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Kansas men convicted of federal firearms violations spared by judge…and other headlines: Febru...

andy lambertFebruary 7, 2017

A federal judge spares two Kansas men convicted of federal firearms violations from prison. He took into account their mistaken belief that a Kansas law can shield anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state from federal prosecution. That claim was at the center of their defense. The sentence keeps the federal felony convictions against those two men intact. A Kansas House committee i...

BOE says restoring state funding keeps student costs down…and other headlines: February 6, 2017

andy lambertFebruary 6, 2017

The head of Kansas' governing board of education says restoring state funding for higher education is a structural way to keep college costs down for students. The Kansas Board of Regents' president and CEO offered that assessment after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced a community college accepted his challenge to try to develop a degree that would cost just $15-thousand. The Federal Aviat...

Kobach asks lawmakers to pass measures fighting illegal immigration…and other headlines: Febru...

andy lambertFebruary 3, 2017

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is asking the state Legislature to pass two measures aimed at fighting illegal immigration by barring "sanctuary cities" and allowing state troopers to enforce immigration laws. Republican state Rep. John Whitmer, of Wichita, introduced the two proposals in a House committee yesterday at Kobach's request. Kobach has advised Trump and other states on immigratio...

Kansas lawmaker leaves loaded handgun in public committee room…and other headlines: January 27...

andy lambertJanuary 27, 2017

A Kansas legislator confirms that he left a loaded handgun under a table in a Statehouse committee room that is open to the public. Republican Rep. Willie Dove insists it was an accident, and that it happened after a meeting Tuesday. A secretary found the gun minutes later. Dove says he has a concealed carry permit and took the gun out of his leg holster because of a swollen ankle. Firearms are al...

Special election to fill Pompeo’s vacated seat is set…and other headlines: January 25, 2017

andy lambertJanuary 25, 2017

Governor Brownback sets a special election for April 11th to fill Mike Pompeo's former seat in congress. He's now head of the CIA after getting confirmation from the U.S. Senate. At least six Republicans and three Democrats are believed to be vying for the 4th District seat that includes Wichita. Parties have until February 18th to pick their nominees. There are now charges, and a lot of them aga...

Program to get children out of juvenile detention centers stalled…and other headlines: January...

andy lambertJanuary 24, 2017

A Kansas lawmaker says a program focused on getting more children out of juvenile detention centers and into foster care is falling behind schedule. Republican Rep. Russ Jennings claims the Juvenile Justice Reform Act missed the first implementation deadline due to technical and outlier issues. Jennings is still confident JJRA will eventually find better places for children to receive rehabilitati...

Legislators tackling budget issues…and other headlines: January 19, 2017

andy lambertJanuary 19, 2017

Kansas legislators slammed Governor Sam Brownback's accounting move to mask a hole in the state budget, then signaled they may approve it anyway. The House and Senate budget committees began their review yesterday of the governor's budget plan, which doesn't include widespread spending cuts that some legislators have advocated. Kansas is one of several states where the problems are serious enough ...

Thousands still without power due to ice storm…and other headlines: January 17, 2017

andy lambertJanuary 17, 2017

Several thousand people in the Dodge City area are still without power after that ice storm coated the region during the weekend. The Victory Electric Cooperative out of Dodge City says about 5,000 customers and "maybe closer to 10,000" outages had been reported by noon yesterday. The conditions caused most schools around Dodge City as well as Dodge City Community College to call off classes today...

Winter weather headlines the Today in Kansas Report: January 16, 2017

andy lambertJanuary 16, 2017

Much of Kansas continues dealing with the effects of a winter storm that brought freezing rain and sleet to much of the state, along with snow in parts of Kansas today. Early estimates suggest as much as 3/4 of an inch of ice formed over the weekend from the sleet and freezing rain. A crash in Norton County leaves a teenager from Brewster dead. The driver from Weskan was southwest on K-383 when h...

Winter Storm to impact entire state…and other headlines: January 13, 2017

andy lambertJanuary 13, 2017

Meteorologists expect an ice storm impacting most of Kansas this weekend to be one of the worst in the past decade. An inch or more of ice accumulation is expected in some parts of the state thanks to sleet and freezing rain, with the worst of it coming between Saturday morning and Sunday night. In addition to travel concerns, ice also poses challenges for utility companies as the added weight cou...

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