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Kansas judge allows suit over citizenship rule to continue
August 27, 2015
A Kansas judge is allowing two voters to continue pursuing a lawsuit challenging how Secretary of State Kris Kobach is enforcing a proof-of-citizenship requirement for registering to vote.
Kansas Wesleyan, seminary announce joint ministry program
August 26, 2015
Kansas Wesleyan University and the Saint Paul School of Theology are planning a degree program that will reduce the number of years students will need to earn a divinity degree.
KCC workers opt to leave civil service for pay raises
August 26, 2015
The Kansas Corporation Commission says most of the agency’s classified workers have chosen to leave the state’s civil service system in exchange for taking a pay raise.
Old Mid-Continent Airport terminal auction yields $83,000
August 26, 2015
An auction of items from the old Mid-Continent Airport terminal has brought in about $83,000 for the Wichita Airport Authority.
Kansas ACT scores above national average but change little
August 26, 2015
Kansas high school students taking the ACT college entrance exam are scoring better than average than their peers nationally and a higher percentage appear ready for college courses.
Court backs Wichita State University in lawsuit over test
August 25, 2015
A federal appeals court has sided with Wichita State University in a lawsuit brought by a student with attention deficit disorder over a failed test.
Wichita teachers challenged to teach refugee children
August 25, 2015
Marcela Richardson underlined the suffix “teen” on her smartboard at Washington Elementary School. She was trying to show her class how to make the numbers 14 through 19 out of the numbers 4 through 9 on Monday morning.
Kansas project to focus on lesser known historical figures
August 25, 2015
Several groups are planning a statewide project that will combine history and art to spotlight lesser known but greatly influential figures and events from Kansas’ past.
Garden City woman pleads not guilty in marijuana case
August 24, 2015
A western Kansas woman has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from accusations that arose after 11-year-old son said in school that his mother smokes marijuana “a lot.”
Man charged in Jewish site killings sought to explain motive
August 24, 2015
A white supremacist wanted to explain to jurors Monday his motive for killing three people at Jewish sites in Overland Park, but a judge told him the first phase of the capital murder trial was to focus solely on whether he committed the crimes — not why.
Man sentenced to 13 years for shooting clerk in Topeka
August 24, 2015
A 41-year-old Topeka man has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for robbing a gas station and shooting the clerk.
ATV crash kills 9-year-old Kansas boy, injures 2 others
August 23, 2015
A 9-year-old Kansas boy has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Lyon County.
Mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit
August 23, 2015
A Wichita State University mathematician says she’s not optimistic that she’ll win her lawsuit seeking ballot information so she can perform an audit of the 2014 election.
Kansas City Connection: In the market for meat
August 23, 2015
With summer winding to a close and tailgating season right around the corner, I’d like to dedicate a hefty portion of this column to visiting three of Kansas City’s best family-owned and operated meat markets.
Kansas secretary of state clerk sues over termination
August 20, 2015
A former state employee has filed a federal civil lawsuit claiming she was fired from her clerk job at the Kansas secretary of state’s office after she declined to attend prayer services held in the office.
Official: Kansas still needs more rain
August 20, 2015
A Kansas official says despite recent rain, sections of western Kansas still need about five inches of rain before they make up what they lost in the drought.
Topeka Zoo denies claims that their elephants are lonely
10:00 a.m., August 20, 2015 Updated 10:40 a.m.
Topeka Zoo officials are denying claims that the zoo’s two elephants are suffering from a lack of social interaction.
Man found dead after standoff in Kansas City, Kan.
August 20, 2015
Authorities say a man was found dead inside a Kansas City, Kan., home after a nearly four-hour standoff with law enforcement officers.
Baker Edition: Info Box
August 20, 2015
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Kansas officials defend pension bonds after Moody’s report
August 13, 2015
Kansas sold $1 billion in bonds Wednesday in an effort to bolster the financial health of its pension system for teachers and government workers, a day after a major rating agency said the move will “do little” to help while increasing the state’s financial risks.