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ZZ Top Pulls Out Of State Fair

Updated: 05/19/2010 - The Kansas State Fair is still looking for acts to fill its grandstand performances.

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Kansan To Serve On Rural Education Panel

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Sally Cauble of Liberal will serve on a task force of the National Association of State Boards of Education studying rural and frontier education issues.

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Congressmen To Read Apology To American Indians

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas and Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state are joining Representatives from the Cherokee, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, and Pawnee nations in the ceremony Wednesday at the Congressional Cemetery.

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Kansas AG Readies Brief In Funeral Protest Case

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Attorney General Steve Six intends to file a friend of the court brief in an appeal by the family of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder. The family sued the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka after members picketed Snyder's 2006 funeral.

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Kansas Budget Item Takes Planned Parenthood Funds

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Ten advocates presented petitions Wednesday to Gov. Mark Parkinson's office, urging him to reject a portion of the budget taking money away from Planned Parenthood.

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KSU Students' Furniture Designs Earn Honors

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Kansas State University students from the College of Architecture, Planning and Design have earned honors in the annual Regional Student Competition sponsored by a furniture and furnishings interest group in the metropolitan Kansas City area.

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University Offers Summer Workshop

Posted: 05/19/2010 - A science and engineering summer workshop for girls in eighth and ninth grades is being offered at Kansas State University.

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Soothe Fussy Babies

Posted: 05/19/2010 - The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University has helped a Kansas entrepreneur develop a new bed for infants.

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Insurance Commissioner Approves SBC Dissolution

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger approved the demutualization and dissolution of Security Benefit. Guggenheim Partners will control SBC upon closing of the transaction.

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Wichita Woman Killed In Accident

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Audrey Lewis, 53, of Wichita, was killed Wednesday morning in an accident on I-135, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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H&R Block Announces Job Cuts

Posted: 05/19/2010 - H&R Block Inc. says it plans to cut 400 jobs and close 400 underperforming locations to reduce annual operating costs.

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Kansas Budget Item Takes Planned Parenthood Funds

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Abortion rights advocates are fighting a provision in Kansas' new state budget that would take family planning dollars away from Planned Parenthood. They planned a rally at the Statehouse Wednesday for attention.

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Sunflower State Games Looking Around

Posted: 05/18/2010 - The director of the Sunflower State Games says he'll start gauging support from other cities to host the games in 2011.

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City Council Talks Cutting Topeka's HRC

Posted: 05/18/2010 - Dollar discussions topped the City Council's calendar Tuesday, as city leaders face a $4 million budget shortfall. (VIDEO INCLUDED)

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State Gives Tax Incentive To BNSF Railroad

Posted: 05/18/2010 - The Kansas City Star reports that a tax incentive will be worth up to $35 million over several years for BNSF, which wants to build the freight hub in southwest Johnson County.

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State Develops Online Tool For Foster Youth

Posted: 05/18/2010 - To help foster youth and former youth navigate this transition, the Kansas Serves Substance Affected Families (KSSAF) initiative has launched a website: www.kansasindependence.org.

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American Missionary Home From Haiti

Posted: 05/18/2010 - Laura Silsby arrived to the Boise airport Tuesday afternoon. She hugged friends and relatives and told reporters she is looking forward to spending time with her children.

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Good Kids: Yingling Poster Contest Winners!

Posted: 05/18/2010 - $800 in prize money was handed out to eight happy Good Kids last Thursday, in the annual poster contest sponsored by the North Topeka auto service company.

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