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Posted Nov 27, 2015 at 1:01 AM

As the Kansas Supreme Court hears arguments about public schools being underfunded, property taxes in most of Southeast Kansas and the state are expected to rise. Roughly 60 percent of districts across the state are anticipating increased mill rates, according to preliminary data from the Kansas State Department of Education. Except for the Northeast school district, the data shows an increase to each school district in Southeast Kansas. “The reason this went up, is...

Updated Nov 25, 2015 at 10:06 AM

Most school districts in Southeast Kansas reported an increase in the number of virtual students this school year, but Pittsburg by far has the largest increase. Virtual students are one of a few ways districts can get additional money...

Updated Nov 24, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Last Friday night, the Union of White NYU Students, a "community" on Facebook, posted its first status update.

Updated Nov 23, 2015 at 11:47 PM

Over 1,100 people, including Secret Service, piled into the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts for to hear from former President Bill Clinton. At one point, roughly 500 hundred more streamed the event online, although there was some...

Updated Nov 21, 2015 at 9:52 PM

The food was spicy and the clothes exotic during the celebration of Diwali at Pittsburg State University on Saturday night.

Updated Nov 21, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Despite a language barrier and “sore butts” two South Korean exchange students at Pittsburg State University made the 5,600 mile bike ride from San Francisco to New York City to raise awareness and embrace the American...

Updated Nov 21, 2015 at 1:07 PM

Twenty-two Pittsburg high school students eagerly waited as winners for the coveted Pacemaker award were announced during a national journalism convention near Orlando, Florida earlier this month. “We were just sitting there like...

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 9:15 PM

GIRARD — Second graders eagerly reached out to feel the braids dangling off an elk skin outfit worn by Cherokee Tribe members during a firsthand learning experience at R.V. Haderlein Elementary on Friday. Roughly 60 second grade...

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 12:48 PM

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Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 8:01 PM

Hundreds of artistic high schoolers from near and far met at Pitt State's Overman Student Center on Thursday for the High School Art Day. Three hundred and fifty students from 30 schools —  from Pittsburg to the far corners of...

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 5:24 PM

Pittsburg State University’s Indian Student Association will host Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. The event is open to the public and offers...

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