College students received another expensive lesson in cause and effect last week, as Kansas State University announced plans to increase its proposed tuition increase for the fall from 5 percent to 5.81 percent.
Candidate filings for state legislative seats in Sedgwick County show cracks in the ironclad, far-right bloc that has dominated state politics for the past four years. These cracks may portend fundamental change in the direction of state government.
Responding to the State Department inspector general’s report critical of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state, Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, released a statement calling her management of communications “underhanded and unserious.”
Here is a concept: The Kansas State Board of Education is asking local school officials what they think about a recent federal directive on the use of bathroom and locker room facilities by transgender students.
Wichita officials will need to be cautious as the process advances and engaged with the Transit Advisory Board and disability community, as privatization’s spotty record elsewhere in state and local government justifies their concern.
When President Obama declared in 2011 that he wanted U.S. foreign policy to pivot to Asia, some derided the move as a clumsy attempt to flee the messy conflicts of the Middle East. But the pivot has actually worked pretty well.
The number of nonfarm jobs in Kansas dropped by 3,700 in April, according to a preliminary report released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s tied for the fifth worst job-growth rate in the nation.
The Kelsey Smith Act, named for the victim of a Kansas murder, fell short of the needed two-thirds procedural vote Monday in the U.S. House, with Kansas Reps. Mike Pompeo, Lynn Jenkins and Kevin Yoder voting “yes” and Rep. Tim Huelskamp not voting.
Search crews left Gypsum Creek shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday after looking for almost 14 hours that day for an 11-year-old boy who was swept away by high waters Friday evening. Scott Brown, battalion chief of the Wichita Fire Department, said crews would resume the search Sunday at 7 a.m.
Rescuers searched nearly 14 hours for missing boy in creek
Eagle reporter recaps search efforts to find 11-year-old boy in Gypsum Creek
Highlights and interviews from 2016 state track and field meet