Some Kansas counties have started charging out-of-county residents extra fees for flooding their driver's license offices to avoid long lines in larger cities.
Harvey and Butler counties have started charging fees, and county treasurers in smaller counties are thinking of doing the same.
Wichita resident Tammy Katzenmeier says she didn't mind paying an extra $20 last week to get her driver's license renewed in Harvey County. Katzenmeier says she avoided a several-hour wait in a Wichita office.
She was in and out of the Newton motor vehicle office in 10 minutes.
Kansas officials involved in drafting proposed science standards have disputed an Emporia State University biology professor’s criticism of the guidelines as weak.
Matt Krehbiel is the state Department of Education official overseeing work on the standards for Kansas public schools. Krehbiel said Tuesday the goal is to concentrate on important core, scientific concepts. And State Board of Education Chair David Dennis said he thinks the work is moving in the right direction.
Kansas has unveiled a new driver’s license. The update includes new holograms and hidden images that can only be seen under an ultraviolet light. The improved security measures are aimed at fighting counterfeiters.
When you think of a fake ID, you might at first think of kids trying to buy beer. But state officials say it’s also related to other problems like human trafficking, or people working in Kansas who aren’t legally allowed to work.