Clayton Jones, 14, and Aaron Jones look at the inside of a 1964 Cessna 172F Skyhawk during an aviation career day at Heartland Aviation on Saturday. Community members had the opportunity to learn about different jobs in the aviation industry, including those in unmanned aircraft systems and Civil Air Patrol. They also had the opportunity to fly with local pilots.

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    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas judges are backing off an effort to shield jurors' names in a compromise with transparency advocates who hope to avoid court secrecy.

  • Melia, Feilhaber help Sporting KC beat Real Salt Lake 3-0

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Tim Melia posted his MLS-leading fifth shutout, Benny Feilhaber and Dom Dwyer each scored a goal and Sporting Kansas City beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Saturday night.

  • Kansas governor seeks $24M to ban guns at state hospitals

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback proposed Thursday spending an additional $24 million over two years on armed guards and other security measures that would allow Kansas to continue banning concealed guns at state hospitals for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.

  • Governor tightens regulations after boy's waterslide death

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The death of a colleague's son spurred the governor in the often anti-regulation Kansas to toughen the state's inspection requirements for amusement parks on Monday.

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    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, homicide victim has been identified as the sister of a girl whose kidnapping 17 years earlier sparked a massive manhunt before she was found dead in Missouri.

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