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Brownback’s new commerce secretary has unique past
December 7, 2015
Kansas’ new commerce secretary has played professional soccer in Italy, written a romance novel and filmed a commercial with Danny DeVito.
US Supreme Court denies appeal from district’s parents
December 7, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from parents from the Shawnee Mission School District.
Armed teenager running toward school shot by police officer
December 6, 2015
Wichita police say a black 17-year-old who was shot and wounded by a white police officer as he ran with a gun toward a high school gymnasium was a documented gang member who was registered as a student at the school.
Prison overcrowding expected to get attention next session
December 6, 2015
Kansas lawmakers and corrections officials are looking for ways to address overcrowding in state prisons as the adult population is expected to be nearly 1,700 inmates over capacity by the middle of the next decade.
Kansas City Connection: Ugly sweaters, Legos for adults and KU basketball at the Sprint Center
December 6, 2015
Here are some of this week’s most exciting events amid a busy time of holiday happenings.
Topeka High School teacher surprises student with car gift
December 3, 2015
Dean Fairweather sees many students come and go through the automotive classes he teaches at Topeka High School, and a few stand out as being mechanic material.
Kansas clergy says refugee order violates religious liberty
December 3, 2015
A coalition of Kansas clergy has submitted a petition to Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration asking the governor to rescind an executive order attempting to halt the relocation of Syrian refugees in the state.
Former Kansas man pleads guilty in unlawful-voting case
December 3, 2015
A man who illegally voted in both Kansas and Arkansas while moving has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.
Man, child injured in single-engine Kansas plane crash
December 3, 2015
Two people have been injured in a single-engine plane crash in Barber County.
Kansas lawmaker to take job with National Rifle Association
December 3, 2015
A Kansas lawmaker who helped pass a law that allows people to carry concealed weapons without a permit has taken a lobby job with the National Rifle Association.
Kansas lawmaker calls for audit of child welfare agency
December 2, 2015
A Kansas lawmaker plans to ask for an audit to determine whether the Kansas Department for Children and Families discriminates against same-sex couples in foster care and adoption cases.
Kansas museum restores Stearman Model 4D plane
December 2, 2015
The Kansas Aviation Museum now houses the world’s newest restored Stearman Model 4D airplane.
Antler broker flourishes in his Delphos business
December 1, 2015
As he embarked on adulthood, Heath Merry hopped on a typical path, but what happened in the process sent him on a nonconventional and lucrative adventure that continues to grow. Pulling from an outdoors passion, collecting deer antlers has evolved into a full-time gig that features travel and a six-figure salary.
Inmate punished for role in Iowa prison scandal
December 1, 2015
The inmate at the center of a cellphone smuggling investigation at an Iowa prison was punished with confinement and a return to his home state of Kansas.
Kansas has nearly $8M surplus in tax collections in November
December 1, 2015
Kansas is reporting that it collected nearly $8 million more in taxes than anticipated in November, with both income and sales taxes exceeding expectations.
Demand for farm loans surges amid low crop, cattle prices
December 1, 2015
The nation’s net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.
Attorney compares Kansas sperm donor’s plight, gay marriage
November 30, 2015
A Kansas sperm donor’s battle to avoid being declared the legal father of a same-sex couple’s child has some similarities to the fight for gay marriage, the man’s attorney argued in court filings.
New data shows syphilis, HIV cases grow locally
November 30, 2015
New data reports growing numbers in sexually transmitted diseases in Kansas.
USGS records 4.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Oklahoma
November 30, 2015
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early Monday. There are no immediate reports of damage, but the quake was felt throughout much of the state and into Kansas.
Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county’s water supply
November 29, 2015
Only 1,200 people live in Kansas’ smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.