March 3, 2015

Committee seeks locale for transload facility

An advisory committee has begun the process of developing criteria to be used in evaluating potential Kansas sites for a transload shipping center.
The Transload Facility Site Analysis Advisory Committee had its initial meeting last week with national consultant HDR …

Program encourages Kansans to strength train

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Does the expression “strength training” conjure visions of hulky guys lifting weights or women with no body fat whatsoever working out on complex equipment? The idea of strength training can be intimidating, but it shouldn’t be, according …

Armed robbery suspect dies in officer-involved shooting

A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper is on administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting in Kansas City, Kan., on Feb. 13. Administrative leave is a standard practice in such incidences.
On Friday morning, Feb. 13, members of the Kansas Highway Patrol …

State energy plan

Alyssa Scott
KU Statehouse Wire Service
TOPEKA – The process Kansas uses to form its state energy plan could change with the implementation of House Bill 2233.
In the House Energy and Environment Committee hearing Wednesday, the Kansas Corporation Commission …

Dove elected to role in House leadership

Rep. Willie Dove

Rep. Willie Dove

Rep. Willie Dove, who represents part of Gardner in the Kansas House of Representatives, has been elected as the majority whip of the House.
The position is the fourth highest role in House leadership. Dove, a Republican, …

Kansans should be wary of fake invoices

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fake invoices for services or products not ordered. They are likely being generated from disreputable companies perpetrating fraud.
Schmidt’s office has received more than 150 complaints …

Brownback nominates judge to KS appeals court

Gov. Sam Brownback has nominated attorney Kathryn Gardner to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
“Kathryn Gardner brings tremendous qualities to the Court of Appeals,” the Governor said. “She is a gifted individual and accomplished attorney who is deeply committed to …

Kansas short on revenue

Kansas sent out $22 million more in tax refunds in January compared to the year prior, pulling income tax receipts down.
Tax receipts for January were $47.2 million below expectations for the month.
Sales and use tax also contributed to …

Researchers seek input on feral hog hunting

When wildlife populations bloom or problems arise from certain wildlife species, an allowance for sport hunting might come immediately to mind as a potential solution. Letting the hunters help by decreasing the numbers makes sense, right?
That isn’t necessarily the …

Police Body Cameras SB18

Austin Fisher
KU Statehouse Wire Service
TOPEKA — The Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee heard testimony Thursday favoring a bill that would require Kansas police to use body-worn cameras while on duty.
Senate Bill 18 would require every state, …