KSU Finds Upside To Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels

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(AP) – A Kansas State University researcher has found an agricultural upside to elevated carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere. Agronomy professor Mary Beth Kirkham says experiments have shown that the elevated levels allow winter wheat and sorghum to use water more efficiently, which mitigates the effect drought has on those crops. She’s written […]

Indictment: Sales of Marijuana Substitute K2 Made Kansas Men More Than $3 Million

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TOPEKA, KAN. – Three Kansas men who launched a global sales and supply network for a synthetic version of marijuana have been charged with violating the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. A 64-page federal indictment alleges the men began selling K2 – named after the second-highest mountain in […]

Gun-rights Bills Nearing Final Passage In Kansas

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(AP) – Kansas lawmakers are close to finishing work on gun-rights measures representing the Republican-dominated Legislature’s response to the fatal school shooting in December in Newtown, Conn. House and Senate negotiators agreed Wednesday on the final version of a bill declaring that the federal government can’t regulate guns, ammunition and accessories manufactured, sold and kept […]

OPINION: Unfit, Unfair

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Submitted By David Norlin Last week’s online Kansas City Star led with this headline:  Unfit by any standards, legislators run amok.” The story began, “The Kansas Legislature has made many jaw-dropping moves these last few months, but a Senate vote this week leaves us especially agog.  By a 25-14 vote, senators agreed to eliminate property taxes for many of the state’s private gyms and […]

OPINION: Unfit, Unfair

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Submitted By David Norlin Last week’s online Kansas City Star led with this headline:  Unfit by any standards, legislators run amok.” The story began, “The Kansas Legislature has made many jaw-dropping moves these last few months, but a Senate vote this week leaves us especially agog.  By a 25-14 vote, senators agreed to eliminate property taxes for many of the state’s private gyms and […]

More Rain Needed To Replenish Soil, Ponds

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(AP) – Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service says more precipitation is still needed across the state to replenish soil moisture and stock ponds. The agency reported Monday that topsoil moisture was short to very short in 46 percent of the state. Subsoil moisture levels were short to very short across 81 percent of Kansas. The agency’s […]