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Board Of Education Makes 2 Districts 'Innovative'

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The Kansas State Board of Education has approved creating two ``innovative'' school districts, which will exempt them from most state laws and regulations governing public schools.

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Judges: Kansas School Funding Law Meets Mandate

Updated: 06/11/2014 - A three-judge state court panel in Kansas has ruled that an education funding law approved by legislators in April complies with a state Supreme Court mandate on aid to poor school districts.

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University Of Kansas Hospital Gets $2M Gift

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The University of Kansas Hospital has received a $2 million donation toward construction of a 92-bed building on its campus in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Tyson Foods Will Buy Hillshire Brands

Posted: 06/10/2014 - According to the Chicago Tribune, Tyson Foods Inc. won the bidding battle, agreeing to pay 7.8 billion dollars in a deal that will bolster its efforts in the rapidly growing breakfast segment.

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President Hosts Tumblr Event From White House

Updated: 06/10/2014 - The President delivers remarks and answers questions from folks across the country on the importance of education, college affordability, and reducing student loan debt.

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Roy Frey Store Closing After 62 Years

Updated: 06/10/2014 - After six decades, a local western lifestyle store is closing its doors. Roy Frey Western Lifestyle will hold its retirement sale celebration Thursday.

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New K-TAG Program Announced

Posted: 06/10/2014 - The Kansas Turnpike Authority is making a change to make it simpler, and cheaper to travel on the Kansas Turnpike.

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Group Touts Meat Processing Need In Eastern Kansas

Posted: 06/10/2014 - A nonprofit group that supports small and family farms in Kansas is trying to build support for a meat processing facility and food hub project in the eastern part of the state.

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Kansas Teachers' Union Promising Lawsuit Over Law

Updated: 06/09/2014 - The largest teachers' union in Kansas is promising to file a state court lawsuit challenging the Legislature's decision to add policies backed by conservative Republicans to an education funding bill this year.

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Roads Are Top Priority For Topekans

Posted: 06/06/2014 - Street maintenance is the top priority for residents living in Topeka. More than 1,500 votes were cast on how to allocate money in the city's 2015 budget.

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West Topeka Fire Station On Hold

Updated: 06/06/2014 - Plans for a new fire station on Topeka's west side are on hold. The station was to be built on 6th west of Fairlawn, on land donated by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.

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Kansas Union To Challenge Part Of Education Law

Posted: 06/06/2014 - The largest teachers' union in Kansas says it will mount a legal challenge to a new law that will end guaranteed tenure in public schools and encourage corporate funding for private school scholarships.

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KC Has Edge For Hosting 2016 National Convention

Posted: 06/06/2014 - The Chairman of the Republican National Committee says Kansas City may have an edge over some other cities working to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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Owning A Home No Longer The American Dream

Posted: 06/04/2014 - The great American Dream is dying. Even though many Americans still desire to own a home, they are losing faith in homeownership as a key to prosperity.

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Prairie Chicken Status Cost Jobs

Posted: 06/04/2014 - A Wichita oil company executive says the federal government's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as threatened has hampered his firm's operations in western Kansas.

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Eight Key features Of iOS 8

Updated: 06/03/2014 - Apple fans holding out hope they'd see the company's next great gadget on Monday were disappointed. At the keynote address for the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, software was king.

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