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Do you consider yourself superstitious?

Response Percent
Somewhat, it depends on the superstition.
No, superstitions are silly.
Yes, very much so.
Total 10
World’s tallest water slide set to open Thursday
July 8, 2014
After three delays, the world’s tallest water slide is scheduled to open this week.
Emporia enjoying connection with Hostess
July 8, 2014
Snack cakes have been good for Emporia, where a reopened Hostess Brands plant has brought millions of dollars in investments and employment for some who were laid off when the plant was closed in 2012.
Kansas won’t release data from reading, math tests
July 8, 2014
Kansas won’t be issuing any report cards this year on how well its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the state Board of Education decided Tuesday.
Marijuana advocates hope for vote on pot issue
July 7, 2014
A group of Wichita marijuana advocates is counting petition signatures to see if there are enough to force a citywide vote on decriminalizing pot in the community.
Dole announces next stops on homecoming tour
July 7, 2014
The next leg of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s homecoming tour is scheduled to take him to nine communities in eastern Kansas.
SW Kansas reservoir a popular holiday destination
July 7, 2014
People from as far away as Oklahoma spent part of their holiday weekend at a 5-year-old southwest Kansas reservoir that got a big boost from steady rainfall last week.
Health plans must cover help quitting tobacco
July 7, 2014
Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is urging Kansans who smoke or chew tobacco to check if their insurance plans cover programs to help them quit.
Work for refueling tanker cheering contractors
July 6, 2014
Preparations at McConnell Air Force Base for the arrival of the new KC-46A air refueling tankers are expected to boost contracting opportunities for businesses.
Kansas gay marriage foes to seek protections again
July 6, 2014
Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to those who want to avoid accommodating same-sex couples for religious reasons in the wake of federal courts nationwide invalidating state gay marriage bans.
Kansas City Connection: Artwork, dreamcoats and video game music
July 6, 2014
With the staccato crackle of fireworks ringing in my ear and a deluge of friends’ vacation photos to sift through on my Instagram stream, I’m finding it difficult to concentrate on any one topic this week. That’s OK, though, because there are a lot of exciting events to mention.
Kansas teen recovering from scorpion sting
July 2, 2014
A Kansas teenager is recovering at home after spending three days in intensive care recovering from a scorpion sting.
Kansas preserve could house Yellowstone bison
July 2, 2014
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County was one of 20 possible sites included in a Department of Interior report discussing a future home for the Yellowstone bison.
Experts say bald eagles thriving in Kansas
July 2, 2014
Wildlife experts say bald eagles are thriving in Kansas this year, and they expect the trend to continue.
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.
9 international teachers join Kansas school staffs
July 1, 2014
Nine international teachers will be in Kansas classrooms this fall to give students exposure to other cultures and languages.
Kansas patrol to boost enforcement of texting ban
July 1, 2014
The Kansas Highway Patrol is launching a 10-day initiative that emphasizes enforcement of a state ban on texting while driving.
Kansas releases first draft of water vision plan
July 1, 2014
Kansas is poised to release the first draft of a 50-year “water vision” plan that aims to ensure a reliable supply for all citizens.
Kansas judge taking time joining federal bench
June 30, 2014
A Kansas Supreme Court justice who was confirmed nearly two months ago to a federal judgeship will remain in her Kansas role through most of July, an unprecedented amount of time between confirmation and commission for a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge.
Kansas officials await June revenue figures
June 30, 2014
The Kansas Department of Revenue is preparing to release figures for June’s tax collections, with officials hoping recent shortfalls have subsided.
Kansas considering scenic overlook for Flint Hills
June 30, 2014
The Kansas Turnpike Authority is considering building a scenic outlook along Interstate 35 to allow travelers to stop and appreciate the Flint Hills.