Posted: 12/19/2013 - A new Kansas Board of Regents policy gives university leaders more authority to remove staff and faculty over comments made on social media.
Posted: 12/19/2013 - It's tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, mile-long processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and national parks.
Posted: 12/19/2013 - Kansas labor officials are scheduled to release the latest snapshot of the state's economy with the announcement of the November unemployment rate.
Posted: 12/19/2013 - Kansas legislative leaders have taken steps to keep retiring or defeated lawmakers from going to conferences and taking trips at the state's expense.
Posted: 12/18/2013 - The White House on Wednesday released a report suggesting far-reaching changes to the National Security Agency’s controversial data collection programs.
Updated: 12/18/2013 - The second-largest lottery jackpot in history eluded Kansas players Tuesday, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Sales for Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing exceeded $2.4 million
Updated: 12/17/2013 - Topeka City Manager Jim Colson outlined the $356,000 in cuts he made, in response to a mandate from the Topeka City Council when the group passed its 2014 budget.
Updated: 12/17/2013 - The first year of President Obama’s second term and the fifth year of his presidency has proven to be a rough one, with a year of gridlocked government and botched health care law taking a toll on his approval rating.
Updated: 12/17/2013 - One million dollars to build a bus stop in Virginia. Five million for customized crystal stemware. Those are just some of the items paid for by the federal government last year.
Updated: 12/17/2013 - KanCare, the state's privatized program for the poor and disabled, is scheduled to begin providing those services Jan. 1. However, it needs a waiver from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Jan. 1.
Posted: 12/16/2013 - Congressman Tim Huelskamp is challenging a statement by a fellow Kansan in the U.S. House that funding for a new bioscience lab is secure under a new budget agreement.
Posted: 12/16/2013 - The Mega Millions jackpot is juicy, but thanks to new, longer odds, it's entirely possible the payout could reach $1 billion by Christmas. That wasn't a typo -- "b" as in "boy."
Updated: 12/16/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to propose the state pick up the additional cost of providing all-day kindergarten in Kansas public schools.
Updated: 12/16/2013 - A judge handed down a 28-year prison sentence Monday to a man convicted of masterminding a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud.
Posted: 12/15/2013 - Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period.
Updated: 12/13/2013 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday refused to say whether she's offered to resign in the wake of botched rollout of the new Obamacare marketplaces.
Posted: 12/13/2013 - Some conservative leaders in the Kansas Legislature say they will try again during the next session to stop the state from requiring utilities to buy more wind power.
Posted: 12/13/2013 - Funding for the next phase of construction of a national research lab at Kansas State University is closer to reality after the U.S. House passed a bipartisan budget agreement.
Posted: 12/13/2013 - A federal judge has sent back to federal elections officials a request by Kansas and Arizona to force modifications in a national voter registration form so the states can fully enforce proof-of-citizenship requirements.
Posted: 12/13/2013 - A special panel appointed by Chief Justice Lawton Nuss has issued its report offering suggestions for solving budget shortfalls in the Kansas court system.
Updated: 12/13/2013 - The Mega Millions jumped to $425 million Friday, according to Charles Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association. It rolled over for the 20th time after no winner was picked in Tuesday's drawing.