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In Your Face, Selfie! 'Science' Also Tops For 2013

Posted: 12/03/2013 - While Oxford University Press, the British publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, declared those little smartphone self-portraits its winner last month, the folks at Merriam-Webster announced "science" on Tuesday.

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Ukraine Protest Swells As Opposition Loses Vote

Posted: 12/03/2013 - Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said Tuesday the government was "open to dialogue" with the opposition demanding his ouster, but that if the offer is met with "a fist, I say frankly -- we have enough forces."

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Judge: Detroit Can Proceed With Bankruptcy

Posted: 12/03/2013 - A federal judge has given a green light for Detroit to proceed with its bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in history.

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Obama Tries To Move Past Health Care Woes

Posted: 12/03/2013 - Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January.

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Kansas Wastewater Official Sentenced To Probation

Posted: 12/03/2013 - A former northwest Kansas wastewater treatment superintendent has been sentenced to a year of probation and a $2,500 fine for violating the federal Clean Water Act.

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Douglas County To Get Flood Insurance Update

Posted: 12/03/2013 - Douglas County commissioners will hear a presentation about the impact of changes taking effect next year in the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Justices Won't Hear Appeal Of NY Internet Taxation

Posted: 12/02/2013 - On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused on Monday to wade into a dispute over New York state's taxes on purchases on websites like Amazon.com.

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For Critics Of Common Core, Educational Folly

Updated: 12/02/2013 - Critics are relentless in warning about what they see as the folly of the new Common Core academic standards, designed to prepare students for college or a job by the time they graduate from high school.

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Christian Sports Camp Facing Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Posted: 12/02/2013 - A Christian sports camp network based in Branson is facing two lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by its ex-director, who is serving a long prison sentence for sexual abuse of boys at a camp.

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Sebelius' Plea: Don't Give Up On Us

Posted: 12/02/2013 - As more Obamacare enrollees start to visit HealthCare.gov, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has a piece of advice for them: be patient.

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Is President Obama a lame duck already?

Posted: 11/29/2013 - Second terms have historically been tough ones for presidents. From Ronald Reagan's Iran Contra scandal to Bill Clinton's Lewinsky affair to Hurricane Katrina during George W. Bush's second term

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Wichita Reviewing Water Conservation Plans

Posted: 11/29/2013 - Wichita officials are reviewing water conservation plans in the wake of recent rains that have filled the city's once-dwindling reservoir.

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Track Funding Clouds Kansas Amtrak Future

Posted: 11/29/2013 - Amtrak officials say a rail line is in need of additional funding in order to keep passenger service moving through southwest Kansas at a profitable speed.

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Democrats Concerned Obamacare Will Hurt 2014 Elections

Updated: 11/29/2013 - A month after emerging from a government shutdown, many Democrats in Congress newly worried about the party's re-election prospects are distancing themselves from President Barack Obama after the disastrous rollout of his health care overhaul.

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Moran Says Much Still To Be Learned About Bitcoin

Posted: 11/29/2013 - A U.S. senator from Kansas says he's still trying to get a grip on the implications of a virtual currency known as "Bitcoin" that has seen rapid growth in recent months.

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Questions Raised On Communication Of Lotto Leadership Changes

Updated: 11/27/2013 - When Dennis Taylor announced Friday that he was retiring from the Kansas Lottery, it was the first several lawmakers had heard that he wasn't executive director of the agency - and hadn't been since July.

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Brownback Rues Early Black Friday Shopping

Posted: 11/27/2013 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he understands why some retailers are holding Black Friday shopping hours on Thursday, but he doesn't like it.

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Health Law Business Insurance Site Delayed 1 Year

Posted: 11/27/2013 - President Barack Obama's administration is delaying another aspect of the health care law. The online health insurance marketplace for small businesses is being put off until November 2014 to make sure the website gets fixed first.

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