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  • Industrial hemp backers narrow proposal for Kansas researchIndustrial hemp backers narrow proposal for Kansas research

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Advocates of industrial hemp production in Kansas are pursuing a new legislative proposal for allowing state universities to research it. The new bill is narrower than a measure opposed by law enforcement officials last year. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee had a hearing Tuesday. The new measure would allow state universities to research industrial hemp but prohibit its cultivation outside state-sanctioned test plots. The House approved a bill last year to allow research and commercial cultivation with industrial hemp growers licensed by the state Department of Agriculture. The measure stalled in the Senate because of law enforcement opposition. A Kansas Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman said it is less concerned about this year’s bill, and several law enforcement groups did not formally oppose it.

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  • Why are Kansas Republicans pitting schools against other state agencies? - Kansas City StarWhy are Kansas Republicans pitting schools against other state agencies? - Kansas City Star

    Kansas City StarWhy are Kansas Republicans pitting schools against other state agencies?Kansas City StarSpending on important programs need not be an either-or proposition. Kansas can find enough money to pay for schools and roads once the Legislature agrees on a tax structure that brings in enough money to do so. Returning to the pre-2013 tax brackets ...

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  • Lawmakers to address new state prisonLawmakers to address new state prison

    LANSING (CAPITOL BUREAU) — A decision on whether to build a new prison in the state is scheduled to go before lawmakers this week. The proposed project for Lansing Correctional calls for a lease-to-own agreement, which means a private company would build a new prison and the state leases the space, however lawmakers have some concerns. Inside the walls of the state’s oldest prison is where more than 2,000 prisoners are housed. “I’ve tour Lansing and it’s obvious something needs to be done, the facility is 150 years old and it looks like it,” said House Majority Leader, Rep. Don Hineman, R-Dighton. The prison is close to capacity and in bad condition, which is why lawmakers say a new one should be built. “I don’t agree with a lease agreement, but I do think we need a new prison,” said House Minority Leader, Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita. However, lawmakers aren’t sure if the current proposal by Brownback’s administration is the right one. The State’s Finance Committee is scheduled to vote on it this week. “Right now, I plan to vote no,” said State Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka. “Whether it’s the right proposal or not, I’m still not sure,” added Hineman. Under the proposal CoreCivic Inc would design and building a new prison, with the state operating it. The proposal would also require about 50 percent less staff, and would cost $362 million. “I’m not sure the new facility would be adequately staffed and that is concerning to me based upon the security and the safety,” explained Hensley. The Department of Corrections says the money for a new prison was approved in its budget last year. Governor Brownback was at the prison Tuesday to talk about prison reform, but also talked about why he thought this was a good proposal. “We need a modernized facility, we need one that is safe for people to work in, and for the inmates to be in,” explained Brownback. The state’s finance council is scheduled to vote on the proposal Thursday. If the vote is no, it would go to the full legislature for consideration. The finance council consists of the Governor, House and Senate leaders.

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  • Health Department offering free flu vaccines to communityHealth Department offering free flu vaccines to community

    TOPEKA, Kan. – Due to the increase in flu activity, the Shawnee County Health Department (SCHD) will offer free flu vaccines to anyone six months and older. This will start Wednesday January 17, while supplies last. This year’s vaccination protects against 4 strains of seasonal flu. According to the CDC, when H3 viruses are predominant, in this case H3N2, we tend to have a worse flu season with more hospitalizations and more deaths. The SCHD said while surveillance systems show that the flu season may be peaking now, officials know from past experience that it will take many more weeks for flu activity to truly slow down. The CDC continues to recommend that individuals still get the flu vaccine; it is the best way to prevent getting sick from the flu and it is not too late to get one. Anyone can visit the SCHD’s immunization clinic at 2115 SW 10th Ave during regular clinic hours (see below) to receive their flu shot, no appointment is needed. For more information about getting a flu shot from SCHD call 251-5605. Immunization Clinic Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am – 11:00 am 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tuesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am – 11:00 am 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Additionally SCHD encourages residents to take the following steps to help minimize the spread of germs: Wash your hands Cover your cough Stay home if you are sick  

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  • Kansas legislators run into eye-opening perspectives on automated vehicles - Topeka Capital JournalKansas legislators run into eye-opening perspectives on automated vehicles - Topeka Capital Journal

    Topeka Capital JournalKansas legislators run into eye-opening perspectives on automated vehiclesTopeka Capital JournalSusan DeCourcy, regional administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Kansas City, Mo., told legislators the federal agency sought to be a partner rather than dictator of policy on automated vehicles. At the same time, she ...and more »

