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Westar Energy plans to increase its rates starting in June to cover the costs of its environmental projects.
The Kansas House approved a measure Thursday that would move local elections to the fall in odd-numbered years in a bid to boost turnout. The bill would also permanently cancel the state’s presidential primary elections and the Senate passed a tweak to the state’s abortion laws before lawmakers adjourned for a four-day weekend.
Those who want to light up a cigarette at the Kansas State Fair will be required to smoke at designated areas beginning in 2016.
A new report says employment growth in Kansas has been lagging behind the rest of the nation.
A Reno County youth organization is pushing for the Kansas State Fair to ban smoking throughout the fair grounds.
Widespread rains helped boost farm crops and replenish soil moisture across Kansas.
The seniors at Arkansas City High School think the building will be unnecessary after the class of 2015 graduates. The Winfield Daily Courier reports that as a senior prank, the seniors listed the Arkansas City High School building for sale on Craigslist. The ad says the class members don't need the building anymore, but do need money for college.
There's a slight chance that storms carrying large hail and tornadoes could move through parts of the Great Plains on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said, a path stretching through Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas.
Public schools in McLouth have become the latest the district in Kansas to announce it will close classes several days early.
A whistleblower lawsuit accuses the city of Leavenworth of defrauding the federal government by claiming reimbursements for water pipe and bridge repairs that were damaged before the 2011 flood for which the money was designated.
• 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.