Archive for Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Kansas House passes teacher collective bargaining compromise
February 26, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a collective bargaining compromise between teachers and school boards.
Proposal to hike ag land taxes spawns backlash from Kansas farmers
February 26, 2015
A suburban lawmaker’s proposal that would dramatically increase property taxes on Kansas agricultural land has spawned strong rural backlash and nagging fears that pieces of it will pop up in legislation to close a state budget shortfall.
Kansas Senate approves concealed carry of guns without training or permit
February 26, 2015
The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to allow people to carry concealed guns without requiring them to get a state permit or take training classes.
Verruckt is ‘terrifying, but great,’ says KCK mayor
February 26, 2015
At 17 stories high, the tallest waterslide in the world has literally put Kansas City, Kan., on the map.
U.S. Soccer National Training Complex to begin construction by summer
February 26, 2015
The construction of the new U.S. Soccer National Training Center complex in Kansas City, Kan., is scheduled to begin in late spring or early summer, and the area expects a lot of benefits from the development.
Hollywood Casino hotel process hitting home stretch
Lodging required by county awaiting final approvals
February 26, 2015
The landscape of the Interstate 70 corridor near Kansas Speedway and Hollywood Casino is expected to change.
Wyandotte Plaza among areas just east of Village West seeing revitalization
February 26, 2015
Until a recent redevelopment project, Wyandotte Plaza hadn’t seen major refurbishment for decades. The last pieces of the approximately $30 million project are set for completion by late spring.
Tech education center sees increase in enrollment
February 26, 2015
Since opening a new complex a year and a half ago, the Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College has seen a 28 percent increase in enrollment, said Leota Marks, dean of academic workforce programs.
State Avenue Connex wins recognition but popularity shows it real value
February 26, 2015
Justus Welker, director of transportation for Wyandotte County Unified Government, says it’s nice to get award recognition for the recent State Avenue Connex transit improvements but the real satisfaction is providing needed service to the people of the community.
Providence Hospital recognized for coronary care
February 26, 2015
Providence Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for coronary intervention care and a 5-star recipient for treatment of heart attack for 2015.
Selling the city: Officials work to ensure Bonner Springs reaps benefits of area growth
February 26, 2015
Bonner Springs Mayor Jeff Harrington recently noted sometimes being the “best kept secret” isn’t such a good thing.
Wyandotte County’s housing growth continues
February 26, 2015
Western Wyandotte County is becoming more than just the place to be — it’s the place to live.
Bonner church plans fundraiser for downtown business owner
February 26, 2015
On Dec. 10, after Suzanne Lee Hern’s Chevy Blazer skidded on an icy highway exit ramp, colliding with a pole, she was lucky to escape the wreckage alive.