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House bill could change DUI convictions in Kansas

By Amelia Arvesen KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — The Kansas House approved legislation Thursday that would allow people convicted …Read More

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Roberts Introduces Bill to End Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss. today introduced key legislation to enact a permanent, government-wide …Read More

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Kansas Senate advances bill to change local elections

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has given first-round approval to a bill that would move city and local …Read More

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Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the …Read More

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Kansas senators question governor’s rural opportunity plan

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Kansas senators have expressed skepticism over the usefulness of Gov. Sam Brownback’s Rural Opportunity Zones program. …Read More

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Sheriff: Man, 25, found dead in Kansas county jail cell UPDATE

WESTMORELAND, Kan. (AP) — A sheriff in northeastern Kansas’ Pottawatomie County says foul play isn’t suspected in the death of …Read More

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Kansas Senate advances plan to issue $1B in pension bonds

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has given first-round approval to a proposal described by supporters as refinancing part …Read More

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Bill would help prospective students compare schools in Kansas

By Amelia Arvesen KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — A Johnson County senator backed legislation in a hearing Tuesday that …Read More

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Photo by Kansas Department for Children and Families Gov. Sam Brownback, second from right, recently joined Center for Neighborhood Enterprise officials, from left, Charles Perry, Robert Woodson Sr. and Terence Mathis at the state’s announcement of a new initiative to address poverty-related community issues.

National organization awarded grant to fight poverty in Kansas

By DAVE RANNEY Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has awarded a one-year, $314,000 grant to a Washington, D.C.-based organization, the Center …Read More

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Kansas Senate votes to allow concealed guns without permit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to allow people to carry concealed guns without requiring …Read More

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Kansas House to vote on bill reducing marijuana sentences

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House is considering reducing sentences for the first two marijuana possession offenses. The full …Read More

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Police: Criminal Threat Reported at Elementary School

MANHATTAN- Police in Manhattan are investigating a report of possible criminal threat at Marlatt Elementary School. The Riley County Police …Read More

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Chrysler recalls midsize sedans for transmission glitch

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in North America to fix automatic transmissions that might …Read More

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Jenkins on House vote to improve tax-free college savings plans

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Congressman Ron Kind’s (D-WI) legislation, H.R. 529 …Read More

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Bill would prevent Kan. candidates from taking names off ballot

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill to prohibit candidates from withdrawing from an election unless they die received first-round approval …Read More

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Zoo bear dies during surgery at KSU

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka zoo officials say a 20-year-old black bear died during spinal surgery. Zoo director Brendan Wiley …Read More

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Kansas bill penalizing teachers for obscenity passes Senate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Teachers no longer would be exempt from criminal charges for showing students materials deemed to be …Read More

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Proposal to hike ag land taxes spawns backlash from farmers

JOHN HANNA, Associated Press ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A suburban lawmaker’s proposal that would dramatically increase …Read More

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United Airlines flight to KCI diverted to Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say a United Airlines flight has landed safely after being diverted to a Wichita airport …Read More

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Kansas Lawmakers Shelving Mid-Level Dental Provider Bill

By JIM MCLEAN Legislation to allow Kansas dental hygienists with advanced training to provide a broader range of services isn’t …Read More

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Moran: Lack of Transparency Ahead of FCC Internet Rules Vote is Troubling

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, issued the following statement today …Read More

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Kansas Senate rejects bill controlling mental health drugs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has rejected a bill to give the state’s Medicaid program more control over …Read More

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Survey shows Kansas as lone state with rising uninsured rate

By Dan Margolies Gallup is out with a new poll showing falling uninsured rates in every state but one: Kansas. …Read More

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Remains of Kansas WWII vet identified, coming home

WASHINGTON DC -The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced in a media release Tuesday that the remains of U.S. servicemen, …Read More

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Suspects elude officers after Kan. high-speed chase

PRATT — Law enforcement officials in Pratt County are looking for two men who were in a pickup and led …Read More

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Police: Wichita homicides up 50 percent in 2014

WICHITA , Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say homicides in the south-central Kansas city rose by 50 percent in 2014 …Read More

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Kansas advances plan to allow elections chief to prosecute

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s proposal to give his office the power to prosecute election …Read More

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K-State student cited for misconduct in court-storming case

JIM SUHR, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say they’ve cited a Kansas State student for disorderly conduct …Read More

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