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Restore Kansas Rally brings supporters to the statehouse

TOPEKA (KSNT) – An online petition signed by thousands of people was presented to the governor’s office Friday morning.

Tony Piazza, an Iola resident and teacher at Allen Community College, said he started the petition in January. 118 more words


Kansas lawmakers mull new tax on exchange health policies

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A Kansas Senate committee has reviewed a proposal to impose a new fee on insurance policies sold through an online marketplace set up under the federal health care overhaul. 90 more words


Kansas House balks at setting up alternative to foster care

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Kansas House members are uneasy about a proposal to allow parents to temporarily give up custody of their children to others as an alternative to putting the youngsters into foster homes overseen by the state. 85 more words


Red Nose Day: A look at KS poverty

Topeka (KSNT) –

You may have noticed celebrities with red noses throughout your social media feeds today. That’s because this is Red Nose Day, an international campaign to raise money for and awareness about poverty. 310 more words


Kansas House approves variety of election changes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas House has approved a measure that would move local elections to the fall in odd-numbered years.

The chamber voted 64-58 Thursday to send the bill to the governor. 91 more words


Drought conditions continue to improve across Kansas

WICHITA, Kansas РDrought conditions across Kansas continue to improve thanks to rain. According to the United States Drought Monitor, the western half of the state is still in a drought. 163 more words


Gas prices for Memorial Day travel remain low

WICHITA, Kansas – Kansas drivers will pay the lowest Memorial Day gas prices since 2009, when the Kansas average was about $2.35 according to AAA. 118 more words