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$300M For Kansas Bio-Lab Approved By Senate Committee

Posted: 06/24/2014 - A U.S. Senate subcommittee has endorsed a spending bill that would authorize $300 million for the construction of a new national bioscience lab at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

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It's St. John, NOT Saint John, Kansas

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Residents of a small central Kansas town are tired of seeing their town's name misspelled. For the record, it's St. John, not Saint John, Kansas.

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Trader Sues Over Skimpy $8.25 Million Bonus

Posted: 06/20/2014 - A former Goldman Sachs trader, still furious at getting only an $8.25 million bonus in 2010, has taken the giant investment bank to court to get paid millions more.

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Starbucks Prices Going Up

Posted: 06/20/2014 - On average a drink will cost between 5 and 20 cents more, depending on what you order and where you're making the purchase.

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Dodge City Bank Of America Banks To Close

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The Bank of America has added a branch in Dodge City to the list of sites it plans to close in Kansas. Spokeswoman Diana Wagner says no specific date is set for closing its branch in downtown Dodge City.

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Kansas Leaders Release State Worker Bonus Funds

Posted: 06/20/2014 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders have taken a formal step needed to give a promised $250 bonus to full-time state government workers in December.

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Wichita Museum To Allow Visitors To Board Planes

Posted: 06/20/2014 - Visitors to the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita are getting a rare chance this weekend to climb aboard eight of the museum's 13 outdoor planes at its ``Play on a Plane'' event.

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Harley-Davidson Unveils Its First Electric Hog

Posted: 06/19/2014 - "The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."

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Kansas Leaders Wrangle In Handling Cash-Flow Fix

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas legislative leaders are shifting $675 million among various state accounts so that the state can pay its bills on time over the next year.

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Kansas Farmers Help Harvest Neighbor's Wheat

Posted: 06/19/2014 - The kindness of Kansas farmers was on display again this week, when some in Harper County delayed harvesting their own crops to help an ailing 85-year-old neighbor.

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Quest Diagnostics To Hire 500 In Lenexa

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Quest Diagnostics officials say the company will be hiring up to 500 people for a new customer service center in Lenexa.

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Kansas Wheat Harvest Picks Up As Fields Dry

Posted: 06/19/2014 - The industry group 'Kansas Wheat' reports farmers were cutting Wednesday all across southern Kansas and a across a central swath extending almost to the Nebraska border.

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Lawrence Man Pleads In Tax Case

Posted: 06/19/2014 - A 30-year-old Lawrence man will be sentenced in September after pleading guilty to charges of lying about federal tax withholdings on his gambling winnings.

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Wichita Council Approves City Water Plan

Posted: 06/18/2014 - The Wichita City Council has approved a water plan for an area near a section of the city where officials have found contaminated groundwater.

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Abortion Rights PAC Tied To Kansas Clinic Disbands

Posted: 06/18/2014 - A Kansas-based abortion rights group operating a clinic in the late Dr. George Tiller's former medical building in Wichita has disbanded its political action committee.

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Patent Office Cancels Redskins Trademarks

Updated: 06/18/2014 - The U.S. Patent Office has canceled trademarks belonging to the Redskins football team, saying they are offensive to Native Americans

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Cosmosphere Unveils Plan For Next 50 Years

Posted: 06/18/2014 - The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson is planning for its next 50 years. The Cosmosphere announced a five-year, $15 million plan with a goal of securing the future for the next 50 years.

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