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53 min 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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military

Ledger-Enquirer.com

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

UPI

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hays Daily News

Talking taxes in Kansas

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

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

SFGate

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.

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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.

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KMBC-TV

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.

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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.

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

The Capital-Journal

Dole launches three-day tour of 10 Kansas cities

Kansas political icon Robert Dole commenced an epic victory lap Monday without so much as a campaign bumper sticker in sight.

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Related Topix: Lawrence, KS, Troy, KS, Leavenworth, KS, Russell, KS, University of Kansas

Mon Apr 21, 2014

CNN

Severe Thunderstorms to Hit Kansas on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Severe Thunderstorms is on its way for Kansas on Wednesday April 23, 2014 and it will bring 30+ mm of rain and well ove3r 50+ mm of Rain in Thunderstorms and it will bring Chain Lightning and Very Loud Thunder and it could bring large hail in Kansas Especially in Wichita and Kansas City and the Cold Air Coming from Northern Canada and the Warm Air ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather

Jerusalem Post

Recalling the tragedy in Kansas City

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas When I moved to suburban Kansas City from downtown Chicago in November 2007, I did so in large part because of the strong Jewish community.

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Related Topix: Overland Park, KS, Park, KS, University of Missouri, Journalism, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Student Society, Fraternities

WIBW-TV Topeka

Kansas Schools Resume State Testing After Glitches

Schools in Wichita and surrounding districts are resuming state testing this week after many of the bugs in the new assessments appear to have been worked out.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Voice For Liberty in Wichita

Two versions of the Kansas income tax cuts

In January 2011, when I was first appointed State Budget Director, the state was on the verge of what appeared to be a financial meltdown.

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Related Topix: Tax, Mark Parkinson, US Governors

The Hill

Kansans protest planned first lady graduation speech

Families in Kansas say a plan to have first lady Michelle Obama deliver a high school graduation speech next month will politicize the event and create a scarcity of tickets.

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Education Etc.

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