Kansas

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KMBZ News Staff
September 16, 2019 - 7:20 am
Kansas City, MO - Last week when the Trump administration rolled back the 2015 EPA on bodies of water in the U.S. Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri sent out a message on Twitter. "I’m glad farmers and millions of rural Americans can sleep a little easier knowing WOTUS has finally been laid to rest,"...
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KMBZ News Staff
September 11, 2019 - 5:47 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas Republican Party has announced that they will not hold their regular presidential caucus to nominate a candidate for the highest office in the land in 2020. The announcement has been met with some backlash, with detractors arguing that the move will stymie the voices...
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Mission Gateway Project
KMBZ News Staff
September 09, 2019 - 2:34 am
Mission, KS - Johnson County residents have seen little to no activity at a major construction site for months, but some may be happy to learn that work could resume soon for the Mission Gateway project. The development sits off Roe Avenue, between Shawnee Mission Parkway and Johnson Drive, and it...
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KMBZ News Staff
September 05, 2019 - 7:39 am
Kansas City, MO - A study by the Kansas State High School Athletics Association shows that more than 2,100 concussions were reported last year by students in grades 7 through 12. Nearly half of the reported concussions involved football players, and those same students were twice as likely to...
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Bill Grady
August 29, 2019 - 7:47 am
Manhattan, KS - Indictments this week in a massive Kansas drug trafficking case may be a wake up call, federal prosecutors say. More than 50 people are named in indictments that were handed down in Operation Chicago Connection , which involved regular trips to Chicago to pick up illegal drugs,...
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Jermaine Wilson
Rebecca Crockett
August 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
Leavenworth, KS - Jermaine Wilson is more than half-way through his first year as mayor of Leavenworth, and nothing about him seems the typical politician. He's been called the "People's Mayor," having humble beginnings that people can relate to, and his story is an inspiration to many. Wilson's...
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Kansas City's Morning News
August 07, 2019 - 5:39 am
In Kansas and Missouri, deaths from opioid overdoses are up. In Missouri, they're way up. New data from the Centers for Disease Control shows that in Missouri, deaths from overdoses increased by more than 200 from 2017 to 2018 from around 1,400 to 1,635. Officials in Missouri are worried about the...
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AP News Staff
July 05, 2019 - 4:42 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A social-justice advocacy group says it is launching a hotline in Kansas City, Kansas, for people to report police misconduct. The Kansas City Star reports that Wednesday's announcement by the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity comes about a month after it...
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Bill Grady
June 25, 2019 - 6:30 am
Kansas City, MO - The American Red Cross is opening multiple resource centers, including in the Kansas City Metro, for people affected by flooding in Kansas and Missouri. The centers are billed as "one-stop shops" where people can seek all sorts of assistance. Red Cross has set up the first center...
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AP News Staff
June 20, 2019 - 8:15 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - State universities will not be increasing tuition this fall for undergraduate students from Kansas. But the state Board of Regents on Wednesday approved tuition increases for some Kansas graduate students and out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students. The regents...
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