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Kansas State Fair adds Cheap Trick, 3 Doors Down to grandstand shows

The Kansas State Fair revealed more of its 2014 Grandstand Lineup on Wednesday.

Fewer refunds so far for Kansas taxpayers

In the first year after major changes in the state’s tax code, fewer people are getting refunds and more taxpayers are sending checks to the state, according to data from the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Deputy: Suspect in Ottawa quadruple murders described one killing

Kyle Flack sat stoically through hours of preliminary hearing testimony Tuesday as prosecutors began laying out their case against him in four killings, including the death of an 18-month-old girl, that outraged the Ottawa community last year.

Flint Hills ranchers ready to resume prairie burns after years of drought

In the Flint Hills, life doesn’t start with photosynthesis. It starts with fire.

KDOT considering another option in highway widening affecting Dodge City landmark

The Kansas Department of Transportation is considering an alternative plan that would save a historic landmark along the Santa Fe Trail.

Kansas senator buys ads attacking GOP foe over X-ray Facebook posts

The first television ad from Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in his Republican primary race attacks his physician-opponent over graphic X-ray images he posted on Facebook several years ago.

Radiologist’s lawsuit becomes an issue in campaign for Senate in Kansas

Milton Wolf, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas in the Republican primary, is a partner in a radiology firm that is accused in a lawsuit of illegally limiting competition and driving up costs. Wolf denies the claims, saying Roberts is promoting the lawsuit to divert attention from his own record.

One of the best places in the world to watch a sunset? Kansas

Most Kansans already know this – we’ve got great sunsets.

Kansas’ iconic ‘Home on the Range’ cabin to be rededicated

As Kansas celebrates its 153rd birthday Wednesday, plans are underway to honor one of the state’s most iconic buildings.

Road widening may erase Dodge City landmark

A landmark along the Santa Fe Trail near Dodge City may soon be bulldozed to make way for the widening of a highway.

Kansas Chief Justice Nuss warns courts could close without more funding

In recent weeks, Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas legislators have questioned the authority of the Supreme Court to decide how much money the state should give schools. On Wednesday, Chief Justice Lawton Nuss seemed to push back a little in his State of the Judiciary address.

Kobach: Birth-records scan helps 7,700 Kansas voters meet citizenship requirement

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Wednesday that comparing voter registration applications against Kansas birth certificates will reduce the backlog of registrants whose voting rights are on hold for not providing proof-of-citizenship documents.

Corrections officials seek funding to treat more mentally ill inmates

The Department of Corrections is seeking money to provide treatment to more mentally ill inmates.

Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer’s $500,000 loan to Brownback campaign ignites debate

Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer’s recently revealed $500,000 loan to Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign has been seen as a sign of confidence, desperation or the times.

Kansas lawmakers have voter law in their sights

When the Kansas Legislature convenes its 2014 session on Monday, two Wichita Democrats plan to come out of the gate swinging against the state’s proof-of-citizenship requirements for new voters.

Kansas, Wichita chambers of commerce focus on defending previous tax cuts

What do you ask for when you have nearly everything you wanted?

Taxes the focus as Kansas tries to grow jobs

Kansas has the best tax environment for small businesses in the nation, Gov. Sam Brownback declared Tuesday afternoon at a forum for small-business owners.

2008: Wichita yodeling cats a YouTube sensation

Editor's note: This story first appeared in The Wichita Eagle on June 20, 2008.

Rage to open in former Club Liquid space

New Port of Wichita owner Pat Alvarez is opening Rage in the former Club Liquid space at 235 N. Mosley in Old Town.

Corrections Dept. to seek funds to build cell blocks at El Dorado

With state prisons operating near capacity, the Kansas Department of Corrections has completed plans to build two cell blocks at the El Dorado Correctional Facility. The 512 new beds would make El Dorado, which opened in 1991, the state’s largest prison.

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