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Mixed Reviews For All Day Kindergarten

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:52:07

Mixed Reviews For All Day Kindergarten

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of the Kansas House and Senate education committees aren't sold on Gov. Sam Brownback's five-year, $80 million plan to pay for full-day kindergarten. The Arkansas City Traveler reports (http://bit.ly/1ddEMWj ) that House Education Committee Chairwoman Kasha Ke...

 
 

Natural Gas Can Be Cheap Alternative Vehicle Fuel

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:49:24

Natural Gas Can Be Cheap Alternative Vehicle Fuel

Wichita is looking into powering its bus fleet with natural gas instead of diesel fuel. The city paid $3.76 a gallon for diesel to run the buses this month; compressed natural gas runs about $1.20 to $1.50 a gallon. But making the switch would require the city's transit facility to undergo major ...

 
 

GOP Opposition Hasn’t Quieted Kansas Medicaid Debate

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:41:59

GOP Opposition Hasn’t Quieted Kansas Medicaid Debate

Pressure is likely to build next year in Kansas to expand Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured residents, despite the Republican-dominated Legislature's displeasure with the federal health care overhaul. Advocates for the needy and consumers promise to push for an expansion once lawmakers con...

 
 

K-State Devours Michigan In The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

By mikehammett On Sun, 29 Dec 2013 06:56:58

K-State Devours Michigan In The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Tyler Lockett’s Kansas State bowl-record 10 catches for 116 yards and three first half touchdowns led the Wildcats to a 31-14 thrashing of Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium. It is Kansas State’s first bowl win since the 2002 Holiday Bowl against Arizona...

 
 

Kansas Supreme Court upholds life sentence

By associated-press On Sun, 29 Dec 2013 02:18:24

Kansas Supreme Court upholds life sentence

The Kansas Supreme Court is letting a life prison sentence stand for an inmate who claimed he was improperly forced to stand trial as an adult in a gang-related killing. The Wichita Eagle  reports that the ruling issued Friday upholds a Sedgwick County judge's decision to leave intact Sashada Ma...

 
 

Boys Scouts Open Ranks To Gay Youths

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:45:34

Boys Scouts Open Ranks To Gay Youths

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades. Yet despite their be-pre...

 
 

Kansas “Water Czar” Power Limited

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:36:14

Kansas “Water Czar” Power Limited

The Kansas Court of Appeal has ruled that the state's top water regulator doesn't have power to reduce a landowner's water rights once a permit has been issue. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that this month's decision could limit the state's ability to conserve water resources in the dwindlin...

 
 

Legislators Put Tax Debate On Hold

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:02:13

Legislators Put Tax Debate On Hold

Kansas officials are expecting policymakers to take a wait-and-see approach to taxes during the 2014 session, content to let the changes take hold and build on anecdotal evidence of economic growth. Gov. Sam Brownback and the Republican-controlled Legislature focused during the 2012 and 2013 sess...

 
 

Man Severs Fingertip

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:59:43

Man Severs Fingertip

Wichita police say a man lost a fingertip when he tried to reach into a car to get his stolen wallet back. Police say that the wallet was taken from the victim's unlocked car early Friday. When the man reached into the car driven by the thief, police said, the thief rolled up the window and drove...

 
 

Illnesses traced to Garden City restaurant

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 00:37:02

Illnesses traced to Garden City restaurant

Kansas health officials are investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among patrons of a Garden City restaurant. The state and Finney County health departments said more than 110 cases of the illness were reported as of Friday among people who ate food from a Jimmy John's Gourmet Sand...

 
 
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