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Death at Arrowhead ruled homicide
12:50 p.m., December 5, 2013 Updated 12:50 p.m.
The death of a Missouri man in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot during Kansas City’s game this weekend was ruled a homicide Wednesday, but police said it could still take weeks before they know what killed him.
Community National Bank names new Basehor president
02:16 p.m., November 22, 2013 Updated 02:16 p.m.
Community National Bank announced this week the hiring of Steven Ketteler as Branch President in Basehor.
Brownback proposes grade-school reading initiative; advocacy groups decry funding method
10:37 a.m., November 14, 2013 Updated 10:37 a.m.
A new proposal by Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration to try to improve reading proficiency among grade-school students is under fire from children’s advocates because of the way it is funded.
Local vets celebrated at Leavenworth Veteran’s Day Parade
03:39 p.m., November 11, 2013 Updated 03:39 p.m.
One of the oldest Veteran’s Day celebrations in the country was held Monday in downtown Leavenworth and residents from all over Leavenworth County turned out to support and give thanks to veterans.
Kansas students score high on 2013 reading, math tests
11:12 a.m., November 7, 2013 Updated 11:12 a.m.
Kansas remained among the highest scoring states in the nation in 2013 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP exam, a test that’s sometimes called “the nation’s report card.”
Historic Leavenworth Veteran’s Day Parade set for Monday
09:38 a.m., November 4, 2013 Updated 09:38 a.m.
An event tabbed as the oldest Veterans Day observation in the nation and largest parade west of the Mississippi River will take place Monday in downtown Leavenworth.
Kansans have another option to investigate health insurance plans offered in marketplace
10:45 a.m., October 31, 2013 Updated 10:45 a.m.
Kansans unable to access HealthCare.gov now have another way to check out their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.
Guth will not return to KU classroom this year
04:41 p.m., October 24, 2013 Updated 04:41 p.m.
Kansas University journalism Professor David Guth will not return to the classroom this year, the university announced today.
5 Questions, Oct. 23
08:26 a.m., October 24, 2013 Updated 08:26 a.m.
This week’s 5 questions may give you some tips on how to make a memorable Halloween costume without breaking the bank.
Lawrence Journal-World to move printing to Kansas City Star in January
October 18, 2013
Officials of The World Company, the parent company of the Lawrence Journal-World, announced today that for the first time in 122 years, the Journal-World will be printed at an off-site location.
Legislator to file bill requiring ACA navigators to be checked and licensed
October 17, 2013
The chairwoman of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee today said she will introduce legislation to require background checks and licensing of Affordable Care Act navigators in Kansas.
Schmidt asked to defend state board in science lawsuit
11:28 a.m., October 17, 2013 Updated 11:28 a.m.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is being asked to defend the State Board of Education in a lawsuit that challenges the Next Generation Science Standards that were adopted in June.
THS freshman injured in homecoming parade
October 11, 2013
A Tonganoxie High School freshman girl was run over by a trailer after jumping off the Class of 2017 float. Police say she did not appear to suffer any major injuries but was taken to the hospital.
U.S. Navy veteran recalls Sept. 11
September 10, 2013
I had put in my paperwork to retire from the Navy a couple weeks before Sept. 11, 2001, having served for more than 20 years.