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Survey: Low pay is Kansas state employees’ biggest concern

Topeka — A survey of the state of Kansas’ 8,000 executive branch employees shows that the biggest concern for most of them is low pay and poor benefits. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that while 65% of respondents from 14 Cabinet agencies are satisfied with their jobs, three in five ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 23

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 168 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Stolen KU fossils were plant items that visitors could touch at museum

The three fossils stolen from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum over the weekend are plant fossils that visitors were allowed to touch when on display. Lori Schlenker, collections and facilities coordinator for the museum, said in an email to the Journal-World late Tuesday that ...

As Kansas farms get bigger, small towns struggle

Dighton — A billboard along Interstate 70 boasting about the productivity of Kansas farmers may say more about what’s happening in agriculture than those who put it there realize. The message seems simple and straightforward: “1 Kansas Farmer Feeds 155 People + You!” A closer look ...

3 fossils stolen from KU’s Natural History Museum

Updated story - Oct. 23 — Stolen KU fossils were plant items that visitors could touch at museum Three fossils were apparently stolen from a display case at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. The fossils were reported missing about 9 a.m. Monday from the museum, which is in ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 22

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 195 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Pompeo plans to return to Wichita for event with Ivanka Trump

Story updated at 12:38 p.m. Tuesday TOPEKA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to visit Wichita later this week for an event about workforce development with Ivanka Trump, an appearance that could raise fellow Republicans' hopes that he'll run for the Senate next year. It's Pompeo's ...

Lawrence businessman strikes deal to open one-hour eyeglass center

I love it when I have to go without my eyeglasses for a few days. I end up having the most interesting of cocktail party conversations — usually with the coat rack in the corner. Wait times for eyeglasses, though, may be going down as a Lawrence businessman has struck a deal to open a ...

Kansas GOP leader’s Medicaid plan would boost tobacco taxes

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Republican leader spearheading an effort to pass a GOP plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas has drafted a proposal that is likely to upset conservatives because it would increase tobacco taxes and does not include a work requirement for program participants. The ...