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Kansas fish farms benefiting from wet weather
July 28, 2015
After years of drought, all the recent wet weather in Kansas has been a boon to the state’s fish farmers.
Panel faults Kansas mental health system
July 28, 2015
A special state task force says treatment options for the mentally ill in Kansas are lacking because the state’s two acute care psychiatric hospitals don’t have enough space and smaller mental health facilities are underfunded.
Kansas GOP, Democrats plan early March presidential caucuses
July 28, 2015
Republicans and Democrats in Kansas both hope March 5 caucuses will lure serious contenders for their parties’ 2016 presidential nominations to the state.
Local baseball player headed to Orlando for USSSA All-American Games
July 28, 2015
Nathan Almquist has been quite busy this summer, traveling around the country to test his baseball skills against some of the best competition in other states. The national tour will continue for him next week as he heads south to Orlando, Florida, for the USSSA All-American Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
SM Northwest student performing in ‘Mary Poppins’ at Starlight
July 28, 2015
A Shawnee Mission Northwest student has been making her Starlight Theatre debut this week in the outside amphitheater’s production of “Mary Poppins.”
Council approves 2015, 2016 budgets
July 28, 2015
The city of Shawnee is looking at finishing out 2015 and starting 2016 with a growing tax base that is recovering from the national recession, with debt levels in the city decreasing and a reserve fund above expectations.
Chipotle to open second location in western Shawnee
July 28, 2015
Chipotle is opening it’s second Shawnee location in the space formerly occupied by Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Face to Face: Complete Construction Service’s Chad Spoor
July 28, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
2 Topeka nursing homes, Washburn partner on internships
July 27, 2015
Two Topeka nursing homes and Washburn University’s School of Nursing are partners in a pilot program to improve care in nursing facilities.
Police: Woman arrested in battery of police horse in Wichita
July 27, 2015
A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after Wichita police say she assaulted a police horse and two officers.
Testimony begins in She’s A Pistol hearings, one defendant to plead guilty
July 27, 2015
One of the men charged in the murder of Jon Bieker at She’s A Pistol in January, the one three other suspects describe as the ringleader of the deadly robbery, is expected to plead guilty to all charges.
Study: Many Kansas Turnpike accident hotspots near Lawrence
July 27, 2015
Six of the nine most accident-prone spots along the Kansas Turnpike are in the Lawrence area, according to a study compiled for the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
Renovations at Kansas Aviation Museum nearly complete
July 27, 2015
Visitors to the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita are now able to view the museum’s exhibits in air conditioned comfort, thanks to a $1.3 million renovation project that is nearly complete, the museum’s director said.
McAlister’s Deli to build Shawnee Mission Parkway location
July 27, 2015
McAlister’s Deli and possibly another restaurant are moving onto the land now occupied by Arrow Rents, which will be combining with another store to open a party rental location in Lenexa.
Stolen property recovered following Monday auto burglaries
02:47 a.m., July 27, 2015 Updated 06:38 a.m.
Four suspects were arrested after allegedly stealing a loaded handgun and other merchandise from vehicles in Shawnee and Lenexa.
25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives of millions
July 26, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act is monumental in scope, intended to protect people with disabilities from discrimination and enable them to participate fully in the workforce and their communities. Its protections, which now cover an estimated 55 million Americans, extend to five key areas: employment, state and local government facilities and services, public accommodations, telecommunications, and transportation.
Changes in funding could change online offerings in Kansas
July 26, 2015
Virtual school opportunities for Kansas students blending traditional classroom learning with online classes could nearly vanish in a couple of years. State aid to districts where some students take all their classes through a virtual school or program will climb next school year and rise still higher the following year. However, the state funding base for calculating aid for part-time students will plunge from $4,045 in 2015-16 to $1,700 in 2016-17.
Kansas City Connection: Taking a tour up North
July 26, 2015
In my relentless pursuit of new entertainment options in the Kansas City area, I recently discovered an entirely new city just across the river from downtown Kansas City, Mo. This little-known municipality, referred to by natives as “North Kansas City,” appears to be a self-sustaining community complete with movie theaters, restaurants, breweries and dentist offices.
Shawnee offering free mulch to residents through September 1
July 24, 2015
From now until Sept. 1, or until it is all gone, the City of Shawnee is offering free mulch for city residents.
2 charged after niece rescued from sweltering car in Kansas
July 23, 2015
Two people have been charged on suspicion of leaving their 2-year-old niece inside a sweltering car at a shopping center parking lot in Merriam.

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