state news

Emergency room at Topeka VA reopens
June 30, 2015
The emergency room at Topeka’s Veterans Administration hospital is scheduled to reopen after being closed more than a year.
Overland Park giving $25K to Skywalk Memorial
June 30, 2015
The Overland Park City Council has agreed to give $25,000 to a planned memorial commemorating a 1981 hotel disaster in Kansas City.
Court ruling on air standards may save Westar millions
June 30, 2015
Westar Energy says a U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on toxic emissions at power plants could save the company millions.
KanCare starting ombudsman volunteer program in 3 places
June 29, 2015
The state-run program that administers Medicaid is seeking volunteer ombudsman for Kansas City, Johnson County and Wichita.
Federal food program struggles to reach rural Kansas
June 29, 2015
A child advocacy group says children in a third of Kansas counties don’t have access to summer food programs.
High court won’t review Arizona, Kansas citizen proof rule
June 29, 2015
The Supreme Court will continue allowing residents of Arizona and Kansas to register to vote using a federal form without having to provide proof of citizenship.
Police: Man shot out outside Kansas mall knew gunmen
June 29, 2015
Authorities say a man knew the two gunmen who shot at him outside an Overland Park mall.
Solar advocates decry Westar’s new billing plans
June 28, 2015
Westar Energy’s request for new financial setups for households with solar panels has raised concerns among solar advocates who say the arrangements could take away the cost savings of installing solar panels.
Tech education incentives cut for Kansas school districts
June 28, 2015
Budget cuts are leading to significant cuts to a Kansas program designed to enhance career and technical education.
Analysis: Kansas abortion ruling could have sweeping effects
June 28, 2015
A judge’s decision to block Kansas from banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure eventually could reshape the state’s legal climate and intensify conservative Republicans’ push to change how the highest court is selected.
Wheat harvest activity spreads across Kansas as fields dry
June 25, 2015
The hot winds blowing across Kansas are drying out fields enough for many farmers to begin their harvest.
Some Wichita city officials open to discuss Confederate flag
June 25, 2015
Some Wichita City Council members say they hope the council will discuss a Confederate flag that flies alongside other historic flags at the John S. Stevens Pavilion at Veterans Memorial Plaza near downtown.
Judge blocks Kansas’ ban on 2nd-trimester abortion procedure
June 25, 2015
A Kansas judge on Thursday blocked the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on a procedure that opponents refer to as “dismemberment abortion,” concluding it would likely present too big an obstacle for women seeking to end their pregnancies.
Kansas Wesleyan unveils new majors, changes to curriculum
June 25, 2015
Kansas Wesleyan University says it will begin offering 17 new majors and a revamped core curriculum during the next four years.
EPA to hear testimony from hundreds on renewable fuels plan
June 24, 2015
Federal environmental officials say hundreds have signed up to testify on a renewable fuels proposal that ethanol supporters say would have stifling implications for their industry.

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