9/4/15 Headlines from the Today in Kansas Report

andy lambertSeptember 4, 2015
Labor Day means no trash pickup in Colby Monday. Garbage trucks will pick up that route on Tuesday. In Goodland, trash collection is expected to be on-schedule.
The Kansas Supreme Court may review a lawsuit that involves an attempt by the Legislature to diminish the high court’s administrative power. He says the high court could invoke what he calls “the rule of necessity” to settle whether legislators can strip the Supreme Court of the power to appoint chief judges in 31 judicial districts.
The Kansas Supreme Court also launches a multimillion-dollar project aimed at making state court documents widely available online. It could also allow clerks in counties with lighter caseloads to help out busier counterparts. About $4 million in court fees will be set aside for the project over the next four years.
A nurse has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for abusing a patient at a nursing home in Andover. Geofrey Nyangweso pleaded guilty to mistreating a dependent adult at Victoria Falls Skilled Nursing Home and was sentenced Thursday. State investigators have cited the home for failing to investigate some abuse complaints.
Kansas regulators could vote next week on Kansas City Power & Light rate hike request. The utility wants to raise rates more than 12 percent. Missouri regulators have approved an increase that will cost Missouri customers nearly $12 more a month. The utility says it needs to pay for pollution controls at its La Cygne coal-fired plant, improvements at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant and increased transmission costs.




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