Archive for May 12th, 2010

Wichita Man Accidentally Kills Wife While Committing Suicide

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Wichita, Kansas, United States (AHN) - Police in Wichita, Kansas think a man accidentally killed his wife with the same bullet from the gun he used to shoot himself in the head.

KSN Wichita — Seeing red: City Council approves $150K for traffic light program

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

They’re designed to keep traffic running smoothly, but if they’re not programmed properly, they can clog up streets and leave heads hurting for drivers stalled as slaves to the traffic light.

KSCW Wichita: Primary Seat Belt Law To Be Enforced Soon

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Not wearing your seat belt will soon land you with a traffic ticket. Just before the end of the legislative session, Kansas state lawmakers passed a primary seat belt law.

It means officers can pull you over if they see you driving without a seat belt.

KAKE Wichita: Agreement Signed To Provide Intercity Bus Service In Kansas

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Prestige Bus Charters of Wichita and the Kansas Department of Transportation in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Transportation have signed an agreement to provide intercity bus service between Wichita and Pueblo, Colo.

The Star: A.D. Currie says K-State ready for whatever happens with conference realignment

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

With new speculation coming out every day on what conference realignment could do to the current landscape, he can’t predict what the Big 12 Conference will look like in five years.

K-State Posts Largest Attendance Increase — K-State Sports

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

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The Star: Shawnee Mission East senior receives $10,000 scholarship

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Sarah Are, a high school senior attending Shawnee Mission East, will receive $10,000 as the Kansas state winner of the 2010 AXA Achievements Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report.

KTKA: Eighteen apply for Kansas Court of Appeals vacancy

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Topeka – Eighteen attorneys, including three judges, applied by the noon Wednesday deadline for the vacant position on the Court of Appeals created by the April 5 death of Jerry G. Elliott, Lawrence.

LJ World: Democratic Governor to sign tax increase

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Under the tax bill, the state sales tax will go from 5.3 cents per dollar to 6.3 cents per dollar for three years, starting July 1. Then on July 1, 2013, the tax will decrease to 5.7 percent with revenue from 0.4 of a cent going toward highway construction.

KCTV: Businesses, Consumers React To 18% Kansas Tax Increase

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

On Monday, the Legislature approved a hike in the sales tax that would move the rate up from 5.3 percent to 6.3 percent. Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson is expected to sign the bill by the end of the month.

Kansas House sends $8 billion road plan to Governor

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

(KansasReporter) TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas House Tuesday approved and sent to Gov. Mark Parkinson a new 10-year, $8.2 billion transportation plan that critics say will significantly hike the state’s debt load.

Fox4: Taxpayers Can Get Help at IRS Open House

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Internal Revenue Service will host a special nationwide Open House on Saturday May 15 to help small businesses and individuals solve tax problems. IRS staff will be available on site or by telephone at locations in both Kansas and Missorui to help taxpayers work through their problems and walk out with solutions.

National Merit Scholarship recipients named for Johnson County students

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

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LJ World: Infusion of private money revives KU’s Wheat Whirlwind State Tour

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The tour will visit more than 20 communities in the state from Monday until Friday next week, and will include deans, faculty members and staff from the Lawrence campus, KU Medical Center and KU School of Medicine-Wichita.

The Star: Berean Christian Academy of Olathe and Westminster Christian Academy of Overland Park will combine to form Heritage Christian Academy

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

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The Star: Overland Park to mark anniversary May 24

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Overland Park will mark its 50th anniversary May 24 during a history roundtable at the Johnson County Central Resource Library.

AP: Kansas Gov. Parkinson to finish term

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

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KSN Wichita: You’ll soon be paying a higher sales tax, helping to solve the state’s budget crisis.

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

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Detroit News: Government ‘fixes’ make matters worse. Incentives not to work hurt Michigan, overall economy

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

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The Atlantic: How to Save the News Business

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

EVERYONE KNOWS THAT Google is killing the news business. Few people know how hard Google is trying to bring it back to life, or why the company now considers journalism’s survival crucial to its own prospects.