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Employment: Full Time Down 500K, Part-Time Up 799K

Updated: 07/03/2014 - The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, marking the fifth straight month where employers added at least 200,000 jobs. However, seasonally adjusted full time employment actually fell by more than 500,000.

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Kansas School Efficiency Group Gets Last Member

Posted: 07/02/2014 - Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed an educator to the last open spot on a new Kansas commission that will examine ways to make public schools more efficient.

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Opinion: ISIS Caliphate Shows Still No End To World War I

Posted: 07/02/2014 - It is recognized that the signing of the Armistice in 1918 did not put an end to the drama that began in 1914. Traditional geopolitical rivalries continued with competing ideologies of fascism and Stalinism

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Obama To Republicans: 'So Sue Me'

Posted: 07/02/2014 - President Barack Obama dared Republicans to follow through on their threats to bring a lawsuit against his administration over his use of executive action.

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Kansas Teachers Still Plan Lawsuit Against State

Posted: 07/02/2014 - The largest teachers union in Kansas plans to file a lawsuit after the July Fourth holiday challenging new education polices enacted this spring, including the elimination of guaranteed tenure in public schools.

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Experts Say Bald Eagles Thriving In Kansas

Posted: 07/02/2014 - Wildlife experts say bald eagles are thriving in Kansas this year, and they expect the trend to continue. District wildlife biologist Charlie Cope says there are between 84 and 90 actives eagle nests in the Kansas this year.

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Kansas Standing Behind Business Border War

Posted: 07/01/2014 - Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George says the state has no plans to follow Missouri's offer of a truce over the fierce competition for businesses in the Kansas City area.

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Moran Criticizes Obamacare Lack Of Control

Posted: 07/01/2014 - U.S. Senator, Jerry Moran criticized the lack of control and verification shown in a pair of reports released by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Thanks To Rains, Hays Lifts Ban On Fireworks

Posted: 07/01/2014 - After a two-year ban, fireworks will be allowed this year in the city of Hays. The Hays City Commission voted Monday night to allow fireworks within city limits July 2-4.

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Davis: Boost School Aid; Postpone Tax Cuts

Posted: 06/30/2014 - Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis said he would freeze income tax policies in place where they were in January 2015, when he would take office if elected.

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Forbes Golf Open Through End Of The Year

Posted: 06/30/2014 - Shawnee County residents who play the Forbes Field Golf Course can breathe easier this summer golfing season. County Commissioners extended the management contract through December 31st.

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Valley Falls Fire Chief Arrested

Posted: 06/30/2014 - Sheriff Jeff Herrig said that Valley Falls Fire Chief John Gordon was arrested Fiday by agents from the KBI.

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Court Rules On Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Posted: 06/30/2014 - The biggest case of the Supreme Court's term involves a three-headed, hot-button appeal combining abortion rights, religious liberty, and Obamacare. It's also the last one, and a ruling is due on Monday.

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Dole To Dedicate VA Mobile Medical Unit

Posted: 06/30/2014 - Former Sen. Bob Dole plans to visit his Kansas hometown Wednesday to dedicate a new mobile unit for use by the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center.

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ACLU Sues Kansas Over Voting Policy

Posted: 06/27/2014 - The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a Kansas judge to bar Secretary of State Kris Kobach from starting what the group calls a dual voting system to help enforce a proof-of-citizenship requirement.

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Sierra Club Files New Suit Over Kansas Coal Plant

Updated: 06/27/2014 - The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit challenging the latest move by Kansas to allow construction of a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant, partly because the state wouldn't regulate the plant's greenhouse gas emissions.

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Lecompton Celebrating Historic Kansas Roots

Updated: 06/27/2014 - A northeast Kansas town is celebrating its place in state history this weekend with the annual Lecompton Territorial Days, including a display of maps dating to the mid-1800s.

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Case Against Kansas Abortion Rights PAC Dismissed

Posted: 06/27/2014 - The Federal Election Commission has dismissed an anti-abortion group's complaint alleging that an abortion rights political action committee helped finance the operations of a new clinic in Wichita.

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Supreme Court Rules Against White House Appointments

Updated: 06/26/2014 - The Supreme Court sided with Congress on Thursday in the high-stakes power struggle over presidential appointments, in which officials are placed in top government jobs temporarily without Senate approval.

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