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Even as Greeley County farmers are counting water by the drop, Seaboard Farms plans to increase production at its giant hog facility near Tribune, bringing as many as 396,000 hogs to an exhausted area of the Ogallala Aquifer.
The sunset legislation, voted down 63-60, was billed as a compromise by Republican leaders attempting to repeal the energy standards. If passed, Kansas utilities would have been required to provide 15 percent of their energy portfolio in renewable energy from 2015 to 2021. After that time, the regulations would disappear.
Kansas Democrats say discussion of Medicaid expansion for this legislative session is essentially over after procedural moves by Republicans to avoid debate on the topic.
The new director of oral health at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment met with advocates during a welcome reception held in her honor by Oral Health Kansas.
Gov. Sam Brownback signed 19 bills into law Friday, including measures dealing with medical malpractice and prompt payment of Medicaid claims by managed care companies. He also signed a controversial law that will strip the Kansas Supreme Court of its authority to appoint chief administrative judges in the state's judicial districts.
A Minneapolis plating company is being charged with 20 counts of violating the Clean Water Act after allegedly dumping chemicals in the sewer system of that city.
The team of Kansas water officials working to shape the future of water resources in the state is one step closer to drafting its 50-year water plan after a Friday meeting to share public input gathered from more than 140 meetings across the state.
Supreme Court rulings in 2001 and 2006 concerning Clean Water Act violations have left legislators, industry officials and the EPA stuck with complicated Clean Water Act cases concerning the agency’s jurisdiction over small streams and wetlands.
Ashley Gaeddert is a senior at Newton High School who, like hundreds of others across the state, is getting a head start on a career in medicine thanks to a new state training program.
A bill that would incrementally increase the cap on non-economic damages in case of personal injury and medical malpractice was sent back to conference committee after the failure Wednesday of a motion to agree to disagree.