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    Wichita Teachers Average 6 Percent Raise, Super Gets $14K Bump

    Wichita School Superintendent Alicia Thompson will sweeten her salary by more than $14,000 this school year, and district teachers won't do half bad either....

    Bizarre: Two Pittsburg State Profs Arrested for “Stalking”

    Details are in short supply at this point, but in one of the more bizarre episodes in the recent annals of Kansas higher education,...

    KC Church Holds Prayer Vigil for City’s 137 Homicide Victims in...

    On Saturday, Norton Heights Community of Christ church in Kansas City held a prayer vigil for the 137 homicide individuals murdered in Kansas City...

    Does Hawley Have Lock on Trump Endorsement in Missouri Senate Race?

    During a speech in St. Charles, Missouri, last week, President Donald Trump said of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, “Josh, when you’re ready, you...

    Star: Democratic Honcho Mike Sanders Used Disabled Man in Illegal Kickback...

    As former Jackson County Exec and state party chair Mike Sanders has learned, you have surely outlived your value to the party when the...

    Voters Want School Accountability, Kansas Policy Institute Poll Reveals

    Kansas voters want schools to be held accountable for educational outcomes, a new poll reveals. In the poll, commissioned by the Kansas Policy Institute, 70...

    Liberty High Makes Drudge, School Suspended Debater for Criticizing Islamic Extremism

    Senior Alex Lonsdale, a member of Liberty High School's nationally ranked debate club, discovered after the fact that not all debate topics are created...

    KC Council Puts Down Insurrection, Moves Forward on Convention Hotel

    It was not much of an insurrection in the larger scheme of things, but the resistance of three Kansas City, Missouri, city councilwomen to...

    Orman Dips Toe into Kansas Gubernatorial Waters

    Greg Orman is dipping a toe into the race for Kansas Governor in 2018. He filed paperwork to launch an exploratory committee on Tuesday. "I'm a political...

    Kansas Dems Groan at Possible Orman Entry into Governor’s Race

    The specter of independent businessman Greg Orman is haunting Kansas Democrats once again. In 2014, Orman's message proved popular enough to force the Democrat...

    Senator Announces Plan to Push for Changes to KS Constitution

    State Sen. Dennis Pyle, a Hiawatha Republican, will introduce a Constitutional amendment to prevent the Kansas Supreme Court from closing schools. The Kansas Legislature faces a possible...

    JoCo Commissioners Sound off on Not Renewing County Manager’s Contract

    A divided Johnson County Board of Commissioners declined to renew the contract of county manager Hannes Zacharias last week. Contract discussions occurred behind closed...