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KDOT Slashes Allownces For Protective Gear

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The agency reduced the annual allowance from $250 to $150 in early July. The move came after Gov. Mark Parkinson imposed $160 million in adjustments to keep the current budget balanced.

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Parkinson Names New Secretary On Aging

Updated: 08/05/2009 - Gov. Parkinson names Martin Kennedy, who has been serving as interim secretary since June, the new Aging Secretary He had been the agency's deputy secretary and has served in management positions at Aging since 2004.

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Rainbow Closing Causes Child Care Concern

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Nearly 100 Wichita families, including dozens with special-needs children, are scrambling to find child care after Rainbows United filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Adm. Mullen's Landon Lecture Postponed

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Kansas State University officials say a Landon Lecture by Adm. Michael G. Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been postponed. Mullen was scheduled to give his lecture on Aug. 31.

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Sunday Liquor Sales

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Two communities focus on the issue of Sunday liquor sales.

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Only Four Speak To Council About Budget

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Citizens were given the chance to speak their minds about the proposed 2010 budget at Tuesday's council meeting, but only four people took the opportunity to do so. Public comment moved quickly, with all four of the speakers talking about either social services or Topeka Transit.

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USD 475 & 383 Recieve Department Of Defense Grants

Posted: 08/04/2009 - The Daily Union reports the Department of Defense education activity awarded Geary County Unified School District 475 about $2 million and USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden more than $452,000.

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Westar Applies For "Smart Grid" Funds

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Westar Energy Inc. is seeking $20 million in federal stimulus dollars for energy efficiency upgrades in Lawrence.

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Dillons, Helping Hands Strike Deal For Store

Posted: 08/04/2009 - The grocery chain has agreed to a significantly reduced price for its store on 21st and Belle, just as as soon as that store's transferred to the renovated location at Fairlawn Plaza.

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Helping Hands Humane Society Finds Facility

Updated: 08/04/2009 - Helping Hands Humane Society received a discount from Dillon's on the purchase of their 21st and Belle location for the new animal shelter.

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Former Attorney General Phill Kline Law License Inactive

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Phill Kline, who became Johnson County district attorney after failing to win re-election as attorney general in 2006, registered for inactive status for his Kansas law license in July. Inactive status does not require continuing education.

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Nebraska Abortion Provider Plans Kansas Clinic

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Dr. LeRoy Carhart said Monday his ``main choice'' would be to locate a clinic providing late-term abortions in Wichita, where Dr. George Tiller practiced until he was shot and killed May 31st.

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