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Topeka Activates Emergency Snow Route Ordinance

Updated: 02/04/2014 - Citizens of Topeka must move their vehicles off of emergency snow routes. Public Works Director Doug Whitacre announced Tuesday (2/4), activating the City’s Emergency Snow Route Ordinance.

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Commentary: Why Abortions Are Way Down

Updated: 02/04/2014 - The U.S. abortion rate is at its lowest point since 1973. In 2011, there were fewer than 17 terminations for every 1,000 women; a fall of 13% since 2008.

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Kansas AG Joins Appeal Of EPA Regulation Ruling

Posted: 02/04/2014 - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has joined other states in appealing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regulation of nutrients in runoff from farms and lawns.

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States seek to force voter citizenship law on feds

Posted: 02/03/2014 - The states contend the agency's recent denial of their requests was "unlawful, arbitrary, capricious'' in a federal case that has broad implications for voting rights.

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What Americans Think About Obama's myRA Plan

Posted: 01/31/2014 - Obama's new 'myRA' retirement accounts aim to help millions of workers begin saving for retirement. The accounts will be backed by the government, charge no fees and you'll be able to contribute directly from each paycheck.

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No Major Environmental Objections To Keystone XL Pipeline

Updated: 01/31/2014 - The State Department on Friday issued a key environmental impact report on the Keystone XL pipeline, bringing President Obama one step closer to deciding whether to let the controversial project proceed.

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Is Wendy Davis A Liar Or A Victim

Posted: 01/31/2014 - Is Wendy Davis a liar? Turns out the Texas senator and gubernatorial hopeful had some help paying for her Harvard Law School education (though she never said she didn't).

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Sen. Moran Blasts VHA Decision to Halt Topeka Emergency Care

Posted: 01/31/2014 - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today blasted the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) decision to halt emergency room services at the Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center until the current physician shortage is remedied by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA).

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Kansas Chief Justice Establishes Advisory Council

Posted: 01/31/2014 - Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss has created an advisory council of chief judges of the state's district courts to provide their insights into matters facing the court system.

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Parks Secretary Criticizes Proposed Bill On Snakes

Posted: 01/31/2014 - The secretary of the state wildlife department says a bill before the Kansas Senate that would remove two snakes from the state's list of threatened species would set a dangerous precedent.

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Snow-Stranded Drivers, Start Your Engines!

Posted: 01/30/2014 - The city that couldn't get out of its own way when confronted by 2.6 inches of snow worked Thursday to get rid of the evidence as Atlanta officials invited the thousands of drivers who abandoned their vehicles Tuesday to retrieve them -- and they offered to help.

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What Other Cities Can Learn From Atlanta's Ice Debacle

Posted: 01/30/2014 - A mere few inches of snow had shut down Atlanta, forcing children to spend the night at schools, stranding drivers on interstates and making the city a laughingstock to the country.

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