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  • KCK man sentenced on Project Safe Neighborhoods firearm chargeKCK man sentenced on Project Safe Neighborhoods firearm charge

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Joshua J. Flaugher, 32, was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 7 years in federal prison for unlawful possession of a handgun that was used in a robbery. He pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In his plea, he admitted that investigators seized a loaded 9 mm handgun with a 30-round extended magazine from his residence. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said, because he had a prior felony conviction in Wyandotte County District Court on a charge of aggravated battery, he was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm. The prosecution was brought under Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a Justice Department program aimed at prosecuting convicted felons who violate a federal ban on possession of firearms. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed U.S. Attorney’s Offices nationwide to emphasize PSN prosecutions as part of a national strategy to reduce violent crime.

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  • Manhattan ranked second best place to live in AmericaManhattan ranked second best place to live in America

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – The Little Apple has been named one of 2018’s top 100 best places to live in America. According to livability.com, Manhattan is ranked second, falling behind Ann Arbor, Mich., which placed first. The site says, “Home to Kansas State University, Manhattan scored high in the education category (naturally) and is also among the Top 10 Best College Towns in the country. With many restaurants, shops and cultural venues, Aggieville and the bustling downtown are two popular entertainment districts.” It went on to say Manhattan scored well in the housing and economic categories as well, thanks to affordable apartments, starter homes and a low unemployment rate. The Little Apple is also home to Manhattan Regional Airport, the second-busiest commercial airport in Kansas. Livability said it polls the nation each year to find out what matters most in communities throughout the U.S., and source the best public and private data available.  

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  • USA Today tells nation to try this bowl of Wichita ramen - Wichita EagleUSA Today tells nation to try this bowl of Wichita ramen - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita EagleUSA Today tells nation to try this bowl of Wichita ramenWichita EagleRamen is a trend across the country, and if you doubt it, just look at the list of 50 ramen restaurants that newspaper USA Today recently collected for its website. The paper managed to come up with a ramen restaurant to suggest for every single state ...

    Google News / 3 h. 20 min. ago
  • Officials: Rappers used Kansas fire truck without permissionOfficials: Rappers used Kansas fire truck without permission

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita Fire Department says rappers didn’t have permission to use a fire truck in a music video that had explicit language and made references to drugs. The Wichita Eagle reports that the video was posted to YouTube in October and shows musicians Blue Scrilla and Pj rapping both inside of and in front of the fire truck. Wichita Fire Marshal Stuart Bevis says the vehicle was used a backdrop when it wasn’t in use. Bevis added that the rappers also went into various stores on the east side of the city for backdrops. Bevis says the department filed a report with police. No charges have been filed. Hit King Productions produced the “Right Now” video. The Eagle couldn’t reach Hit King Productions or Blue Scrilla and Pj for comment.

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  • College Basketball Podcast: Kansas and Duke both looked terrific in road wins - CBSSports.comCollege Basketball Podcast: Kansas and Duke both looked terrific in road wins - CBSSports.com

    CBSSports.comCollege Basketball Podcast: Kansas and Duke both looked terrific in road winsCBSSports.comKansas won at West Virginia 71-66 late Monday. Impressive stuff. And now the Jayhawks are (at least temporarily) alone atop the Big 12 standings. So Matt Norlander and I discussed that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast ...and more »

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  • Wichita State gun case shows loophole in campus carry lawWichita State gun case shows loophole in campus carry law

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The case of a former Wichita State University student who was arrested for carrying a loaded gun on campus points to what could be an unintended loophole allowing criminals who are barred from carrying a gun to get away with it. The Wichita Eagle reports that under the current law, police can’t question someone carrying a firearm unless they suspect that person has committed another crime. Police can’t check whether a person has a past conviction making it illegal to carry. Court documents show the Wichita State case began after a student reported that classmate John W. Bannon frequently carried a gun. He was later jailed on a gun charge after a 2013 police search. Permitless concealed carry took effect July 2015. Lawyers say police wouldn’t have been allowed to investigate Bannon under current law unless they suspected him of another crime.

