain their resolutions at the six-month mark of the new year. So, we went to Active.com to find out how to better ensure your resolutions do not fall by the wayside.
Report: Kansas hospitals hire lobbyist to push Medicaid expansion
10:33 a.m., December 26, 2013 Updated 10:33 a.m.
The Kansas Hospital Association has hired a former Republican cabinet secretary to develop a plan for expanding Medicaid that the group hopes Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-led Kansas Legislature can support.
Man arrested in car bomb plot at Kansas airport
10:40 a.m., December 19, 2013 Updated 10:40 a.m.
A Kansas man was arrested Friday on charges that he planned to set off a car bomb at the Wichita airport in an attack intended to support al-Qaida, authorities said.
Kansas state school funding falling short of legislators’ plan
11:26 a.m., December 12, 2013 Updated 11:26 a.m.
Public schools will have less money per student than the Legislature intended when making the recent state budget, unless Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators provide more money when the 2014 legislative session starts next month.
Sheriff’s Office to conduct saturation patrol on Dec. 13
02:31 p.m., December 11, 2013 Updated 02:31 p.m.
On Friday evening the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a “saturation patrol” in southern Leavenworth County in an effort to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers.
Death at Arrowhead ruled homicide
12:50 p.m., December 5, 2013 Updated 12:50 p.m.
The death of a Missouri man in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot during Kansas City’s game this weekend was ruled a homicide Wednesday, but police said it could still take weeks before they know what killed him.
Community National Bank names new Basehor president
02:16 p.m., November 22, 2013 Updated 02:16 p.m.
Community National Bank announced this week the hiring of Steven Ketteler as Branch President in Basehor.
Brownback proposes grade-school reading initiative; advocacy groups decry funding method
10:37 a.m., November 14, 2013 Updated 10:37 a.m.
A new proposal by Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration to try to improve reading proficiency among grade-school students is under fire from children’s advocates because of the way it is funded.

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