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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 04:00

KDADS begins a new effort to restrict the number of patients at Osawatomie State Hospital, while developing ideas to right-size the state hospital.

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 01:30

Today's commentary has been 17 years in the making!  Emporia State Biology Professor John "Richard" Schrock tells us about the emergence of the 17-year cicada, coming soon to a backyard near you!  Listen up, whippersnappers!  If you're 17-years-old or younger, you will soon hear a sound in nature that you've never heard before.

The empty Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 00:00

Legislators left town Thursday and are scheduled to return on Tuesday of next week.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 15:59

The bill would move local government elections to the fall of odd-numbered years.

Photo by Stephen Koranda
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 15:49

The Senate cancelled the debate shortly before it was scheduled to begin.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:11

According to the Wichita Eagle, David Kensinger, a lobbyist who once worked as Governor Sam Brownback's chief of staff, continues to wield influence over the administration.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:06

A Lawrence man has again been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife.  Martin Miller was convicted in 2005 of murdering his wife Mary Miller, but was granted a new trial.  Last month, he was convicted a second time and now, he's been sentenced a second time.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:13

Some House members say they prefer spending cuts to tax hikes but committee leaders say that won't provide enough revenue to bridge the budget gap.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:00

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press.

17-year cicada (Photo credit: Tennessee Farm Bureau)
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 01:15

It's been living under the earth, feeding on tree sap, for nearly two decades. But now, this brood is starting to emerge in the Midwest... by the millions. So, lock your doors and plug your ears. Unless you enjoy the hypnotic sound of the 17-year cicada.

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