Kansas farmers and ranchers get tax break to rebuild fencing after wildfires…and other headlines: March 23, 2017

Folks in Kansas are getting a sales tax break to rebuild fences on agricultural land after the biggest wildfire in state history burned through more than 1,000 square miles. Gov. Sam ... Continue Reading →

Lawmakers moving toward school funding plan…and other headlines: March 22, 2017

Kansas legislators are moving back toward distributing state dollars to public schools through a complicated per-student formula like one they junked two years ago. A special House ... Continue Reading →

Proposed raise for state employees being considered by lawmakers…and other headlines: March 21, 2017

State legislators are advancing a proposal to give most state employees a 2 percent pay raise even as they wrestle with serious budget problems that are likely to force a big tax increase. ... Continue Reading →

Fatal accident near Grainfield…and other headlines: March 20, 2017

A Colorado man is dead after driving the wrong way on I-70 just east of Grainfield, crashing head-on into a semi. His Kia Sportage burst into flames and he was ejected in the crash. ... Continue Reading →

Men face more charges in planned Garden City attack…and other headlines: March 17, 2017

The three men accused of planning an attack on Somali immigrants in Garden City face more federal charges. A revised indictment still accuses them of gun charges, but now adds conspiracy ... Continue Reading →

Budget talks continue in the state legislature…and other headlines: March 16, 2017

A top Republican legislator in Kansas is promising to push to cut spending to help fix the state’s serious budget problems. Meanwhile, a state agency warned lawmakers yesterday that ... Continue Reading →

Legislature update…and other headlines: March 15, 2017

Some Kansas lawmakers want the state to take over the job of writing and making sure businesses comply with workplace regulations, despite concerns by a labor rights group that the ... Continue Reading →

Kansas lawmaker compares Planned Parenthood to Nazi Germany…and other headlines: March 14, 2017

A Kansas state legislator is standing by a comment he made in a letter comparing Planned Parenthood with a Nazi concentration camp. State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth told The ... Continue Reading →

States wanting grazing restrictions temporarily lifted due to fires…and other headlines: March 13, 2017

The governors of four states including Kansas are seeking temporary suspension of grazing restrictions for farmers and ranchers because of wildfires. The fires have burned more than ... Continue Reading →

Fires plague western Kansas…winds cause blow overs on highways…and other headlines: March 7, 2017

Fire is a major concern across Kansas; the result of weeks of dry weather coupled with more recent high winds. State officials are monitoring fires in 21 counties. The highest-profile, ... Continue Reading →