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Shawnee residents appointed to state boards
July 25, 2014
Two Shawnee residents were appointed to state boards and commissions by Gov. Sam Brownback this week.
Shawnee police sergeant a ‘silent hero’ for Special Olympics
July 25, 2014
As a member of the Shawnee Police Department for the past 19 years, Sgt. Jon Pirie knows a lot about law enforcement.
United to end Topeka-Chicago flights in September
July 24, 2014
A Topeka official says United Airlines will end flights between the Kansas capital and Chicago on Sept. 2.
Former Garmin employee sentenced for stealing
July 24, 2014
A former Garmin International employee has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing GPS devices from the Olathe-based company.
Denison mayor resigns before recall vote
July 24, 2014
The mayor of a small town north of Topeka has resigned rather than face a voter recall.
Pittsburg commission approves funds for tech center
July 23, 2014
A proposal to build a technical education center in Pittsburg that would serve southeast Kansas has received a boost.
3 more measles cases confirmed in Sedgwick County
July 23, 2014
Three more cases of measles have been confirmed in Sedgwick County, and officials say they expect more cases to emerge through August.
Audit says Kansas computer system security lacking
July 23, 2014
The state’s current level of computer security could leave Kansas residents’ sensitive personal information vulnerable, a recent internal audit of the state’s computer systems concluded.
Report: Kansas wheat harvest 95 percent finished
July 22, 2014
The 2014 Kansas wheat harvest is finally almost over. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 95 percent of the wheat is now in the bin. Usually by this late in the year, all the wheat has been cut.
Roeland Park defeats sexual orientation ordinance
July 22, 2014
Council members in a Kansas City suburb have voted down an effort to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
Humane Society continues to improve rate of adoption
July 22, 2014
The Kansas Humane Society euthanized about 4,000 animals last year but an official says the number of animals saved continues to improve.
3rd re-sentencing for man who put kids in dryer
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July 21, 2014
A Hutchinson man convicted of putting two children in a hot clothes dryer as punishment will be resentenced for the third time.
Kansas gets $31.8 million from federal program
July 21, 2014
A U.S. Treasury Department program brought $31.8 million to Kansas last year, and that number could grow in the future.
Task force wants to bring Amtrak back to Emporia
July 21, 2014
A group of Emporia residents is exploring the possibility of returning Amtrak to the northeast Kansas city.
Lavieri: Realignment not just for college
July 21, 2014
Sports reporter Mike Lavieri takes a look at where Mill Valley High and St. James Academy should land if the leagues opened their doors to adding more schools.
Kansas City Connection: A new bakery, and a matter of records
July 21, 2014
This week, Kansas City Connection recommends a delicious new bakery and a vinyl record store that’s practically a museum.
Driver’s ed teachers worried about waning programs
July 20, 2014
Driver education instructors are alarmed at the declining emphasis on teaching youngsters how to drive at a time when the number of distractions is growing exponentially.
Kansas House race divides anti-abortion community
July 20, 2014
A Republican primary battle between a congressman and his longtime predecessor has deeply divided social conservatives in Wichita, a city that for years has been a flashpoint in the national fight over abortion rights.
Shawnee Mission Education Foundation awards more than $38,000 to students
July 18, 2014
A number of students in the Shawnee Mission school district were the recipients of a scholarship in the 2013-14 school year from the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, or SMEF.
12 Shawnee businesses recognized by SEDC
July 18, 2014
Twelve Shawnee businesses were recognized earlier this month for their contribution to the city.

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