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February 21, 2017 - 1:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas House has taken a step to restore guaranteed teacher tenure after GOP lawmakers ended it in 2014. The House gave first-round approval Tuesday after Rep. Jerry Stogsdill, (D-Prairie Village), attached the tenure bill as an amendment to another bill. Supporters say the...
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February 21, 2017 - 8:41 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas House has advanced a bill to allow the state commission that certifies law enforcement officers to close records about officers who have been fired or disciplined. House members gave first-round approval to the bill on a voice vote. The chamber expects to take a final vote...
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February 21, 2017 - 8:25 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Missouri man has been charged with attempting to provide support to ISIS by plotting a President's Day attack in Kansas City. Robert Hester thought the people he was talking to about launching a terror attack were associated with the Islamic State. Court records said they were...
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February 21, 2017 - 8:09 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Last Friday morning, somebody placed a phone call to a department at City Hall in downtown Wichita, saying there was a bomb there. The building was checked, and nothing was found. Investigators tried to trace the source of the phone call, but they were not able to track the owner of...
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February 21, 2017 - 8:00 am
WICHITA, Kan. - By an unanimous vote (6-0) at a special meeting, the Wichita school board has chosen assistant superintendent of elementary schools Alicia Thompson as the next superintendent for USD 259. Dr. Thompson has worked for the district for 24 years, and has been supervising all elementary...
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February 21, 2017 - 6:46 am
Wichita, KAN. - Citing the need to have to spend millions of dollars in repairing and updating swimming pools owned and operated by the city of Wichita, city commissioners discussed several options to help citizens keep cool in the summer. The plans involved the closing of some pools and replacing...
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February 21, 2017 - 3:57 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities say two teenage cousins have died in a Kansas City crash. The Kansas City Star ( http://bit.ly/2m3RbJ8 ) reports that the crash happened Saturday night after 17-year-old Ra'Shad Leggs and 19-year-old Quentin Leggs went out to see a movie and struck another car that...
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February 20, 2017 - 10:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Senate has voted to hike income taxes to help balance the state budget. The bill had previously passed the House, so it now heads to Governor Sam Brownback for consideration. The Governor has criticized the bill, so he still could veto the measure. Democratic Senator...
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February 20, 2017 - 10:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas lawmakers won't vote on expanding Medicaid until at least April 3. The House Health and Human Services Committee voted Monday to table the bill right before the deadline for committees to pass bills onto the floor. That could kill the bill for this year. Committee Vice Chair...
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February 20, 2017 - 2:56 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita City Council plans to examine ways to improve or close several city pools during this week's council meeting. Up to nine city pools could be affected as part of the Aquatics Master Plan is considered. KSN News reports that the city council has three different options...
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