Rocky first year for the new GED and other equivalency tests

CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — The number of people taking high school equivalency exams in the U.S. …Read More

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Kansas House panel opens inquiry into Democrat’s remarks

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker is under investigation after nine GOP lawmakers complained about comments Rep. Valdenia Winn of …Read More

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2 Kansas women hospitalized after car drives in front of a semi

HUMBOLT- Two Kansas woman were injured in an accident just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Allen County. The Kansas …Read More

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Kansas saw increased use of abortion procedure last year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas saw an increase last year in the number of abortions using a procedure banned under …Read More

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SW Kansas man found guilty of child sex crimes

HUGOTON  – A Stevens County jury on Tuesday found Kenneth Harris, 44, of Moscow, guilty of multiple child sex crimes, …Read More

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Gov. set to sign bill allowing concealed carrying of guns without a permit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback plans to sign a bill allowing Kansas residents to carry concealed firearms without …Read More

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Kansas bill changes where some juvenile offenders are held

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill allowing the state to hold juvenile offenders …Read More

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Small, rural schools express concern over Kansas Senate bill

By Amelia Arvesen KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — Elk County teachers expressed concern in a hearing Tuesday for legislation …Read More

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Photo by Dave Ranney Akash Chougule, senior policy analyst for Americans for Prosperity, said during a Kansas House committee hearing that Medicaid expansion efforts in other states have been plagued by cost overruns. -

Group That Opposes Kan. Medicaid Expansion Also Fighting Florida Bill

By JIM MCLEAN A conservative advocacy group that opposes Medicaid expansion in Kansas is fighting a Florida plan backed by …Read More

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Colorado man dies at rest stop in Kansas

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Colorado man who was moving to Florida was found dead at a …Read More

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Budget issues prompt school district to end school year early

Students in Bennington and Tescott will begin summer vacation a couple of weeks earlier than expected. The following statement was …Read More

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Couple suspected in 1992 death to be extradited to Kansas

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a couple charged with a 1992 death in Kansas have waived extradition from …Read More

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Kansas man among those who had prison sentence reduced by Obama

JUNCTION CITY – Samuel Pasqual Edmondson of Junction City is one of 22 inmates that President Obama reduced jail sentences …Read More

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Economic report points to slow growth in Midwest, Plains

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new report suggests slow economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. The …Read More

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2 dead in Kansas small plane crash

PLEASANTON- Two people died in a small plane crash just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Linn County. The Kansas …Read More

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Insurance companies say 2014 exchange members older, sicker

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The two companies that sell insurance on the Kansas exchange say people who signed up last …Read More

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Kansas State, Iowa State research child obesity program

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Researchers from Kansas State University and Iowa State University are using a $2.8 million grant to …Read More

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Rep. Winn

Kansas House panel to review Democratic lawmaker’s remarks

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Six Kansas legislators are reviewing a complaint against a Democratic lawmaker over her remarks during a …Read More

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Kansas legislators negotiating over $15.5 billion budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are negotiating over the final version of a $15.5 billion state budget for the …Read More

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Kansas mulls changes in local elections, presidential votes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators have settled their differences over proposals to change the date of local elections and …Read More

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IRS chief: Processing backlog of tax-exempt groups is gone

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the IRS says his agency has eliminated a huge processing …Read More

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House panel considers bill requiring university prospectuses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas universities would be required to publicize information on their graduates’ average salaries, student loan debt …Read More

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Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of 22 people serving time in federal prison. The White …Read More

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Kansas collected $11M less in taxes than expected this month

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas says it collected $11 million less in taxes than anticipated this month. The state Department …Read More

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Kansas Senate panel approves bill to overhaul civil service

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Senate committee has approved a bill that could shrink the state’s civil service system …Read More

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Kansas Senate panel to consider expanding liquor licenses UPDATE

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas counties would be allowed to expand liquor licenses under a bill being discussed by a …Read More

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Kansas shooting suspect makes court appearance

MANHATTAN – Murder suspect Tierre Wall appeared in Court Tuesday afternoon via a video feed from the Riley County Jail …Read More

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Funding for mental health advocacy organization issue in budget bill

By Dave Ranney Three or four months from now, the National Alliance on Mental Illness office in Kansas may be …Read More

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