Day 99 of 90 in the state legislature brings new budget proposal…and other headlines: May 24, 2017

(Photo credit: Rep. Adam Smith) Kansas legislators draft a new proposal for fixing the state budget that includes both income tax increases and hikes in other taxes. House and Senate ... Continue Reading →

Legislature goes back to the drawing board after latest budget proposal rejected in the House…and other headlines: May 23, 2017

The Kansas House rejects a proposal that would have raised income taxes to fix the state budget and provide more money for public schools. The vote went 68-53 against a bill that would ... Continue Reading →

Fatal vehicle accident involving a bull in western Kansas…and other headlines: May 22, 2017

One woman is dead, 7 more taken to the hospital after a crash in Ford County. The driver of an SUV hit a bull standing on US 400, and the impact pushed the vehicle into oncoming traffic ... Continue Reading →

Social media threat leads to arrest of western Kansas student…and other headlines: May 10, 2017

A 16 year old becomes the second arrest surrounding a threat of violence at Garden City High School. That girl was arrested for a threat via Snapchat and a follow-up threat sent through ... Continue Reading →

Rep. Adam Smith: New Kansas law could effect local, home-owned carnivals

The following is from Kansas State Representative Adam Smith: The bill impacting amusement rides has officially made it into law. I have continued my efforts to mitigate the impact ... Continue Reading →

Disaster declaration signed for counties impacted by winter storms…and other headlines: May 9, 2017

The governor signs a disaster declaration for 29 counties impacted by heavy rain, flooding, and winter storms at the end of April. Federal and state damage assessments are starting ... Continue Reading →

Wakeeney Police Chief arrested again, this time for violating bond…and other headlines: May 5, 2017

A day after the WaKeeney Police Chief was arrested and released on his own recognizance, he’s picked up again – this time for allegedly violating bond. Terry Eberle faces a number ... Continue Reading →

CCC’s Hansen named “Service Person of the Year”

Colby Community College Campus Bookstore manager Leisa Hansen has been named the 2016 Colby/Thomas County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Person of the Year.  Every year the ... Continue Reading →

Charges filed against Wakeeney police chief…and other headlines: May 4, 2017

Prosectuors file a number of charges against the WaKeeney police chief. Terry Eberle faces suspicion of blackmail, harassment by telecommunications device, attempted interference with ... Continue Reading →

State legislative update…and other headlines: May 3, 2017

State legislators draft a new, bigger plan for raising income taxes to fix the Kansas budget after top Republicans abruptly dropped the one that had been agreed upon Monday. House and ... Continue Reading →
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