The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go.
Nine months out of the year, Andrew Nelson works about 50 hours a week, driving his 1995 Mazda on either 50- or 100-mile round trips every weekday to his college teaching gigs at Lindenwood University in St. Charles and East Central College in Union.
Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged to continue.
The Fort Larned National Historic Site about 130 miles northwest of Wichita is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the day President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a proclamation making the fort a national park.
A Labor Day weekend rally of what the federal government considers an outlaw motorcycle gang has frightened some residents of the Kansas City suburb of Grain Valley, but the head of the group's local chapter thinks police and locals are overreacting.
Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday named state Court of Appeals Judge Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Supreme Court, promoting a relatively young former adviser of his with a history of conservative writings as a lawyer in private practice.
Kansas collected $4 million less in taxes than expected in August, and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration said Friday the "flat" revenues were accompanied by indications of economic growth.