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Kansas Senate To Debate Budget Balancing Proposal Thursday

Kansas legislators are advancing a new budget-balancing proposal to allow the state to pay its bills through June without cutting public school spending. The Senate...

NCK Tech Board Of Trustees – February 2017

The North Central Kansas Technical College Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting on campus Monday night at the Severance Student Union conference room....

Kansas Supreme Court Rules School Funding Formula ‘Inadequate’ Under State Constitution

By DAN MARGOLIES & SAM ZEFF Kansas News Service at http://www.kcur.org  As expected, the Kansas Supreme Court this morning ruled that Kansas’ school funding formula is...

Kansas Aquifer Levels a Mixed Bag Across The State

Central Kansas farmers are shutting down their wells more often as two aquifers saw water levels rise from last year’s timely rains. The Kansas Geological...

Small Farms And Farm Acreage Shrank In 2016

A government report shows Kansas had fewer farms and ranches last year and fewer acres used for agriculture. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday...

2017 3-2-1A Regional Wrestling Preview

3-2-1A Regional Wrestling Tournaments are this weekend for area teams.  Action begins at 2:00 on Friday afternoon with the 1st round and will go...

Kansas Legislators Consider Using State Investment Earnings To Aid Shortfall

Kansas legislators are pushing a plan to close a projected budget shortfall without cutting aid to public schools. The House Appropriations Committee endorsed a bill...

Kansas Officials Divided Over How To Fix State Budget

Republican legislators in Kansas are divided over what proposed fixes from GOP Gov. Sam Brownback they will jettison in closing a shortfall in the...

KS Rep. Jenkins Eventual Departure Could Impact State Political Scene

Kansas Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ announcement that she has no plans to seek office in two years shakes up the Republican gubernatorial race in which...

KDOT Cuts And Funds Sweeping Impacting Contractors

In what could be at least a temporary blow to the road construction industry in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced, on Tuesday,...

Kansas Headlines

WATCH LIVE: NASA & SpaceX Set To Launch First Astronauts To International Space Station

The first launch of astronauts to the International Space Station since the retirement of the Space Shuttle program in 2011 is set for launch...

Governor signs disaster declaration, calls for special session, warns of grave consequences to state without legislative action

Today Governor Laura Kelly announced a series of actions her administration is taking to respond to the emergency situation COVID-19 currently presents to the...

K-State film about school district’s transition to online teaching goes viral

MANHATTAN — A 13-minute video produced by the Kansas State University College of Education chronicles one rural Kansas school district's transition to remote teaching because of COVID-19. "Wamego's...

KDHE recommends self-quarantine for Kansans who traveled to Lake of the Ozarks

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is recommending voluntary 14-day self-quarantine for those Kansans who traveled to Lake of the...

Kansas News Service

Kansas Gov. Kelly’s Emergency Powers Weakened By Lawmakers Who Say She Overreacted To COVID-19

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — In a one-day marathon session that wrapped up a legislative year upended by the coronavirus, Kansas...

The Coronavirus Blew A $650M Hole In Kansas’ Budget, Putting Even School Funding In Jeopardy

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service LAWRENCE, Kansas — When Kansas lawmakers left for an early spring break in mid-March, the state was projected to...

Kansas Educators Worry What Five Months Away From Classrooms Will Do To Schoolkids

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — The summer slide. That’s the annual learning loss that happens when students spend three months away...

Despite Meatpacking Plants’ Efforts, Kansas Workers Say ‘We’re Right Next To Each Other’

By Corinne Boyer - Kansas News Service DODGE CITY, Kansas — In the days leading up to President Donald Trump’s mandate that all meatpacking plants stay open,...

Protecting Voters From COVID-19 Will Cost Kansas Counties Extra

By Daniel Caudill - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Thousands of Reno County voters usually cast their ballots at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson,...