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Kansas Board of Regents will ask for funding restoration

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas Board of Regents will ask the legislature to restore $30 million in funding that was cut last year.

Regents CEO and President Blake Flanders says the board would like to see state funding at least stabilize. 90 more words


States can offer a lesson as GOP proposes deep cut taxes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans who have pledged to cut federal taxes to boost the economy might consider looking first at lessons learned in GOP-controlled states that adopted similar strategies, only to see growth falter and budget gaps widen. 859 more words

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Semi loses control and almost hits Kansas Highway Patrolman

RUSSELL COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Take a look at this dramatic video from a Kansas Highway Patrolman Sunday near Russell.

“Trooper Poland… saw that truck going a little too fast for the conditions, he (semi driver) loses control and goes into the median and turns back and ends up jack knifing,” says Trooper Tod Heilman with the Kansas Highway Patrol. 166 more words


Kansas lawmakers seek to undo campus concealed carry law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A few Kansas lawmakers are seeking to undo a law that will allow concealed guns in public hospitals and colleges.

The proposal would permanently exempt several types of health care facilities and colleges from a law that allows guns in public buildings. 82 more words


Kansas Defeats Oklahoma State; Remains Unbeaten in Big 12

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Seventeen second-half points from Devonte’ Graham, Frank Mason III‘s third-straight 20-point outing and a double-double from Josh Jackson lifted No. 2 Kansas past the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 87-80, Saturday afternoon inside Allen Fieldhouse. 62 more words


Kansas man accidentally shot at meat plant; buffalo blamed

YODER, Kan. (AP) – Authorities say a man accidentally was shot while trying to help kill a buffalo at a south-central Kansas meat-processing business.

The Reno County Sheriff’s Department says Duane Helms of Moundridge was wounded in the leg shortly before 12:30 p.m. 100 more words


Kansas election officials threw out thousands of ballots

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials threw out thousands of ballots cast in November, mostly because the state had no record those residents were registered voters. 124 more words