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Land Institute president steps down, but work continues
September 20, 2015
The president of the Land Institute plans to step down from institution he founded 40 years ago, but the work continues on his vision to advance farming practices that work in partnership with nature.
B-29 Superfortress engines started for first time since 1956
September 20, 2015
A 15-year effort to restore and fly a B-29 Superfortress got a boost when all four of its engines started for the first time since 1956.
Kansas City Connection: The ultimate Mexican feast
September 20, 2015
For anyone who hasn’t yet explored the Mexican restaurants of Kansas City, I’ve assembled what I call the ultimate piecemeal Mexican feast — taking one or two items from different establishments.
U.S. Justice Department awards $950,000 to 2 Kansas tribes
September 17, 2015
The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded more than $950,000 in public safety grants to two Native American tribes in Kansas.
Kansas State-Salina seeking new name
September 17, 2015
Kansas State University wants to change the name of its Salina campus.
Volunteers to fire up engines on historic bomber ‘Doc’
September 17, 2015
Volunteers are preparing to fire up the engines of a B-29 Superfortress bomber that was last used during the Korean War.
Kansas’ water conservation program draws shallow interest
September 17, 2015
State officials with regulatory authority over Kansas’ underground water resources are still looking for an individual or group willing to enter into a voluntary conservation program.
Court documents quantify impact of gay marriage in Kansas
September 16, 2015
Court documents are offering a glimpse at the early impact of the gay marriage ruling in Kansas.
Ex-Kansas State researcher fails to get whistleblower status
September 16, 2015
A researcher who was fired from Kansas State University after accusing his colleagues of misrepresenting data in an academic journal has lost a bid for whistleblower protection under federal law.
Kansas growers planting winter wheat, harvesting corn
September 15, 2015
Kansas growers are planting next year’s winter wheat crop while harvesting their corn and other fall crops.
Pumpkin weighing it at 1,034 pounds sets new Kansas record
September 15, 2015
A pumpkin weighing in at 1,034 pounds has squashed the Kansas State Fair record.
Kansas auctioning off hundreds of bottles of booze
September 15, 2015
The state of Kansas is selling hundreds of bottles of liquor accumulated by regulators on an online auction.
Police make 2nd arrest in robberies near K-State campus
September 14, 2015
Another man has been arrested in a series of thefts that led to a nearly four-hour lockdown at Kansas State University.
Wichita State seeking innovation design degree program
September 14, 2015
Wichita State University is working to implement a new degree program aiming to give students more freedom in their course of study.
Wichita School District to use bus drivers as custodians
September 14, 2015
The Wichita School District says it plans to use bus drivers as part-time custodians as part of a pilot program to keep schools clean and costs down.
Closure of Kansas hospital highlights rural care challenges
September 13, 2015
The upcoming closure of the hospital in the southeast Kansas community of Independence has highlighted the problems faced by rural medical providers in states that have refused to expand their Medicaid programs.
Firefighters climb stairs in Wichita to honor 9/11 crews
September 13, 2015
Firefighters put on their gear and climbed the stairs of a downtown Wichita skyscraper to honor fallen fire crews from 9/11.
Kansas CIty Connection: Fall chock-full of colorful events
September 13, 2015
Arts aficionados in Kansas City have long believed their humble metropolis to be a quietly compelling capital of world-class culture. Here are some of the season’s highlights.
Kansas regulators to decide on rate hike for KCP&L customers
September 10, 2015
Kansas regulators are preparing to give their final approval to an increase in Kansas City Power & Light’s annual electric rates that’s likely to be less than the utility sought.
Kansas Supreme Court to hear Wichita pot ordinance arguments
September 10, 2015
Kansas’s highest court is considering the legality of Wichita’s marijuana ordinance next week.