state news

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.
Judge to consider blocking Kansas ban on abortion method
June 24, 2015
An abortion rights group is asking a Kansas judge to block the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on what it says is the most common method for terminating second-trimester pregnancies, contending that the new law would force women to either accept higher medical risks or forgo abortions.
Kansas trooper marks 10K Twitter followers with CHiPs star
June 24, 2015
A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper reached his 10,000th Twitter follower with a noteworthy addition.
Truck crashes into dugout at Kansas baseball field
June 24, 2015
Investigators are trying to determine why the driver of a pickup truck drove into the dugout at a baseball diamond in a Wichita suburb.
Shatner to ride through Kansas on Thursday
June 24, 2015
Actor William Shatner is scheduled to pass through Wichita this week on a trip to raise money for the American Legion.
Official: Kansas, Missouri close to ending economic war
June 23, 2015
Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George says his state is close to reaching an agreement with Missouri that could end poaching of businesses between the two states.
Kansas board to pick developer for new state-owned casino
June 23, 2015
A board is preparing to pick a developer for a new state-owned casino in southeast Kansas from among three applicants.
Police: 2 men arrested for pretending to be crash victims
June 23, 2015
Police have arrested two men who they say pretended to be car crash victims in Reno County near Sylvia.