WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A three-member task force appointed by Governor Sam Brownback to explore whether drilling activity has caused a rise in earthquakes across southern Kansas isn't making much progress, mainly because of a lack of data and disagreement among scientists. The Wichita Eagle reports the group met Wednesday with about 85 stakeholders to discuss whether hydraulic fracturing or other activities have contributed to the rise in mini-quakes.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court has criticized Governor Sam Brownback for signing a judicial budget that ties funding to policy changes. The Wichita Eagle reports the bill allocates $2 million more from the state general fund to the judicial branch. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss has said that more than $8 million would be needed.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - About 3,000 people attended services for a doctor and his 14-year-old grandson killed in shootings at a Jewish center in suburban Kansas City. The Star reports services for 69-year-old William Corporon and his grandson, Reat Underwood, were held Friday at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood. Frazier Cross, a 73-year-old a white supremacist from southwest Missouri, is charged with capital murder and first-degree murder in connection with the slayings.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Topeka business has started publicly offering compressed natural gas to some drivers. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Questar Fueling's compressed natural gas filling station has been open since October, but opened to most of the public on Thursday.
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