Shoe Drive

Wichita Organization Collecting Used Shoes


WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita organization is holding a shoe drive, collecting wearable shoes that can be donated to impoverished countries. HOPE Inc. is trying to collect 20,000 pairs of shoes. The shoes would be going to countries like Haiti, Somalia and S
Plane

Lawmaker Used State Plane to Fly to Topeka for Vote


TOPEKA, Kan. - State records show Rep. Virgil Peck of Montgomery County used a state plane to fly from western Kansas to Topeka and back to vote on school finance bill.   The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1MjUP8S ) Peck was the only p
Budget

Kansas Officials Hope Budget Puzzle Pieces Drop Into Place


TOPEKA, Kan. - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback hopes the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature wraps up several key budget issues this week.   Lawmakers must erase a projected shortfall of nearly $600 million for the next fiscal year.   The Senate has
Tax

Former Brownback Chief of Staff Lobbying Against Tobacco Tax


TOPEKA, Kan. - Governor Sam Brownback's former chief of staff is lobbying against a proposed tax increase on tobacco, one of the governor's primary proposals to balance the state's budget.
Letter Jacket

A Push for Policy Change after Letter Jacket Incident


WICHITA, Kan. - The local and national attention around the special needs student asked to remove his East High School letter jacket continues to grow.