October 31, 2014

Poster contest for Kansas kids ages 5-13

Kansas kids ages 5-13 can win big prizes in the state’s Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest. Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kan., and $50 gift cards from …

Kansas man to serve life in prison for crimes

A former Independence, Kan., man was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for at least 25 years under Jessica’s Law for aggravated criminal sodomy of a child under 14 years old, Kansas Attorney General Derek …

Kansas lands in middle of best-worst states for workplace gender equality

There is an equal ratio of women and men who earn minimum wage in Kansas. It is one the few states in which women do not make up the majority of minimum wage workers, according to a WalletHub analysis of …

Governor outlines steps to challenge federal labor rule

Gov. Sam Brownback last week met with the elderly and individuals with disabilities to outline actions he is taking to challenge a new federal Department of Labor rule that will compromise the state’s system of providing their in-home care and …

Watch for children as school year starts

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues.  During back to school time, Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind parents to talk …

State teacher’s union files suit against new law

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The state’s largest teacher’s union filed a lawsuit to block a portion of a state law that ended tenure for public teachers.
Specifically, the Kansas National Educator’s Association alleges that the law, passed in the waning days …

Highway patrol hosts seminar to address school shooters

The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) has developed a training seminar to address active shooters in schools.
In 2013, Gov. Sam Brownback asked the highway patrol to address concerns of active shooter incidents in the wake of the Sandy Hook School …

Website ranks Gardner one of safest in state

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner is one of the safest places in Kansas. That’s conclusion Movoto Real Estate, a brokerage website, drew after compiling FBI statistics for the top 35 most populated places in Kansas.
The web site writers examined FBI …

Kansas schools 5th in nation, study says

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Kansas schools are the fifth best in the nation, according to a WalletHub study.
Using 12 key metrics, WalletHub examined school systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Kansas scored well in several metrics, …

KDOT project reduces lanes on 56 Highway

A Kansas Department of Transportation project closed lanes on the U.S. 56 Highway bridge over Interstate 35 in Gardner. Construction began on July 14.
The work will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction until the project is complete. …