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Renovations at Kansas Aviation Museum nearly complete
July 27, 2015
Visitors to the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita are now able to view the museum’s exhibits in air conditioned comfort, thanks to a $1.3 million renovation project that is nearly complete, the museum’s director said.
25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives of millions
July 26, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act is monumental in scope, intended to protect people with disabilities from discrimination and enable them to participate fully in the workforce and their communities. Its protections, which now cover an estimated 55 million Americans, extend to five key areas: employment, state and local government facilities and services, public accommodations, telecommunications, and transportation.
Changes in funding could change online offerings in Kansas
July 26, 2015
Virtual school opportunities for Kansas students blending traditional classroom learning with online classes could nearly vanish in a couple of years. State aid to districts where some students take all their classes through a virtual school or program will climb next school year and rise still higher the following year. However, the state funding base for calculating aid for part-time students will plunge from $4,045 in 2015-16 to $1,700 in 2016-17.
Kansas City Connection: Taking a tour up North
July 26, 2015
In my relentless pursuit of new entertainment options in the Kansas City area, I recently discovered an entirely new city just across the river from downtown Kansas City, Mo. This little-known municipality, referred to by natives as “North Kansas City,” appears to be a self-sustaining community complete with movie theaters, restaurants, breweries and dentist offices.
2 charged after niece rescued from sweltering car in Kansas
July 23, 2015
Two people have been charged on suspicion of leaving their 2-year-old niece inside a sweltering car at a shopping center parking lot in Merriam.
Kansas National Guard to be reviewed for security
July 23, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered a review of security at Kansas National Guard facilities in the wake of the fatal shootings at Tennessee recruiting sites.
Kansas man sentenced for 17th drunken driving conviction
July 23, 2015
A 59-year-old eastern Kansas man has been sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty in his 17th drunken driving case.
Kansas ban on profiting from fetal tissue sales in spotlight
July 23, 2015
An anti-abortion leader said Wednesday that Kansas should consider strengthening its ban on profiting from fetal tissue sales following Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s call for the state medical board to investigate Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
Report: More Kansas children in poverty from 2008 to 2013
July 22, 2015
The percentage of Kansas children living in poverty increased between 2008 and 2013, although the state’s ranking for children’s overall well-being remained the same, according to the annual Kids Count report.
Kansas Revenue Department still processing paper tax returns
July 22, 2015
The Kansas Department of Revenue says it’s still processing paper tax returns but should be finished soon.
Kansas firm criticized for plan to hike electric rates $152 million
July 22, 2015
A proposal by Kansas’ largest electric utility to raise its rates by $152 million a year is drawing strong criticism, particularly from green-energy advocates who argue that part of the plan will discourage consumers from installing solar panels or taking other steps to conserve power.
Education focus: Academic boot camp program puts veterans back in the classroom
July 22, 2015
Veterans might shy away from the idea of going back to boot camp, but this one puts them in classrooms, not barracks. Veterans in the Kansas City area who are preparing to return to school in fall 2015 or anytime in 2016 can sharpen their classroom skills at a free 16-hour Academic Boot Camp in August.
Education focus: Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center prepares for fall push
July 22, 2015
The Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center is preparing for a fall push of students enrolling in classes before its inaugural school year.
Education focus: JCCC partners with Clorox for on-site manufacturing courses
July 22, 2015
Johnson County Community College is working on-site with manufacturers, tailoring their classes to suit their needs.
Education focus: JCCC CDL training puts students in the driver’s seat for a new career
July 22, 2015
A shortage of truck drivers means the trucking industry is in need — and Johnson County Community College’s truck-driving program is there to help.
Influx of same-sex marriages boon for wedding businesses
July 20, 2015
Several Wichita-area businesses say they’re expecting a bump in revenues with the legalization of same-sex marriages as an influx of couples plan their weddings.
Scientists fly Kansas sky to study ferocious storms
July 20, 2015
No thrill-seekers here. These jetliner-flying storm chasers are on a scientific mission. They’re trying to figure out how to better predict a little-examined peculiarity of summer weather on the Great Plains: its enormous, and often ferocious, nighttime thunderstorms.
Kansas State sticks with scrapping equestrian program
July 20, 2015
Parents of equestrian athletes at Kansas State University are questioning the school’s decision to cancel the program after an NCAA development.
Kansas City Connection: Dance festival, Big Picnic, Van Halen make braving summer heat worth it
July 19, 2015
Temperatures have been unbearably hot lately (at least from what I hear — I haven’t been outside in days), but anyone willing to brave the heat will find a number of fun activities, concerts and sporting events this week in Kansas City.
Effort seeks to crowdfund millions to buy Topeka race track
July 19, 2015
A northeast Kansas man is hoping an ambitious crowdfunding effort will help him buy a Topeka racetrack with an uncertain future.