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Posted Feb 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM

GIRARD — Farm Bureau’s meeting room filled up with area residents and leaders interested in hearing updates from the Kansas State Legislature.Sen. Jake LaTurner, R-Pittsburg; Adam Lusker, D-Frontenac and Chuck Smith, R-Pittsburg updated constituents on a variety of bills that have been introduced in Topeka. Each gave an introduction and update, then all three fielded questions from the audience.“We’re in a tough budget situation in Kansas right now,...

Posted Feb 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Former Rep. Sam Roper once told a story that quoted Jack Brier, then Kansas Secretary of State, in reference to how Southeast Kansas and Crawford County were viewed in Topeka."Sam told the story over and over again that in a speech, Brier...

Updated Feb 7, 2015 at 10:21 PM

Declarations that education would not be impacted by state revenue shortfalls crumbled this week in Kansas.K-12 education was asked to absorb a 1.5 percent decrease in state funding, beginning March 1, and higher education, including...

Posted Feb 7, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Much has happened this week in the Kansas State Legislature, and area legislators had the opportunity to share their takes Friday afternoon at the year's first Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Briefing. Chuck...

Posted Feb 6, 2015 at 7:16 AM

'We're ... trying not to cry'

Updated Feb 3, 2015 at 7:23 PM

Blake Benson, Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce president, has a good description of the state Legislature in Topeka. "There's a lot of buzz up there," Benson said.Pittsburg leaders hope that some of that buzz is about the...

Posted Feb 3, 2015 at 7:38 AM

A St. Mary’s Colgan Alumnus and Weir native is about to finish his time as the student leader of Kansas State University.Reagan Kays, a student of agribusiness at K-State, won election as the president of Student Governing...

Posted Jan 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Hunting, fishing and trapping are great privileges, but they're not constitutional privileges. Rep. Adam Lusker, D-Frontenac, and his cohorts hope to change that.Lusker, along with Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady, R-Palco, are pushing House...

Posted Jan 28, 2015 at 6:08 AM

Races around Crawford County for city and education leadership are underway after the deadline to file for these elections passed on Tuesday.The election will be held on April 7. City ElectionsIn...

Posted Jan 22, 2015 at 6:30 AM

Chief Justice Lawton Nuss pushed for continued state support Wednesday of the Kansas Supreme Court's mission to bring state courts up to date and more in-touch with Kansans.In the 2015 State of the Judiciary Address, the second to be...

Posted Jan 21, 2015 at 9:45 AM

GIRARD — Crawford County hasn't had a lobbyist to call its own for many years, but that changed on Tuesday.Commissioners held a work session conference call with Bill Brady of Capitol Strategies before their commission meeting, then...

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