TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - An attorney for parents and school districts suing Kansas over education funding calls a state Supreme Court ruling a victory for children. Justices have ordered lawmakers to boost two kinds of school aid. They've ordered more hearings in Shawnee County court on how much the state needs to spend.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The largest teachers union in Kansas says legislators shouldn't wait on more court rulings to increase education spending. The Kansas National Education Association is calling on lawmakers to boost funding this year. The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled the state isn't spending enough money on its schools and has ordered more hearings in the case.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Prosecutors are getting more time to file a key motion in the Terry Loewen case. A Friday deadline to file a motion under the federal act which lays out the handling of national security material has been extended to April 21st. Loewen is accused of plotting a bomb attack at Wichita's main airport.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - A group of students in Hutchinson want to outlaw smoking at the Kansas State Fair except for a few designated areas. Smoking is currently prohibited inside buildings and in the grandstand at the fairgrounds. Fair officials say they need more feedback from the public before deciding whether to go smoke-free.
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