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Case of mumps confirmed in Colby…and other headlines: February 21, 2017

The Colby school district has a confirmed case of Mumps. A statement from the district doesn’t go into specifics. It comes just two days after health officials in Barton County reported ... Continue Reading →

Goodland man injured in I-70 accident…and other headlines: February 20, 2017

Investigators still aren’t sure what caused a man from Goodland to run off I-70 near Edson Friday afternoon, through the median, crossing the eastbound lanes and hitting a fence and ... Continue Reading →

KS Republicans mixed over potential state tax increase…and other headlines: February 17, 2017

Republicans in the Kansas House are split over a bill passed by the chamber to increase income taxes. Forty of the chamber’s 85 Republicans voted for the proposal when it passed on ... Continue Reading →

Budget bill advanced by Kansas House not supported by Governor…and other headlines: February 16, 2017

Governor Brownback says he won’t sign a bill advanced by the Kansas House that would increase personal income taxes to help balance the state budget. While the governor stopped short ... Continue Reading →

Senate committee advances proposal to increase income taxes…and other headlines: February 15, 2017

A Kansas Senate committee advances a budget-balancing proposal from Democrats to raise $1.2 billion over two years by increasing income taxes. The Assessment and Taxation Committee ... Continue Reading →

New plan to balance budget that doesn’t touch aid to schools…and other headlines: February 14, 2017

Kansas legislators are pushing a new plan to balance the state’s budget without touching aid to public schools after top Republicans saw support for education funding cuts crash. ... Continue Reading →

Republicans choose Estes to run for seat vacated by Pompeo…and other headlines: February 10, 2017

Republicans pick state Treasurer Ron Estes as their nominee for the Kansas congressional seat formerly held by CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Six Republicans were vying for the nomination ... Continue Reading →

Kansas men convicted of federal firearms violations spared by judge…and other headlines: February 7, 2016

A federal judge spares two Kansas men convicted of federal firearms violations from prison. He took into account their mistaken belief that a Kansas law can shield anyone owning firearms ... Continue Reading →

BOE says restoring state funding keeps student costs down…and other headlines: February 6, 2017

The head of Kansas’ governing board of education says restoring state funding for higher education is a structural way to keep college costs down for students. The Kansas Board of ... Continue Reading →

Kobach asks lawmakers to pass measures fighting illegal immigration…and other headlines: February 3, 2017

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is asking the state Legislature to pass two measures aimed at fighting illegal immigration by barring “sanctuary cities” and allowing state ... Continue Reading →
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