While some Kansas lawmakers are trying to lower the tax on groceries, a state-by-state comparison indicates lowering the Kansas food tax from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent would still leave the Sunflower State among higher-taxing states in the nation.
Kansas teachers make less starting pay that the national average, according to a survey by the National Education Association, the organization that represents teachers in salary negotiations with school districts.
Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary. Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran voted oin favot of the conference report, but the congressional delegation split along party lines, with three...
Police want to streamline the process of reporting certain crimes by offering an online process instead of calling the department. The website on the TPD's homepage https://www.topeka.org/tpd/citizen-reporting/ will take reports on the following types of crime:
Local Native Americans are fighting to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day. It's been a years long battle, and on Wednesday Native American activists had a chance to be heard by lawmakers at the Capitol.
A part of SE 29th Street near Lake Shawnee is closed and another stretch patrially closed to expand the road to five lanes and replace an aging bridge. Construction began Monday morning and is expected to last through April and will mean limited access to some buisnesses along 29th.