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3 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Margie Wakefield: Kansas CD-2; "One of the Best Campaigns in the Country"

People who attended Netroots Nation sat through a lot of panels regarding the role of women candidates in upcoming races.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Lynn Jenkins, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sam Brownback, US Senate, US Governors

7 hrs ago |

Senator: VA center begged for surgical equipment

Moran, R-Kansas, said the problems at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center put veterans' lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Life, Veteran Affairs, Medicine, Nursing

11 hrs ago |

Growing evidence: Public backs gun rights, more armed citizens

There is growing anecdotal evidence that the public is not as fearful of firearms as gun prohibitionists contend, as underscored by the national popularity of a "guns welcome" restaurant in Tennessee, an open carry eatery in Colorado , and yesterday's reports of spiking concealed carry licensing in South Carolina and Kansas .


Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Colorado, Colorado Government, Guns, Washington, Washington Government

15 hrs ago | ABC News

Man Charged in Chase in Which Kansas Girl Died

An eastern Kansas man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and five other counts after an alleged abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl from a gunshot wound.


Related Topix: Atchison, KS, Leavenworth County, KS, Leavenworth, KS

15 hrs ago | The Pitch

Earthquakes in Kansas? The Sunflower State has a case of the shakes

Midwesterners are being reminded almost weekly now that earthquakes aren't just for Californians.


Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

16 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Audit says Kansas computer system security lacking

It also criticizes the state for not trying harder to make some Kansas agencies comply with a requirement that they provide detail information technology plans, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported .


18 hrs ago | Washington Times

Recent Kansas editorials

When Sam Brownback returned to Kansas to take over as governor and launch his next presidential bid, he and his allies probably weren't worried about those moderate Republicans they kicked out of the Legislature.


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

22 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Connecting Kansas: Democrats Unite in Emporia

Emporia Kansas, the heart of Lyon County is often viewed as a commuter town. This image of Emporia is largely shaped by the relative ease of access to Lawrence, Topeka, Wichita.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US Senate, Republican, Emporia, KS, Emporia State University

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Residency becomes issue in Roberts' re-election bid

As longtime Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts faces an aggressive primary challenge in two weeks, ads continue to hound him about whether his Kansas residency is enough to represent the state.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts


Opponent targets Sen. Pat Roberts over Kansas residency

Elections are just two weeks away in both Kansas and Missouri, and one of the bigger races is a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts

Kobach foe criticizes 'dual' Kansas voting system

Challenger Scott Morgan's criticism of Kobach came a day after the secretary of state's office began mailing notices to dozens of voters who registered using a national form without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship to election officials.


Great Bend Tribune

Kansas Highway Patrol works accidents

A Larned woman was injured Monday in a Finney County accident. Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the accident, and to a possible injury accident in Russell County involving an Ellsworth woman.


Related Topix: Larned, KS, Finney County, KS, Russell County, KS, Ellsworth, KS

The Capital-Journal

Western Kansas farmers worry as Ogallala Aquifer disappears

For more than seven decades, farmers and other industries have depended on the Ogallala Aquifer to provide the lifeblood of the western Kansas economy.


The Capital-Journal

Retired Kansas teacher convicted of pushing wife off cliff

A former Maine man was convicted Monday of bashing his wife on the head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff because of a dispute over an affair and a $4 million inheritance.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

Tony's Kansas City

Celebrate Kansas 14K CCW Explosion

Kansas City Kansan reports a GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST IN KANSAS GUN RIGHTS among locals and a reminder not to fight with middle-class white people in the Sunflower State: "The attorney general's office received more than 14,000 applications for concealed carry licenses in the recently ended 2014 fiscal year, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said ... (more)


The Capital-Journal

Transgender Kansans fear voter ID law is roadblock

Jordan Hanson, a transgender Kansan from Lawrence, fears she will be unable to vote because her ID lists her as a man.


Related Topix: Transgender, Kansas Government, Topeka, KS

News Observer

Group joins crowded ad space in Kansas Senate race

The ads from a political action committee tied to the Senate Conservatives Fund also are mixing with the candidates' own statewide spots.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Pat Roberts, US News


Kansas protesters hope for cease-fire in Gaza Strip

As the United States pushes for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, some Kansans hope to raise awareness on the conflict.


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Israel,

Daily Kos

KS-Gov: Child Poverty Rate Kicks Up In Kansas Under Brownback

Gov. Sam Brownback answered a question about one of his top policy objectives during a political forum in New York City.


Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Family, Kids, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

Business Journal

Kansans' hours worked close to pre-recession levels

Kansans employed in the private sector worked an average of 35.0 hours per week in June, which is about even with hours worked in 2008, before the recession hit.



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