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Prosecutors question Kobach claims of voter fraud in Kansas
February 10, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the architect behind some of the nation’s strictest voter ID requirements, is asking lawmakers to give him the power to press voter fraud charges because he says prosecutors do not pursue cases he refers.
Study: Groundwater depletion slowing in western Kansas
February 10, 2015
The Kansas Geological Survey says average groundwater levels are still declining in western Kansas, but at a slower rate.
Dairy Farmers association announces plans to build in Village West
February 10, 2015
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Kansas City’s largest private company with approximately $18 billion in revenue in 2014, has announced plans to build its new global headquarters in Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas Democrats pushing proposals aimed at boosting wages
February 10, 2015
Democrats have outlined proposals to increase the state’s minimum wage and set higher wages on public works projects.
WestLink Business Center expanding ahead of schedule
February 10, 2015
The WestLink Business Center is expanding, and expanding quickly. The developers of the business center off Kansas Highway 7 in Shawnee received approval on Monday from the city industrial revenue bonds worth up to $20 million to finance two new 170,000 square-foot industrial facilities next to their current building.
SM North boys move up in KBCA state rankings; SM Northwest girls hold steady
February 10, 2015
After a monumental home victory over Olathe East on Friday, the Shawnee Mission North boys were the biggest local movers in the latest state rankings from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association.
Shawnee Mission moves quickly on security purchase for high schools
February 10, 2015
A $223 million bond issue was approved by voters only a couple of weeks ago, but the Shawnee Mission school district isn’t wasting any time in kicking off the use of funds for one of their main intended purposes: improving district safety and security.
De Soto superintendent resigns position; headed to SMSD
February 10, 2015
De Soto school district officials will soon be in search of a new leader, but Superintendent Doug Sumner won’t be going far.