Kingman County http://kmuw.org en Kingman County Voters Reject Measure To Build New Law Enforcement Center http://kmuw.org/post/kingman-county-voters-reject-measure-build-new-law-enforcement-center <p>Kingman County voters have rejected a tax increase that would have been used to build a new law enforcement center.</p><p>Unofficial returns from Tuesday's voting showed the measure lost 802 to 749. The proposal was for a new one-quarter percent retailers' sales tax for 20 years and to extend a current three-quarters percent sales tax, also for 20 years.</p><p>The county planned to use the sales tax revenue and payments from a commercial wind farm to build an $11.8 million law enforcement center. It would have housed the county sheriff's office and Kingman police.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:27:23 +0000 Associated Press 25563 at http://kmuw.org Sequester Forces Some Head Start Facilities In Kansas To Close http://kmuw.org/post/sequester-forces-some-head-start-facilities-kansas-close <p>Budget cuts forced by federal sequestration will mean the end of Head Start and Early Head Start in three south-central Kansas counties.<br><br>The closures in Pratt, Stafford and Kingman counties will take place at the end of this month.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:14:06 +0000 Bryan Thompson 19746 at http://kmuw.org