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12 min ago | The Kansas Department of Health and E...

Public Health Advisories, Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters

TOPEKA, Kan. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes.

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Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, Sports, Swimming

4 hrs ago | KAUZ

Kansas to pursue prairie chicken breeding program

A father who authorities say went on a shooting rampage at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children and two adults and wounding his 15-year-old daughter critically, has surrendered after a standoff and... A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Gay/Lesbian

8 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Kansas Sen. Roberts' long career is biggest hurdle in GOP primary race against tea party foe

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts stoked the political brushfire he was hoping to smother during a recent Kansas City-area radio morning show.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Eric Cantor, US House of Representatives, Thad Cochran

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Black Hills Energy customers voice support for lesser rate hike at Kansas public hearing

Customers who get their natural gas from Black Hills Energy urged state regulators on Thursday to dial back the company's request for a rate increase, especially the amount the company wants for its shareholder profit.

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Related Topix: University of Kansas, Wichita, KS, Lawrence, KS, Health

The Wichita Eagle

Gov. Brownback defends Kansas income tax cuts on MSNBC

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his State of the State speech to an annual joint session of the House and Senate at the Statehouse in Topeka on Jan. 15, 2014.

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

The Wichita Eagle

Kansas GOP race heats up with election complaint

"This is a politically motivated attack and the bottom line is: There is not now, nor there has been, any coordination occurring between the Tiahrt campaign and any third party groups," he said.

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Related Topix: Todd Tiahrt, US Politics, Representative Mike Pompeo, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Wichita, KS

Business Journal

Merrick, Bruce say Kansas businesses benefited from legislative session

The Kansas House and Senate worked together to pass several bills that will benefit Kansas businesses, Republican leaders from both chambers said Thursday at the Wichita Business Journal's South Central Kansas Delegation Recognition.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

WIBW-TV Topeka

Federal Agencies Reach Deal For Program Assisting Rural Fire Depts.

For more than 40 years, local fire and law enforcement agencies have been able to obtain old military trucks and engines at a fraction of what they'd cost new.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mike Pompeo, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Representative Kevin Yoder, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Daily Kos

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Re-ignites Residency Controversy

With the Kansas primary only a month away, it looks like Senator Pat Roberts has "Lugared" himself with what the right-wing media outlet Breitbart.com called a "Freudian slip" in an interview on radio station KCMO and reported on July 3 in the DC insider newspaper The Hill saying he returns home to Kansas "every time I get an opponent" and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Richard Lugar, Representative Joe Donnelly, Democrat

The Garden City Telegram

EPA's proposed changes in water rules rile agriculture

The backlash from agricultural and rural groups in Kansas and elsewhere in response to proposed changes in federal rules regarding water protection has been strong enough to draw Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to the heartland to defend the move.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Agriculture, Science, Environment, Missouri Government, Missouri

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Capital-Journal

National pension study: KPERS was sliding prior to 2012 reforms

A meta-study of state-by-state pension systems shows Kansas sliding from the middle of the pack during the past 20 years to a dangerously underfunded level, causing an analyst to praise lawmakers for 2012 reforms meant to stop the slide.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

The Capital-Journal

Brady Center sues to block 'nullification' gun law in Kansas

An organization opposed to gun violence filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court against Kansas' governor and attorney general to strike down a state law that declared Kansas-manufactured and possessed guns exempt from federal gun restrictions.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Guns, US Governors

Sunherald.com

OIG outlines issues at Kansas VA outreach clinics

The recommendations are based in part on a site visit to the Parsons clinic in May along with other data gathered for VA outpatient facilities in Hays, Salina, Hutchinson, Parsons, Dodge City and Liberal.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran

Business Journal

Amtrak CEO riding through Kansas for Southwest Chief discussions

Amtrak has been talking with leaders in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico since April 2012 about the pending downgrades to the Southwest Chief route.

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National Public Radio

Kansas Won't Release Data From Reading, Math Tests

Kansas won't be issuing any report cards this year on how well its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the state Board of Education decided Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., University of Kansas

WIBW-TV Topeka

K-10 Highway Near Lawrence Closed After Body Found

One westbound lane of Kansas 10 near Lawrence is expected to be closed for several hours after a man's body was found on the side of the highway.

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Bellingham Herald

OIG outlines issues at Kansas VA outreach clinics

The recommendations are based in part on a site visit to the Parsons clinic in May along with other data gathered for VA outpatient facilities in Hays, Salina, Hutchinson, Parsons, Dodge City and Liberal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican

Great Bend Tribune

Private well use criticized

Historically, the City of Great Bend has fared rather well during periods of drought compared to other Central and Western Kansas cities, both larger and smaller.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Great Bend, KS, Tribune, KS, Stafford County, KS, Wichita, KS

WIBW-TV Topeka

Firefighters Find Marijuana Plants In Mobile Home

A northern Kansas man's troubles may go beyond a burned-out mobile home after firefighters reported finding an apparent marijuana-growing operation inside the structure.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Citizens Bank of Kansas is drawn into political dispute via Facebook

Bank chairman Jane Deterding filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission late last month over the Kansans for Responsible Government , Wink Hartman Sr.'s super PAC.

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Related Topix: Todd Tiahrt, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Pompeo, Health

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