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It has been a summer of rain and humidity in Kansas, and sunflowers are luxuriating in fields like rich folk at the spa. August is when crop sunflowers in Kansas are at the height of their bloom. They are the large, beefy cousins to the wild sunflowers ...


Though it seems like the Wichita-Metro is in the middle of many roadway projects, the state of Kansas is struggling to find construction jobs. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, Kansas ranks the highest on the scale with the ...


An Aedes aegypti mosquito in the lab at Pinellas County Mosquito Control in Clearwater, Fla., Aug. 23, 2016. Nearly a dozen people in Kansas have now been infected with Zika as health officials scramble to battle the menace, though virus-carrying ...

Area Sports


Routine all night-access to Kansas State University's Hale Library has ended, with the building closing at midnight most nights to save money. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kansas State said in an email that its libraries lost nearly $1 ...


Sporting Kansas City (11-12, 5, 38 points) suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, remaining fifth in the Western Conference standings. The club enters an international break this week as FIFA World Cup qualifiers take center stage.


LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Authorities say a former quarterback for Kansas State and McNeese State has been arrested for his part in a fatal home invasion in Louisiana. Lake Charles police say 32-year-old Daniel Sams was arrested Saturday.

Community


... Justice Lawton Nuss and Justice Marla Luckert at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. They will be in Courtroom A on the third floor of the courthouse. The justices will also be at Sts. Mary & Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church, 803 Main in Larned, at noon ...


KDADS Secretary Tim Keck visited the other facility in Larned last Wednesday. That left Kelli Ludlum, assistant KDADS secretary, to update the Kansas Mental Health Coalition on Osawatomie, which is seeking to regain millions of dollars in federal ...

Meanwhile, of the 82 state-inspected facilities, the Kansas Department of Agriculture received requests to store 7.1 million bushels of wheat in temporary ground piles, said Heather Lansdowne, the department's spokeswoman. The most ground permits ...

Health & Education


The tax reductions will “have an enormous impact on everything from public education to public health coverage to infrastructure to other vital social safety-net services,” Shannon Cotsoradis, then-president of Kansas Action for Children, said on May ...


An Aedes aegypti mosquito in the lab at Pinellas County Mosquito Control in Clearwater, Fla., Aug. 23, 2016. Nearly a dozen people in Kansas have now been infected with Zika as health officials scramble to battle the menace, though virus-carrying ...


“We anticipate seeing between 15 and 20 percent fewer kids,” she said. The Children's Cabinet uses the Children's Initiatives Fund to make grants to organizations working on youth health, education and development. The Children's Initiatives Fund money ...

Business & Industry


One of the more well-known names in the music business in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma at the time, Jenkins was founded in the late 1800s and the final store bearing its name closed in 2014 in Midwest City, Okla. He was laid off when the company filed ...

Mylan N.V. has faced intense criticism for hiking the price for the potentially life-saving drug more than 500 percent after acquiring the product in 2007. The company said Monday it will begin selling its generic version for $300 for a pair of EpiPens ...

Coloradans probably won't get a chance to vote on whether to impose tougher restrictions on the oil and gas industry in November because two proposed ballot measures failed to get enough signatures to make the ballot, the state's top election official ...

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