Westar Energy gave its 700,000 customers reason to smile when the company agreed last week to trim its most recent rate increase request by nearly half. Westar earlier this year had sought a rate increase of $152 million, to address costs associated .
The first Republican debates on Thursday were only modestly informative but plenty entertaining. It was abundantly clear that most of the candidates had a couple points they wanted to make and a barb or two they hoped would be memorable. .
The headline at the top of Wednesday’s USA Today was alarming: “Bioterror lab faced secret sanctions.” The subhead offered no consolation: “Kansas State facility repeatedly violated safety rules, feds say.” Troubling indeed. That’s the kind of story that .
The punitive and insulting $25 daily limit on how much Kansans who receive cash assistance from the state could withdraw from ATMs is gone — done away with before it even took effect. Good. Phyllis Gilmore, secretary of the Kansas Department for .
It isn’t often that medical personnel have trouble containing their enthusiasm about a breakthrough, but the Ebola vaccine announced Friday has generated justifiable excitement. As Jeremy Farr, director of the Wellcome Trust, wrote in the Guardian, “I normally like .
Manhattan students who think the school year is upon them ought to be glad they’re not teachers. Students still have two full weeks of summer, which might seem like the blink of an eye to them (but might be .
Secretary of State Kris Kobach is proud of the voter ID law he ushered through the Kansas Legislature. Considered one of the strictest in the nation, he considers it an important safeguard against voter fraud. That might well be, but .
Reports of Mullah Omar’s death that surfaced this week might not be premature, but they are accompanied by contradictions and unanswered questions. The mysterious Mullah Omar may have been dead for two years, although that, like much else associated .
Jonathan Pollard, who betrayed his country while working as a Navy intelligence analyst in the 1980s, is about to be released on parole. Although 30 years, which is what he will have served when he is released, is probably long enough, .
“If you need help please come. If you can help, please come. This event is for everyone.” So said the Rev. Patrick McLaughlin, pastor at the First United Methodist Church, about Everybody Counts, a gathering Saturday at which literally everyone .
Often when a corrections department is in the news, the news isn’t good. As often as not, the news involves an escape or a scandal. Thus the report this week that the Riley County Community Corrections Department is functioning .
If he likes, Gov. Sam Brownback can continue to make the case that Kansas teachers are overpaid or even adequately paid. But if he’s content to ignore how many of them are leaving jobs in this state for greener .
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