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  • Ex-Education Official Focuses on Kansas Workforce Challenges - U.S. News & World ReportEx-Education Official Focuses on Kansas Workforce Challenges - U.S. News & World Report

    Ex-Education Official Focuses on Kansas Workforce ChallengesU.S. News & World ReportKansas' former education commissioner is hoping to bridge the divide between how schools teach and what businesses need from their workers. Jan. 16, 2018, at 4:40 p.m.. Ex-Education Official Focuses on Kansas Workforce Challenges. Share. ×. Share on ...and more »

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  • Advocates of industrial hemp production, research shift focus to Kansas Senate - Topeka Capital JournalAdvocates of industrial hemp production, research shift focus to Kansas Senate - Topeka Capital Journal

    Topeka Capital JournalAdvocates of industrial hemp production, research shift focus to Kansas SenateTopeka Capital JournalSteven Johnson, a Republican from Assaria in central Kansas. Johnson, who endorsed the Senate bill, said the federal government in 2014 opened the door to state-by-state exploration of industrial hemp. More than 30 states have laws allowing for ...Industrial hemp backers narrow proposal for Kansas researchCharlotte Observerall 3 news articles »

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  • Wichita police captain accused of shoving youth ref placed on leaveWichita police captain accused of shoving youth ref placed on leave

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say an off-duty captain accused of pushing a teenage referee during a youth basketball game has been placed on paid administrative leave. The Wichita Eagle reports that the confrontation happened Saturday in the town of Augusta, which is just east of Wichita. A video of the confrontation has been shared thousands of times since it was posted to Facebook. Officer Charley Davidson said Tuesday the captain is on paid administrative leave pending a police investigation and internal review. A spokesman with the Augusta Police Department says the department is investigating.  

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  • $1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in NE Kansas - WIBW$1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in NE Kansas - WIBW

    WIBW$1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in NE KansasWIBWTOEPKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Even if you didn't win the Mega Millions jackpot last Friday, hopefully you didn't throw away your ticket immediately. It could be worth a cool million. The Kansas Lottery says there's a ticket out there right now that matched ...$1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in KansasKWCHall 4 news articles »

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  • Mistaken emergency broadcast happened in Kansas beforeMistaken emergency broadcast happened in Kansas before

    If it seems unlikely that an emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack is possible, it has happened before, in Kansas. Abilene Mayor Tim Shafer recalls hearing a similar message come over the radio in Western Kansas in the mid 1980s.

    Kansas News / 7 h. 45 min. ago
  • Lawrence motel a total loss after massive fire, 4 reported injuredLawrence motel a total loss after massive fire, 4 reported injured

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – A Lawrence hotel is reported to be a total loss after crews spent more than 12 hours fighting the destructive fire in sub-zero temperatures. Fire crews began battling the fire just before noon on Monday at the Americas Best Value Inn located at 515 McDonald Drive. The division fire chief reported Tuesday that early signs indicate fire moved through empty spaces faster than firefighters could stop it. Four people were reported to be injured including one hotel staff member and three firefighters. None went to the hospital. There were no sprinklers inside the building but according to the division chief, the time the building was built, that was not a requirement like it is today. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and fire officials say it is too soon to tell if the fire is suspicious. KSNT News will continue to update this story as new details become available. Fire crews tackling hot spots in the now destroyed America's Best Value Inn in Lawrence. They've been on scene since 12pm Monday. pic.twitter.com/i6VSZYBmJl — Jared Thompson (@JaredKSNT) January 16, 2018

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  • More on KU's famous dancing grandma: 'Ah man, she's great' - Kansas City StarMore on KU's famous dancing grandma: 'Ah man, she's great' - Kansas City Star

    More on KU's famous dancing grandma: 'Ah man, she's great'Kansas City StarDevonté Graham is headed down a narrow hallway to the stairway when you stop him for a moment. It's minutes after Graham led Kansas to a 16-point comeback — and 71-66 road victory — over West Virginia when you mention that he wasn't the only family ...and more »

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  • Get your flu questions answered from our Doctor On CallGet your flu questions answered from our Doctor On Call

    KSNT News app users CLICK HERE to watch the Facebook Live. TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The flu has hit Kansas hard and now is your chance to get your questions answered by our Doctor On Call. We will host a Facebook Live chat on our KSNT News Facebook page from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday as well as on KSNT.com to ask any questions you might have about the flu. U.S. health officials reported last week the flu has hit epidemic levels, just as it does most winters. Hawaii is the only state that is not reporting widespread flu activity. Doctors are saying for the 2017-2018 flu season they’re seeing more patients than in previous years. An update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows patient traffic for the flu is no longer increasing the way it did in December. Health officials say it’s shaping up to be a bad season overall, dominated by a nasty type of flu bug that can cause severe illness in young children and seniors. They won’t know how well the flu shot worked until next month.

