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9 min ago | Hispanic Business
Sept. 17--A recent Public Policy Polling survey of 1,328 likely voters in Kansas showed independent Greg Orman running ahead of U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Dodge City, even if Democrat Chad Taylor remains on the ballot. It also found House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, ahead of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback in the governor's contest.
4 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West
Combined Agents of America LLC , based in Austin, Texas, added Strong's Insurance Inc. in Nashville, Kan., as its 52nd member. CAA is a privately-held aggregator group committed to strengthening the independent insurance agency system through profitable growth, quality and service with members located in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.
5 hrs ago | University of Kansas
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has invited the University of Kansas community to a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 18, to continue the conversation on how to work together as a community to confront sexual assault.
9 hrs ago | The Weekly Standard
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U.S. lawmakers called for a government-funded "war" to contain West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic before it threatens more countries, building on an American pledge to send 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to combat the virus. Democratic and Republican lawmakers pledged increased support for efforts to contain the virus that has killed nearly 2,500 people out of almost 5,000 cases in West Africa.
Federal prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture of a business jet after the pilot was arrested in July at a Kansas airport and accused of possessing more than 50 kilograms of marijuana with the intent to sell it. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 58-year-old Kenneth Weaver of Denver also is accused of conspiracy and interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking.
A coroner in Washington state is seeking the public's help in positively identifying the body of a man discovered in a partially collapsed tent this month. San Juan County Coroner Randall Gaylord says a Texas driver's license was found with the body, which was discovered Sept.
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole returns to Kansas next week for the latest of several planned trips to his home state this year. The 91-year-old Russell native lives in Washington, D.C., and is making the homecoming tour to greet longtime friends and supporters throughout the state.
A stopgap program made it easier for Kansas veterans to move between the Veterans Administration and private hospitals, officials said, but they hope to replace it soon with a comprehensive fix. The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and the Kansas Health Information Network cooperated on a pilot program to let veterans share move their records between the two hospitals, said Laura McCrary, executive director of KHIN.
Kansas education officials have secured federal approval not to release test results for last school year that experts say were rendered invalid by the technical problems and cyber attacks that plagued the state's computer-based exams. The decision means parents, teachers and school administrators won't be able to see how specific students, schools or school districts performed in mathematics and reading this year.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recently received $970,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gather critical data on homicide and suicide using the National Violent Death Reporting System for five years. NVDRS provides de-identified details on demographics , method of injury, the relationship between the victim and the suspect, and information about circumstances such as depression, financial stressors or relationship problems.
A group of Wichita residents who want to reduce the punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana will try a second petition drive. The first effort to get the issue on the November ballot fell less than 40 signatures short of the number required.
The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican hopes of recapturing a Senate majority. Democrat Chad Taylor, a county prosecutor from Topeka, threw the race into chaos earlier this month when he announced he wanted to be taken off the ballot, without giving an explanation.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center, walks with members of his staff and legal team into the Kansas Judicial Center to file documents in a legal dispute before the state Supreme Court over the Democratic nominee's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kan.
On its face, there's nothing remarkable about this ad for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts. You've got your B-roll of the senators making human contact with people who look busy.
For decades, Kansas has had a significant Republican base. Although they've had a few Democratic governors like Kathleen Sebelius, and an occasional congressional representative like Dennis Moore, the state has long hovered in deep red territory.
Sentencing has been pushed back for a former Kansas state legislator who pleaded guilty in May to defrauding a Colby bank out of more than $400,000. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 40-year-old Trent LeDoux of Holton was scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, but his attorney filed for a continuance because LeDoux is having surgery on Thursday.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 01:34 pm
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