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Good afternoon..there's a little filtered sunshine out there but there also continues to be a lot of cold weather…and if anything over the next 5 days the cold weather trends are still the same. We may nudge closer to 32° Sunday…then on Monday we go right back down…and it won't be till Thursday that we ...
In its 20-year existence, the casino has impacted both the tribal community and northeast Kansas through job creation, contracting through local businesses and charitable giving. The casino, which has grown to include a steakhouse, hotels, and a golf course, employs between 700 and 1,000 people per ...
Kansas Democrats have some responsibility in this matter, as do members of the state Supreme Court. They should embrace real, substantial progress on school finance accomplished in a reasonable time frame. Republicans should accept tax hikes to pay for the increased spending. We once believed ...
Kansas legislators no longer would be able to introduce bills without revealing who is behind them under a proposal by an Overland Park lawmaker. Rep. Stephanie Clayton plans to introduce legislation that would require bills introduced by a committee to include the name of the person who requested ...
Calgary, Alberta (AP) -- A Los Angeles man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of a Kansas man is charged with making a similar call in Canada days earlier. police in Calgary said in a news release that warrants have been issued for Tyler Barriss, 25, who is ...
It's fairly common knowledge that America's cannabis prohibition laws were enacted on a foundation of fear, ignorance, and racism. In the early 20th century, local officials in the Southwest began outlawing cannabis when they observed Hispanic men enjoying their mota after a hard day's work.
Meteorologist Mark Larson says Wednesday's the last warm day we'll see for quite a while because tonight, a fast-moving winter storm will race through our region, bringing rain changing to snow, wicked northerly winds and MUCH colder temperatures to Kansas Thursday. Look for more clouds than sun ...
Steve Alford made the remarks Saturday to a small gathering in Garden City, Kansas. He was making the case against Kansas legalizing marijuana -- just as its neighbor, Colorado, has done. As he walked through the history of why marijuana was prohibited, he said: "One of the reasons why, I hate to say it ...
Shawn Sullivan, budget director for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, discusses the details of Brownback's spending proposals during a briefing for reporters, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback would rely on revenue growth to pay for a proposal to boost spending on ...
A Kansas City lawyer could shake up one of the most competitive Senate races in the country as he seriously considers running as a centrist independent against U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and her eventual Republican challenger. Craig O'Dear, a Kansas City attorney who has the backing of the national ...
Phyllis Gilmore was the embattled former head of the Department for children and Families and a frequent target of criticism about Kansas's struggling foster care system. She retired December 1. A member of the task forced, social worker and former DCF administrator Gina Meier-Hummel, took her place.