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  • Mega Millions prize won in KansasMega Millions prize won in Kansas

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Lottery is urging all players to check their tickets after one ticket sold in Kansas won $1 million in the Friday, January 12, Mega Millions drawing. The winning ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Megaball, to win the $1,000,000 prize. The winning numbers in the January 12 Mega Millions drawing were 17-18-33-46-60 Megaball 24. The ticket was sold in northeast Kansas, which includes 21 counties. As Kansas Lottery officials wait excitedly for the $1,000,000 Mega Millions winner to claim his or her prize, they are also looking forward to meeting the winner of a $356,871 Super Kansas Cash jackpot. One ticket sold in northeast Kansas matched all numbers in the Wednesday, January 10, drawing. Also on January 10, a ticket sold in northeast Kansas matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win a $50,000 prize.

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  • 'Same as it ever was.' What experts are saying about KU's chances to win Big 12 - Kansas City Star (blog)'Same as it ever was.' What experts are saying about KU's chances to win Big 12 - Kansas City Star (blog)

    ESPN (blog)'Same as it ever was.' What experts are saying about KU's chances to win Big 12Kansas City Star (blog)The Big 12 men's basketball standings show just one team in first place: Kansas. The Jayhawks won 71-66 at West Virginia on Monday night and broke a four-way tie for the top spot in the Big 12 Conference. KU is attempting to win a 14th straight ...Kansas, Duke show why it's hard to beat the kingESPN (blog)Kansas overcomes 16-point deficit, stuns West Virginia, back on top in Big 12CBSSports.comKansas vs. West Virginia final score: 3 things we learned in the Jayhawks' big comeback winSB NationCharleston Gazette-Mail -NewsOK.com -Sporting Newsall 415 news articles »

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  • Recent Kansas editorialsRecent Kansas editorials

    It's ridiculous that most of the bills that come through the Kansas Legislature are anonymous. Hopefully, a bill being introduced this session can change that.

    Kansas News / 10 h. 7 min. ago
  • Should you visit the ER for the flu?Should you visit the ER for the flu?

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — Americans are facing a nasty flu season. Doctors are saying for the 2017-2018 flu season they’re seeing more patients than in previous years. But is it necessary to take a trip to the E.R. for your flu-like symptoms? Doctors are saying no. The only time people should visit a hospital is when the illness becomes severe, like if someone is having difficulty breathing or sever body pain. Dr. Tim Borchers with Cotton O’Neil Hospital in Topeka said those who are sick with the flu are better off getting medicine from the store. “Stay home,” Dr. Borchers said. “Don’t expose everyone else to your influenza if you think that’s what you’ve got. You should load up on fluids, be resting, taking Tylenol or ibuprofen for the aches and pains and fever.” Borchers said people can also get tested to see if you have the flu. Physicians can also prescribe medicine to treat your symptoms.

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  • Recent Kansas editorials - Kansas City StarRecent Kansas editorials - Kansas City Star

    Recent Kansas editorialsKansas City StarThe Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 12. Past time to end anonymous bills. It's ridiculous that most of the bills that come through the Kansas Legislature are anonymous. Hopefully, a bill being introduced this session can change that. State Rep. Stephanie ...and more »

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  • Power restored for hundreds in Jefferson CountyPower restored for hundreds in Jefferson County

    OSKALOOSA, Kan. (KSNT) – Nearly 1,000 people now have power Tuesday morning in Jefferson County as temperatures are below zero degrees. According to Westar Energy, around 986 people in the area Oskaloosa were without power from 4:20 a.m. until just before 9 a.m. Westar Energy tells KSNT News the outage was the result of a transformer failure.  

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  • KBI issues statements regarding 3 cases, homicide victims identifiedKBI issues statements regarding 3 cases, homicide victims identified

    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Graham County Sheriff's Office have identified the victims of the homicides which occurred in Graham County on Jan. 4. The victims were Efren Mascarenas, Sr., 52, of Penokee, and Christin Cantrell, 28, of Penokee. Both individuals were residing at the residence where they were found.

    Kansas News / 14 h. 50 min. ago
  • No. 10 Kansas rallies past No. 6 West VirginiaNo. 10 Kansas rallies past No. 6 West Virginia

    Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) attempts to block West Virginia guard Jevon Carter (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas wo

    Big News Network.com / 18 h. 40 min. ago
  • Historic Wolf HotelHistoric Wolf Hotel

    Spring Hill Kansas Police Chief lets one of his officers dump ice water on him after the department raised more than $3,000 for charity. A driver in Nickerson, Kansas loses control of his vehicle and hits a restaurant, injuring one person.

