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17 min ago | The Capital-Journal

Editorial: McConnell tanker decision a blessing to Kansas

McConnell Air Force Base, its personnel and residents of Wichita received some great news earlier this week when the U.S. Air Force gave its final approval to McConnell as the home of the new KC-46A air refueling tanker.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, McConnell Air Force Base, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wichita, KS, Opinion

4 hrs ago | Tualatin Times

Hillsboro's champion

Like many girls her age, Michelle Nava talks fast and laughs easily. She loves to draw, craft, read and spend time with friends.


5 hrs ago | KHGI

Police Chase in Northwestern Kansas Ends in Shooting

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating after a trooper shot a man during a police chase.


9 hrs ago | The Kansas City Star

KU has two recruits in top six of Rivals' class of 2014 rankings

F. Glenn Miller, the white supremacist accused of murdering three people at Jewish sites in Johnson County, was caught by police in the 1980s with a black male prostitute dressed as a woman, a former federal prosecutor said Thursdays.


Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Fast & Furious

13 hrs ago | Free Republic

US: Accused Killer Jeffrey Chapman Wants 'Murder' ...

A murder suspect who has the word "murder" tattooed on his neck is hoping to have the tattoo removed as he fears it will prejudice him in front of a jury.


17 hrs ago |

Man fears 'murder' tatt may sway jury

BREKKIE WRAP: A MAN on murder charges fears the tattoo mirror-image spelling of the word "murder" on his neck may prejudice a jury against him.


Related Topix: Barton County, KS

22 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole, center, takes questions while seated between Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Rep. Kevin Yoder, right, during a visit to the Johnson County Republican headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., on Monday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin Yoder, Sam Brownback, US Senate, US Governors, Overland Park, KS

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Kansas City Star

Gov. Sam Brownback signs bill nullifying local gun laws in Kansas

Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday that he signed a bill late Tuesday preventing local officials from restricting the sale of firearms and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored.


Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Guns, Overland Park, KS

The Capital-Journal

Kansas National Guard fired up about new Manhattan brigade

A new field artillery brigade has been approved to be headquartered in Manhattan, bringing with it about 15 full-time positions and 160 drill status individuals, Kansas National Guard spokeswoman Sharon Watson said Wednesday.


Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military

Kansas joining compact against federal health law

Brownback announced Wednesday that he quietly signed a compact bill late Tuesday and the new law will take effect July 1. The GOP-dominated Legislature passed the measure earlier this month.


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

The Wichita Eagle

Wind advisory Wednesday for Wichita, much of central Kansas

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory stretching from mid-Wednesday morning until 8 p.m. today for more than 25 counties in central and northern Kansas.


Related Topix: Wichita, KS


Kansas man charged with first-degree murder wants to cover up 'murder' tattoo before trial

A Kansas man who is about to go on trial for first-degree murder thinks that the "murder" tattoo he has on his neck might influence a jury, so he is hoping to have it covered up before he appears in court.


The Capital-Journal

Trayvon Martin's mother: Educate yourself about gun law

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, wipes tears while speaking about her son's death Tuesday at Kansas State University in Manhattan.


Related Topix: Manhattan, KS, Kansas State University

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

Missouri has executed an inmate convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Ag Professional

Wheat disease update

The growth stage of wheat in Kansas ranges from tillering in the northwest to jointing in the southeast and south central regions of the state.


Hays Daily News

Talking taxes in Kansas

That might be the biggest news from the latest Consensus Revenue Estimate released last week.


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


Kansas farmer gets kidney donation from hunter

Rob Robinson, left, of Starkville, Miss., chats with Gil Alexander, of Nicodemus, Kan., at a prairie chicken display Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas.


Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Topeka, KS, Kidney Cancer, Health, Science / Technology

WIBW-TV Topeka

Kansas Elder Abuse Measure Becomes Law

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says elderly residents will have new protections against fraud and financial abuse under a new state law.



Prosecutor seeks death penalty in Ottawa killings

Kyle Flack, 28, Ottawa, right, sits Tuesday morning with his attorneys, Tim Frieden and Ronald Evans, both of whom work with the Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Gazette

Recent Kansas editorials

Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas governor and outgoing secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, appears to be stepping away from the government fray for the first time in 27 years.


Related Topix: Kansas Government, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Opinion


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