Kansas News

Kansas Businesses Support State Takeover of OSHA Enforcement

A proposal that the state take over enforcement of workplace safety rules from the federal government seems unlikely to pass this year but still has some support in the Kansas House. Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee pulled back from …

Kansas State Official Links Quakes to Waste Water Disposal

A state group says a steep increase in earthquakes in south-central Kansas likely is caused by the disposal of waste water from an oil and gas extraction process often called fracking. The state recorded more than 120 earthquakes last year, …

Kansas Judge Tosses Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems Discrimination Lawsuit

The remaining age-discrimination claims against Boeing Co. and Spirit AeroSystems were tossed out by a federal judge in Kansas on Jan. 7, a major blow to a lawsuit that’s spanned nine years. When Boeing sold its commercial aircraft operations in …

Kansas Woman Sues Wal-Mart over Injuries from Black Friday Sale

A southeast Kansas woman who says she was trampled at a Wal-Mart store on Black Friday in 2013 is suing the retail giant, claiming it did not do enough to protect her or make it clear to customers that so-called …

Kansas Storm Damage Totals Dropped in 2014

The amount of storm damage reported in Kansas in 2014 was the lowest amount in 16 years, according to state insurance regulators. The Kansas Insurance Department says insurance companies received reports of $112.4 million in storm damage claims last year. …

Falling Grain Prices, Record Cattle Prices Mark 2014 For Kansas

Farmers and ranchers across Kansas are wrapping up the 2014 growing season, marked by rapidly changing fortunes that were buffeted by weather and markets. It began with a meager winter wheat harvest before late spring rains eased drought conditions just …

Safety Of Guardrails Questioned by Kansas, Missouri

Missouri and Kansas transportation officials have suspended installations of a guardrail system after concerns that parts of the guardrails break off on impact and run through vehicles, causing injuries to drivers and passengers. The two states are among 40 that …

Incoming Kansas Insurance Regulator Wants More Competition in State

The accountant and industry executive taking over as Kansas’ top insurance regulator next month says creating a more robust market is a top goal and argues that greater competition will address problems with the federal health care overhaul. Insurance Commissioner-elect …

Thieves Steal Valuable Items from Kansas Ag Museum

Police are seeking help to identify whoever stole items from the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame’s collection in Bonner Springs, Kan. Bonner Springs police tell The Kansas City Star thieves broke into the center on Sept. 10 and …

Small Cargo Plane Crashes into Chicago Home; Couple Spared

A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago’s southwest side on Nov. 18, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away. The Aero Commander 500 slammed into the front of the home …