Evergy has requested a 25% increase for educational customers in central Kansas. Katie Warren, the President of the United Teachers of Wichita, said if Evergy were to raise rates staff budgets could suffer.
On college campuses including at Newman University in Wichita, students expressed concern about how they’re going to make upcoming payments and what interest rates will look like when they start paying on the loans.
With every ballot in, preliminary results from the Sedgwick County Election Office show the $73.9 million school bond issue in Valley Center Public Schools falling short of passage by less than 200 votes.
The Justice Department on Monday announced a settlement agreement with Highland Community College (HCC) in Kansas to resolve the investigation into allegations that Black students experienced discriminatory treatment on campus.
Sixteen states set aside one weekend per year in which the sales tax is waived on back-to-school supplies and clothing. Neighboring Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri start their sales-tax-free weekends at midnight Friday, Aug. 4.