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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 Willis, Mindy Cloninger and Rusty Akins.The election is to be held April 7 along with all other area municipal and education-board races. In advance, the candidates answered The Morning Sun's questions about how to deal with some tough issues...

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...

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,...

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...

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