Longbine: Sense of 'desperation' in Statehouse about budget

Last month's $54 million miss on tax revenues not only put the state's budget about $46 million underwater for the rest of this fiscal year through June. It also caused lawmakers to scramble for solutions.

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Vopat announces re-election bid

Lyon County Clerk Tammy Vopat wants a third term in office.

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United Way: Nearly 90 percent of fundraising total heading to community partners

Fresh off one of the most successful fundraising drives in recent memory, the United Way has announced its plans for handing most of that money off to its community partners.

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Emporia rolls out welcome mat for Class 4A Division II tourney

As it has for years, Emporia is hosting a state basketball tournament this week although the classification has changed.

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Student entrepreneurs ready for next round of local competition

Some local students with eyes on entrepreneurship are advancing in the next round of an entrepreneur challenge.

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City Commission starts planning for change in elections

Last year's action by lawmakers to eliminate the spring election cycle for city commissions and school boards won't require action for months, but Emporia city commissioners briefly touched base on that topic during their study meeting Wednesday.

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Crowd enjoys 'Frolicsome Festival'

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Emporia Symphony Orchestra's latest concert at Albert Taylor Hall on Tuesday night.

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Westar lists cause for significant power outage

Westar Energy hasn't determined how some equipment failed in west Emporia, forcing a rather widespread and relatively longlasting power outage Tuesday.

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