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Hand-sewn quilt reflects history of Lecompton
June 15, 2015
A large quilt that tells the story of the former Kansas territorial capital of Lecompton is hanging at a museum in the northeast Kansas town.
Pony Express riders to set off for California
June 15, 2015
The Pony Express will be riding again for the next two weeks.
Heavy rain causes lowland flooding in south-central Kansas
June 15, 2015
Heavy rains overnight are causing flooding in low-lying areas and some road closings in south-central Kansas.
Kansas lawmakers’ tax plan makes numerous policy changes
June 14, 2015
A plan approved by Kansas legislators for balancing the state budget would increase sales and cigarette taxes but also make numerous other policy changes.
Kansas City Connection: A celebration of beer
June 14, 2015
Boulevard Brewing Company may have been purchased in 2013 by the Flemish brewery Duvel, but it is still very much a Kansas City institution. For evidence, look no further than next weekend’s Boulevardia festival, a celebration of local music, food, crafts, community organizations, and (of course) beer.
Kansas House approves new tax plan after governor’s plea
June 12, 2015
Republican leaders pushed a new plan for raising taxes through the Kansas House early Friday morning, hours after top aides to GOP Gov. Sam Brownback warned them that failing to erase a budget deficit risked funding for universities and invited a downgrading of the state’s bond ratings.
Wheat harvest tradition returns across Kansas
June 11, 2015
Forget the extra-curricular activities like football and basketball. Haven High School Senior Paul Sawatzky doesn’t have time for those things. When the end-of-school bell rings, Paul bolts for his family’s farm. There is work to be done.
Kansas House soundly rejects plan to avert steep budget cuts
11:11 a.m., June 11, 2015 Updated 12:45 p.m.
Kansas faced the prospect of deep cuts to schools, prisons and other programs Thursday after the Republican-controlled House soundly rejected a proposal supported by Gov. Sam Brownback that would hike sales and cigarette taxes to close a budget deficit.
Wheat harvest gears up in south-central Kansas
June 10, 2015
The grain elevator in Kiowa is reporting that it has gotten its first truckloads of winter wheat from this year’s harvest.
Kansas governor signs bill limiting sex predator appeals
June 10, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill putting new limits on appeals by sex offenders committed indefinitely to a state treatment program.
Kansas schools, colleges, hospitals would feel sting of cuts
June 10, 2015
Kansas schools could be forced to increase class sizes, and state universities and hospitals would lose funding under spending cuts that a top aide to Gov. Sam Brownback says are likely if legislators don’t increase taxes to avert a budget shortfall.
Preliminary data has 99 tornadoes reported in Kansas in May
June 9, 2015
Preliminary data shows storms that hit Kansas in May prompted reports of 99 tornadoes in the state.
Report: More winter wheat headed as harvest nears
June 9, 2015
The latest government snapshot of farm crops across Kansas reflects the wet conditions across much of the state.
Court dismisses union’s lawsuit over Kansas law on tenure
June 9, 2015
A Shawnee County court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state’s largest teachers’ union over a new state law that ended guaranteed tenure for public school teachers.
Kansas budget chief lays out possible cuts
June 9, 2015
Kansas would likely be forced to lay off prison guards, cut aid to public schools and reduce payments to health care providers and nursing homes if legislators don’t increase taxes, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director told GOP lawmakers Monday.
Kansas lawmakers may resume talks on increasing taxes
June 9, 2015
Kansas legislators may resume negotiations over raising taxes to close a budget shortfall amid warnings about potential spending cuts from a top adviser to Gov. Sam Brownback.
Topeka woman killed when bicycle hit by truck
June 8, 2015
The head of the Washburn University art department died when her bicycle was hit by a pickup truck in Crawford County.
Kansas corn check off to increase to 1 cent per bushel
June 8, 2015
The Kansas corn check off rate will increase to 1 cent per bushel beginning July 1.
Kansas House faces vote on raising taxes to balance budget
June 8, 2015
Kansas House members could balance the next state budget by approving a plan to boost sales and cigarette taxes after the Republican supermajority in the Senate overcame deep divisions to pass the measure.
Kansas governor signs bills changing state election laws
09:25 a.m., June 8, 2015 Updated 10:22 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed bills to change the timing of many local elections and to give the secretary of state the power to prosecute election fraud cases.