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Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 7:05 PM

TOPEKA — The Kansas Legislature will try to conjure up at least $38 million in a special session on education starting today to meet a Kansas Supreme Court ruling and keep schools open. Different plans have been thrown around since the court ruled in May the legislature’s changes to funding the Local Option Budget was not equitable. The court threatened to close schools come July 1. One plan before the House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees was...

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 3:57 PM

PITTSBURG — Cassandra Ngo works at the bookstore on Pittsburg State University’s campus to pay for classes. Students like Ngo need to earn more money this summer. Undergraduate students paying in-state tuition will see a 5.5...

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 5:38 PM

CHEROKEE  — The Southeast Board of Education approved two maintenance projects at their regular meeting Monday.

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 7:11 PM

PITTSBURG — Andy Hammeke, of Hays, often has trouble finding the right words, especially when it’s in a different language. Hammeke and seven other seminary students are staying at Our Lady of Lourdes this summer while...

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 12:06 PM

CHEROKEE — Senator Jake LaTurner visited the USD 247 School Board meeting Monday to discuss what the state legislature is doing about funding for education.

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 11:14 AM

PITTSBURG — In any potential school bond election, moving Pittsburg fifth graders to the Pittsburg Community Middle School would cost roughly $47 million, the USD 250 Board of Education was told at Monday night’s meeting, however,...

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 4:36 PM

PITTSBURG — Most people around Pittsburg State University’s campus are used to seeing Malcolm Turner wearing an off-white fisherman’s hat while carrying a small stool and camera with additional lenses. The ladder makes...

Updated Jun 8, 2016 at 4:09 PM

PITTSBURG — Dr. Mindi S. Garner provides Pittsburg State pre-med students with experience and knowledge through her Pre-Meds with Promise Program. For the past 12 years, Garner has employed over 81 students in her clinic in...

Updated Jun 7, 2016 at 4:57 PM

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday called legislators back to session in response to the Kansas Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down the school finance law passed earlier this year by the Kansas Legislature. A date has...

Updated Jun 7, 2016 at 4:56 PM

PITTSBURG — For the second time in the last two years, a priest has been ordained out of Our Lady of Lourdes in Pittsburg. Prior to 2015, it had been approximately 40 years since a priest had been ordained from the church. Father...

Updated Jun 11, 2016 at 1:08 PM

There’s a slew of reasons a local teenager would choose to continue their education at Pittsburg State University. For Orion Battaglia, an incoming freshman from Pittsburg, the reasons were saving money by living at home while...

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