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Headlines for Saturday, March 29, 2014


KS Joins Prairie Chicken Lawsuit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Governor Sam Brownback says Kansas will join Oklahoma in suing the federal government over the addition of the lesser prairie chicken to its list of threatened species. Brownback announced his state's response on yesterday (FRI) during a news conference. Oklahoma sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in federal court last week, challenging the process under which the federal agency was considering the listing.


Voting Requirement Decision Appealed

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Voting rights groups are appealing a judge's decision requiring federal election officials to help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship. A court filing on yesterday (FRI) sent to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals seeks review of this month's ruling by U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren. The judge ordered the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to immediately modify a national voter registration form to add special instructions requiring proof-of-citizenship for Kansas and Arizona residents.


Last Kroger/Dillon Jet Leaves KS

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — After 60 years, the last corporate jet connected to Dillon Stores or its parent company, Kroger, has flown away from Hutchinson. The Hutchinson News reports the Learjet 35 left Hutchinson Municipal Airport Thursday on the way to Kroger's corporate base in Cincinnati, where it will be sold.


McPherson Police Identify Body 

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — Police in the central Kansas town of McPherson have identified a man found dead outside a storage shed as a 26-year-old resident of the community. The McPherson Sentinel reports the death of Ernest Charles Miller is being investigated as suspicious.

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