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KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 8:45 am
Payless ShoeSource has emerged from bankruptcy for the second time, with a focus on international markets. The Topeka, Kansas-based says it wants to reinvigorate its largest business unit, Latin America. It also will relaunch its U.S. e-commerce site and open some stores in the U.S. but didn't...
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New law on polling places likely won't be ready this year
KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 5:36 am
Secretary of State Scott Schwab says it is unlikely a new law that allows Kansans to vote at the polling station most convenient to them will be in place for this year's election. Schwab told the state Senate election committee Tuesday that technical considerations made drafting regulations for the...
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Indictment: Kansas researcher secretly worked for China
KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 5:31 am
A revised indictment alleges a Kansas associate professor with concealed work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas and tried to recruit other researchers and students for the Chinese government. A superseding indictment filed Wednesday charges 47-year-old Feng “Franklin...
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Speaker Ryckman delivers response to Governor's address
KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 5:16 am
In his response to Gov. Laura Kelly's State of the State Address, Kansas House Speaker Roy Ryckman highlighted the difference in "vision" for Kansas between the Governor and the legislature. "Kansans are tired of budget gimmicks that simply kick the can down the road. Tired of courtroom battles...
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Steve McIntosh
January 16, 2020 - 4:20 am
This week the Riverfront Legacy Master Plan coalition unveiled a proposal for development of the east bank of the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita. Sedgwick County Manager Tom Stolz tells KNSS News at some point, the City of Wichita and the county will need to work together ... though the City...
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KNSS News
January 15, 2020 - 11:52 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is calling for a new program to improve the state's roads and bridges and has urged state lawmakers to approve a bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan. In her annual State of the State address Wednesday, the governor warned the Legislature that she is likely to veto the income...
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KNSS News
January 15, 2020 - 10:22 pm
The Wichita Police Department has identified the victim from a child abuse investigation late last week, as 9-month-old Maela Flores of Wichita. Officers previously arrested Brietan Rader, 25, regarding this case for child abuse, child endangerment, possession of marijuana with intent, cultivation...
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KNSS News
January 15, 2020 - 10:02 pm
Sunflower Electric Power Corp. has abandoned its proposed coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas after nearly fifteen years of pushing for the project. The utility said in a news release Wednesday that it will allow the air permit for the Holcomb expansion project to expire on March 27...
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KNSS News
January 15, 2020 - 9:53 pm
Authorities have taken a person of interest into custody after a mother found her adult daughter dead in a suburban Kansas City home. Police were called around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to the Overland Park subdivision where the body of the woman who was in her 20s was found. Police haven't released the...
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KNSS News
January 15, 2020 - 4:01 pm
47-year-old Feng “Franklin” Tao of Lawrence, Kan., was charged today in a superseding indictment with two counts of wire fraud and one count of program fraud. The indictment alleges Tao concealed from University of Kansas officials work he was doing for China while employed full time as an...
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