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Kansas is a Midwestern state in the central region of the United States; an area often referred to as the “American Heartland". It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing many crops, and leading the nation in wheat and sunflower production.
If retiring in Kansas, the cost of living is more than 12% below average, and assisted living and nursing home costs are lower than average.
Whether watching or participating in sports, Kansas has plenty to offer, including lengthy bike paths for cyclists. Fisherman in the state enjoy the more than 250 lakes and 10,000 miles of rivers and streams, and hunters like the variety of wildlife that the state offers.
News for Kansas from LJWorld.com
May 2, 2016 5:49 am
Kansas lawmakers worked into the wee hours of the morning Monday to pass a $6.3 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, a budget that is roughly $22 million out of balance.
May 2, 2016 1:32 am
A day after a collecting a season-best 14 hits in a lopsided victory, Kansas University?s softball team managed just five hits ? all singles ? in a lopsided 6-0 loss to Texas on Sunday at McCombs Fiel...
May 2, 2016 1:31 am
Three Kansas University men?s golfers shot under par to help the Jayhawks move up two spots in the final standings to tie for sixth overall at the Big 12 Championship on Sunday at Whispering Pines Gol...
May 2, 2016 1:31 am
Ian Kennedy felt like he only had one pitch working for him against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. He was still able to take a shutout into the sixth inning ? and get a big boost from his bullpen whe...
May 2, 2016 1:29 am
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 1, 2016
May 2, 2016 1:28 am
Giovani dos Santos scored to help the Los Angeles Galaxy tie Sporting Kansas City 1-1 and extend its unbeaten streak to six games Sunday night.
May 2, 2016 1:27 am
For two innings of Sunday?s baseball series finale against Oklahoma at Hoglund Ballpark, it looked as if Kansas University were poised to finish off a sweep. By Matt Tait
May 2, 2016 1:24 am
Future Kansas University forward Mitch Lightfoot erupted for 32 points to lead all scorers in Saturday?s Ballislife All-America game at Long Beach (Calif.) City College. By Gary Bedore
May 2, 2016 1:23 am
On paper at least, barring a major, major upset, Kansas University will earn at least a share of the Big 12 basketball title for a remarkable 13th consecutive season. By Tom Keegan
May 2, 2016 1:19 am
The Kansas City Chiefs have put as much faith in their off-the-field detective work as their between-the-lines scouting the past few years, and the result has been draft gems such as Marcus Peters. Th...