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Posted Aug 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Orange cones and detours seem to multiply, but the state’s plans for road projects have already been divided.Late last week, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced which projects would get state funding for construction for 2015 and 2016."This continues the steady flow of work — and the construction jobs created by that work — under the 10-year T-WORKS transportation program passed during the 2010 legislative session," said KDOT...

Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 10:18 PM

The Morning SunThere is no backup plan for Phil Ruffin, Jr. and John Berrey.The pair, representing the partnership of powerful names in the casino industry, intend to win a bid from the state of Kansas to bring a casino to Southeast...

Posted Aug 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Last year, kindergartners who arrived in August unable to recognize letters and make their sounds were reading by May.This isn’t an isolated success story for teachers such as Natalie O’Neal, who work with Multi-Tier System...

Updated Aug 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Tuesday’s primary election was less of the election entree and more like hors d’ouevres. Most of the incumbents won (with one exception — see related story), setting up challenges with their general election rivals in...

Updated Jul 26, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Sandy Praeger has been in charge of regulating the insurance industry in Kansas since 2004 and will retire at the end of her current term, so several people are jumping at the chance to succeed her in the state’s most open race this...

Posted Jul 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Four Republicans and two Democrats will participate in the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary election to determine each party’s nominee for U.S. Senate.Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Dodge City and challenger Alvin Zahnter of Russell sent...

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 3:53 PM

The C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Emergency Homeless Shelter in Pittsburg closed Tuesday, but the fiscal battles that resulted in the local casualty continue.On Tuesday, the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation hosted a public hearing in Topeka to...

Posted Jul 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM

The clock ticked away on July 15, with each second bringing the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Emergency Shelter in Pittsburg closer to its 4:30 p.m. closing.Families who had been living at the shelter made last-minute arrangements throughout the...

Posted Jul 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The long-term water outlook for the City of Pittsburg differs significantly from the rest of the State of Kansas.While the Ogallala Aquifer that serves the majority of western Kansas and portions of several other states is declining faster...

Updated Jul 10, 2014 at 10:13 PM

There's no sign along U.S. Highway 69 to indicate that it's at a significant milestone. There's no red ribbon or balloons. No politician came by to make a speech and no one particularly noticed.But nonetheless, the four-lane expansion...

Posted Jul 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Edward Flentje’s op-ed dated June 20, 2014 misrepresented the facts about Governor Brownback’s tax cuts and their alleged effect on property taxes, as well as, the Governor’s commitment to funding our state obligations.

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