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Local government officials say a proposed change to how big box retail stores are taxed — a method called “dark store theory” — would be as ominous to the county’s homeowners as it sounds.
Senate Bill 405 is aimed at luring large-scale poultry processors such as Tyson Foods to Kansas. It greatly expands the number of chickens growers can house in large-scale confined feeding facilities before they are required to obtain a state permit.
Faith-based adoption agencies in Kansas don't want to be bound by anti-discrimination laws and policies
Prompted by lawsuits and other administrative actions in several states, faith-based adoption agencies in Kansas are now pushing for a bill that would grant them legal immunity if they refuse to place children with families that do not share their religious beliefs.
Lawrence resident Syed Jamal walked out of the Platte County Jail Tuesday following a judge's ruling earlier in the day. Jamal had been in custody since his arrest by ICE on Jan. 24 in Lawrence.
Two consultants who reported last week that the state of Kansas needs to spend between $1.8 billion and $2.1 billion more each year to fund its public schools stood by their findings Monday during a joint meeting of House and Senate K-12 budget committees.
A Lawrence police officer sustained a gunshot wound to the leg Monday afternoon during a training exercise and was taken to the hospital, according to Lawrence police.
Days after he strongly endorsed a freeze on all social activity at 24 University of Kansas fraternities, the KU chancellor has now pledged to support the student group that reversed that very freeze.
Roadwork in Lawrence and Douglas County.
The bill provides that when grocery and convenience stores start selling stronger beer in 2019, they will continue charging retail sales tax instead of the state's liquor enforcement tax.
The Children’s Shelter Board of Directors has promoted Kristopher D. Roy to be the new executive director of the agency.
Today's weather: The heat continues again today as our high pushes the 100 degree mark. Although there is a chance of an isolated afternoon thunderstorm, the chances remain fairly slim. The light south wind will provide little relief from the ...
Today's weather: Afternoon highs will top out at 97 degrees with a heat index of well over 105. We'll see only a few passing clouds in the sky along with a light wind out of the south between five and ...
Weather: While the high may be 90 degrees, our heat index will remain near 100. A southwest wind will continue between 10 and 20 miles per hour before a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The showers should ...
Today's weather: We're going to have another muggy afternoon. The high will be near 95 degrees with a heat index of over 100. Today's headlines: • Friends and family filled KU's Lied Center on Wednesday • A Lawrence man, along ...
• The wet spring season will mean more mosquitoes than last year • Former Kansas University athletic director Bob Frederick was flown by air ambulance to KU Medical Hospital after a bicycle accident at Sixth and Kasold Drive around 6:45 ...
Some Lawrence residents are turning to bats to control their mosquito problems. But The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department does not recommend that people have bat houses, mainly because bats can carry rabies. For more on bats, and how to attract ...
After a chilly start to the day, temperatures will climb to near normal by afternoon. Expect a high near 78. Skies will gradually clear throughout the day, leading to mostly clear skies overnight. With the help of light north winds, ...
A slight chance of morning storms will give way to a very muggy Friday. The humidity, combined with sufficient twist in the atmosphere, and a front, will spark numerous thunderstorms by late afternoon across the area. Before the storms, highs ...
General recipe for fog: lots of moisture, calm winds and seasonably cool temperatures. Dense Fog Advisories will remain in effect until 11 a.m. for Douglas and Jefferson Counties. Once the sun's heat takes hold, fog will begin to clear by ...
A storm slowly taking shape out to our west will turn winds, gusting at times up to 20 mph, from the southeast. The south bit of the wind will help to draw some warmer air into Northeast Kansas, Wednesday. Highs ...
Mark McMeans, 52, of Meeker, Okla., accused James Jackson of sexually abusing him in 1975 at Arrowhead Junior High School, where McMeans was a seventh-grader and Jackson the vice principal. In a theme that develops over his life, Jackson is accused of abusing children but faces few repercussions.
The Midland Railroad in Baldwin City is adding a dinning car to its fleet. The car will offer a five-course meal as it runs the rails between Ottawa and Baldwin City.
Emma Pogge, one of the oldest living World War II women veterans, talks about joining the army, playing basketball during her service, meeting her husband and seeing Europe.
We checked in with Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics, at about 10 a.m. Tuesday for his early thoughts on the election.
Lee Howe, who lives at 2020 Pebble Lane, spent countless hours setting up a Halloween display in his front yard. The display is made up of grave stones and pumpkins and a pirate ship guided by a scary captain, all illuminated with hundreds of LED lights for the show.
The Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival kicked off on Saturday in Baldwin City with more than 30 venders and an expected 30,000 people for the weekend event.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church held its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, which featured German food and beer, along with music and dance.
Cyrus Fillmore of rural Baldwin, talks about making a special drum for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Re-enactors show what is was like making due in the 1800s during Lecompton's Bald Eagle Rendezvous Days, which goes through Saturday.
Hundreds of motorcycles descended on Paradise Point at Perry Lake for the 37th annual ABATE motorcycle rally.