With majorities in most cases exceeding 80 percent, voters allowed the districts to maintain or increase the local funding they collect to bolster their basic state aid. And 80.5 percent of Shawnee Mission voters approved a $223 million bond issue in the mail-ballot election that ended at noon Tuesday.
Trying to beat a full-court defense can take a lot out of a team. On Tuesday, the task was simply too taxing for Kansas State in a 65-59 loss to West Virginia at Bramlage Coliseum. The No. 17 Mountaineers made things difficult on the Wildcats from start to finish by defending every inch of the floor.
Cooking chili is about chemistry between ingredients and people. Go to a charity chili contest (or any Super Bowl party with a sizable food spread) and you’ll find people swapping recipes, tips, maybe even some spicy smack talk. Win your Super Bowl party over with four unique chili recipes approved by Kansas City Chiefs players and local chili contest champions.
Updated Jan. 27: This man is wanted for possession of cocaine. If you have information about any of these fugitives, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477), go to KCCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP452 plus message and send to 274637. All calls are anonymous.
Family, friends and members of the law enforcement community gathered on Tuesday to honor Olathe Police Officer Michael Kern, who died last Tuesday of a heart attack while he prepared his motorcycle to be part of an escort for President Obama’s visit to Lawrence.
One year after he fought to be released from a scholarship to chase a dream playing at a major college basketball program, Devonte’ Graham is free. He is a freshman guard at Kansas, a quiet difference-maker, one reason the ninth-ranked Jayhawks are 5-1 in the Big 12 and sitting atop the conference standings as they travel to TCU on Wednesday (8 p.m. on ESPNU).
The governor’s plan follows the path of a program for rural areas that waived state income taxes and reimbursed student loans. But some demographers question whether Kansas can reverse trends of people migrating out of the state.
Kansas City Housing Authority leaders are putting the finishing touches on a plan to replace the city’s most deteriorated and obsolete public housing project: Chouteau Courts, northwest of Independence Avenue and the Paseo. The plan calls for relocating about 500 residents of the apartment buildings to smaller mixed-income sites over the next five years. It also aims to improve the area’s educational, health, business development and social services.
Paseo Academy and Lincoln College Preparatory Academy students get to be the first to work in an engineering workspace at UMKC that the KC STEM Alliance and partners hope to make a regional hub for student learning and innovation.
The hyperfocus of a judge solely addressing such cases would help expedite them, possibly keeping the suspects jailed on high, cash-only bonds. It’s time for this to be seriously considered. It might go a long way to getting guns out of the hands of the people most likely to kill.
Adults sometimes speak ill of young people’s behavior not realizing that grown-ups have to own a lot of responsibility for youths’ actions. That came into full focus recently when I went to a private, black Northland school at the invitation of an administrator.