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Updated May 22, 2015 at 7:14 PM

The Kansas House passed a bill on Thursday that will mean a change in voter habits for municipal elections. It'll also mean frustration for local school districts.Specifically, the bill — if it's signed by Gov. Sam Brownback — would move municipal elections from April to odd years in November. The bill, HB 2104, narrowly passed the Kansas House by two votes despite no support from local legislators. The bill only affects elections for cities, school boards, and other...

Posted Apr 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King isn't thinking about Kansas transportation right now. Rather, he's wanting to get people thinking about Kansas transportation of the future."When we talk about a vibrant Kansas, I...

Updated Mar 28, 2015 at 8:40 PM

With four at-large positions up for election, a contested race for the Pittsburg Community Schools USD 250 School Board wouldn't have been automatic, but six candidates are on the ballot for 2015: Laura Sullivan, Al Mendez, Kayla Joy, Marlene...

Posted Mar 20, 2015 at 5:43 AM

Several Kansas hospitals, including Via Christi, did not get their way after the state legislature didn't advance a high-profile bill to expand Medicaid. The Kansas House of Representatives Committee on Health and Human Services took...

Posted Mar 12, 2015 at 3:53 AM

The Kansas Senate wants to shift a bit of new higher education funding in Pittsburg State's direction, but its general funding would otherwise be kept flat.Sen. Jake LaTurner, R-Pittsburg, said on Wednesday that a $1 million "enhancement"...

Posted Mar 7, 2015 at 6:50 AM

When Chuck Smith took office as Pittsburg’s voice in the Kansas House of Representatives, state Sen. Jake LaTurner warned him that it would be a difficult term.The Republican lawmakers explained their reasons why to several area...

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