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Kansas Senate OKs ‘compromise’ judiciary budget
March 7, 2014
The Kansas Senate has passed a budget for the judicial branch, but only after bundling it with bills that would reduce the state Supreme Court’s authority over judicial districts.
Kansas gay marriage debate pushed to next year
March 7, 2014
Kansas legislators are finished considering new legal protections this year for those who opposing gay marriage on religious grounds but will debate the issue in 2015, the state Senate’s top leader said Thursday.
Renovated downtown building’s dedication, ribbon cutting today
March 7, 2014
Baldwin City residents will be able to tour the results of three years of work at a ribbon cutting and open house today at the historic downtown building at 600 High Street. The partnership of Rick Deitz, Bill Harmon, Dave Hill and Alan Wright, or DWHH LLC, will host the twin events to celebrate the completion of the three-year project to renovate the building. The open house will start at 4 p.m. with the ribbon cutting and dedication scheduled for 5 p.m. and activities will continue until 7 p.m.
Kansas Supreme Court: State’s public school funding levels are unconstitutional
10:12 a.m., March 7, 2014 Updated 05:10 p.m.
The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.
Kansas Supreme Court rules education funding levels unconstitutional
March 7, 2014
Topeka — The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.
Hayden ends Baldwin girls season
March 7, 2014
The Topeka-Hayden Wildcats used an 11-2 run at the start of the fourth quarter to pull away from Baldwin and earn a 57-47 opening round Division 1 4A sub-state victory. The game was close throughout the first three quarters, with the lead changing hands four times and tied at the ends of the first and second quarters.
Reserve brings heart to Baldwin High School’s championship basketball team
March 7, 2014
There’s nothing about the appearance of Baldwin High School’s Ian Kirk to suggest why he should be a part of the school’s Frontier League championship team. Even the 5-foot, 10-inch, 240-pound senior will chuckle in acknowledgement that he doesn’t have the svelte or muscled frames of seniors Cornell Brown, Chad Berg,