Brownback To Focus on Reading Proficiency in 2013
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Governor Sam Brownback says he has seen progress in three of the five goals he set for transforming Kansas, and the lack of significant movement in the ability of young students to read at grade level is his next challenge. The Republican governor is preparing to lay out an agenda for the 2013 legislative session that includes putting more focus and perhaps resources on fourth-grade reading.
High School Student to Run for School Board
TECUMSEH, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old northeast Kansas high school student is hoping to be elected as a member of the school board in April after his history teacher told him he would be a good politician. KSNT reports Shawnee High School senior Chance Lammer is currently the only candidate running for a seat on the USD 450 school board.
Wabaunsee County Town Rebuilds After 2012 Tornado
HARVEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A small northeast Kansas town that was nearly destroyed by a tornado is well on the road to recovery, despite receiving little help from the federal government. The tornado last February 28th damaged half of the homes in Harveyville in Wabaunsee County, which has a population of about 240 people. The twister also killed one person.
Five Arrested in Wichita Drug Bust
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Five men have been arrested in Wichita for running what police call an elaborate drug ring that dealt in PCP, also known as "angel dust" or "wet." KAKE-TV reports the men, all from the West Coast, were arrested Thursday night after police acted on a tip.