Local Area

Basehor library storyteller known for theatrics
August 5, 2015
When Patrick Peterson graduated from St. Mary College in Leavenworth in 2012 with degrees in English and Theater, he had no idea that his career path would literally lead right down the road.
Kansas governor says final power plant rule ‘twice as bad’
August 4, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the final version of a federal rule for cutting carbon emissions from power plants is “twice as bad” for the state as the original version outlined a year ago.
Former Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts
August 4, 2015
A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts says the state’s medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries.
Police search near Derby for missing 4-month-old boy
August 4, 2015
Police are conducting a search along railroad tracks and a wooded area near Derby for a 4-month-old boy who was last seen with his father.
Use of batboys and girls suspended after 9-year-old’s death
August 4, 2015
The National Baseball Congress suspended using batboys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game.
July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest
August 3, 2015
Slumping numbers in a July survey suggest there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued Monday.
City of Edwardsville’s bond ratings upgraded
August 3, 2015
Standard & Poor’s Rating Services recently raised its long-term rating on Edwardsville general obligation bonds from A+ to AA-.
Kansas teens less likely to be vaccinated against HPV
August 3, 2015
Teenagers in Kansas are among the least likely to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, according to the Immunize Kansas Coalition.
Billionaire buys Woodlands racing complex, but future fuzzy
August 3, 2015
A billionaire Las Vegas casino owner has purchased The Woodlands racing complex in eastern Kansas, but with a number of unanswered legislative questions and an estimated $50 million in renovations needed, the facility’s future is far from certain.
Remember When for Aug. 6, 2015
August 3, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain, 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Lucky breaks with federal funds, pensions help Kansas budget
August 2, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s latest efforts to prevent a state budget deficit were assisted by a well-timed decision on health care funding from federal officials and better-than-expected news about teacher pensions.
Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game
05:00 p.m., August 2, 2015 Updated 07:49 a.m.
A 9-year-old bat boy has died after he was accidentally hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Kansas.
Canoeists set new record in paddling from Kansas to Missouri
July 30, 2015
Two Texas men have set a new record in a race by canoeing the Missouri River from Kansas City, Kansas, to St. Charles, Missouri, in 34 hours and 34 minutes.
Solar group wants more input into review of Westar plan
July 30, 2015
A solar advocacy group says it doesn’t agree with a decision by Kansas regulators to limit the group’s input over a large utility’s rate plan to boost rates.
Voter ID laws focus of Kansas civil rights committee
July 30, 2015
The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.

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