    Kansas News / 19 h. 10 min. ago
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  • Mykhailiuk, Graham lead No. 10 Kansas over No. 6 WVU 71-66Mykhailiuk, Graham lead No. 10 Kansas over No. 6 WVU 71-66

    Mykhailiuk, No. 10 Kansas roar back from big deficit to beat No. 6 West Virginia 71-66

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  • Wichita considers outdoor drinking rules for NCAA tournamentWichita considers outdoor drinking rules for NCAA tournament

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Wichita leaders are considering loosening rules governing outdoor drinking. On Tuesday, the City Council will consider allowing bars and restaurants to apply for permits that would allow them to expand their drinking spaces for a year at a time. The council also will look at opening outdoor areas of numerous public facilities to drinking events. Mayor Jeff Longwell says the “common consumption areas” would allow outside drinking in areas like Old Town, and allow customers to move from one establishment to another with a drink in their hands. The Wichita Eagle reports Wichita pushed the state for the common consumption areas and the new ordinance is likely to pass. Supporters want the new drinking zones in place by March, when Wichita hosts an NCAA basketball tournament weekend.

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  • Former education official takes aim at workforce challengesFormer education official takes aim at workforce challenges

    Former education commissioner Diane DeBacker has been appointed executive director of business and education innovation at the Kansas Department of Commerce. Faced with worker shortages in skilled and technical jobs, Kansas is taking aim at bridging the divide between how schools teach and what businesses need from their workers.

    Kansas News / 23 h. 30 min. ago
  • David McCormack, Kansas commit, puts up double-double at Hoophall ClassicDavid McCormack, Kansas commit, puts up double-double at Hoophall Classic

    SPRINGFIELD -- Kansas commit David McCormack put up a double-double Monday afternoon as Oak Hill competed at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield. The Warriors ultimately defeated t

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  • Oklahoma star Young seeks new highlights vs. Kansas StateOklahoma star Young seeks new highlights vs. Kansas State

    Every conversation about Oklahoma basketball this season begins and ends with Trae Young and it will continue Tuesday when the fourth-ranked Sooners visit Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. The freshman

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  • Trump administration clears the way for Medicaid work requirementsTrump administration clears the way for Medicaid work requirements

    Then-Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Susan Mosier unveiled KanCare 2.0 during a news conference at the Statehouse in October. President Donald Trump's administration has cleared the way for Kansas to impose work requirements on about 12,000 recipients of the state's privatized Medicaid program, KanCare.

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  • Juco QB to enroll at Kansas this semesterJuco QB to enroll at Kansas this semester

    The Kansas football team didn't sign a quarterback during December's early signing period, but head coach David Beaty and his staff won't have to wait until February to add a

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 5 h. 42 min. ago
  • Kansas budget director: No room for higher ed concerns after prioritizing K-12 funding, executive branch payKansas budget director: No room for higher ed concerns after prioritizing K-12 funding, executive branch pay

    State Budget Director Shawn Sullivan answers reporters questions Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, during a briefing on Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to phase in a $600 million per-year increase in K-12 educ

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  • WATCH: Wichita police employee shoves teen girl referee during fight at youth basketball gameWATCH: Wichita police employee shoves teen girl referee during fight at youth basketball game

    An employee of the police department in Wichita, Kansas was caught on video shoving a teenage girl who was working as a referee at a youth basketball game. ...

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  • College basketball rankings: West Virginia battles Kansas for first place in the Big 12College basketball rankings: West Virginia battles Kansas for first place in the Big 12

    There is, at this moment, a four-way tie for first atop the Big 12 standings. But that will change late Monday, at least temporarily, when the final buzzer sounds in the Kansas vs. West Virginia game.

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  • County awardsCounty awards

    Dickinson County Administrator Brad Homman, standing left, and County Counselor Doug Thompson, standing right, each received certificates from the Kansas Association of Counties for years of service in Kansas county government. Homman has served 32 years, while Thompson has been county counselor eight years.

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  • Proposal to strengthen elder abuse lawsProposal to strengthen elder abuse laws

    Derek Schmidt Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Johnson County District Attorney Stephen Howe and Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett today announced that they plan to ask the Kansas Legislature to strengthen the state's laws against elder abuse during the 2018 legislative session, which begins next week. Schmidt, Howe and Bennett said their proposal would expand the definition of criminal mistreatment of an elder person to include infliction of physical injury, unreasonable confinement or unreasonable punishment.

