KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Firefighters spent hours trying to contain a blaze at a recycling facility in Kansas City, Kan. Fire deputy chief Craig Duke says yesterday's fire at a Deffenbaugh Recycling plant burned most of the seven tons of material kept there. No injuries were reported.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) - Governor Sam Brownback has been met on a trip to western Kansas by public school teachers and retired educators protesting a new state law eliminating tenure. Brownback traveled yesterday to the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays. Outside the museum, about 25 people protested the anti-tenure law. Teachers say the law strips them of protections against arbitrary firings.
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - A camp for children with cancer will be held this summer, even after a fire closed the site where it had been held for more than 30 years. Camp Hope will take place at Barton Community College in Great Bend. Supporters scrambled to find a new site after an April 12th blaze caused enough damage to close Camp Aldrich through the fall.
NEWTON, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita-based aerospace company has chosen Newton as the new home of its chemical subsidiary. Aviation Business International will house its ABI Chemicals division in a 20,000-square-foot facility. The plant will be built at the Newton City-County Airport, near the Kansas Logistics Park.
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