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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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

WIBW-TV Topeka

National Historic Site In Kansas Celebrates 50 Years

It's going to be a big weekend at the Fort Larned National Historic Site about 130 miles northwest of Wichita.

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Related Topix: Fort Larned National Historic Site, US National Parks

Great Bend Tribune

Outreach education evolving at BCC

The number of high school students receiving college instruction during their school day continues to grow, thanks to the Kansas Legislature's decision to pay for their tuition on technical education courses.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Russell, KS, Fort Riley, KS, Leavenworth, KS, Grandview Plaza, KS

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

The Wichita Eagle

Adopt a pet

Pepper the Busy Bee , a 6-year-old male border collie mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society .

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The Capital-Journal

Woman enters 'Alford' pleas on beating death of boyfriend's 4-year-old

A northeast Kansas woman has been convicted in last year's beating death of her boyfriend's 4-year-old son.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Fri Aug 29, 2014

KSNT-TV Topeka

Kansas First News

The Highland Park Scots are searching for their first win on the varsity level since 2012 as they begin their 2014 football season on Friday Citing the continued economic opportunity at Heartland Park Topeka, the Topeka Chamber today has said it favors increasing the size of the STAR Bonds district to enable the State of Kansas to allocate more ... (more)

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Wyandotte County, KS

The Capital-Journal

New plan emerges for southeast Kansas casino

Efforts to develop a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas are getting off the ground with a plan that includes a partnership with a nearby casino in Oklahoma.

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Related Topix: Dodge City, KS, Mulvane, KS, Kansas City, KS, Cherokee County, KS

The Gardner News and The Spring Hill ...

Cities across Kansas participate in Bucks for Buckles

Thousands of vehicles will be traveling the Kansas roadways during the Labor Day weekend.

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Related Topix: Overland Park, KS, Kansas City, KS, Park, KS

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