state news

Kansas superintendent named next ed commissioner
November 13, 2014
The superintendent of a rural central Kansas school district has been picked as the state’s next education commissioner.
Gay rights activists celebrate; Kansas vows fight
November 13, 2014
As gay rights activists celebrate a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex unions in Kansas, it was unclear Thursday how many counties would issue marriage licenses to gay couples after the state’s attorney general said the ruling doesn’t apply statewide.
New kidney transplant clinic to open in Wichita
November 12, 2014
Wesley Medical Center plans to partner with Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., to establish a kidney transplant clinic.
Education leaders about worry cuts in school funding
November 12, 2014
A new revenue forecast that indicates Kansas will need to make $278 million in cuts in the current fiscal year has state education leaders and some lawmakers concerned that the deficit will require reductions in funding to already cash-strapped schools
Kansas farmers bringing in bountiful fall harvests
November 11, 2014
A government estimate of crop production shows Kansas farmers are bringing in bountiful harvests of corn, sorghum and soybeans this season.
Firefighters: Topeka house fires intentionally set
November 11, 2014
The Topeka Fire Department says two fires that broke out at vacant houses were intentionally set.
Kansas wheat planting wrapping up
November 11, 2014
Kansas farmers are almost done planting next year’s winter wheat crop.
KDHE Secretary Moser plans to resign
November 11, 2014
The secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says he plans to resign.
Small banks drop in number in Kansas, nationally
November 10, 2014
The number of small banks in Kansas and the U.S. continues to shrink at a significant rate as regulations increase costs and low interest rates cut into profits.
Lenexa woman critically injured in train accident
November 10, 2014
Police in northeastern Kansas say a woman has been hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a train.
Nonprofits hope to benefit from raffle amendment
November 10, 2014
Nonprofit groups say they are looking forward to raising money from charity raffles, after voters approved a constitutional amendment clarifying that the raffles are legal.
Police: Kansas robber in Batman mask arrested
November 10, 2014
Wichita police have arrested a woman who they say robbed three convenience stores while wearing a Batman mask.
SE Kansas district gets approval for safe room
November 9, 2014
Officials with the Southeast School District in Crawford and Cherokee counties are celebrating word that the district will receive a federal grant for a safe room.
$14,000 in guns stolen from Wichita store
November 9, 2014
Police are searching for two suspects who took nearly 30 weapons from a Wichita business.