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Governor discusses efforts to fight federal laws
August 18, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback is campaigning on his administration’s efforts to fight against what he calls federal government overreach.
Baldwin City bait and tackle shop still lures in fishermen
August 18, 2014
Much has changed since Gene Nelson first bought his bait and tackle shop at 321 Ames St. in 1981. Then, the shop was next to a boat dealership that benefitted from Kansas City traffic buzzing by on U.S. Highway 56 headed to Clinton Lake.
Topeka officer kills pit bull attacking children
August 18, 2014
Topeka police say an officer shot and killed a dog that was trying to attack children who were getting on a school bus.
Wichita State considering major expansion
August 18, 2014
Wichita State University is considering an expansion that would include up to 20 new buildings on what is now the campus golf course.
Volunteers wanted to inventory Baldwin City sidewalks
August 18, 2014
Baldwin City is looking for a few dedicated walkers to help inventory the city’s sidewalks. City Councilwoman Christie Darnell said the Lawrence/Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization was undertaking an inventory of sidewalks in all the county’s cities and will train volunteers to help with the effort.
Douglas County approves property tax increase for 2015 budget
08:25 a.m., August 18, 2014 Updated 08:26 a.m.
Douglas County’s largest property tax rate increase in 30 years created scarcely a peep from the public on Wednesday night.