state news

Kansas mulling response to legal pot in Colorado
December 22, 2014
Kansas hasn’t decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border.
Christmas tree veterans mark 55 years in business
December 22, 2014
The Delp Christmas Tree Farm is the oldest continuously operating commercial Christmas tree farm in Kansas, said Tony Delp. His father, Cecil, and mother, Ruby, started the farm in 1959 and were founding members of the Kansas State Christmas Tree Growers Association, The Wichita Eagle reported.
Basehor sixth on 30 safest Kansas cities list
December 22, 2014
A recent study placed Basehor as the sixth safest city in Kansas, following fifth-ranked Lansing.
Remember When for Dec. 25, 2014
December 22, 2014
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Kansas senator skeptical of Obama moves on Cuba
December 22, 2014
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is skeptical of President Barack Obama’s decision to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba, labeling it as nothing more than a shift in public relations.
Documentary features Liberal boy’s heart surgery
December 21, 2014
Like many his age, Nelijah Tatum enjoys taking part in sports, and as a student at Liberal’s Sunflower Intermediate, he had participated in many competitions in various athletic pursuits. Now 12, Tatum had started attending South Middle School, but just before the current school year started, the young man was taken to a doctor to get a yearly physical to continue playing sports, the Liberal Leader & Times reported. During the exam, the administering doctor discovered something Tatum’s mother, Misty Tatum, said was kind of funny with Nelijah’s heart.
Hearing set for suspect in Jewish site shootings
December 18, 2014
A white supremacist who admits killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites is set to appear in court for a hearing on whether he’s mentally competent to stand trial.
State extends deadline for SE Kansas casino
December 18, 2014
The Kansas Lottery Commission has extended the deadline for applications for managers of a planned casino in southeast Kansas to Jan. 30.
Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form
December 18, 2014
Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.
New Bonner library director hopes to add programming for adults, Hispanics
December 18, 2014
Jack Granath says libraries face many challenges with the onset of technology, and libraries have had various means of responding to those challenges.
KCC approves rate increase for Black Hills Energy
December 17, 2014
The Kansas Corporation Commission approved a rate increase for natural gas customers of Black Hills Energy.
Hutchinson considering tax hike for sports arena
December 17, 2014
Hutchinson residents may soon be able to vote on a sales tax proposal that would help fund a $29 million expansion of the city’s 62-year-old sports arena.
K-7 and I-70 ramp opens, bridge to be removed
December 17, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation today opened the new ramp from Kansas Highway 7 to eastbound Interstate 70, which is accessed at Speaker Road south of I-70.
Program to detail history of Bonner’s Kuhn Cannery
December 17, 2014
The Wyandotte County Extension Office next month will offer a program detailing the history of a Bonner Springs business.
Action on Heartland Park plans delayed until 2015
December 17, 2014
The future of Heartland Park Topeka will be in limbo until at least early next year.

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