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Enid women to travel to Europe, produce educational TV show

ENID, Okla. (AP) — A pair of Enid natives are preparing for a five-week, nine-country expedition through Europe to create an educational and interactive TV series tailor-made for Enid Public Schools students. "The Ancillary Explorers: Enid Escapes...

 

Enid Public Schools invests $54 million into its 17 schools

ENID, Okla. (AP) — It's been nearly three years since Enid voters approved a $92.8 million school bond issue, and Enid Public Schools has been tirelessly putting that funding to work ever since, tackling dozens of projects big and small across the...

 

Enid Public Schools invests $54 million into its 17 schools

ENID, Okla. (AP) — It's been nearly three years since Enid voters approved a $92.8 million school bond issue, and Enid Public Schools has been tirelessly putting that funding to work ever since, tackling dozens of projects big and small across the...

 

Retired Army pilot to host film at Oklahoma History Center

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Retired Army helicopter pilot and Northwest Oklahoman Bob Ford flew more than 1,000 missions in Vietnam, and now in partnership with Oklahoma History Center, he will help continue to tell the stories of service and sacrifice...

 

Oklahoma students learn about leadership at conference

ENID, Okla. (AP) — OAMJHSC is a long acronym for an old organization that hasn't always meant much to many in Northwest Oklahoma. Though for some Enid students, it has quickly come to mean more than was likely intended, and has pushed them to...

 

NOC instructor examines Bonnie and Clyde's Enid connection

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Infamous outlaw lovers Bonnie and Clyde died 84 years ago, ambushed on a rural Louisiana road by law enforcement, but in Oklahoma, their crimes still are under investigation. A 2017 series by Joe Cummings for the Enid News &...

 

Kansas Democrats try to end losing streak with rural appeal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are riding an eight-year losing streak in statewide elections, and the pressure to break it has intensified a debate within the party over how to pull more votes from Republican-leaning rural areas to help win...

 

New Kansas law mandates safe driving around garbage trucks

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has joined 18 other states in adopting a law requiring motorists to use caution around garbage trucks by making driver carelessness a fineable offense. A ticket for what is now known as "unlawful passing of a waste...

 

New Kansas law mandates safe driving around garbage trucks

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has joined 18 other states in adopting a law requiring motorists to use caution around garbage trucks by making driver carelessness a fineable offense. A ticket for what is now known as "unlawful passing of a waste...

 

New hiring rule for child protection workers faces push back

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Ann Goodall's work with the Kansas Department of Children and Families is often traumatic, she said, and though she's been there for 16 years with no thought of quitting, many co-workers do. Child protection specialists such as...

 

Family of man killed by officers allege racism by police

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The family and supporters of a black Topeka man killed last year by police are speaking out against the city, the department and what they called unjustified violence by law enforcement toward black men as they discuss a...

 

New Kansas law to compensate wrongfully convicted defendants

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — People wrongfully convicted in Kansas will qualify to collect $65,000 for each year they were incarcerated under a bill the governor signed into law Tuesday. At a signing ceremony at the Mount Zion Church of God in Christ in Kan...

 

Oklahoma lawmakers pass religious veto on same-sex adoptions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Oklahoma legislators approved a measure Thursday to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes and Republicans in Kansas were pushing a simil...

 

LGBT advocates express opposition to Kansas adoption bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gay rights advocates from across the country arrived at the Kansas Capitol on Thursday to oppose an adoption bill that they see as a civil rights setback. The bill, called the Adoption Protection Act, would prevent the state fro...

 

Koch Industries seeks rule change lawyers doing charity work

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Koch Industries is pushing for a change to a Kansas rule forbidding corporate in-house lawyers unlicensed in the state from providing free legal services to needy outside clients. Koch chief legal counsel Jennifer Adams said...

 

Kansas could spend $2.8M for free college admission tests

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas could soon join a growing number of states nationwide in providing free college admission testing to high school students. A provision in the new school finance bill passed Sunday would set aside $2.8 million for one ACT...

 

Kansas lawmakers approve mental health program for students

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators have approved a pilot program to team up schools and community mental health centers to treat some of the state's most at-risk children. The measure would set aside $10 million to treat and track two...

 

Attorney for schools says Kansas funding bill is inadequate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators worked late hours through the weekend to pass a new school finance bill, but the effort may not be enough to please the state Supreme Court. The bill, which passed 21-19 in the Senate early Sunday, calls for...

 

Kansas school safety bill to thwart gunmen passes House

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislation designed to strengthen Kansas schools against gunmen passed in the House Wednesday, though some lawmakers argued the bill is more ploy than policy. The measure would set aside $5 million for schools to upgrade...

 

Kansas considers making schools liable for not arming staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas schools that refuse to allow teachers to carry guns could be held legally responsible in the event of a tragedy under a proposal drafted after last month's mass shooting at a Florida high school. Opponents of the...

 

Kansas weighs protections for faith-based adoption agencies

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that would prevent the state from forcing faith-based adoption agencies to place children into homes that violate their religious beliefs. Critics predict the bill would lead to...

 

Kansas lawmakers narrowly reject ban on using bump stocks

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators narrowly rejected a proposal Thursday to make it illegal for gun owners to use bump stocks to make semi-automatic rifles mimic fully automatic ones. The vote in the state Senate was 20-20 and came as...

 

Kansas lawmakers weigh bringing sports betting to state

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering bringing sports betting to the state, but even with potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in wagering on the line, not everyone is on board. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee ha...

 

Kansas considers allowing self-service beer taps

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is one of the few states that prohibit self-service beer taps at bars and clubs, though a bill under consideration in the Legislature could finally allow patrons to be their own bartenders. Behind the bill is a trio of...

 

Kansas lawmakers consider bill to protect speech on campus

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislation aimed at protecting free speech on Kansas college campuses is facing mixed reviews amid a nationwide debate over how to balance free speech with the schools' desire to protect against disruptions and make all...

 

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