The Kansas City Star, on promoting economic development:
LAWRENCE (AP) — A mishap in a dental office has raised questions about the inspections of medical gas systems by private contractors.
GREENSBURG (AP) — The effort to rebuild tornado-ravaged Greensburg as a “green” community will include a wind farm that could power the entire south-central Kansas town.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kathleen Sebelius won Senate committee approval as health secretary over Republican opposition Tuesday, putting her on track for a final Senate vote in coming days.
WICHITA (AP) — Lawyers are debating whether a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that led to a convicted murderer getting off death row could undermine three other death penalty cases.
WICHITA (AP) — A magistrate judge in Wichita has determined there’s enough evidence for prosecutors to charge a Dodge City woman with threatening an Arizona federal prosecutor.
SALINA (AP) — With a tougher smoking ban slate to go into effect next month, local business owners depending on smokers to frequent their establishments continue to worry.
HUTCHINSON (AP) — Even before New York financier Bernard Madoff went to jail last week for operating a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, he had affected the lives of Kansas inmates.
TOPEKA (AP) — A Senate committee wants to give the inspector general for the Medicaid program a new home to improve oversight of the program, but members couldn’t agree Thursday on where it should be.
WICHITA (AP) — Kansas drilling rigs that once could not punch holes fast enough when oil prices hit record highs less than a year ago are now sitting idle, their crews laid off. Tax revenues in oil-rich counties are plummeting. Marginal wells are shutting down.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. fighter pilot lost nearly 20 years ago in the Persian Gulf War will continue to be listed as missing in action, the Navy announced Tuesday, although the Pentagon no longer suspects that he was captured by Iraqi forces.
TOPEKA (AP) — As Gov. Kathleen Sebelius waits to become U.S. secretary of health and human services, some Kansas officials are debating whether state oversight of its Medicaid program is strong enough.
TOPEKA (AP) — The chief executive officer of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will become the Kansas Republican Party’s new executive director.
HAYS (AP) — Authorities are investigating reports of at least five cattle being shot in Ellis County in western Kansas, including three that have died.
WICHITA (AP) — A company suing Kansas over its rejection of two coal-fired plants is asking a federal judge to allow it to take a deposition from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius before she is confirmed as health and human services secretary.
LAWRENCE (AP) — Birds — mostly robins by the thousands — are making a daily evening trek to extreme western Lawrence where they roost in cedar trees for the night.
ESBON (AP) — The state has shut down a northern Kansas treatment center for troubled adolescents after inspectors found emergency exit doors locked on three occasions.
WICHITA (AP) — Attorneys for abortion doctor George Tiller claim patient files and other abortion documents were mailed to former prosecutor Phill Kline’s new address in Lynchburg, Va.