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  • Local students run for Governor ... in Kansas
    on March 24, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Gabrielle Zwi COURTESY PHOTOIlan Cohen and Gabrielle Zwi have neither set foot in Kansas nor graduated from high school, but Kansas voters could soon count one or both county teenagers among their choices to be the state's next governor. “Kansas is not one of the states I have visited – […]

  • After Kansas Schools Report IDs $2 Billion Price Tag , Lawmakers Explore Work-around
    on March 23, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    A report commissioned by the Kansas Legislature made clear just how much it might cost to improve student outcomes at public schools. It's so expensive, says a new lobbying group, that it threatens the quality of Kansas roads, health care and other government functions. That fledgling outfit wants […]

  • Schlitterbahn corporation, ex-manager indicted in Verruckt water slide death
    on March 23, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    The Kansas Legislature in 2017 passed stricter safety inspection regulations on water slides. Blaine LeCesne, a professor with the Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law who teaches civil procedure and criminal law, said criminal cases such as Schlitterbahn can be difficult to prosecute […]

  • Midday with J&W: The bill has been signed
    on March 23, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    And we heard it was combined nineteen point seven million dollars. In response to all of those the Kansas legislature take up a bill that would require more oversight of water parks. And tougher penalties for safety violations. The governor governor Brownback at the time it signed that measure into […]

  • Former Schlitterbahn Exec Charged In 2016 Death Of Child On Water Slide
    on March 23, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    ... left an 18-year-old man dead and seven others injured. Dan Margolies is a senior reporter and editor for KCUR. You can reach him on Twitter @DanMargolies. Tags: Schlitterbahn · Amusement Parks · Digital Post · Spot · Kansas News Service · safety · […]

  • Schlitterbahn executive charged with manslaughter in 2016 death on water slide
    on March 23, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    In response to Schwab's death and the realization that few regulations governed amusement park safety, the Kansas Legislature took up a bill that would require more oversight of water parks and tougher penalties for safety violations. New provisions — daily inspections and daily fines for […]

  • Those State “Laboratories”: Examining Failed Tax Policy
    on March 23, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Life in the 21st Century challenges our federalist system in a number of ways; it gets more and more difficult to decide–at least at the margins–what sorts of rules should be applied to the country as a whole, and what left to the individual states. However those issues get resolved, […]

  • Topeka 'March for Our Lives' event to feature diverse line-up of speakers
    on March 23, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Students at Topeka West locked arms as they stood around their quad for seventeen minutes, Wednesday morning, after walking out of class in protest of gun violence. Topeka West principal Dustin Dick estimated that half of the school population, about 400 kids, participated in the walkout. […]

  • Topeka “March for Our Lives” event to feature diverse line-up of speakers
    on March 23, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Students at Topeka High walked out of classes on March 14 to protest gun violence and to mark one month since a mass shooting left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. [Thad Allton/The Capital-Journal]. By Angela Deines ... […]


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