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Spelling bee contestant Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe (Image credit: Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 12:54

Olathe 8th-grader Vanya Shivashankar has made it to the finals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee! 

Byer's Home in Emmett, Kansas
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:53

Kansas City, Missouri native headed NCAA in 1950s.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:36

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

Kansas State University Photo Services
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 01:30

Protecting America from terrorists is undergoing a major shift. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson cautioned against "home-grown" terrorists, speaking at Kansas State University, just before yesterday's (WED) groundbreaking ceremony for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.

Photo by Stephen Koranda
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 21:13

The hours-long debate started with a lawmaker comparing the tax bill to catfish stink bait.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 20:57

The bill would have raised a variety of taxes to close the budget gap.

The Kansas Senate chamber (Image credit: Stephen Koranda)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 18:22

Work continues as Kansas legislators try to stave off a looming budget shortfall. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 13:16

The project, which will cost over a billion dollars, was awarded to Manhattan almost seven years ago.  

Anxious onlookers at the scene of the Pet World fire in Lawrence, May 25, 2015 (Image credit: Richard Noggle)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:20

The Pet World store is a well-known fixture in the Lawrence business community. 

A view of the Elk River Wind Farm (Image credit: The Beaumont Hotel, Beaumont KS)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:05

The plan is expected to create both capital investment and jobs. 

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