Archive for Friday, March 21, 2014

Lead stories

12:41 a.m.
Dianna Keller, owner of Dianna's Kitchen, prepares a batch of blueberry muffins on a recent day. The grandmother has found success later in life with a catering business she runs out of her garage. Lawrence woman finds success later in life with catering business run out of her garage
March 21, 2014
Sometimes late-in-life career changes work. Just ask Dianna Keller, a Lawrence woman who started a catering business out of her garage a few years back. By Giles Bruce
9:02 a.m.
By 2050, 80 percent of the world's energy could be generated by renewable energy sources. Among the new sources of energy are wind turbines, like those at the Meridian Way Wind Farm in Cloud County. Kansas Senate committee votes to repeal renewable energy standards
March 20, 2014
Despite pleas from a growing wind energy industry in Kansas, a Senate committee Thursday voted to repeal the state renewable energy standards. By Scott Rothschild
11:07 a.m.
Shutterstock image - virtual school House Republicans offer school finance fix
March 21, 2014
Republicans in the Kansas House are proposing to restore full funding of equalization aid for poor school districts. But the funding is tied to policy changes that include school choice programs and loosening certain requirements for obtaining a teaching license. The bill is a response to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that said parts of the current school funding mechanism are unconstitutional. By Peter Hancock
1:54 p.m.
Kindergartner Carter Harris works on sounding out words in Lauren Mitchell's class at Kennedy Elementary School. Charter school provision a mistake, GOP leaders admit
March 21, 2014
House Republican leaders said they didn’t mean to include an expansion of charter schools in a wide-ranging education bill to address a Supreme Court ruling on school finance. They plan to introduce a new bill next week, but education groups say they’re still concerned about many other provisions of the bill. By Peter Hancock

All stories