A mile-long walking and biking trail in Pittsburg is among 20 projects in Kansas that will share $11.5 million in federal transportation funding.
The project has an estimated cost of $900,000, and will receive $656,000 from the federally funded Transportation Alternatives Program. Troy Graham is the city's director of Planning and Community Services, he says the rest of the money will come from private donors.
The American Hospital Association has disclosed spending $212,000 on television advertisements praising Sen. Pat Roberts as he faces Milton Wolf in the Aug. 5 primary.
The association disclosed the spending in a report filed last week with federal regulators, with the bulk of the money buying advertising time. An association spokeswoman did not immediately return telephone and email messages.
Roberts' re-election campaign said the ads began airing statewide last week. The ads say Roberts is a leader on protecting rural health care.
A national tea party group is backing challenger Milton Wolf's bid to unseat Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in the state’s Republican primary.
The Atlanta-based Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund announced Tuesday that it has endorsed Wolf. The group described Wolf as the right conservative candidate to fight Democratic President Barack Obama’s agenda in Washington.
Roberts is seeking his third, six-year term in the Senate. Wolf has made the senator’s longevity in politics an issue, as Roberts began working as a congressional aide in 1967.
Wint Winter, a former state senator from Douglas County, and more than 100 other current and former elected officials who are Republicans endorsed Paul Davis and Jill Docking, the Democratic candidates for Kansas governor and lieutenant governor, at an event Tuesday in Topeka.
More than 100 current and former Republican office holders endorsed Democrat Paul Davis for governor on Tuesday in Topeka.
Dick Bond is a former president of the Kansas Senate from Overland Park. He says he’ll always be a Republican, but he also says cuts to public education and Governor Sam Brownback’s tax cuts have the state headed in the wrong direction.
"The decision to endorse a democratic candidate for governor is a big step for every one of us," he says. "A major departure from our Republican roots. We do not make this decision lightly."
A Kansas legislative committee is asking the state's education department to reconsider a plan to fingerprint public school teachers.
During a committee meeting Monday, Rep. Jim Ward said he was concerned that the proposal would violate the privacy rights of the 33,000 longtime teachers who would be fingerprinted. He also objected to a plan to require the teachers to pay $50 for the fingerprinting.
The word binge is a paradox connoting both shame and pride.
The very same binge-drinking that is such a concern for parents and college administrators is, for certain students, something to brag about. Note the pyramids of empty beer cans that grace fraternity houses and the murky recollections of weekend benders bracketed with phrases like, “Oh my God, I was sooo drunk that night!”
That some don’t survive these adventures in besottedness doesn’t stop bingeing from happening, and may even increase the binge’s mystique.
The Kansas Board of Pharmacy wants an ingredient used in prescription cough syrup to be tracked by the state because it’s being abused.
Debra Billingsley is executive secretary of the board of pharmacy, she told lawmakers Monday that promethazine with codeine syrup is being increasingly abused as a recreational drug, particularly by high school students. She says when it’s mixed with soda or candy the mixture is often called by several slang names, including "purple drank" and "sizzurp."
Hear music from R&B and funk group the Bar-Kays. The band celebrates 50 years in the music industry. The Bar-Kays performed at the White House last year in a “Memphis Soul” concert. The group is also part of the 2014 Master's of Funk World Tour.
Web Extra: The Bar-Kays perform "Shine" on the set of Soul Train.