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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
Apr 29, 2016 6:56 pm
In his first three to six months on the job, Russ Johnson, Lawrence Memorial Hospital?s new president and CEO, wants to take time to understand the hospital and its place in the Lawrence community.
Apr 29, 2016 3:40 pm
A group of grocery and convenience stores in Kansas has proposed a new plan for expanding liquor sales, saying it would generate a $41 million cash infusion toward the state's budget deficit.
Apr 29, 2016 2:33 pm
Kansas Department for Children and Families officials say it will begin texting parents who owe child support in an effort increase collections.
Apr 29, 2016 2:31 pm
Two bills reflect how the law often lags behind technology. One bill would exempt video from police body cameras from the Kansas Open Records Act. Another would expand the protection from stalking to ...
Apr 29, 2016 1:46 pm
Celebrated author Zadie Smith is one of six speakers scheduled to appear on the Kansas University campus as part of the 2016-17 Humanities Lecture Series. KU?s Hall Center for the Humanities announce...
Apr 29, 2016 12:43 pm
Kansas House and Senate tax negotiators agreed Friday morning to send a bill to the full Legislature that would repeal the 2012 exemption on non-wage income for more than 330,000 farmers and business ...
Apr 29, 2016 12:14 pm
A work group tasked with suggesting ways to improve diversity and inclusion at Kansas University has released its report, including more than 30 suggestions for change at KU. The report takes aim at t...
Apr 29, 2016 9:12 am
A man who voted illegally in both Kansas and Nebraska in 2012 has been fined $5,500.
Apr 29, 2016 9:10 am
The son of the Rev. Billy Graham is urging Christians in Kansas to vote for other Christians who resist secularism.
Apr 29, 2016 1:34 am
ESPN.com on Thursday crowned Kansas University and Duke the two most successful NCAA Tournament teams of the 21st Century.