Updated: 05/13/2009 - Democratic legislative leaders say the state's gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Shawnee Mission Medical Center will pay $83,488 to settle a federal investigation into how it handles and stores hazardous waste.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - A report released Wednesday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows 787 foreclosure filings in Kansas last month. That's a 6.75 percent drop from March, but still 5.6 percent higher than April of last year.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - Police said that two people were trying to jump-start an older-model boom crane shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. It rolled on top of a man standing behind it, killing him.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - State health officials confirmed five new cases of H1N1 virus Wednesday, all in children. One of the children is the child of a Fort Riley soldier who was confirmed to have the virus Tuesday.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - Graduation season kicked-off in Topeka as the Class of 2009 received their diplomas at Hope Street Academy.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - President Obama has ordered government lawyers to object to the planned release of additional detainee photos, the White House said Wednesday.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is returning to his old high school later this month as keynote speaker at its commencement ceremony.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - Wilson County emergency responders have resumed their search for a man who reportedly fell into Fall River at Middle Dam near Neodesha.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - Kansas health officials say five children in three counties are the latest people confirmed with swine flu.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - A state Governmental Ethics Commission hearing scheduled for Wednesday on a complaint against House Speaker Mike O'Neal has been postponed.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - A prosecutor says a Kansas Supreme Court ruling in a records dispute could determine whether a criminal case against an abortion clinic goes forward.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - A Merriam hospital has agreed to settle a federal investigation into how it handles and stores hazardous waste.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - In a wide-ranging interview, Gov. Mark Parkinson talked about the future goals of his administration, the possibility of furloughing state workers, and taking a wrong turn on the Cedar Crest trails.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - The commission continued the hearing until July 22 at O'Neal's request to give him time to prepare. He was involved full time with the Legislature that ended Saturday morning.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - Brownback is among the most ardent opponents of bringing the detainees to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, the military's only maximum security prison.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - Five new cases of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus have been confirmed in Kansas since the last update Tuesday morning. One case involves a Geary County child who is hospitalized, two involve Johnson County children and two involve Wyandotte County children.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - To cut spending, the KSHS eliminated 12 full-time positions from its budget, and shifted some full-time positions to part-time. A spokeswoman for KSHS says there may be more cuts to come.
Updated: 05/13/2009 - Wall Street is down sharply in early trading after the government reported weaker-than-expected retail sales in April.
Updated: 05/12/2009 - Meet a budding artist from Ozawkie, who's eventual destination is New York City.. and the amazing story of the Hayden High Good Kids who spent their spring break in Greensburg. We're even including more on the story from their advisor's diary!
Updated: 05/12/2009 - Jessica Seidel was readmitted to Children's Mercy hospital Tuesday for viral infections.
Updated: 05/12/2009 - The Kansas City Star has chosen the top performers among 54 different public companies and two of the top eleven are based in Topeka.
Updated: 05/12/2009 - Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback is heading to Guantanamo Bay to review detainee operations at the U.S. base in Cuba.
Updated: 05/12/2009 - The El Dorado Correctional Facility will close its minimum security North Unit by July 1 because of budgets cuts.