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Hand-sewn quilt reflects history of Lecompton
June 15, 2015
A large quilt that tells the story of the former Kansas territorial capital of Lecompton is hanging at a museum in the northeast Kansas town.
Pony Express riders to set off for California
June 15, 2015
The Pony Express will be riding again for the next two weeks.
Heavy rain causes lowland flooding in south-central Kansas
June 15, 2015
Heavy rains overnight are causing flooding in low-lying areas and some road closings in south-central Kansas.
Kansas lawmakers’ tax plan makes numerous policy changes
June 14, 2015
A plan approved by Kansas legislators for balancing the state budget would increase sales and cigarette taxes but also make numerous other policy changes.
Kansas City Connection: A celebration of beer
June 14, 2015
Boulevard Brewing Company may have been purchased in 2013 by the Flemish brewery Duvel, but it is still very much a Kansas City institution. For evidence, look no further than next weekend’s Boulevardia festival, a celebration of local music, food, crafts, community organizations, and (of course) beer.
Kansas House approves new tax plan after governor’s plea
June 12, 2015
Republican leaders pushed a new plan for raising taxes through the Kansas House early Friday morning, hours after top aides to GOP Gov. Sam Brownback warned them that failing to erase a budget deficit risked funding for universities and invited a downgrading of the state’s bond ratings.
Wheat harvest tradition returns across Kansas
June 11, 2015
Forget the extra-curricular activities like football and basketball. Haven High School Senior Paul Sawatzky doesn’t have time for those things. When the end-of-school bell rings, Paul bolts for his family’s farm. There is work to be done.
Kansas House soundly rejects plan to avert steep budget cuts
11:11 a.m., June 11, 2015 Updated 12:45 p.m.
Kansas faced the prospect of deep cuts to schools, prisons and other programs Thursday after the Republican-controlled House soundly rejected a proposal supported by Gov. Sam Brownback that would hike sales and cigarette taxes to close a budget deficit.
Wheat harvest gears up in south-central Kansas
June 10, 2015
The grain elevator in Kiowa is reporting that it has gotten its first truckloads of winter wheat from this year’s harvest.
Kansas governor signs bill limiting sex predator appeals
June 10, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill putting new limits on appeals by sex offenders committed indefinitely to a state treatment program.
Kansas schools, colleges, hospitals would feel sting of cuts
June 10, 2015
Kansas schools could be forced to increase class sizes, and state universities and hospitals would lose funding under spending cuts that a top aide to Gov. Sam Brownback says are likely if legislators don’t increase taxes to avert a budget shortfall.
Face to Face: Mark Whaley
June 9, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live and work in the community. This week, we meet Mark Whaley
Preliminary data has 99 tornadoes reported in Kansas in May
June 9, 2015
Preliminary data shows storms that hit Kansas in May prompted reports of 99 tornadoes in the state.
Legislative actions, inactions cause concern in Baldwin City
June 9, 2015
Both the actions and inactions of a Kansas Legislature trying to find a solution to the state’s $400 million budget hole for fiscal year 2016 that can gain support of both the Senate and House have raised concerns in recent days from local government officials.
Report: More winter wheat headed as harvest nears
June 9, 2015
The latest government snapshot of farm crops across Kansas reflects the wet conditions across much of the state.
Musing from the HIll, June 11, 2015
June 9, 2015
May swept slowly in not on little cat feet I remember from my long ago youth. Wild days of wind and rain and cold held back sweet May flowers.
Court dismisses union’s lawsuit over Kansas law on tenure
June 9, 2015
A Shawnee County court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state’s largest teachers’ union over a new state law that ended guaranteed tenure for public school teachers.
Kansas budget chief lays out possible cuts
June 9, 2015
Kansas would likely be forced to lay off prison guards, cut aid to public schools and reduce payments to health care providers and nursing homes if legislators don’t increase taxes, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director told GOP lawmakers Monday.
Kansas lawmakers may resume talks on increasing taxes
June 9, 2015
Kansas legislators may resume negotiations over raising taxes to close a budget shortfall amid warnings about potential spending cuts from a top adviser to Gov. Sam Brownback.
Baldwin City prepares for Friday arrival of 880 bicyclists
June 9, 2015
Baldwin City is preparing to make an impression on the 880 bicyclists and their volunteer helpers who will visit the community Friday. The city will be the final overnight stop of this year’s Biking Across Kansas, which started Friday on the Kansas/Colorado line west of Johnson City.