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4 hrs ago |

Kansas City Symphony, Joyce DiDonato, can there be a better season opening

The Kansas Symphony opened its 2014 - 2015 season Friday night at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, featuring Kansas City mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato , singing songs of Maurice Ravel and Richard Strauss . The program began with Bacchanale, a five minute piece by Amnerican composer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes .


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical, Luciano Pavarotti, Pavarotti

4 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Kansas has sent only one Johnson Countian to Senate

If Greg Orman manages to deny Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., a fourth term, the Olathe businessman would be only the second Johnson Countian elected to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate and the first since 16-year Sen. James Pearson of Prairie Village left office in 1978. Though Johnson County is now Kansas' most populous, eclipsing Sedgwick County by about 61,000 residents, the Kansas Historical Society website shows senators as having hailed more often from Shawnee , Sedgwick and Leavenworth counties.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Olathe, KS, Prairie Village, KS, Johnson County, KS, Sedgwick County, KS, Opinion

5 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Kansas educators, students prepare for Celebrate Freedom Week, Constitution Day

Most don't understand representative government. They're not sure what it means for people "peaceably to assemble."


Related Topix: Entertainment

7 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Ad Astra: Kansas elections that changed history

Missouri "border ruffians" invaded the territory to cast ballots in favor of a pro-slavery legislature and to intimidate abolitionist voters. In her book "Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era," Nicole Etcheson writes that "Missouri River ferries carried eight hundred men a day, for three days prior to the election across the river.


Related Topix: Leavenworth, KS, Topeka, KS, Wichita, KS, Washburn University

9 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Analysis: Kobach at center of drama in U.S. Senate race

Secretary of State Kris Kobach's position as chief Kansas elections officer is allowing him to play a marquee role in the political drama surrounding Democrat Chad Taylor's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race. Taylor ended his campaign last week, nudged out of the race against three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts by Democrats who viewed independent candidate Greg Orman as the stronger rival and wanted to consolidate most of the anti-Roberts vote behind Orman.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts

13 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

KU Baby Lab studies brain development

Ten-month-old Max Lyon smiled when a Sesame Street character appeared on a TV screen. He got startled when a jack popped out of a jack-in-the-box.


17 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Small Kansas towns seeing movie theater revival

In an era where watching movies is as easy as logging onto the Internet or making a selection from a supermarket display, small communities across Kansas are reviving old theaters to give residents a place to socialize while taking in the latest flick. Community-owned theaters have popped up Larned, Tribune, Marysville, St. Francis and many other rural towns, filling a void created over the past several decades as many of the theaters fell victim to multiplex theaters were built in surrounding communities.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater

18 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image

This struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case involving a former NFL star. But for three hours Sunday night, America will get a different look at Atlantic City.


21 hrs ago | Salon

Savage capitalism: Inside the booming market for serial killers' personal effects

Travel south along Route 69 out of Kansas City for about forty miles and you will reach LaCygne Lake, an otherwise scenic reservoir overshadowed by the coal-fired Kansas City Power & Light electrical power plant that sits on its eastern shore. From there, if you head west along Route 152, you will soon arrive in LaCygne proper, "the City of the Swan on the Marais des Cygnes."


Yesterday | CBS News

Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and the modern presidency

After binge-watching Ken Burns' latest 14-hour documentary on the Roosevelts, I moved through the world at its deliberate pace. I was scheduled to meet Burns for breakfast and panned across the restaurant looking for him the way his camera helps you find a young FDR in a Harvard group photo.


Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Lawmakers send letter opposing transplant changes

Fifty-two U.S. House members sent a letter Friday to federal health officials voicing concerns about a proposal to change the map that governs how donated livers are distributed around the country. The letter was written by Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican, and comes in advance of a meeting Tuesday in Chicago to discuss a proposal to redraw the nation's transplant regions.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin Yoder

WIBW-TV Topeka

Hospital Ousting Patients Who Use Tobacco

A Kansas hospital has found a way to get patients to observe its no-tobacco rule: They're being sent home. Salina Regional Health Center and its clinics have been tobacco-free since 2007.


The Capital-Journal

Project aims to help rural Kansas hospitals track quality

A two-year project aimed to improve the care patients in rural Kansas hospitals receive, and while results are still preliminary, participants think they have done that. The Collection to Action Coalition included the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care and 22 critical access hospitals that were collecting data to assess care quality but wanted help analyzing it to determine where they could improve their care related to pneumonia, congestive heart failure, immunizations and emergency medicine, though not all hospitals analyzed all four measures.


Related Topix: The Collection, Techno, Heart Failure, Health, Medicaid

The Capital-Journal

Northeast Kansas happenings

Citywide garage sales are scheduled Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20, in Osage City and Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: Osage City, KS, Overbrook, KS, Manhattan, KS, Kansas State University, Paxico, KS

The Capital-Journal

Links: KU basketball, candid Charlie Weis and an important player vs. Duke

Here's some proof. Take a look at Reynolds' play from the first half . The senior is getting off the ball quickly and beating his man on nearly every play.


States pass anti-bullying legislation

Kansas has passed new anti-bullying legislation designed to protect students from being physically or emotionally harassed by teachers, administrators, and school personnel. On Friday, Governor Sam Brownback signed the new bill into law, which is being named after Shawnee student Loren Wendelburg.


Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors

The Wichita Eagle

Seniors should be concerned about state taking over Medicare

Some GOP state lawmakers are upset that the Johnson County Commission on Aging plans to publish an article critical of the state's plan to assume control of Medicare. Tough.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Number of growing concerns for Kansas school districts

A new report by the Kansas Center for Economic Growth highlights the growing concern among school districts about recent cuts to state education spending.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Opinion


Stegall to join Kansas Supreme Court on Dec. 5

Stegall currently serves on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Gov. Sam Brownback appointed him to the state's highest court last month.


Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals


Chase ends in fiery crash, injuring Kansas deputy and suspect

Ottawa County Sheriff Keith Coleman says the chase started Friday morning in Minneapolis when an officer tried to stop a pickup truck because a taillight was out. The driver fled and was chased by Minneapolis police and Ottawa County sheriff's deputies on U.S. 81 into Saline County.



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