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  • Tom Keegan: Players eligible all year keep Kansas in title huntTom Keegan: Players eligible all year keep Kansas in title hunt

    Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) gets to the bucket under Kansas State forward Dean Wade (32) and Kansas State forward Makol Mawien (14) during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Allen Fi

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  • Brownback cut welfare in Kansas. Is Congress about to follow?Brownback cut welfare in Kansas. Is Congress about to follow?

    Welfare restrictions and work requirements have knocked tens of thousands of Kansans off assistance over the past few years. Many get kicked out for not working, but only a small percentage leave because they have a job, the latest federal data reveals.

    Kansas News / 1 d. 20 h. 21 min. ago
  • No. 2 West Virginia ready for No. 12 KansasNo. 2 West Virginia ready for No. 12 Kansas

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Kansas basketball fans must dig deep into the archives, nearly three decades deep, to unearth the last time their team lost five straight games at an opponent's arena. No. 2 West

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 22 h. 26 min. ago
  • Boil water issue close to being resolvedBoil water issue close to being resolved

    A boil water advisory has been lifted for a public wholesale water district in Southeast Kansas, but the advisory remains for communities and districts that buy water from it.

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  • Kansas bar shooting victim's widow reflects 1 year laterKansas bar shooting victim's widow reflects 1 year later

    The widow of an Indian man killed last February in a suspected hate crime in suburban Kansas City has spent the year since his death devoting herself to spreading love and positivity in his name. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, an Indian immigrant who lived in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, was shot to death last February at Austins Bar & Grill.

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  • Kansas bar shooting victim's widow reflects 1 year laterKansas bar shooting victim's widow reflects 1 year later

    The widow of an Indian man killed nearly a year ago in a suspected hate crime in Kansas has spent the year since his death devoting herself to spreading love and positivity in his name

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  • Justin Henry: Time for Legislature to get it right on school fundingJustin Henry: Time for Legislature to get it right on school funding

    In response to the Kansas Supreme Court's decision in Gannon V, legislative leaders in both public and private meetings have been warning Kansans that complying with the decision would force other areas of the Kansas budget to suffer. This rhetoric is being spread in an attempt to scare Kansans, and to force support for an ill-advised attempt to alter the education article in the Kansas Constitution.

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  • Mark Peterson: Beleaguered tax revenue starts its effectsMark Peterson: Beleaguered tax revenue starts its effects

    The State of the State address is finished and the governor has left Republican legislators near tears and Democratic legislators scratching their heads. The leaders have appeared in front of the journalists to declare that big problems remain over school finance again, Medicaid expansion again, KPERS solvency again and refilling depleted transportation infrastructure accounts again.

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  • Top 10 things to do this week in Topeka, northeast Kansas, Jan. 14 - 20Top 10 things to do this week in Topeka, northeast Kansas, Jan. 14 - 20

    Looking for an educational activity for your kids on their day off school? Visit the Manhattan library to read books about friendship and kindness and celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Suggested for ages 3 - 8. For information, bit.ly/2CUYpUw . For the third year, participating choirs from Wichita, Lawrence, Newton, Manhattan and Topeka will join their voices for a cumulative concert.

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  • Atkins leads No. 7 past Kansas 79-62Atkins leads No. 7 past Kansas 79-62

    Ariel Atkins scored 22 points, including 10 in the pivotal third quarter, as No. 7 Texas overcame a challenge by unranked Kansas to win 79-62

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  • Page, K-State women light up No. 20 Oklahoma State 80-64Page, K-State women light up No. 20 Oklahoma State 80-64

    Kaylee Page had a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, Shaelyn Martin and Kayla Goth had double-doubles and Kansas State defeated No. 20 Oklahoma State 80-64

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  • No. 12 Kansas holds on to beat Kansas State 73-72No. 12 Kansas holds on to beat Kansas State 73-72

    Devonte Graham had 23 points, Malik Newman hit the go-ahead foul shots with 15 seconds to go and No. 12 Kansas held on to beat Kansas State 73-72 in a back-and-forth affair

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  • Kansas' Devonte' Graham (4) and Mitch Lightfoot (44) pressure Kansas State's Dean Wade during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP ...Kansas' Devonte' Graham (4) and Mitch Lightfoot (44) pressure Kansas State's Dean Wade during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP ...

    Kansas' Devonte' Graham (4) and Mitch Lightfoot (44) pressure Kansas State's Dean Wade during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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