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No victory for Vantage: Apartment project proposal fails in final attempt before Shawnee council
January 25, 2016
The Vantage at Shawnee saga at City Hall ended Monday night as the City Council failed to pass the proposal for the $35 million apartment project.
SMNW students respond to rumors of International Baccalaureate program elimination
District officials say program may change, but not yet
January 25, 2016
Word spread last week that the Shawnee Mission school district might cut the International Baccalaureate program offered at three of its high schools, including Shawnee Mission North and Northwest, inciting a large protest.
SMNW swim and dive takes third on Senior Night
January 25, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest swimmers Avery Ragan, Luke Helfrich, Zach Ziegenhorn and Evan Fenstermaker had a few laughs while they were honored on Senior Night Monday at Northwest, but they also took care of business as they fueled the Cougars to a third-place finish.
Kansas City woman pleads not guilty in two firefighter deaths
January 25, 2016
A woman has pleaded not guilty to six charges related to the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters.
Kansas lawmakers seek answers on computer system delays
January 25, 2016
TOPEKA — Lawmakers seeking assurances about the computerized system that determines eligibility for social service and Medicaid programs were told it’s unclear when the system will begin working.
Kansas bill aims to ban discrimination against gun dealers
January 25, 2016
A Kansas Senate panel will consider a measure aimed at banning discrimination against gun dealers and manufacturers.
Efforts to repeal Kansas death penalty may be stymied by U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling
January 25, 2016
Leading up to the start of the 2016 legislative session, Kansas death penalty opponents thought they had a good chance of passing a bill this year to repeal the law.
Shawnee tax revenues spike with new pavement sales tax
January 25, 2016
During the second half of 2015, sales tax revenues in Shawnee were up about 30 percent over the previous year, and a majority of the money collected will be going directly to street maintenance in the city.
Two people arrested following 25-mile pursuit
02:06 a.m., January 25, 2016 Updated 03:43 a.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after a driver trying to avoid police, clipped the front of a police vehicle and led officers on a nearly 25 mile pursuit into Kansas City, Missouri.
Kansas fantasy writer’s penchant for the unexpected appeals to international audiences
KU’s Kij Johnson expects to publish her next novella this year
January 25, 2016
Especially now, in a world where people can get replacement hearts and some cars even drive themselves, there’s a narrow line between fantasy and reality, says Kij Johnson. Johnson likes to waver over it, experiment with the expectations of her genre, and never write the same thing twice.