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Kansas lawmaker compares Planned Parenthood to Nazi Germany…and other headlines: March 14, 2017

andy lambertMarch 14, 2017

A Kansas state legislator is standing by a comment he made in a letter comparing Planned Parenthood with a Nazi concentration camp. State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth told The Kansas City Star he considers Planned Parenthood worse than the Nazi regime in Germany. The head of Planned Parenthood Federation of America called Fitzgerald's comments disturbing and that he should be ashamed. Rep...

States wanting grazing restrictions temporarily lifted due to fires…and other headlines: March...

andy lambertMarch 13, 2017

The governors of four states including Kansas are seeking temporary suspension of grazing restrictions for farmers and ranchers because of wildfires. The fires have burned more than 2,300 square miles in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma & New Mexico, forcing farmers and ranchers to move their livestock away. According to the agency, emergency grazing of land in the Conservation Reserve Program is autho...

Fires plague western Kansas…winds cause blow overs on highways…and other headlines: Marc...

andy lambertMarch 7, 2017

Fire is a major concern across Kansas; the result of weeks of dry weather coupled with more recent high winds. State officials are monitoring fires in 21 counties. The highest-profile, the Highlands fire, forced evacuations and road closures near Hutchinson. A separate blaze destroyed homes in Ness County. A driver from Texas is in the hospital after his semi blew over on I-70 at the Oakley exit....

Interview with Mike Morley from Midwest Energy

andy lambertMarch 6, 2017

Clay Patton talks with Mike Morley from Midwest Energy about the potential power line and fire dangers associated with the high winds today. ...

Interview: Bob McClemore – Fire Chief, City of Colby

andy lambertMarch 6, 2017

Sacha Sanguinetti talks with City of Colby Fire Chief Bob McClemore about the potential fire danger Monday due to low humidity levels and the high winds that are expected. ...

Hoxie man injured in K-23 wreck…and other headlines: March 6, 2017

andy lambertMarch 6, 2017

A man from Hoxie is hurt after a crash on K-23 ten miles south of town. He lost control of his pickup, running into a ditch and hitting an embankment, which rolled the truck. The highway patrol says he was wearing a seatbelt at the time. A tax increase for Kansas appears inevitable as the state struggles to balance the budget. Even many Republicans are focused on rolling back income tax cuts that...

Ticket Sales Begin for Symphony In The Flint Hills

andy lambertMarch 4, 2017

Tickets go on sale Saturday (3/3) morning at 10am for Symphony In The Flint Hills' signature event, which celebrates the tallgrass prairie with the music of the Kansas City Symphony and special guest Michael Martin Murphey. This year's event is Saturday, June 10th at Deer Horn Ranch in Geary County. The Today In Kansas Report's managing editor Will Sterrett got to talk about the event with Symphon...

Lawmakers stay the course after Supreme Court rules on education funding…and other headlines: ...

andy lambertMarch 3, 2017

The Kansas Legislature's top leaders say a state Supreme Court ruling on education funding won't require lawmakers to change course on drafting a new school finance law. Both the Senate President and House Speaker say their chambers of the Legislature already were working on a new school funding law before the court's decision. The high court ruled the state didn't spend enough money to ensure an ...

KS Supreme Court rules that schools not getting enough money from the state

andy lambertMarch 2, 2017

The Kansas Supreme Court rules the state isn't spending enough money to guarantee every student gets a quality education. The ruling is a win for four school districts who first sued over the issue in 2010. They argued the nearly $4.1 billion a year the state provides to school districts is about $800 million a year short of what's necessary. The court is giving the state until June 30 to address ...

Tax collections exceed expectations in February…and other headlines: March 2, 2017

andy lambertMarch 2, 2017

Kansas' tax collections beat projections for the fourth straight month in February, easing pressure on legislators to cut spending immediately while they consider increasing income taxes as a long-term fix for the state's budget trouble. The state Department of Revenue reports tax collections last month were $37 million more than anticipated. That's a surplus of 12.5%. A convenience store clerk f...

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