Gymnastics championships draw few high school boys | June 25, 2015
My personal favorite from the summer! I covered the YMCA National Gymnastics Championships, which brought more than 5,000 people to Wichita. My editor asked me to write a “colorful piece” covering the event, but I took it a step further. After reading through the welcome packet, I noticed that of the 1,200 athletes, only 25 were boys and only two in high school. I set out to determine how -- and why -- this sport became so female-dominant.
Kansas couple not giving up hope of adopting Congolese boy, even after years of trying | June 22, 2015
A heartbreaking story about a local couple trying to adopt internationally but roadblocked by the Congolese government for political reasons.
Community works to boost attendance at McAdams pool | July 26,2015
A community feature about residents of a predominantly African-American neighborhood banding together to keep their city pool open.
Ruling on gay marriage may mean millions more for Kansas economy | July 19, 2015
A business story I wrote that had a lot more numbers than I’m used to. I was going to write a short brief about the report but decided to talk to business owners and incorporate their perspective into the story as well so readers wouldn't get as bogged down by the numbers as I did.
Service-dog training program ends at Hutchinson prison
KU students get to help in ‘digging up a scene from the Bible’
Kansas students part of Upward Bound summit at White House
Faraway strangers help to pay medical costs for sick Kansas girl
Youth basketball national championship tourney draws 5,000 competitors to Wichita
End of line for Joyland’s caboose on park property
Touring artist paints flag on side of Wichita VFW post
Andover girl finishes 10th in world in her age group in Irish dancing
Dinosaur-themed attraction proposed for Derby
Program helps those with disabilities learn to ride a bike
Entrepreneur finds niche in accessorizing work gloves (+video)
WSU student drowns on rafting trip
Homeless veterans find a safe haven with Passageways
Cross-country cyclist and Goddard native finds a natural respite in Kansas
To dogs, Fourth of July's pops and explosions are for the humans
Kansas sailing club marks 50 years
Man arrested following cycling death of Washburn professor
Washburn mourns another professor killed in bicycling accident