Beef cattle numbers in Kansas are at their lowest level in 14 years because of the ongoing drought, but dairy herds are growing slightly to make up for lost production in other states.
State officials are hoping a newly established development committee will make new tourism and recreational opportunities flow along the Kansas River.
The president of A.C.E.S, an autism support group in Eudora, is upset by a bill substitution in the Senate.
Legislators have been on hiatus this week, but there's still work being done. Governor Sam Brownback signed 22 bills into law yesterday. Senator Marci Francisco (D) says she's been surprised by the variety of issues that have come up so far, but legislators aren't any closer to determining the budget.
A national group is praising new features in Kansas driver's licenses as a model for protection against fraud.
Efforts to build a new biosecurity lab in Kansas are getting a huge boost, as President Barack Obama sends Congress a budget proposal that includes $714 million for construction of the facility at Kansas State University.
McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita is getting a $500,000 award from the Defense Department.
Parts of Kansas have had a fair amount of rain in recent weeks, but state officials say the persistent drought means it's still too dry for outdoor burning.
About 120,000 acres of Kansas land are in conservation easements and the director of the Nature Conservancy of Kansas says the number is growing.
A three-day summit meeting on homelessness and housing in Kansas takes place next week in Pittsburg.