state news

Wichita State gets $5 million, mostly for honors college
April 16, 2015
Wichita State University’s Foundation will use most of a $5 million gift to support its honors college.
Some kidney transplant services to be offered in Wichita
April 16, 2015
Patients who have kidney transplants at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., are now able to get some related treatments in Wichita.
Organization Orientation: Bonner Springs Business and Professional Women
April 16, 2015
Learn about the Business and Professional Women, or BPW, in Bonner Springs with this month’s Organization Orientation.
Regents President and CEO Tompkins retires
April 16, 2015
Kansas Board of Regents president and CEO Andy Tompkins says he plans to retire at the end of June.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs Senior Center’s Gloria Ochoa
April 16, 2015
Learn about Gloria Ochoa, director of the Bonner Springs Senior Center, in this week’s Face to Face column.
New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits
April 16, 2015
A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can’t use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don’ts runs to several dozen items.
Overland Park approves 165-mile bicycle network
April 15, 2015
Overland Park officials have approved spending $27 million over several years to install 165 miles of bicycle lanes throughout the city.
WireCo to move headquarters across border to Kansas
April 15, 2015
The Kansas Department of Commerce says WireCo WorldGroup will receive more than $8.6 million in incentives to move its headquarters this summer from Kansas City, Mo., to Prairie Village.
Basehor library offers electronic recycling
April 15, 2015
The Basehor Community Library will have an Electronics Recycling event 1-4 p.m. Saturday in honor of Earth Day.
Basehor library event shares ‘twisted’ fairy tale
April 15, 2015
The Basehor Community Library will have Twisted Fairy Tale Readers Theater for third- through fifth-grade students 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday.
Backyard Beauty: Basehor area resident turns yard into wildlife habitat
April 15, 2015
Native wildlife have found a safe haven in rural Basehor — not in an open field or nature preserve, but in Wayne Rhodus’s back yard.
Dole Institute to exhibit Bob Dole’s WWII-era letters
April 15, 2015
The Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence is exhibiting World War II letters between Bob Dole and his family for an online audience.
Adult students find success with Bonner-based diploma completion program
April 15, 2015
Zach Purdue makes no bones about why he wasn’t able to graduate from high school. “A bad attitude and authority problems,” the Bonner Springs resident said.
New natural gas extractions plant operating in Kansas
April 14, 2015
A new natural gas liquids extraction plant began operating in central Kansas this week.
CertainTeed to renovate plant in Kansas City, Kan.
April 14, 2015
CertainTeed Corp. officials say the building materials company will renovate its plant in Kansas City, Kansas, creating more than 70 new jobs over the next three years.

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