Consumer misunderstanding, swayed media reporting, government regulations, low agriculture representation in lawmaking, exports and market fluctuation. That’s a long list, and each aspect has impact on cattle ranchers’ bottom line. They’re all on top of the rancher’s main profession: breeding, birthing, raising from calves to slaughter plant, cattle that are tasty and nutritious demanded by […]
Beginning the first of the year, cattlemen who regularly use medicated feed for performance enhancement will be limited. That’s the “meat” of the message from Dr. Michael Apley, professor of clinical sciences at the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan. More than 170 ranchers were informed at the Beef Producers Information Seminar, hosted by WIBW […]
It’d be difficult to find a more appropriate locale for rodeo action than right in the heart of cattle country, Greenwood County smack dab in the middle of the world renowned native Bluestem grasslands’ Flint Hills of Kansas. The Western action is set this weekend in the county seat town of Eureka, and it’s a […]
Government regulations are a major concern to Flint Hills ranchers. Kelly Lenz, longtime farm director at WIBW Radio, is well aware of that dilemma, and has coordinated a special program to help answer the burdensome queries of these stockmen. “We’re pleased to announce that speakers for the Beef Producers Information Seminar breakfast, Friday morning, Aug. […]
When horses get in the blood, it’s impossible to remove, and even seems to thicken after that first horse show. Elmer and Shirley Brown of Bennington have been regulars in the horse and horseshow world for nay a half century. Mention the couple’s name, and somebody will pop up a reflection. Likely most everybody at […]
The only Kansas fair with a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctioned rodeo and an Outlaw Tractor Pull kicks off Friday, Aug 5. “It’s the 2016 annual Linn County Fair & Rodeo, August 5th through the 13th, at the fairgrounds in Mound City,” according to Kelly Carbon, fair board president from Mound City. Two nights […]
Kansas is reporting that its tax collections fell nearly $13 million short of expectations in July.
A Shawnee County judge has ruled that 17,000 Kansans who registered to vote at the DMV will be able to vote in all races in the primary election.
State auditors say the Kansas DCF is struggling to adequately oversee private foster care contractors, putting children in the system at risk.
Several members of the state and national Kansas political delegation have taken to Social Media after the deadly nightclub shooting in Orlando.
At last year’s event, 1200 contributors donated over $434,000 to various organizations in Shawnee County.
Dave Trabert believes it may be time for the Legislature to ‘be the bigger person’.
Kansas is reporting that its tax collections last month were $74.5 million less than anticipated
Nick Gosnell comments on the perfect voting record of a Kansas Representative.
The West Wing, lawn bowling, Shakespeare, golf and school funding. Nick Gosnell attempts to tie it all together in this morning’s Kansas View.
The Governor will need to make roughly a three percent cut to most state programs.
I don’t think weekends at the Legislature are a good idea.
A majority of Republicans in the Kansas House of Representatives are taking another look at the small business tax exemption, championed by Governor Sam Brownback and enacted in 2012. An estimated 330,000 Kansas businesses are exempt from paying income taxes, under the current law. Earlier this week, the state announced that tax revenue projections over […]
Kansas lawmakers plan to discuss two marijuana bills when the Legislature reconvenes April 27. The GOP-dominated legislature is considering ways to lessen the impact of marijuana offenses on the state’s prison population and offer medical hemp treatment to some patients. One bill under consideration would lessen penalties for first- and second-time marijuana possession. Another proposal […]
Thursday’s school finance ruling explained by a KU law professor (post includes audio)
Robust debate on the state’s spending on the floor of the Legislature is the right way to take care of business. It was good to see it in action yesterday. I look forward to the Senate’s side today.
At some point, I hope to do some reporting that results in more transparency. Until then, I will trumpet the achievements of those who accomplish that work.
For better or worse, the free market is doing its work in the state of Kansas.
Representative Steven Johnson of Assaria is chair of the Pensions and Benefits Committee. He understands why the move was made.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has proposed a ban on distribution of printed information at public expense by a school board, city, county, township or college about bond issues or other ballot issues.
The House Commerce committee heard a presentation on the progress of the National Bio and Agridefense Facility in Manhattan.
An amendment offered in the House Appropriations committee by Representative Mark Hutton on the 2017 budget bill would prevent the sweep of funds for early childhood programs into the State General Fund.
An autopsy is being done and the body has not yet been identified.
Seaman got within 2 in the 4th, but the Lions finished on 11-2 run to win 47-36.
Two suspects were located and taken to the Law Enforcement Center.
The “Big Tent Coalition” held a press conference at the Statehouse.
Three children, ages 11, 3, and 1, were taken to Children’s Mercy hospital for treatment.
Neither victim could identify the suspect.
The victim was in critical condition with life threatening injuries.
Police are looking for Caleb Kanatzar, 35, after finding Terrin Holloway, 24, dead Sunday.
Visit Topeka is accepting event ideas now through its Facebook page.
The home near SE 28th and Adams was unoccupied.
The Longhorns captured their first title, winning 21-0.
Two dogs were rescued by fire crews.
Over 20 students were on the bus. Injuries are believed to be minor.
Rossville hosts Wellsville in the state semi-finals.
