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January 19, 2018 - 1:56 pm
The Kansas Senate's top Republican leader says she will push to expand the state's lobbying laws so that they covers attempts to influence who receives state contracts. Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita said Friday that she plans to introduce a bill to require people who try to influence...
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January 18, 2018 - 10:41 am
Declining numbers in a new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall economic index for the region dropped to 46.8 this month, compared with the December reading of 47.8. The November figure was 44.7. Survey organizers...
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January 02, 2018 - 7:29 pm
A new Kansas City-based ownership group has bought alternative magazine The Pitch. Carey Media LLC closed the deal on Dec. 31 to buy the magazine from Tennessee-based SouthComm, which bought The Pitch in 2011. The new owners, Stephanie and Adam Carey, say they plan to keep the magazine focused on...
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December 23, 2017 - 9:11 am
Wichita, Kan. (KNSS) - Sedgwick County plans to consolidate its tag offices by closing the Brittany Center and Chadsworth Center offices in Wichita, along with the Derby Towne Center office. The Derby Informer reports that County Treasurer Linda Kizzire signed an agreement Thursday. The county will...
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December 21, 2017 - 9:58 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker and his accountant have been indicted on federal charges of failing to report millions in income from a payday lending business that has been ruled fraudulent. The U.S. attorney's office in Kansas said Wednesday that Tucker is...
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December 16, 2017 - 9:57 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The commission that regulates utilities in Kansas will be getting a new member next year. Kansas Corporation Commission Chairman Pat Apple has announced that he won't seek reappointment to another four-year term. Apple's current term expires in March. Apple says he plans to...
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December 10, 2017 - 7:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury in Topeka has acquitted a local real-estate developer of all 114 federal charges against him. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 65-year-old Kent Douglas Lindemuth was found not guilty of the counts Friday. Lindemuth had been accused of hiding scores of...
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December 10, 2017 - 10:39 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas lawmakers are questioning how much benefit the state is getting for the millions of dollars it has spent over the past 16 years developing retail and tourism districts. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the state has spent more than $557 million in state sales...
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December 01, 2017 - 2:26 pm
Economists say a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states dropped over the past month but also say it still suggests that regional economic conditions continue to improve. A report released Friday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index slipped to 57.2 in November from 58...
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December 01, 2017 - 7:44 am
Economists say a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states dropped over the past month but also say it still suggests that regional economic conditions continue to improve. A report released Friday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index slipped to 57.2 in November from 58...
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