KU researcher discovers Neanderthals made jewelry
March 12, 2015
It turns out Neanderthals were smarter than originally thought.
Bill would prohibit public agencies and schools in Kansas from collecting union dues
March 12, 2015
Business groups are urging Kansas lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit state and local government agencies, including school districts, from using their payroll systems to collect union dues.
Brownback urges Kansas House to pass GOP school funding plan
March 12, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansas House members to support a plan from top GOP lawmakers to overhaul how the state distributes aid to public schools.
City government organization hosts April voting contest
March 10, 2015
The League of Kansas Municipalities is hosting a county and statewide contest to recognize the cities with the highest percentage of voter turnout in this year’s April elections.
Longtime Tonganoxie council members to square off in mayoral race
March 6, 2015
This spring’s Tonganoxie mayoral race is one that has plenty of experience on both sides. Incumbent Jason Ward was elected to the council in 2005 before becoming mayor in 2010. Ward actually appointed Peak to the council in 2010, though Peak spent time on Tonganoxie Planning Commission before the appointment. He then won election in 2011 and opted to run for mayor instead of seek re-election.
Tonganoxie City Council to consider police station, other facilities
March 5, 2015
A building that would be home to police services, library, city hall and even USD 464 district offices is a possible scenario for a future facility in Tonganoxie.
Brownback court appointee faces confirmation hearing
March 4, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s latest Court of Appeals appointee, who faces her first confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, lectured and studied at the conservative law group Alliance Defending Freedom.
Kansas governor not backing off cuts to schools, higher ed
March 4, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director says he’s not planning to back off cuts in funding for public schools and state universities even though tax collections were better than expected last month.
Newell Rubbermaid to expand Winfield, add 320 jobs
March 2, 2015
Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs.
Leavenworth County treasurer hopes to avoid postcard notifications for vehicle tag renewals
Official awaits result of proposed bill
February 24, 2015
The state of Kansas plans to change the way it notifies motorists that they need to renew vehicle tags. It’s a move that Leavenworth County Treasurer Janice Van Parys said could be a major adjustment for some taxpayers. Residents will receive postcards, rather than letters, from the Kansas Division of Vehicles. The move is designed to save the state money.
Another viable senior living option in Tonganoxie?
TES buildings future could include apartments, rec commission home
February 23, 2015
What has been a hub of activity for Tonganoxie children for several years could become a prime locale for senior citizens. The current Tonganoxie Elementary School campus, which takes up two city blocks from Second to Fourth streets near downtown, will be moving to a new building later this year near Tonganoxie Middle School.
Kansas lawmakers seek to boost campaign contribution limits
February 22, 2015
After an election cycle in which the amount of money spent by outside groups dwarfed the amount spent by the candidates’ campaigns, themselves, Kansas lawmakers from both parties are pressing to increase campaign contribution limits in an effort to keep up.
Dairy Farmers association announces plans to build in Village West
February 10, 2015
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Kansas City’s largest private company with approximately $18 billion in revenue in 2014, has announced plans to build its new global headquarters in Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas House committee introduces plan to expand Medicaid
February 9, 2015
A Kansas House committee has drafted a plan for expanding the state’s Medicaid program for the poor and disabled in line with the federal health care overhaul.