Sheriffs Find Body Near Mayetta

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Jackson County Sheriffs discovered a body after responding to a welfare check. After an employer reported that an employee had been missing for two weeks, officers were dispatched to a residence northeast of Mayetta just before 7 a.m. Wednesday. After arriving, they discovered a deceased person about 100 yards from the residence near a creek. […]

Kansas Lost FederalFunds Stripped from Planned Parenthood


Kansas has lost the federal planning money it stripped from Planned Parenthood and another unaffiliated clinic since winning its legal fight to defund the organization. The federal government reduced its Title X funding to the state by about the $370,000 annually in Title X money that two PlannedParenthood facilities in Wichita and Hays and an […]

USD 501 Teachers receive pay increase in new contract


Topeka teachers get a raise. According to a release from Topeka USD 501, NEA-T and Topeka Public Schools have completed interest based bargaining and reached agreement on a contract for certified staff for the 2015-2016 school year.  Interest based bargaining is a collaborative form of negotiations where both sides look to resolve interests rather than […]

Blue-green algae warnings continue for 11 Kansas lakes


The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and other lake managers where appropriate, responds by informing […]

Kansas River bridge maintenance on Turnpike begins Monday


Work begins August 24 on a multi-layer polymer concrete overlay on the eastbound lanes of the Kansas River Bridge (mile marker 202.85 on I-70/Turnpike) near Lawrence. Applying a polymer overlay helps extend the life of the bridge and creates safer winter driving conditions. The project begins with crews working on the right outside lane followed […]

Haskell Indian Nations University Maintains Accreditation


Haskell Indian Nations University will maintain the accreditation it has held since 1979. The university announced Monday the Higher Learning Commission reaffirmed the university’s accreditation after a comprehensive review this year. Commission members visited the campus in April for the 10-year review. A self-study process also was involved. The review came after years of turmoil […]