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Kansas Universities Had Serious Budget Problems Before Coronavirus And May Ax More Staff

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas colleges will soon get millions in federal money to help with the ripple effects from...

Kansans Brace For Floods And Tornadoes While Already Hunkered Down For COVID-19

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters raked across the plains of Kansas long before this latest...

The Modern Kansas Earthquake Era Looks To Be Ending… Mostly

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — On Aug. 16, the second day of the school year, students in the Burrton district...

Fire Department Construction Topic Of Marysville City Council Meeting – 9/23/19

The Marysville City Council met Monday and approved an option to use temporary notes to fund the balance of a new fire station proposed...

Kansas Makes Good Use Of Wind Power, But Other Renewables … Not So Much

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service Wichita — Kansas is a national leader in wind energy, but a new report shows the state lags...

Kansas Teachers Compete With Netflix For Students’ Attention In The Classroom

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Smartboards have been replacing chalkboards in Kansas for more than a decade. Yet districts are...

Pond Scum Is Ruining More Than Your Kansas Lake Trip

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA — Toxic blue-green algal blooms have been causing major problems on Kansas’ lakes since about 2010. Because the...

Kansas Community College Football Now Has Its Own Stars, Netflix Series And Scandals

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service Kansas junior college football plays in the big time these days. The Jayhawk Community College Conference made a key...

Pumping Iron Instead Of Gas, A Small Kansas Town Gets Healthy In An Old Filling Station

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service It’s what you’d expect in a small gym. Treadmills. Squat rack. Elliptical machine. But 54 Fitness, located in the...

NBAF Animal Disease Lab In Kansas Has Switched Teams And It’s A USDA Thing Now

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service The terms for handing off the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas, have been settled —...

Kansas Headlines

What A Pending Football Game Says About COVID-19, The Fate Of Small Colleges And The Towns They Keep Alive

By Frank Morris - Kansas News Service There’s a lot riding on a Kickoff set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The Sterling College Warriors are...

Governor Laura Kelly Visits Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute

Governor Laura Kelly today toured the Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) to learn more about its work fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, including...

Kansas’ U.S. Senate Race Is Set As Marshall Beats Kobach For GOP Nod; Watkins Out In 2nd District

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas’ biggest race of the evening was one of the first to be decided: U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall secured the Republican...

Kansas Total Tax Collections $484.6 Million Ahead of July of Last Fiscal Year

TOPEKA—The State of Kansas starts Fiscal Year 2021 by surpassing its total tax-only collections by $484.6 million compared to July of last fiscal year....

AG Derek Schmidt Urges Federal Action To Increase Access, Affordability For Remdesivir

TOPEKA – (August 4, 2020) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today urged federal agencies to exercise special legal authority to increase the availability...

Kansas News Service

What A Pending Football Game Says About COVID-19, The Fate Of Small Colleges And The Towns They Keep Alive

By Frank Morris - Kansas News Service There’s a lot riding on a Kickoff set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The Sterling College Warriors are...

Kansas’ U.S. Senate Race Is Set As Marshall Beats Kobach For GOP Nod; Watkins Out In 2nd District

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas’ biggest race of the evening was one of the first to be decided: U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall secured the Republican...

Feds Say Filth, Hazards At Kansas Group Homes Put Foster Care Children At Risk

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Kansas let foster care children live in group homes with broken windows, mold, exposed electrical wiring, trashed porches...

Kansas K-12 Districts Can Start Class On Time After State Board Rejects Governor’s Order To Delay

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas’ elementary, middle and high schools will reopen for in-person instruction in August, despite Gov. Laura...

Kansas Governor Says Masks Are Non-Negotiable In Schools And Pleads For Delaying Classes

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Students, teachers and staff members at K-12 schools in Kansas will wear masks, use hand sanitizer...