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Report: Kansas population increases by .3 percent to 2.9 million
October 8, 2015
New health statistics show that the Kansas’ population has nudged up slightly to 2.9 million.
Woman, child killed in highway crash in Kansas
October 8, 2015
A woman and a 6-year-old child have been killed in a single-vehicle accident in Johnson County.
More than 300 teaching vacancies in Kansas
October 8, 2015
Kansas had more than 300 vacant teaching positions at the beginning of this school year, but state officials say some of those vacancies may be filled in the coming months.
Supreme Court to hear capital cases roiling Kansas politics
October 7, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted in the notorious slayings of four people in Kansas, capital cases that roiled the state’s politics and have prompted calls to remake its judiciary.
Brownback spokeswoman blasts Medicaid expansion
October 7, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback’s office has indicated that the administration will not expand Medicaid and bring coverage to 150,000 uninsured Kansans, calling the plan “morally reprehensible.”
Water conference to focus on Kansas water vision plan
October 7, 2015
The Governor’s Water Conference next month aims to focus on implementation of the Kansas water vision plan.
Kansas set to outsource vehicle dealer title services
October 6, 2015
Kansas is set to outsource vehicle title work for automobile dealers next year to save about $200,000.
Evidence of bedbugs found at Topeka library
October 6, 2015
A pesticide company has found evidence of bedbugs at a Topeka library.
Kansas cropland values down this year amid low grain prices
October 6, 2015
Low grain prices are driving down Kansas cropland values this year, while high prices for cattle are pushing up the value of pastures.
Kansas GOP leader demands Davis exit from voter rules suit
October 6, 2015
The Kansas Republican Party’s chairman is demanding that Democrats’ last nominee for governor withdraw as an attorney from a federal lawsuit challenging voter registration policies.
Goddard high school wins ecology award
October 5, 2015
A south-central Kansas school has been honored for its efforts to help the environment.
Legal fight focuses on western Kansas millionaire’s estate
October 5, 2015
A legal fight is brewing over the $20.6 million estate of a western Kansas man whose will was changed shortly before his January 2013 death.
Kansas to receive $5.6 million federal workforce grant
October 5, 2015
Kansas is getting nearly $5.6 million from the federal government to help people who are having trouble finding jobs get into work or training.
Tough voter citizenship rules pull Kansas into multiple lawsuits
October 4, 2015
Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s successful push to require new Kansas voters to document their U.S. citizenship has spawned three lawsuits, including one he pursued against a federal agency in trying to enforce the policy.
Wichita attorney elected Kansas Democratic Party chairman
October 4, 2015
A Wichita attorney is the new Kansas Democratic Party chairman after delegates from across the state elected him on a unanimous vote.
Kansas City Connection: Getting pumped for postseason baseball
October 4, 2015
Happy October, dear readers. I hope everyone is maintaining a nice pumpkin spice latte buzz and getting ready for another exciting season of playoff baseball. I know I am.
Appeals court refuses to rehear Kansas abortion threat case
September 30, 2015
A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to reconsider its earlier ruling that a Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor’s car.
Kansas officer’s gesture brings homeless man to tears
September 30, 2015
Touched by the plight of a homeless man forced to walk several hours a day to his job, a Kansas police officer stepped up with a gesture that brought the man to tears.
Kansas governor uses zombie event to promote preparedness
September 30, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback says if Kansas ever faces a zombie apocalypse, he might use a farm combine to mow them down.
Kansas to designate October as ‘Zombie Preparedness Month’
September 29, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign a proclamation designating October as “Zombie Preparedness Month” in Kansas.