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3 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Former Emporia broadcaster to join KAB Hall of Fame

A former play-by-play announcer for Emporia State football and basketball games is one of two men selected for induction into the Kansas Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame, the organization announced Tuesday Mike "Kennedy" Law began his broadcasting career in Emporia 37 years ago at KVOE radio.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Wichita, KS

7 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka

Kansas Commission Announces September 11 Grants

The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced funding to eight Kansas organizations through the National Day of Service & Remembrance mini-grants.

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Related Topix: Rice County, KS, Johnson County, KS, Wyandotte County, KS, Shawnee County, KS

11 hrs ago | SFGate

Democrat taps into doubts about Kansas governor

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lawrence, KS, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

11 hrs ago | Voice For Liberty in Wichita

Kansas sales tax reform: Revenue booster?

Kansas has a problem with sales tax exemptions, but the potential revenue boost from reform is not as great as commonly mentioned, unless Kansas wants to place its manufacturers at severe disadvantage.

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Related Topix: Kansas Government

18 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

No women in statewide office?

The November elections could end a remarkable 48-year bipartisan streak of having at least one woman among the statewide elective officeholders in Kansas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Lynn Jenkins, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kansas Government, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Opinion

Mon Sep 01, 2014

WIBW-TV Topeka

Beloit Cleans Up After Sunday's Storms

Monday was a day to clean up and assess the damage in parts of northeast Kansas that were pummeled by the storms that blew through the previous night.

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OttawaHerald.com

BUCHANAN: Politics noise still not making any sense

The silly season of fall politics is upon us, and the calendar hasn't even turned to the autumnal equinox.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Life, Holidays, Autumnal Equinox, US Governors, Tax, Opinion

OttawaHerald.com

Brownback appoints Stegall to Supreme Court

Criticism for appointing his former chief of staff to the Kansas Court of Appeals didn't stop Gov. Sam Brownback for appointing the same judge to the Kansas Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, University of Kansas

The Wichita Eagle

Maize students foster friendship, combat bullying with new Buddy Bench

Last year, a group of students at Vermillion Elementary School in Maize petitioned their school counselor to form a Buddy Club as a way to reduce bullying and foster friendships.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

The Wichita Eagle

Follow other statesa lead on Medicaid expansion

Pennsylvania became the ninth state led by a Republican governor to expand Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Opinion

The Wichita Eagle

Opinion Line

Why would the three spendthrifts on the Sedgwick County Commission waste $5 million buying a building with little parking for a tag office? Across the street from Towne West Square is a huge empty building and parking lot.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Wichita Eagle

Kansas views on job growth, school funding, rural hospitals, Senate...

Job growth - Since Gov. Sam Brownback's tax cuts took effect in January 2013, the Kansas side of the Kansas City region - primarily Johnson and Wyandotte counties - had gained only 6,800 jobs through July 31. That's according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics' seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment totals.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, US Governors, Tax, Opinion

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WIBW-TV Topeka

Republican Strategists Claim GOP Win In Kansas Is Not A Sure Thing

Our Labor Day weekend trip around the "Inside Politics" table included GOP jitters over Kansas, the 2016 impact of President Obama's immigration deliberations, progressive worries about Elizabeth Warren's hawkish foreign policy views, and Republican angst about a research project that was designed to help but may have done more harm then good.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Pat Roberts, Senator Rand Paul

The Capital-Journal

Kansas uses rigorous evidence standard for child abuse, neglect

Kansas is the only state in the country that requires clear and convincing evidence to substantiate an allegation of child abuse or neglect.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Healthcare Law, Sedgwick County, KS

The Capital-Journal

Parole to be considered for convicted murderers

Parole is being considered for Leslie Ellifritz and Joseph Keven Fitzgibbon, convicted of separate murders committed in Jefferson and Shawnee counties in 1981.

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Related Topix: Prison, Shawnee County, KS, Jefferson County, KS, Lansing Correctional Facility, State Prisons

KSNT-TV Topeka

Officer involved shooting, armed suspect killed in confrontation

The Kansas Highway Patrol says an armed suspect was shot and fatally wounded during a confrontation with law enforcement officers.

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The Capital-Journal

New plan emerges for southeast casino

A northeast Oklahoma casino long cited as an obstacle to developing a casino in southeast Kansas could be a cornerstone in finally getting the gambling establishment built.

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Related Topix: Cherokee County, KS, Crawford County, KS, Frontenac, KS, Pittsburg, KS

The Wichita Eagle

Moving date of Kansas State Fair to Labor Day weekend not popular, survey finds

A proposal to move the starting date of the Kansas State Fair to Labor Day weekend wasn't popular with people who responded to a survey.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, US Governors, Sam Brownback, US Politics, US News

The Wichita Eagle

Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman: Political choices dona t need to be either-or

The Kansas independent candidate for U.S. Senate said Saturday that the traditional American two-party political system creates "a false set of choices" for voters, and his campaign is focusing on a different mindset.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Wichita, KS

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Capital-Journal

It's Your Business

Items for It's Your Business can be submitted online at http://cjonline.com/business , by email to iyb@cjonline.com or by mail to The Topeka Capital-Journal, 616 S.E. Jefferson, Topeka, 66607.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Fairview, KS, Ottawa, KS

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