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Former Kan. Gov. Finalist for Time Person of Year

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:30:58

Former Kan. Gov. Finalist for Time Person of Year

Feelings are mixed in Kansas over the inclusion of former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as one of 10 finalists for Time magazine's Person of the Year award. Democratic Kansas House member Jim Ward told the Wichita Eagle it's an honor for everyone whenever someone from the state is recognized for influen...

 
 

Attendance Declining At Cosmosphere

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:03:10

Attendance Declining At Cosmosphere

The Kansas Cosmosphere has hired a consultant to help determine why attendance is falling at the space attraction in Hutchinson. Cosmosphere president Jim Remar says the center hired Boston-based Verner Johnson Inc. to help the museum develop a plan for its future. Venue ticket sales at the Co...

 
 

Man Sentenced In Baby Death

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:00:25

Man Sentenced In Baby Death

A 19-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to nearly 27 years in prison for his role in the death of a 6-month-old boy. Michael Dechant of Ogden was sentenced Monday for second-degree murder in the shaking death earlier this year of his girlfriend's son. Prosecutors say Dechant violently shoo...

 
 

Cool The Bi-State Tensions

By toddpittenger On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:58:36

Cool The Bi-State Tensions

The St. Joseph News-Press: Two governors, two political parties, one border. It's natural to expect conflict, right? Perhaps, but it doesn't mean we have to like it or approve of it. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback appeared insensitive when he didn't consult with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon before re...

 
 

Kansas GOP Divided On Renewable Energy

By ksal-staff On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:51:38

Kansas GOP Divided On Renewable Energy

The Wichita Eagle: Kansas' ruling GOP majority is as unified as it is conservative on many issues. But a decision looms about renewable energy standards in which geography and business interests could matter as much as free-market ideology. The stakes include Kansas' status as a wind-energy leade...

 
 

Point Of History

By ksal-staff On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:49:01

Point Of History

The Hutchinson News: Today's travelers don't have much need for "points of rock" to guide them on their cross-country road travels. But nonetheless, Kansas Department of Transportation officials should find a way to preserve such a point of history before they plow up ground to expand U.S. 50 thr...

 
 

Ex-Kansas House Member Ponders Run Against Huelskamp

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:27:09

Ex-Kansas House Member Ponders Run Against Huelskamp

A central Kansas lawyer who served several decades ago in the state Legislature as a Democrat is now considering challenging Congressman Tim Huelskamp in the Republican primary. Ellinwood attorney Kent Roth announced Monday that he's formed a committee to explore a run for the GOP nomination in t...

 
 

Kansas Board To Consider New Student Testing

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:21:24

Kansas Board To Consider New Student Testing

Members of the Kansas State Board of Education are considering approval of a recommendation for new tests that will determine student proficiency in math and English. The board will act Tuesday afternoon on a proposal made during the November board meeting that Kansas use student testing from the...

 
 

Congress renews undetectable gun ban just in time

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:41:04

Congress renews undetectable gun ban just in time

Congress' easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment soon. Lawmakers took an easy step Monday when the Democratic-run Senate unanimously gave final congressional approval to a bill add...

 
 

Day care owner guilty of selling crack out of home

By ksal-staff On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:30:50

Day care owner guilty of selling crack out of home

A Douglas County jury has convicted a 38-year-old woman of distributing crack cocaine out of her home, which was also the site of a Lawrence day care. The Lawrence Journal-World reportsĀ  a Douglas County jury found Tiffany C. Hubbard guilty last week of two counts of distributing cocaine, two co...

 
 
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