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.
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Lions roll past SMN
Apr 28, 2017 6:01 pm
Lawrence High's softball team earned a 5-3 victory Monday over Shawnee Mission North at LHS.
Transfer trend becoming more prevalent with Kansas basketball
Apr 28, 2017 4:45 pm
A recent surge in Division I transfers coming to Kansas has seen the Jayhawks take advantage of a growing trend that is making a major impact on college basketball.By Matt Tait
Sunset Hill principal chosen to be district's new director of elementary school support
Apr 28, 2017 4:37 pm
Superintendent Kyle Hayden on Friday announced the appointment of Darcy Kraus as the Lawrence school district?s director of elementary school support.
Kraus, who currently serves as principal of Law...
AT&T dropping out of Kansas 'Lifeline' phone program for the poor
Apr 28, 2017 4:14 pm
The program offers subsidized landline service for low-income customers. But AT&T says the number of customers participating has plummeted in recent years as technology and consumer habits have ch...
Kansas agency's dress code bans short skirts, tight clothes
Apr 28, 2017 2:34 pm
Short skirts and revealing shirts are among the garments Kansas Department of Revenue employees are barred from wearing under a new dress code.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 27, 2017
Apr 28, 2017 5:49 am
Here's a look at how former Kansas players fared in NBA playoff games of April 27, 2017.
Chiefs move up to take QB Mahomes 10th overall
Apr 28, 2017 5:40 am
The Chiefs boldly moved up in the NFL draft on Thursday night to select Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the 10th overall pick, giving them an heir apparent to veteran Alex Smith.
Tom Keegan: It didn't take Kansas second baseman James Cosentino long to adjust to big-time competition
Apr 28, 2017 5:37 am
The development of every baseball player making the jump to a more difficult level follows a different path, but with 28 years of experience in the college game, Kansas coach Ritch Price does see patt...
Opinion: Flynn not alone in failing to adjust
Apr 28, 2017 5:00 am
?I was one very lucky kid,? wrote retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in a 2016 memoir about his bumpy childhood in a working-class Rhode Island family. ?I was one of those nasty tough kids, hell-bent on b...
Editorial: Good candidate for incentives
Apr 28, 2017 5:00 am
The investment of land to assist Plastikon Healthcare LLC in expanding was the right move by Douglas County commissioners.