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Topeka (Shawnee, Kansas)

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  • Kansas House passes limits on adult businesses

    Kansas House passes limits on adult businesses
    The Kansas House has approved restrictions on strip clubs, adult video stores and other sexually oriented businesses. The vote Wednesday was 91-28 and sent the proposed Community Defense Act to the Senate. The bill would prohibit new sexually oriented...
  • Sex business bill moves forward

    Sex business bill moves forward
    State lawmakers are considering a bill which imposes new regulations on sexually-oriented businesses.  The bill bans full nudity, keeps dancers six feet from customers, prohibits dancers from touching customers and forces businesses to close from midnight...
  • Civil rights leaders challenge plan to close Human Rights Commission

    Civil rights leaders challenge plan to close Human Rights Commission
    Supporters of the Kansas Human Rights Commission gather at the statehouse to speak out about a proposal to end the civil rights organization. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback proposed eliminating the 58-year-old commission earlier this year and making it a...
  • State Police: Westboro Baptists Likely Not Attending Clouse Funeral

    State Police: Westboro Baptists Likely  Not Attending Clouse Funeral
    State Police say they have not received any official word that the Westboro Baptists will in fact protest the funeral for the seven Clouse children killed in a farmhouse fire last week. "Our intelligence and investigative inquires lead us to believe that...
  • Halstead schools are removing light bulbs to deal with budget cuts

    Halstead schools are removing light bulbs to deal with budget cuts
    Closed door meetings, crunching numbers and stress are what many Kansas school superintendents are dealing with right now.  They're trying to figure out how to deal with the governor's $50 million budget cut to schools.  The governor approved the cut late...
  • Westboro Doesn't Show At Clouse Funeral, Community Shows Support

    Westboro Doesn't Show At Clouse Funeral, Community Shows Support
    Bikers from all over the region gathered Tuesday morning in Shermans Dale, Perry County, with a peaceful mission in mind. They wanted to protect the Clouse family from Westboro Baptist Church protesters. The group organized after members of the Topeka,...
  • Kansas Lawmaker Apologizes for Illegal Immigrant, Feral Hog 'Joke'

    Kansas Lawmaker Apologizes for Illegal Immigrant, Feral Hog 'Joke'
    A Kansas House lawmaker is apologizing to his fellow legislators after making international headlines when he made an off-the-cuff joke about shooting illegal immigrants like they were feral hogs, but at least one lawmaker says that his apology doesn't go...
  • Lawmakers to discuss union rules

    Lawmakers to discuss union rules
    More than 100 state employees and union members met in Topeka Wednesday, but their plan to march to the Kansas statehouse is not going to happen. Instead, there will be a series of meetings with lawmakers. They're hoping to sway opinion on a bill that...
  • Salina man sentenced in drug case

    Salina man sentenced in drug case
    A Salina man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for trafficking in methamphetamine. 37 year old Brandon David Swarts pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In his plea he admitted...
  • Finally Some Rain...Not For All Though!

    Rain on the way...at last...it may not be a lot for the metro but a solid area of rain, mostly light, with a few embedded areas of moderate rain is moving along and south of I-70 and moving to the east as I type...rainfall amounts should be under .50" for...
  • Kansas committee questions SRS closings

    Kansas committee questions SRS closings
    A legislative committee has asked for information from the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services about a decision to close the Lawrence agency office and eight other offices. SRS Secretary Robert Siedlecki Jr. has said the closures...
  • Pet obesity rates growing

    Pet obesity rates growing
    Even before Eric Pihl pulls into TheraPET Wellness Center parking lot, his dog, Bonnie, climbs up from her lounging position in the back seat and eagerly looks out the window. If only we all could get that excited about climbing on the treadmill to...