Junior Wesley Iwundu poured in a career-high 23 points to go with a career-tying 10 rebounds, as Kansas State won its season opener over Maryland-Eastern Shore, 80-53, in front of 11,389 fans in Bramlage Coliseum on Friday night. K-State (1-0) improved to 87-25 (.776) all-time in season openers, including 22-2 (.917) at Bramlage Coliseum. […]
Non-profit group says $9 million in cuts will impact grants for at-risk kids
Police say victim, suspect were acquaintances
Registered offender gets 20 years for online child pornography crimes
New deal with Jet Airways worth over $8 billion
54-year-old Platte City, Missouri man dead after skydiving accident
The four-story building replaces an old lab in the basement of a renovated junior high school.
A lawyer says an Olathe Air Force veteran and his wife who are accused of voter fraud made a mistake while they were involved in a move to Arkansas. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office recently filed charges against Steven Gaedtke and his wife, Betty Gaedtke. They were charged in Johnson County with misdemeanors […]
Joseph Thomas, 42, sped away from police in SE Topeka Friday night.
The driver was found to be on parole and faces multiple charges.
Governor’s water conference to focus on implementation of Kansas water vision plan
Email to supporters calls Medicaid expansion “morally reprehensible”
A library spokeswoman says no bedbugs were seen, but materials were removed for treatment.
State workers’ children will now be eligible for a federal program
Kansas moves legal challenge over Kansas judicial funding to federal court
37-year-old Steven Anthony Hunter, Jr. is still at large
A three-judge panel found the state’s newly enacted strategy for financing 285 school districts and cuts to low-income districts were unconstitutional
Northbound 75 at the 134th Road intersection was fully closed to all traffic.
Washburn University students recovering after being shot this morning.
One victim received injuries to the head after struggling with a suspect who was armed with a gun.
Brownback is encouraging general emergency preparedness
Cody Alegria, 23, was charged with aggravated battery, possession of meth, and possession of prescription medication without a prescription.
A man showed up to a hospital with a minor gun shot wound, as did a woman later.
A man told deputies his wife hit him in the face with a loaded handgun and threatened to kill him.
A 52-year-old man was shot in the arm Sunday evening.
The following students were awarded scholarships:
The Supreme Court will consider whether the judge should have allowed hearsay
Mercy Hospital in Independence announced it was closing partly due to declining reimbursement rates from Medicare.
Courtney White was not wearing a seat belt.
A forensic dentist identified the body as 32-year-old Travis D. Webster.
A man was found with a gun shot wound to the head.
Estimated dollar loss is $175,000 in structural damage and $75,000 in content loss.
Eastbound and westbound I-70 from MacVicar to US 75 was closed to all traffic.
Deputies are looking for a white SUV with damage to the front bumper area.
Kansas lawmakers create committee to study school standards and funding
The Shawnee County Election Commissioner Andrew Howell supports the plan.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s critics, including the Kansas ACLU, are expected to protest his plan for removing more than 36,000 names from the state’s voter registration rolls. Kobach’s office is having a hearing today on a rule the secretary of state proposed to deal with registrations that aren’t complete. County election officials would be […]
The Kansas Insurance Department is considering whether insurance agents need more training. Currently, the state’s insurance agents are required to complete 12 hours of education every other year. Most states require 24 hours for insurance agents. The department wants to complete a study of the question in the fall and present recommendations to the Legislature […]
State Budget Director Shawn Sullivan’s tasked with explaining the cuts during a news conference Friday.
The Legislative Post Audit Committee will hear testimony the Department of Children and Families oversight of foster care is problematic.
Open school positions are double what they normally are this time of year.
The order is a response to a video featuring a Planned Parenthood official discussing how tissue from aborted fetuses can be removed and used for research.
The governor’s office says he wants a state agency to investigate whether any Kansas facility sells tissue and organs from aborted fetuses.
The Wichita State professor thinks there’s enough evidence to suggest machines could have been hacked to rig votes.
Workers could previously return to work after retirement and continue receiving pension benefits.
McPherson School District officials knew in mid-June that associate superintendent Chris Ruder was suspected of charging personal expenses on a district card.
The panel concluded too many people are forced to go to state hospitals because there’re no alternatives.
In a close ballot, the board votes to let designated “innovative districts” employ non-credentialed instructors in classrooms.
The exodus comes amid cuts in classroom spending and uncertainty about school financing.
In an email, the Revenue Department says it’s waiting for instructions from Gov. Sam Brownback’s office before accepting the joint tax returns.
The Kansas Judicial Council says it is forming a committee that is expected to meet once a month, starting Aug. 7 through November.
District Judge Larry Solomon contends last year’s legislation revoking the Kansas Supreme Court’s authority to appoint local chief judges is unconstitutional.
With his plea, Lane avoids the death penalty
A federal court’s considering an argument to order the state to extend all services and protections afforded hetero-sexual couples to gay married couples.
The influential business group issued a statement saying that Gov. Brownback’s executive order is a sufficient response to the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.
While Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage as a potential threat to religious liberties, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon calls it an important step toward creating a fairer society.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt was confirmed Tuesday for the new National Association of Attorneys General panel.
Religious groups applaud move while gay rights activists question legality.
It also prevents the state from denying the groups tax breaks, contracts, licenses or accreditation because of opposition to gay marriage.