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Wichita voters approve reducing marijuana penalties
April 8, 2015
Wichita voters have approved an initiative to reduce the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana for first-time offenders.
U.S. Senate to discuss funding food stamps program with grants
April 8, 2015
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts from Kansas says he will hold hearings on the possibility of funding the federal food stamps program through block grants to the states.
Kansas lifts restrictions in 2 counties related to bird flu
April 8, 2015
Kansas has lifted restrictions on the movement of poultry flocks in two counties imposed after a case of bird flu was confirmed last month.
SM North swimming team beats Olathe North
April 8, 2015
The Shawnee Mission North girls swimming team defeated Olathe North 84-79 in a dual meet on Tuesday evening, thanks in large part to seven first-place finishes.
De Soto baseball sweeps league foe Spring Hill
April 8, 2015
The De Soto baseball team remained undefeated on Tuesday evening with a two-game sweep of Frontier League foe Spring Hill on the road.
Middle America braces for strong storms, possible tornadoes
09:21 a.m., April 8, 2015 Updated 10:41 a.m.
A forecaster has warned that the ingredients necessary to “blow up some big storms” would fall into place Wednesday and Thursday and cautioned millions of residents in the middle of the country to be aware of worsening weather.
SM Northwest baseball takes down Free State
April 8, 2015
The Shawnee Mission Northwest baseball team rebounded from a loss to Rockhurst with a 6-3 victory over Sunflower League foe Lawrence Free State Tuesday evening on the road.
Despite initial lack of success, push for state rock will continue, says MTMS teacher
April 8, 2015
A group of eighth graders at Monticello Trails Middle School tried to put the state of Kansas on the map this school year for more than just being a setting of “The Wizard of Oz,” said student Tyler Hilk.
Shawnee man aims to make window blinds safer, less frustrating
April 8, 2015
A Shawnee man’s invention aims to remove chords from window shades and blinds and make them more user friendly.