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Leavenworth Rep. Off to War Replaced by Former Opponent

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Democratic precinct officials in Leavenworth County voted 5-1 Monday night to replace state Rep. Melanie Sanders Meier of Leavenworth with Don Navinsky, a former Leavenworth County commissioner from Easton.

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Kansas Equal Rights Amendment Considered

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A Senate committee head testimony Tuesday on a proposed equal rights amendment to the Kansas Constitution. Supporters say prohibitions on gender discrimination are only in statutes which can be easily changed.

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Topeka Transit Changes Cause Riders Consternation

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Beginning April 1, Topeka Transit riders will no longer have routes to ride weekdays after 6:30 or on Sundays. They are concerned about being stuck at home...or worse yet, not being able to get to work.

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Kan. Governor Still Hasn't Talked to Obama on HHS

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she still hasn't talked to President Barack Obama about a potential appointment to his Cabinet. In Washington, Sebelius is considered a leading contender for health and human services secretary.

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WIBW-TV to Air Mayoral Debate Wednesday Night

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Incumbent Bill Bunten, Deputy Mayor Jeff Preisner, Jon-Wesley O'Hara, Jason Dabney, and Randal Trackwell discussed issues ranging from the sales tax question and form of government, to Heartland Visioning.

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Important Tax Dates

Updated: 02/25/2009 - We're here to tell you about some important tax dates.

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Lawrence Man Pleaded Guilty to Violating Clean Water Act

Updated: 02/25/2009 - 57-year-old Raymond Sawyer and his company, Mangna-Gro International, which formulates chemical fertilizers, pleaded guilty to unlawfully discharging waste from its fertilizer manufacturing operation into the City of Lawrence's sewer system.

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Topeka Police Investigate Pair of Carjackings

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Suspects in carjacking around 7:30pm Tuesday at the Fairfield Inn off Wanamaker left behind a vehicle carjacked less than 45 minutes earlier from the Century Plaza Apartments.

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Greensburg Mayor to Attend President's Sddress

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Greensburg Mayor Bob Dixson will watch the president's speech from first Lady Michelle Obama's box Tuesday night. He leads a community that was devastated by a tornado in May 2008 and has been rebuilding as an energy-efficient ``green town.''

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Blue Rapids Teen Hits Jackpot

Updated: 02/25/2009 - 18-year old Dakota Tormondson of Blue Rapids won $20,000 on a Double Crossword lottery scratch ticket.

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Kansas Rep. Turns to Twitter

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Mike Burgess, R-Topeka, announced he will be using Twitter to keep his constituents informed during the legislative session. The microblogging site allows users to send 140 character messages, or "tweets", letting people know what they're doing.

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USD 501 Finalizes Land Purchase

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The USD 501 School Board voted Tuesday to finalize the settlement with the state for land on the old Topeka State Hospital grounds.

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Woman Rescued from Overpass

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Kansas Highway Patrol reports they were called to I-470 and 21st Street in Topeka at 1:32 Tuesday afternoon because a woman was threatening to jump off the overpass.

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Help With Tax Prep

Updated: 02/25/2009 - When you make the decision to hire someone to prepare your taxes for you, it is important to do a little research before you choose your tax preparer.

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Boeing Union Recommends Strike at Kansas Plant

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Negotiations broke down Tuesday between Chicago-based Boeing and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace. The union is recommending its members authorize a strike.

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Boeing Union Recommends Strike at Kansas Plant

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The union representing engineers at the Boeing Co.'s military aircraft plant in Wichita is recommending its members reject the company's contract offer and go out on strike.

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