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KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Being a Kansas attorney for energy interests pays well, thank you very much. So for James P. Zakoura it just feels wrong to pocket an extra $6,000 at tax time, though state law lets him. "I'd give that up in a second," said the ...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – A 17-year-old Kansas boy has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree for setting a fire that killed his mother and sister. The Hutchinson News (http://bit.ly/2bCAKJS ) reports Sam Vonachen also was convicted Wednesday of ...


While the U.S. saw an uptick in highway traffic fatalities in 2015, Kansas bucked the nationwide trend with a nearly equal decline. According to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kansas highway fatalities fell 7.8 percent ...

Area Sports


With opening day nine days away, the Kansas State Fair issued a warning Wednesday about purchasing grandstand tickets from secondary brokers. A statement from the fair office said some websites are selling "premier seating at inflated rates." It noted ...


Sam Brownback is preparing to outline his plans for soliciting opinions from Kansas educators about how to rewrite the state's school funding laws. Brownback was having a Wednesday afternoon news conference as dozens of local education officials ...


Kansas opponents of concealed weapons on college campuses are preparing to fight again against the law ahead of its implementation in 2017. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that state-run universities must begin allowing concealed weapons onto ...

Community

3:25 a.m. — Marion ambulance responded to 1500 block of E. Main St. in Marion for a woman who needed assistance getting up. No transportation was provided. 2:08 p.m. — Marion ambulance performed an advanced-life-support transfer from St. Luke ...

The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial this month. The first national park was Yellowstone, 1872, and others followed. They were administered by the U.S. Army until Aug. 25, 1916, when the National Park Service was created within the ...

LARNED has been disappointed by a pair of 4-5 finishes in the past two years and coach A.B. Stokes has made it a mission to eliminate the mistakes that have cost the Indians dearly in multiple close-game losses. The Indians finished the 2015 season by ...

Health & Education


Just last May state lawmakers faced a $290 million budget gap projected through June 2017. To close it they slashed funding for highways, higher education and other programs. Kansas Sen. Jim Denning was unsuccessful last spring trying to get the tax ...


As chancellor, Hal Higdon has expanded the footprint and reach of Ozarks Technical Community College. The Alabama native with a background in college budgets, buildings and personnel is only the second leader in the relatively short history of the ...

Imagine if over the past four decades, the money and efforts we spent on police and prisons for the war on drugs instead went to better education for kids, early interventions for young drug users, public health programs for adult users and ...

Business & Industry

Lucas said his company, which is working on remodeling the Hayden Office Building for Kansas Health Institute in Topeka, is tackling the worker shortage by opening up communications with sub-contractors and by reaching out through various avenues to ...

Payroll processor ADP said the job growth was driven by services firms such as retailers, financial services firms, and professional and business services, which includes higher-paying jobs like accountants, engineers and architects. Construction firms ...


During his presentation, Morse-Brown showed a video interview of General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, who talked about the power of narrowing your focus. In the 1990s, GE's business focused on a number of industries that were guided by a strong tail wind.

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