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Military Families to Thank Kansas for Education Support

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Military family members from Fort Riley will present Kansas Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson with a "giant" thank you card for passing legislation helpful to military children's unique educational needs.

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US 24 to Get New Lights at Kansas Avenue

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Crews began a project today to install a new traffic signal system at US 24 and Kansas Avenue. KDOT says to expect temporary lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the intersection.

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City of Manhattan to Replace Community Pool

Posted: 07/14/2008 - The Manhattan Mercury reports that city commissioners have decided to move forward with the multi-million dollar replacement even if it means relying on property taxes to pay for it in the future.

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Capper Kids Continue Birthday Tradition

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Children at Topeka's Easter Seals Capper Foundation celebrated the birthday of the organization's founder, Sen. Arthur Capper, with ice cream. For many years, Capper threw a birthday party for himself, inviting the community for free ice cream.

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Politicians Courting Hispanic Voters; Topekans React

Posted: 07/14/2008 - There are no incumbents in this year's November presidential election. That means candidates are building a new base of supporters, and both Republicans and Democrats would love to have the support of the always-growing Hispanic community.

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Court Hearing Set in Dispute Over Kan. Coal Plants

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Sunflower Electric Power Corp. hopes a court hearing will get it a little closer to building two coal-fired power plants in Finney County. A judge will decide Tuesday whether the two cases should be dismissed.

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Both Sides Claim Victory in KU Trademark Case

Updated: 07/14/2008 - A federal jury awarded KU $127,000 in a trademark infringement case against Lawrence store Joecollege.com and its owner, Larry Sink. However, both sides put a positive spin on Monday's verdict.

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Kansan Gets Probation for Blackmailing Prosecutor

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Timothy Schooley, 30, Baxter Springs, was sentenced to two months' home detention, one year of probation and $1,000 fine for blackmailing former Cherokee County Attorney Michael Goodrich.

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Kansas State Boosting ROTC

Posted: 07/14/2008 - More freshmen in the ROTC program at Kansas State University will be on scholarship this fall, thanks to increased funding and a national desire to graduate more second lieutenants.

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Trial Date Set in Case Against Bike Shop Owner

Posted: 07/14/2008 - The lawsuit filed by Washburn Lane Parkway Renovation Group against bike shop owner Jerry Morgan will go to trial Oct. 6th. At issue is whether Morgan violated a contract to move his shop to a new location.

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Kansas Democrats Upset Over Latest Roberts TV Ad

Posted: 07/14/2008 - The state Democratic Party Executive Director Mike Gaughan filed a complaint Monday, accusing Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) of violating a 2002 federal requirement known as the "Stand by Your Ad" provision with his latest television ad.

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Two Area High School Teachers Earn Trip To Capital

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Two area high school teachers chosen to attend a three-day trip to Washington, D.C. Bill of Rights Institute sponsored the trip and covered travel and other expenses. Teachers picked because of their dedication to teachings involving the nation's founding documents including the Bill of Rights.

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Primary Election Deadlines Loom

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Deadlines for August primaries start soon. One is deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation, which is next week.

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County Seeks Public Input on US-24 Corridor Study

Updated: 07/14/2008 - Pottawatomie County is asking for the community's input on issues related to US-24, including transportation, traffic, land use and development. The public is asked to complete a survey to help a study team plan for the future of the highway.

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Players Tee-It-Up For Boy Scouts

Updated: 07/14/2008 - The greens at Topeka Country Club were full as golfers turned out to help raise funds for the Boy Scouts.

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Coal Plant Battle Shifts to Courtroom Tuesday

Posted: 07/14/2008 - A Sunflower spokesperson says the utility hopes that two of the six legal challenges that arose from KDHE Sec. Rod Bremby's decision to reject an air-quality permit for two new coal plants will be dismissed Tuesday.

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Kansas Democrats Upset Over Latest Roberts TV Ad

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Democrats assert the disclaimer at the beginning of Pat Roberts latest ad, which attacks opponent Jim Slattery's lobbying work does not adequately lay responsibility for the commercial's contents on the GOP incumbent.

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Bombardier Chooses Canada over Missouri for Plant Site

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Missouri officials have lost their bid to lure Canadian aircraft giant Bombardier's multimillion dollar plant to Kansas City. That's after months of effort and a 240-million dollar incentive package.

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