TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Governor Sam Brownback is telling Kansas legislators that it's time for them to resolve their differences on tax issues and finish their work for the year. The Republican governor issued his statement yesterday after negotiations between the House and Senate on adjusting the state sales tax hit a new snag. Legislative negotiators planned to meet again today.
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a tornado that traveled seven miles across rural western Kansas during the weekend was an EF4, with winds of 165 to 185 miles per hour. The report from the agency's Dodge City office follows a survey of the tornado's path Saturday night in Pawnee County.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - It appears Hutchinson area residents might see a big Fourth of July fireworks display after all. The fireworks show was in jeopardy after a new city policy wiped out the revenue that used to pay for it. Now, Hutchinson is contributing $10,000 toward a $15,500 show at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. The Hutchinson City Council supported the proposal Tuesday, although a formal vote wasn't taken. City officials are drafting a contract.
LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) - Three young children who wandered five miles from their southwest Kansas farmhouse have been found safe after a frantic, 15-hour search. The High Plains Daily Leader reports authorities in Seward County were notified of the children's disappearance Tuesday evening. A citizen spotted them around 9:30 a.m. yesterday in Liberal and took them to a business.
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