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Abuse and neglect are the primary reasons children are being removed from their homes in Kansas, which is a change from the past, according to figures from the Department of Children and Families.
Earthquakes appear to be striking Kansas less frequently but officials say it's too early to say whether new rules are the reason.
The Kansas State Board of Education instructed a group of school districts to revise a proposal that would allow them to bypass licensure regulations when hiring teachers. By Elliot Hughes
The state's first public bike-sharing program has begun rolling in Topeka. The Topeka Metro Bikes program kicked off Wednesday afternoon with a brief ceremony on the Washburn University campus. It offers 100 bicycles for anyone to use for short-term recreation or commuting in the state's capital city.
Overland Park officials have approved spending $27 million over several years to install 165 miles of bicycle lanes throughout the city.
Kansas State Board of Education to vote on allowing 'innovative' districts to hire unlicensed teachers
The Kansas State Board of Education on Thursday will vote on whether to allow designated school districts to hire unlicensed individuals for teaching positions. By Elliot Hughes
Kansas argues in a new court filing that same-sex couples' ability to obtain marriage licenses in many counties should prompt a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by gay and lesbian couples.
A former candidate for Kansas governor said Monday that he and other attorneys who are suing two subsidiaries of Anthem Inc. can show that individuals were harmed after hackers breached the health insurer’s computer networks.
Alan Miller, who lives near Vinland, says the once-peaceful area known for its large homes and rural setting now sounds like a "war zone" when his neighbor starts shooting his high-powered rifles and other guns. But there may be little that he or the county can do, because the state of Kansas has largely pre-empted local governments from enacting ordinances restricting gun use. By Peter Hancock
Since 1997, the Lawrence Journal-World has invited principals and counselors from public and private schools in the area to nominate their most industrious soon-to-be-graduating students for the annual Academic All-Star team.
• The family of slain abortion provider Dr. George Tiller announced Tuesday that Tiller’s women’s health clinic in Wichita would be shut down permanently. • Thieves are ripping off Kansas University’s Watson Library, tearing apart books filled with old and ...
• The economy being what it is these days, most people won't be traveling to Morocco, Washington D.C. or even Las Vegas this summer. But many are taking getaways to the Lawrence KOA campground in North Lawrence. • Tracy Taylor, ...
Periods of clouds are expected for your Monday. No precipitation is expected, however. Depsite just a bit of sunshine, temperatures will still be close to normal; around 71°F. Winds will turn to the south, but stay just light enough that ...
• The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a forum later this month to get public opinion on creating new fees that would help the department deal with expected financial shortfalls in 2010. • The Kansas University women's basketball ...
Expect clouds with a bit of drizzle this morning. Temperatures will rise this afternoon as the sun comes out. Expect a high in the lower 50s. Temperatures will reach nearly 60 degrees on Thursday with winds from the southwest, but ...
Showers will continue through the morning and taper off as you approach the noon hour. We may see a little sunshine by the late part of the afternoon allowing our daytime high to top out around 59 degrees. Our wind ...
Expect more rain for the morning and mid-afternoon with showers diminishing toward the evening hours. We will struggle to a daytime high of 72 degrees with a wind out of the north between 10-15 mph. Expect skies to begin to ...
Kansas Rep. Boog Highberger, D-Lawrence, reflects on the 2015 legislative session so far. Highberger is in his first term in the Kansas House. He was elected in 2014 to the seat formerly held by Paul Davis.
Journal-World statehouse reporter Peter Hancock looks back at a week dominated by gay rights and other social issues, while looking ahead to coming budgets for K-12 and higher education.
After 13 years and $300 million in renovations the capital building has resumed tours to the dome. Take a walk inside the renovated building.
Baldwin City residents and visitors alarmed this weekend by the sight of smoke rising from the Santa Fe Depot don’t need to call the fire department. The smoke will be billowing from the stack of a restored steam locomotive, and Midland Railway officials hope it will be a signal to train buffs to attend their annual Railfest, which runs Friday through Monday at Santa Fe Depot Park, 1515 High St.
Floyd "Fib" Sutton collected and repaired hundreds of antique Gramophones and phonographs in the decades before he died earlier this year. As wife, Martha, demonstrates, the record players still work just fine.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces he will seek a third term in office.
Dr. Roger Boyd of Baker University, along with volunteers, participated in a controlled burn of the Baker Wetlands, Thursday April 5, 2012. The burn took place south of Lawrence, and is conducted annually to clear old grass, eliminate weeds and promote new growth.
Residents of Douglas County clean up after Tuesday's minor tornado that caused damage to at least five homes.
Officials in southeast Kansas talk about the recent spike in methamphetamine use. They believe it can be attributed to the "one-pot" or "shake and bake" method.
Since 1990, KSDS in Washington, Kan., has raised and trained more than 400 assistance dogs, which have been sent out to people in 32 states. The dogs are provided to those with disabilities free of charge. Check the LJWorld this weekend for a full feature on KSDS.