Union Pacific says it plans to spend about $120 million this year in Kansas to improve the state's rail infrastructure.
The company announced in a news release Tuesday that it will spend almost $110 million to maintain railroad track. Other expenditures include $2.2 million to improve its signal systems and $7.5 million to maintain or replace bridges in the state.
Some of my most treasured photographs come from two local photo booths: Lamphouse Photo Co. and Linnebur & Miller. These are two distinctly different operations, but both provide unconventional experiences for truly remarkable photographs.
Some Kansas cellular customers will be getting refunds from their cell phone carriers. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports...
The practice is called "mobile cramming" and it includes allowing third party text messaging. These services generally range from one-time fees, costing $0.99 -$5, to subscriptions, which cost up to $14-a-month.
Mobile service company Verizon will provide $70 million in refunds to customers who were charged for services they did not authorize. Sprint is expected to pay out $50 million to its customers.
After a grim start to Spring and a fear of prolonged drought, recent rainfall has helped boost winter wheat crops throughout Kansas, according to a report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The report indicates that Kansas should yield about 272 million bushels of winter wheat, up about 9 percent from last year.
Jim Shroyer is a wheat specialist with the Kansas State Extension Office. He says harvest is still about three weeks out, but farmers are hoping for minimal rainfall when the time comes.
A Kansas House committee has voted to undo part of the tax cuts that Governor Sam Brownback pushed.
The committee voted to reinstate some business income taxes, which were completely eliminated by the 2012 tax cut.
The bill would raise nearly $134 million during the next fiscal year.
The state would impose a 2.7 percent tax on most of the business owners' and farmers' profits, but income from rents and royalties would be taxed at 4.6 percent - mirroring the two income tax rates on wages.
A lot of talented musicians like to show off their technical skills, and sometimes it’s annoying. There’s the jazz tenor saxophonist who won’t stop after 10 choruses, the lead guitarist who has never heard the expression “less is more.”
A musician’s ego can get the best of them. “Higher, faster, louder” is sometimes the quickest way to kill the mood.