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Kansas university finds creative way to test drones outside
October 28, 2015
Researchers at Kansas State University’s Salina campus have found a unique solution to testing drones in a real-world environment while maintaining safety: They built a very big cage.
Kansas education’s new vision focuses on nonacademic skills
October 28, 2015
Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson on Tuesday unveiled a new vision for schools that would create individualized education plans for each student, placing equal focus on academic and nonacademic skills to help graduates be successful in the workforce.
Kansas behind most states in not streaming Statehouse events
October 28, 2015
Kansas is among relatively few states in which legislators don’t provide live video or audio of at least some of their meetings to the public
Mature Living: Seniors who keep working are healthier, study says
October 28, 2015
Is retirement hazardous to your health? It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study that finds senior citizens who work are in better health than their counterparts who don’t.
Mature Living: Many parents offer their retirement savings to pay for children’s education
October 28, 2015
Parents and grandparents will do the darndest things to make their children and grandchildren happy, even if it means putting their own retirement security in jeopardy to help pay for college.
Mature Living: Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year
October 28, 2015
Older Americans got a double dose of bad news recently: There will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, and Medicare bills are set to soar for many.
Suit filed by ex-Kansas attorney general lands in Oklahoma
October 27, 2015
A federal judge in Oklahoma will handle the lawsuit filed by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline over the indefinite suspension of his law license related to his investigation of abortion clinics.
Justice Department sues KCK Housing Authority, former worker
October 27, 2015
The Justice Department sued the Kansas City, Kansas, Housing Authority and a former hearing officer Monday over sexual harassment claims.
HHS says cost of ‘silver’ health plans to rise in Kansas
October 27, 2015
The federal government says rates will increase by 16.1 percent for Kansas residents who buy middle-of-the-road “silver” health coverage plans through its online marketplace.
Clay Center Zoo raising funds to stay open
October 26, 2015
The Clay Center Zoo is trying to raise $500,000 in order to keep the zoo open.
Lower oil, gas prices hit some Kansas county budgets hard
October 25, 2015
Lower energy prices benefiting consumers at gasoline pumps have hit oil- and natural gas-producing counties in western Kansas hard, forcing them to cut spending or increase property tax levies just as the state is ending an aid program meant to insulate them from industry downturns.
College course on voter registration proposed in Kansas
October 25, 2015
The League of Women Voters and some college professors are proposing a course to teach Kansas students how to register to vote.
Kansas City Connection: FüD for thought
October 25, 2015
This week, take a look at the organic and gluten-free vegan fare at FüD, plus Halloween events and Janet Jackson comes to Sprint Center.
Trump will be on Kansas Republican caucus in March
October 23, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be on the ballot for the Kansas GOP caucus in March.
Kansas man who fled U.S. captured after he returns
October 23, 2015
The U.S. Marshals Service says a Kansas City, Kansas, man who fled the U.S. two years ago was arrested when he flew back to the country from Africa.
Computer issue delaying processing of Kansas vets’ claims
October 22, 2015
A Kansas agency says its workers have been blocked from using a Veterans Affairs computer program, leading to delays in processing veterans’ claims.
Kansas court speeds handling of lawsuit over abortion law
October 22, 2015
The Kansas Court of Appeals is taking the rare step of having all of its judges hear a legal challenge to the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure to help speed up the court’s review.
County commissioner shuns bilingual Spanish TV reporter
October 22, 2015
A Kansas television station is accusing a county commissioner of defaming one of its reporters when he refused to be interviewed by her and called her an advocate for people living in the country illegally.
Kansas officials question value of data on buildings, energy
October 21, 2015
Some Kansas officials question the value of data collected in annual reports meant to identify state buildings using excessive amounts of energy.
Group says Kansas program benefits certain companies
October 21, 2015
A watchdog group says larger businesses have been the primary beneficiaries of a Kansas economic incentive program.