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Kansas court considers handling of school funding lawsuit
March 3, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether a lower-court panel should still review a lawsuit over state funding for public schools.
Report: Kansas wheat faring mostly well so far this winter
March 3, 2015
Kansas wheat crops and livestock are in generally positive shape so far this winter.
Kansas to hold meetings, consider options for drone usage
March 3, 2015
Kansas is exploring how it fits in the new world of drones as residents express their desire to use the technology.
Bonner small business awarded by SBDC
March 3, 2015
The Kansas Small Business Development Center statewide network recently announced the 2015 Existing and Emerging Businesses of the Year, including one local business.
Kansas City streetcar construction to finish this fall
March 2, 2015
Officials say construction on Kansas City’s downtown streetcar project is nearly 50 percent complete and is on track to finish this fall.
Artist hopes Bonner’s ‘Marble Crazy’ event broadens horizons
March 2, 2015
Raven Copeland has been making art with glass for almost as long as Moon Marble Co. has been organizing its annual Marble Crazy event, a celebration of glass artists.
Newell Rubbermaid to expand Winfield, add 320 jobs
March 2, 2015
Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs.
Remember When for March 5, 2015
March 2, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Bonner high grad stars with grandmother in KCKCC production
March 2, 2015
Scintilla Capalla, a 2012 Bonner Springs High School Graduate, will have a role in this weekend’s productions of “Dream Girl” at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Officials fear Kansas is complacent about tornado season
March 2, 2015
Weather officials in Kansas are worried that the state’s lack of tornados last year will make citizens complacent going into tornado season this spring.
Stolen goods from Joyland park found with Louie the Clown
March 1, 2015
Several items stolen from the closed Joyland amusement park in Wichita have been found at a home where police earlier recovered Louie the Clown, a statue that greeted patrons of the park before going missing for more than a decade.
Former Kansas superintendent and 2 others sue over firings
March 1, 2015
A superintendent and two of his top administrators who were fired last year are suing the Gardner-Edgerton School district in northeast Kansas.
Kansas school funding plan aimed at ending budget surprises
March 1, 2015
Top Republican officials in Kansas who hope to eliminate a budget deficit while sustaining personal income tax cuts are working on a plan to overhaul the state’s system for funding public schools in a way that would prevent unanticipated demands for new spending.
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.

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