Opinion

Kansas: Governor praises ‘Summer of Mercy’ protests
January 16, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback compared past “Summer of Mercy” anti-abortion protests in Wichita to the abolitionist movement that helped end slavery in a major speech Wednesday night.
Musings from the Hill/Jan. 16
January 13, 2014
March day became deadly with Great Blizzard of 1888
Basehor family seeks home for cat found in the cold
10:54 a.m., January 10, 2014 Updated 10:54 a.m.
Kristie Warhurst, along with her sister Jamie Oberg and their parents, are trying to find the owner of a stray cat, or a family that could adopt him.
5 questions: Sticking to your resolutions
12:00 a.m., January 8, 2014 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The new year always begins with ambitious resolutions. Despite lofty personal goals for 2014, the truth is most people fall short of achieving them. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, about 54 percent of people fail to maintain their resolutions at the six-month mark of the new year. So, we went to Active.com to find out how to better ensure your resolutions do not fall by the wayside.
Report: Kansas hospitals hire lobbyist to push Medicaid expansion
10:33 a.m., December 26, 2013 Updated 10:33 a.m.
The Kansas Hospital Association has hired a former Republican cabinet secretary to develop a plan for expanding Medicaid that the group hopes Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-led Kansas Legislature can support.
Man arrested in car bomb plot at Kansas airport
10:40 a.m., December 19, 2013 Updated 10:40 a.m.
A Kansas man was arrested Friday on charges that he planned to set off a car bomb at the Wichita airport in an attack intended to support al-Qaida, authorities said.
Musing from the Hill
December 18, 2013
Merry Christmas
Kansas state school funding falling short of legislators’ plan
11:26 a.m., December 12, 2013 Updated 11:26 a.m.
Public schools will have less money per student than the Legislature intended when making the recent state budget, unless Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators provide more money when the 2014 legislative session starts next month.
Musings from the Hill
December 11, 2013
The Magic Day is imminent
Sheriff’s Office to conduct saturation patrol on Dec. 13
02:31 p.m., December 11, 2013 Updated 02:31 p.m.
On Friday evening the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a “saturation patrol” in southern Leavenworth County in an effort to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers.
Death at Arrowhead ruled homicide
12:50 p.m., December 5, 2013 Updated 12:50 p.m.
The death of a Missouri man in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot during Kansas City’s game this weekend was ruled a homicide Wednesday, but police said it could still take weeks before they know what killed him.
Brownback proposes grade-school reading initiative; advocacy groups decry funding method
10:37 a.m., November 14, 2013 Updated 10:37 a.m.
A new proposal by Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration to try to improve reading proficiency among grade-school students is under fire from children’s advocates because of the way it is funded.
Kansas students score high on 2013 reading, math tests
11:12 a.m., November 7, 2013 Updated 11:12 a.m.
Kansas remained among the highest scoring states in the nation in 2013 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP exam, a test that’s sometimes called “the nation’s report card.”
Historic Leavenworth Veteran’s Day Parade set for Monday
09:38 a.m., November 4, 2013 Updated 09:38 a.m.
An event tabbed as the oldest Veterans Day observation in the nation and largest parade west of the Mississippi River will take place Monday in downtown Leavenworth.