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KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsThe debate has lasted five years, and Friday the fight over a coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas went to the Kansas Supreme Court. At issue is the air quality permit issued for the proposed plant near Holcomb. The permit is being challenged by...
Tags: Standards, Mining, Environmental Issues, Air Pollution, Coal
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Primary election challenges that could change the political ideology of the Kansas Senate are shaping up for moderate Republicans, months before the June 2012 filing deadline and new political boundaries are drawn. With all 40...
A former chief of staff to two past Democratic governors says he can't remember them inviting legislators to the governor's official residence by committee. Former Lt. Gov. Troy Findley says Govs. Mark Parkinson and Kathleen Sebelius invited groups...
Tags: Kathleen Sebelius, Chad, Politics, Republican Party, Government
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he won't be granting any of the 37 requests his office has received this year for pardons. The Kansas constitution gives the governor authority to issue pardons, but they're not common in the state. Former Gov....
Democratic leaders in the Kansas Legislature say Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is trying to take undeserved credit for big highway projects financed partly through a sales tax increase he previously criticized. Brownback had a five-city tour to highlight...
Two days of public interviews are scheduled for applicants for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court Nominating Commission has scheduled 20- to 30-minute interviews with each applicant Feb. 17-18 in Topeka. The commission will forward...
Tags: Politics, Government, Kansas, Local Government, Executive Branch
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsSam Brownback has been sworn in as Kansas' governor, assuming office with the state facing a big budget shortfall. He took the oath of office Monday in the Kansas House chamber. Among the guests were Sen. Pat Roberts, former Atty. General and Senator...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsThere's a new scholarship at Wichita State University established by outgoing Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson and his wife Stacy. The scholarship will be given to a a student going into Wichita State's debate program. It will cover full tuition and fees...
President Obama has issued a proclamation directing all flags in the United States to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Tucson, Arizona shooting. Former-Governor Mark Parkinson echoed the President's call on Sunday. Flags in Kansas...
Tags: Politics, Human Interest, Kansas, Elections, Arizona
Governor Mark Parkinson appoints Karen Arnold-Burger as judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. Arnold-Burger is from Overland Park and a graduate of the University of Kansas. Since 1996 she has served the city of Overland Park as a presiding judge. The...
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