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Kansas City, Kan., abortion clinic closed
July 28, 2014
One of four remaining clinics that provide abortions in Kansas has closed because its doctor and manager have retired, the outgoing manager confirmed Monday.
Number of kids in state custody at all-time high
July 28, 2014
The number of Kansas child abuse and neglect cases is increasing at the same time a record number of children are in state custody, though experts differ on what is causing the increase.
Shawnee Mission school board sets public hearing for 2014-15 budget
July 28, 2014
The Shawnee Mission school board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 to hear patron input and questions regarding the district’s proposed 2014-15 budget.
Shawnee’s Thai Homeplace finds new home
July 28, 2014
It may have moved, but the owners of Thai Homeplace want diners to feel at home in their new location in 10 Quivira Plaza. Thai Homeplace opened on July 18th next to the Westlake Ace Hardware in a larger space compared to its previous location at 119th Street and Quivira Street.
Kansas City Connection: Everybody’s gonna be happy
July 27, 2014
Happy Gillis is back. Although the popular eatery at 549 Gillis St. in Columbus Park never technically went away since it opened in 2008, a new pair of owners and some tasty additions to the menu have given new life to an already-refreshing locale.
Comcast cancels event at state senator’s home
July 27, 2014
Comcast has canceled a promotional event at the home of a Kansas state senator.
Shawnee voters to cast ballots for various races in Aug. 5 primary
02:34 p.m., July 27, 2014 Updated 04:19 p.m.
Shawnee residents heading to the polls for the Aug. 5 primaries will help decide contested races.
Chinese delegates sign memo with Wichita on aviation
July 27, 2014
Wichita has announced plans to work with a city in China to develop aviation business opportunities.
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.

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