That's the size fair attendees have been accustomed to for about a decade in the Kansas Wine and Beer garden, but in November, the Kansas State Fair Board voted to cut it to 22 ounces. The two-ounce drop might not seem like a lot, but Topeka attorney R.E. "Tuck" Duncan, representing the beer garden, ...
A Southern California man accused of making a hoax 911 call that led to the killing of an unarmed man in Kansas is now also wanted by authorities in Canada. The Calgary police Service has issued an arrest warrant for 25-year-old Los Angeles resident Tyler Barriss, who they allege made a "swatting" call ...
It was at odds with how bloodlessly he's governed, slashing taxes and then refusing to ever acknowledge the damage done. It was at odds with how he's been behaving, putting his own interests ahead of his state's by leaving Kansas in limbo while he waited to be confirmed for an ambassadorship.
Topeka, Kan. (AP) -- A white Kansas lawmaker who suggested at a public forum that blacks were predisposed to abusing drugs resigned from two legislative committee leadership jobs on Tuesday but did not give up his seat in the Legislature. Republican Rep. Steve Alford, from the western Kansas town ...
Brownlee, a former state senator and Kansas Secretary of Labor during Gov. Sam Brownback's first term, was elected in November, winning with 53 percent of the vote over challenger Deann Mitchell. She succeeds former councilman and current Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman, who chose not to ...
"Unfortunately, (the Kansas bill) is essentially a national effort -- being considered in several states -- specifically designed to allow pharmaceutical companies to exploit the step therapy process, driving up costs for everyone, and fueling out-of-control drug costs," Donaldson said. "This is another example ...
HILL CITY, Kan. (AP) -- a suspect in a homicide in northwestern Kansas has been found dead. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says the body of 29-year-old Efren Mascarenas Jr. was found Thursday night in northeast Graham County. Authorities began searching for Mascarenas after two people were ...
Most of the counties in Kansas are offering to pay off up to 20 percent (or up to $15,000 over five years) of the student debt of new residents who hold college degrees, according to CNBC. To qualify for the recruitment perk, which the Kansas Department of commerce is administering to help give a boost to ...
Major accomplishments came out of the 2017 Kansas legislative session. An override of a governor's veto to raise income taxes and a new school funding formula were the result of more-moderate Republicans teaming with Democrats to end tax cuts that had slowed state revenues. Kansas government ...
police Investigating Others Over Deadly Prank Call in Kansas. police say investigators are interviewing people involved in a hoax 911 call that led to a fatal police shooting in Kansas, but no new arrests have been made. Jan. 5, 2018, at 3:31 p.m.. Police Investigating Others Over Deadly Prank Call in Kansas ...
Federal report: Ordinary key rings that were missing from chemical storage tanks were a primary reason a chemical cloud spread in eastern Kansas in 2016. Jan. 5, 2018, at ... The two chemicals are incompatible and erupted into a cloud that spread over the Atchison area, The Kansas City Star reported .
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the district attorneys for Johnson and Sedgwick counties have endorsed a proposal to include the infliction of physical injury, unreasonable confinement or unreasonable punishment in the state's legal definition of criminal mistreatment of an elderly person.
Kansas CITY, Mo. - Officials say a person of interest in a Kansas killing was taken into custody after a wild police chase along an interstate in northern Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman Thomas Tomasic said in a news release the victim was found shot inside a truck early ...
Both Republican senators in Kansas are expressing concerns that any major changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement could have a negative impact on the state's economy. Republican President Donald Trump has been a persistent critic of NAFTA. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran say ...
She attended Kansas State Agricultural College, which later became Kansas State University, seeking a degree in Domestic sciences. "Kansas is only second behind Iowa when it came to allowing women to attend public colleges," Johnson said. Salter's father, Oliver Kinsey, was the first mayor of Argonia.
A Kansas man died in a one-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon on a highway entering Topeka. Harold Poertner, 73, of Osage City, was northbound on U.S. 75 just south of Topeka at 12:55 p.m. when his 2003 Chevy Silverado left the roadway to the right and entered a ditch, the Kansas highway patrol ...
A 28-year-old Kansas man was shot and killed by police officers on the evening of Dec. 28 after someone fraudulently reported a hostage situation ongoing at his home. The false report was the latest in a dangerous hoax known as "swatting," wherein the perpetrator falsely reports a dangerous situation at ...
The ACLU of Kansas argues that local school boards are violating free speech rights with policies that restrict negative public comments. The group is pushing the Shawnee Mission district in the Kansas City area to change a policy the ACLU views as especially restrictive. It requires speakers participating ...
Authorities say two tractor-trailer drivers have died in a head-on crash in southeast Kansas. Dec. 29, 2017, at 7:38 a.m. ... The Kansas highway patrol says the crash happened early Thursday about 10 miles west of the small Greenwood County town of Severy. The patrol says 32-year-old Marcos Rodriguez-Reyes, ...
Kansas City, MO. -- A Kansas City man has been charged with fatally shooting his estranged wife and running her over with a car. Howard Tyrone Neely, 35, of Kansas City, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Dec. 16 killing of Joegina Davis. Bond is set at ...
Two men were working on the evening of Dec. 7 at a small convenience store in Kansas City -- one of America's most murderous cities in the midst of its deadliest year in more than two decades. An angry 36-year-old father stalked alone through the store, distracted, on his phone, in a heated argument with ...
Kansas Congressional Candidate Sees Action During Ride-Along. A Kansas congressional candidate who joked about seeing "some action" on a police ride-along promptly found herself ducking for cover. Dec. 29, 2017, at 10:17 a.m.. Kansas Congressional Candidate Sees Action During Ride-Along ...
The recommendations come on the heels of controversy about the way legislators and political officials respond to instances of alleged harassment and assault in Kansas politics. Former statehouse and campaign staffers claimed they had experienced or witnessed harassment, but got little to no help when ...
Kansas City, MO. (AP) -- police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Kansas man who apparently wasn't involved in the dispute. Wichita Deputy police Chief Troy Livingston on Friday blamed a ...
Marcos Rodriguez-Reyes, 32, of Wichita, was westbound on U.S 400 3 miles east of Beaumont at around 1:45 a.m. when his 2016 Freightliner crossed the center line for an unknown reason and crashed head-on into an eastbound 2017 Kenworth driven by Darin Surridge, 35, of Parsons, the Kansas ...
Kansas City, Kan., police are investigating a body found along the banks of the Kansas River Thursday. The body was found about 10 a.m. on the river near James Street and Interstate 70, according to Officer Zac Blair, a Kansas City, Kan., police spokesman. A Unified government water pollution employee ...
If you feel like you are surrounded by bad Kansas drivers, that might just be because you are. Kansas drivers are some of the worst in the nation, according to a new study from a consumer-focused insurance rate comparison firm. In a ranking from worst to best, QuoteWizard ranked Kansas in 13th place ...
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon Tuesday in Kansas City, Olathe and other areas. Temperatures are ranging from the single digits to the mid-teens and up to an inch of snow is possible through noon. The advisory includes KC, Olathe, Leavenworth and Topeka.
As frustrating and drawn out as school-finance litigation in Kansas has been, stripping courts of their authority over the state's public schools is not a viable solution. In a lawsuit that is now nearly eight years old, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state's method of funding public schools is unfair ...
Kansas auditors remain worried about the quality of a major state information technology project involving about 2 million drivers' records -- with little time left until the project's go-live date. The Kansas Department of Revenue, which is in charge of building and rolling out KanLicense -- formerly known as ...
The uncertainty surrounding Gov. Sam Brownback's departure for an ambassador post and prison disturbances were among the top 10 stories in Kansas in 2017. BROWNBACK PREPARES TO DEPART AS 2018 CAMPAIGN BEGINS. President Donald Trump nominated Brownback to become the country's ...
capital-Journal reports that the Kansas chapter of the national organization had collected donations to give Christmas gifts to three families in Topeka and Emmett. The group received so many toy donations that they arranged to bring several of them to the children at Stormont Vail hospital on Saturday.
This year gave us a lot of reasons to be Kansas Proud, like Wichita's Olympic Medalist Nico Hernandez's September victory. The Wichita State University ... When we aren't facing extreme devastation, the people here in Kansas show support in the most meaningful ways. Such as David Brown's unique ...


 

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